Four of a kind near Shannon
Woodfield Lodge Broadford, Co Clare €425,000
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Three kilometres from the village of Broadford, which has a primary school, a pub and a small shop, Woodfield Lodge sits on three-quarters of an acre on the shores of Doon Lough, a National Heritage area famed for its natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. The lough has good stocks of bream plus a smaller number of bigger fish including tench, rudd, roach, perch, and pike, making this something of a fisherman's paradise.
Woodfield Lodge has been extended, refurbished and decorated by the current owners and offers 307 sqm of open-plan living space with a contemporary sensibility. Numerous picture windows are placed to take in the views across the lake to the mountains beyond. Sunrises and sunsets here are said to be spectacular.
The accommodation is spread over one level, and consists of two double-height vaulted reception rooms, with lake views and a bespoke modern kitchen with separate utility room. All four bedrooms are en-suite, and the master bedroom has a Jacuzzi bath, multi-jet shower and sauna.
The house is approached along a woodland road and through automated gates. Architect-designed terraces and ponds to the front and rear are surrounded by mature planting and woodland that merge into the surrounding countryside. There is access to the lake for boats via a public slip way a few hundred metres down the road and the grounds include an artist's studio and two storage sheds.
Shannon is 15 minutes' drive away, and some of Co Clare's most beautiful scenery, including the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher and the Heritage Town of Killaloe, situated at the mouth of Lough Derg on the River Shannon, are within easy reach.
There are a number of syndicate shoots and hunts within boxing distance, while golf courses within a hour's drive include Dromoland Castle, Donald Trump's Doonbeg and Adare Manor.
Agent: Ganly Walters (01) 6623255; Niall Gilligan (061) 369 700
Lissane is a five-bedroom family home located just outside Clarecastle village and 3km from the M18 motorway and Ennis town centre. The house is described by the agents as being in excellent condition and sits on landscaped gardens of half an acre, behind gated stone walls. The open plan kitchen dining / living area is a feature that will appeal to families, and the sale includes a full range of kitchen appliances. There are three bathrooms in total, one of which is downstairs and one en-suite to the master bedroom. Lissane has a sun room and there are three garden sheds. Heating is gas-fired and there is a private septic tank.
Agent: DNG O'Sullivan Hurley (065) 684 0200
Coill Mhara is a 215sqm family home located close to schools and other amenities in the centre of Shannon. The house sits on a south-west-facing corner site in a popular estate. It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms, plus a sun-room. A garage could be converted into home office/study. Shannon was originally built to house workers in the airport and the Shannon Industrial Zone. It is the second biggest town in Clare and a major employer. The town is close to Limerick, the river Shannon and Lough Derg as well as the Burren.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald O'Donovan (061) 36 1905
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Agent: Sherry FitzGerald O'Donovan (061) 361 905