Four holiday homes on the market in the west of Ireland
If you are planning to buy a holiday home in the west of Ireland, then here are four that will interest you.
Gannough Cottage, Co Galway
€575k Sherry FitzGerald Galway, (091) 569123
You get 11 acres with Gannough Cottage, Cleggan, spanning the tiny Aughrus peninsula from top to bottom. This includes 450 metres of seashore frontage, so you can go swimming in the north or the south, depending on which way the wind is blowing. The 1,507 sq ft cottage has arresting sea views from all rooms. It has two bedrooms, one with en suite bath, a living room, a triple-aspect kitchen, and a study or dining room. The townland of Gannough (or Gannoughs) is about 20 minutes drive from Clifden and 90km from Galway city.
‘An Nead’, Keelohane, Co Kerry
€350k REA Coyne & Culloty, (064) 31274
'An Nead', near the village of Beaufort, Killarney, enjoys views of Macgillycuddy's Reeks, named after the family of chieftains and whose august limestone mausoleum is a few hundred metres up the road, at Knockane Church. The cottage is on a one-acre site, with pretty gardens and a cluster of outbuildings, one of them used as a utility room. Inside, the cottage has three bedrooms, one en suite, a family room with a vaulted and beamed ceiling and a fireplace, a kitchen with an oil-fired Rayburn, and a sun room.
Bantrach Cottage, Co Galway
€175k DNG Martin O’Connor, (091) 866 708
Situated at Ballinahown, or Baile na hAbhann, (the home of TG4), if this cottage isn't remote enough for you, you can always escape to the Aran Islands. The property, near Inverin, is about four kilometres from Connemara Airport and from the ferry from Rossaveal. The stone-built cottage has been recently refurbished and stands on a 3.5 acre site with various outbuildings. Inside, it's 1,435 sq ft with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room and three bedrooms, one on the ground floor and two upstairs.
23 The Tuirlings, Co Mayo
€230k FM Auctioneers, (098) 66525
'The Tuirlings' is a mixed development just to the north of Louisburgh, a pretty, 18th-century planned town on the edge of Clew Bay. Number 23 is in the style of a traditional cottage but with modern features such as good insulation and a C1 energy rating. At 1,492 sq ft, it has four bedrooms, with an en suite. There's also a living room with stove and French doors, a fitted kitchen and separate utility room. There are lawned gardens front and back, with views of the mountains. Carrowmore Beach is about 10 minutes' walk away.