Four on the market: on Clew Bay, Co Mayo
A choice of four properties currently on the market which enjoy a setting on Clew Bay.
Ardkeen, Kilmeena, Westport
€395k Sherry FitzGerald Crowley (098) 29009
The inner part of Clew Bay, between Newport Bay and Westport Bay, is dotted with tiny islands, and so naturally also dotted with boats. This detached limestone-fronted house is 100 metres from the water's edge and five minutes' walk form the nearest slipway. Built in 2007, it's B3-rated and measures 2,384 sq ft with four bedrooms. Two of these are upstairs (both ensuite) and two are on the ground floor, along with a living room, a study, and an eat-in kitchen giving on to a sunroom. It's on 0.79 of an acre with lawns and a deck.
Shancarrig House, Cahir, Louisburgh
€289k FM Auctioneers (098) 66525
The current owners bought Shancarrig House in 2010 when it was unfinished, although it was a recent completion and has a B3 energy rating. It's down the road from Louisburgh GAA Club and about half a kilometre from the centre of Louisburgh, a pretty, 18th-century planned town on the Bunowen river. Shancarrig measures 2,142 sq ft with four ensuite bedrooms - three on the first floor and one downstairs. The main reception room is an open-plan living room and dining room separated by a stone hearth with a stove in it. Double doors lead from there to the kitchen.
Ardagh Cottage, Knockglass, Newport
€259k Tuohy O’Toole (098) 28000
Ardagh Cottage is on one of those narrow country roads with the grass meridians, but it's only 800 metres from the N59, which winds its way from Sligo to Galway. Newport is about five kilometres away. Said to have been built in 1911, the cottage was restored by its current owners within the past decade. It has three bedrooms: two on the first floor and one rather unusual bedroom downstairs, with a spiral staircase up to a private, skylit attic room. The ground floor also has a country-style kitchen with a separate utility room, and a living room with a stove in the fireplace. The floor area is 1,442 sq ft in all.
Thallabawn, Killadoon, Louisburgh
€355k FM Auctioneers (098) 66525
About 12 kilometres southwest of Louisburgh, the townland of Thallabawn is a starkly beautiful spot, dominated by the Mweelrea mountains to the east and south and by the Atlantic to the west. This detached dormer bungalow is on an elevated site and has dramatic views. It's 1,800 sq ft with four bedrooms, three of them with ensuites and two with walk-in wardrobes. There's an eat-in kitchen with a solid-fuel stove and sliding patio doors, and a living room with an open fire and views to the sea at the front.