Four dreamy homes on the market in Connemara
Four properties in the West of Ireland on the market in Connemara
Curraghduff Farm, Glann Road, Oughterard, Co Galway
For Sale: €375,000
Curraghduff Farm is a postcard-pretty cottage on over 41 acres of hillside farmland in a scenic setting with views over Lough Corrib and Mount Gable. The area is commonly known as Glann. The house has been renovated, and has 84sqm of living space, with a sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility, three double bedrooms, shower room and guest lavatory.
The living room, kitchen/dining room and two of the bedrooms have views of the lough, known for stocks of wild brown trout that attract anglers from all over the world.
The property has a solid fuel central heating system that works off the Stanley range in the kitchen, as well as four storage heaters. The cottage is south-facing which maximises the amount of natural sunlight in the house, and the kitchen is fitted with a filtration system for drinking water.
The farm is approached via a long driveway through stands of mature gardens and trees, and the grounds have an equestrian arena, stabling, hay shed and a large workshop. The land is laid out in separate plots which amount to a total land area of 24.85 acres of well-fenced land, as well as two half shares to commonage land that total 133.44 acres, which equates to 16.72 acres. The land includes some river frontage.
Curraghduff is located 9.6km from the village of Oughterard, known as the gateway to Connemara, with a good range of shops, pubs and hotels catering for visitors who come for the walking, boating and other leisure activities in the area. The 18-hole Oughterard golf course is set in natural parkland and there are six other golf courses within an hour's drive.
Agent: DNG Martin O'Connor (091) 866 708
Gorgeous at Glynsk
For sale: €300,000
Glynsk, located on the southern shore of Cashel Bay, 25km from Clifden and 7km from Carna, is an early stone-built cottage that has been recently renovated, damp-proofed, insulated and extended. The extension maximises panoramic views stretching from Inishlackan Island on the left, to Inishnee and Roundstone, the Twelve Bens, Cashel Hill and round to Gowla on the right. The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, underfloor heating throughout and triple-glazed doors and windows sourced from Sweden. There's a separate detached garage that houses the air-to-water heating system. The cottage is within easy reach of Roundstone, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, the beaches at Gurteen and Dog's Bay, and Ballyconneely golf course.
Agent: Ganly Walters (01) 662 3255/Matt O'Sullivan (095) 21066
Characterful in Cashel
For Sale: €335,000
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the road into Roundstone, The Ferns in Scrahallia, Cashel, is positioned on a private and elevated site overlooking Cloonisle Pier and Bay. The micro-climate here is a particular attraction for keen gardeners who are able to grow plants not normally found on the Atlantic coastline. Designed 20 years ago as a country hideaway, the thatched house can sleep up to eight. There is planning permission for an extension to the main house and a garage. The Ferns is a property of character with white interior walls, high ceilings, exposed beams, wooden floors and sash windows. There is a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside from the kitchen and dining room, with wrap-around windows which take in sea and mountain views.
Agent: O'Donnellan & Joyce (091)564212
Sea views from the Sky Road
For sale: €795,000
Standing on an elevated site at the head of Clifden Bay, this stone-clad house on the Sky Road has magnificent views from Errisbeg, towards Slyne Head and the Atlantic Ocean. Located a couple of miles along the Wild Atlantic Way from Clifden, the house sits on two acres of well-maintained grounds featuring an abundance of coastal shrubbery and a number of different spots in which to sit and enjoy the sun and eat outdoors. There's 340sqm of living space, with three reception rooms and a kitchen/dining room, and three of the five bedrooms are en suite. Decoratively, the house is in excellent condition, and its design has been carefully thought through to maximise the sea views. The location also allows for a high degree of privacy.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Mangan (095) 21888