Quaint €425k home near the 'Quiet Man' village of Cong on the market in Mayo
Woodhill House, near Cong in Co Mayo, may look like a quaint Victorian two-storey cottage, but don't be deceived. It was actually built in the year 2000.
It's a faithful replica, however, complete with ornamental fascia and roof ridge, 10-foot ceilings and pitch pine floors. There's even a Victorian-style formal garden to the front.
Woodhill House spans 2,000 sq ft on two acres backing on to a small canal that flows into Lough Corrib at Derry Quay, and the lake itself is only a few hundred metres away. The area is naturally popular with anglers.
The house has accommodation on three floors. On the ground floor, there are two timber-panelled reception rooms, as well as an open-plan kitchen and conservatory, where there's a Rayburn range and French doors leading to a deck outside. There's also a guest toilet on this level.
On the first floor are four bedrooms, including the en-suite master bedroom. The second floor has another bedroom, together with a shower and toilet, and an office.
The two acres of grounds are in two parts. To the front is the Victorian-style garden with box-edged lawns and rose beds, rigid pathways and a statue with a water feature.
The three-quarters of an acre behind the house is given over to growing food, with vegetable beds, fruit trees and a poly tunnel. There's also a fenced-off paddock for livestock.
From the back garden you can make your way down to the canal, where you can keep a boat, and go to work on the stocks of Lough Corrib after a short but pleasant commute.
The 'Quiet Man' village of Cong is about six kilometres away. Ashford Castle hotel is in Cong; you can try falconry or archery there, or book a lake cruise. Galway city, meanwhile, is about 45 minutes' drive away.
Woodhill House is for sale for €425,000 with Helen Cassidy Auctioneers, (094) 954 6868.