In foothills of Croagh Patrick
Saharli House €649k
Saharli House is in a small enclave of large detached houses occupying the site of the former Belclare House Hotel, which was famous for its dances back in the 1970s.
It's in the townland of Belclare, about four kilometres from Westport on the Louisburgh road in Co Mayo. The shores of Clew Bay are about a 10-minute walk away, and there's a pleasant, three-kilometre walk along the coast to Westport Quay. If you fancy something more arduous, it's about five kilometres from Murrisk, where you can begin your ascent of Croagh Patrick.
Built in 2002, Saharli is expensively fitted out with decorative plasterwork, ash floors, Italian tiling and marble fireplaces.
It's 2,531 sq ft on two floors and has five bedrooms. Four of these are on the first floor, with two en-suites and one with a walk-in wardrobe. There's also a family bathroom on the first floor with a cast-iron roll-top bath.
The fifth bedroom, an en-suite guest room, is on the ground floor, where there are also three reception rooms. First is a dual-aspect living room with a marble and cast-iron fireplace. There's also a more formal living room or drawing room, also with an ash-floor and a marble fireplace, this time gas-fitted.
There's also a sunroom with a vaulted timber ceiling and doors to the garden. You reach this from the open-plan kitchen and dining room, where there's a centre island with a breakfast bar.
There's a lawned garden out the back surrounded by trees and shrubs, along with a sheltered paved seating area. Off-street parking is on the front driveway and there's a detached garage on the grounds as well.
It has oil-fired central heating and a C1 energy rating.
Saharli House is for sale for €649,000 with Sherry FitzGerald Crowley in Westport (098) 29009.