Four on the market: on Clew Bay
A choice of four properties currently on the market which offer views over Clew Bay.
Rostuohy Cottage, Ross, Kilmeena
€575k Sherry FitzGerald Crowley, (098) 29009
Rostuohy Cottage is on a remote headland - almost an island - about 10 kilometres north-west of Westport. In keeping with its maritime location, it comes with its own boathouse on the waterfront. Its four acres of grounds include stables as well, if you prefer equine pursuits. It was built in the 1970s and extended since then, so that it's now a substantial 3,200 sq ft with six bedrooms - four on the first floor and two downstairs. The ground floor also has a living room, a dining room and a kitchen/family room. Upstairs is a games room with a door to external stairs to the stables and lunging arena.
Thornhill, Lecanvey, Westport
€525k FM Auctioneers, (098) 66525; Sherry FitzGerald Crowley, (098) 29009
There are unstoppable views of Clare Island from this architect-designed detached house near Lecanvey, on the southern shores of Clew Bay about 12 kilometres west of Westport. Built in 2007, it's timber-framed with geothermal heating and high-grade insulation and has a BER of B2, so there's no fear of the Atlantic wind bringing a chill indoors. It measures 2,608 sq ft, all on one storey, with four bedrooms (one en-suite), an open-plan kitchen/dining room/family room, as well as a separate living room with patio doors. It's on an acre with a stream running through the garden.
35 Quay Village, Westport
€140k Tuohy O’Toole, (098) 28000
It's only about 200 metres from 35 Quay Village down to the harbour at Westport Quay, and about 20 minutes' walk to the town of Westport itself. Number 35 is a duplex apartment or townhouse measuring 743 sq ft with two bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower) on the ground floor, along with a bathroom with a bath. There's just one living area which is on the first floor - an open-plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen measuring 24ft by 16ft with floor and wall units and plumbed for dishwasher and washing machine. Management fees are €600 a year.
Kilsallagh Lower, Westport
€560k FM Auctioneers, (098) 66525
The townland of Kilsallagh Lower is on the Louisburgh Road about 15 kilometres out of Westport, so you've a choice of pretty Mayo coastal towns to visit. Away to the south is Croagh Patrick and to the north is the vast expanse of Clew Bay. There are good views of both from this split-level detached house on just over an acre. Built in 1991, it's 1,940 sq ft with a two-room annexe that could be made to earn a living from paying guests. Elsewhere there are four bedrooms (two en-suite), a lounge, living room, TV room and kitchen-diner. The gardens are lawned with mature shrubs and trees throughout. There is also a detached garage.