Four on the market: in county Mayo
A selection of four properties currently available to buy in county Mayo.
Marine Lodge, Streamstown
€615k Sherry FitzGerald Crowley (098) 29009
The traditional cottage that was Marine Lodge, on an inlet of Clew Bay near Westport, is marked on the late 19th-century OS map with a slightly cruciform shape. It's grown a lot since those days thanks to a major architect-designed refurbishment and extension, adding an upper floor and balcony. The revamp brought the floor area up to 2,700 sq ft, with five bedrooms - the main one upstairs. Downstairs there's a living room with a vaulted ceiling and full-length windows, as well as an open-plan kitchen and family room.
€275k FM Auctioneers (098) 66525
The townland of Legan is on the coast of Mayo, north-east of Louisburgh, and this detached dormer bungalow is well situated to get the absolute best of the views. Clew Bay is less than 200 metres away to the north, and it's on a minor road some distance from the main Louisburgh-Westport route, so there won't be too much tourist traffic. Built in 2005, it's 1,830 sq ft and has five bedrooms, with the master en-suite. The main reception room is a lounge with a solid-fuel stove and two sets of doors to the patio and garden.
Castlebar Road, Westport
€250k Tuohy O’Toole (098) 28000
Because of its central location and 'town centre' zoning, this detached property on the Castlebar Road might make a useful home and business premises. It's across the street from the courthouse, next door to the Castlecourt Hotel and a three-minute walk from Westport's North Mall. It needs modernising but has many pleasing period features. The ground floor has two reception rooms and a kitchen and there are three bedrooms upstairs. Total floor area 1,184 sq ft and there's an adjoining garage measuring 226 sq ft.
Birchfield House, Carrowbeg
€345k Sherry FitzGerald Crowley (098) 29009
Less than 100 metres north of Birchfield House is an access point for the Great Western Greenway, following the route of the Westport to Achill railway line, which closed in the 1930s. If the mood struck, you could step outside and almost immediately begin walking or cycling to Achill Island. The centre of Westport itself is about a 10-minute walk away. Built in 1996, the house is 1,625 sq ft with four first-floor bedrooms (two en-suite). The ground floor has a living room, sitting room, sun room, office and kitchen.