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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Going, going in Cong

Published 04/11/2015 | 02:30

This two-storey house is located in the Lough Corrib countryside, where John Ford's 'The Quiet Man' was filmed.
This two-storey house is located in the Lough Corrib countryside, where John Ford's 'The Quiet Man' was filmed.

The recent death of actress Maureen O'Hara has revived much interest in her iconic Irish movie, The Quiet Man, which also featured the great John Wayne.

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A lovely piece of property close to where the movie was made has come on the market in the shape of a 19th-century house at Lisloughery, Cong, on the shores of Lough Corrib. The house has oodles of character and is for sale by private treaty, with a guide price of €300,000.

Located within a stone's throw of Ashford Castle and close to Cong village, the building is unique in design and appearance.

Built of cut stone in 1850 it features angled, high-pitched roofs and comes with private access to the lake.

The dwelling, which is in need of careful restoration, retains most of the original character.

The front door leads to a wide entrance hall. The sitting room to the right has a big bay window with panoramic views of the lake. A small room to the left of the hall could become a library or office.

The large bright room to the rear of the house was used as a bedroom but could become a reception room while a kitchen and adjoining utility room are located at the back of the sitting room. There is also a downstairs bathroom.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms all with high, sloping ceilings and original fireplaces. One room has an adjoining smaller room, ideal for a walk-in wardrobe.

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The house has a range of outbuildings suitable for possible conversion to further accommodation.

The site has lovely views of Lough Corrib and direct access on to the lake.

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