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Get clewed-up on best sea views in Westport for €885k

Rosbeg, Westport €885k

Published 01/07/2016 | 02:30

The main living rooms and the master bedroom are on the first floor to enjoy the sea views.
The main living rooms and the master bedroom are on the first floor to enjoy the sea views.

The most expensive place to buy a house in Co Mayo is in Westport, and the most expensive place to buy a house in Westport is in Rosbeg - a salubrious coastal townland (or suburb, really) just outside the town, overlooking Clew Bay.

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This large, detached house in Rosbeg is a case in point, at €885,000. It's across the road from the sea, and it was designed by an architect to take the utmost advantage of the available views. This means the most important rooms are on the first floor, and they're expensively fitted out.

The main living room is an open-plan kitchen, sitting room and dining room measuring a whopping 700 sq ft and opening onto a wraparound terrace overlooking the sea. There's a cherrywood floor, and the kitchen is fitted with high-gloss cabinets with granite countertops and a centre island.

The first floor also has a TV room and the master bedroom, which has an en-suite shower, a jacuzzi bath and a balcony. The other three bedrooms are on the ground floor; one has an en-suite shower and all three have sea views.

The 700 sq ft open-plan kitchen, sitting room and dining room.
The 700 sq ft open-plan kitchen, sitting room and dining room.

Also on the ground floor there's a dual-aspect sitting room with a limestone fireplace, a bathroom with a free-standing bath, a utility room and an integrated garage. The total floor area is 3,229 sq ft.

Just 1.2km away is Westport Quay, now a hive of restaurants and bars. But the occupants of this house don't have to trouble themselves with such a long walk when they're not in the mood for putting their glamorous kitchen to work. The property is right next door to Cronin's Sheebeen, an award-winning traditional thatched pub that serves local seafood.

The agent is Sherry FitzGerald Crowley in Westport (098) 29009 and the asking price was recently reduced from €975,000 to €885,000.

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