Take 4 with stone frontage Clifden
What: Stone-faced lake-front cottage Where: Dunloughan Lake Cottage, Clifden, Galway
Situated on the shoreline of Dunloughan Lake close to Clifden in Co Galway, this renovated and extended cottage has magnificent views not only of the lake but also of the Atlantic coast and the Twelve Pins of Connemara.
The 176sqm (1,897sq ft) home has its own private lake frontage and stone pier, with stone terraces wrapping around the house and built-in seating at the water's edge.
The two-storey house has been completely renovated and extended by the current owners in local stone while still retaining the original whitewashed cottage in keeping with the landscape.
The interior has a contemporary feel, with an emphasis on light and glass in the reception areas to maximise the views.
The main living area is open plan, creating great space for entertaining, while the dramatic stone fireplace, pitch pine ceiling and open stove create a welcoming country style.
The kitchen/dining room features stone steps and glass interconnecting doors to the living room. Double glass sliding doors lead from the dining room to the terrace outside.
The kitchen area has built-in beech units, black-marble countertop and a breakfast bar, as well as a three-oven Aga.
There are four bedrooms in all, with two located on the ground floor and two on the first floor.
Both bedrooms upstairs are en suite, while one of the ground-floor bedrooms incorporates a large mezzanine area.
The cottage is ideally located to explore Connemara, being a five-minute drive from Ballyconnealy village, 9km from the vibrant town of Clifden and 13km from Roundstone harbour village.
Enquiries to Ganly Walters on 01 6623255