- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
We are delighted to bring to the market this superbly presented property, sitting on a private and elevated site whilst enjoying unrivaled sea views.
This four-bedroom is situated approximately 4 miles from Clifden town, on the picturesque Claddaghduff road. From its private, elevated position, the house has lovely views over Streamstown Bay. The house is bright and spacious throughout, with large windows to take advantage of the outstanding views.
BER: C2 BER No. 106419278 Energy Output Indicator: 178.32 kWh/m2/yr
BOOLARD, CLIFDEN, CO. GALWAY
Entrance Hall: 10' x 7'
Kitchen / dining room: 14'1" x 20'2" fully fitted kitchen & bay window overlooking Streamstown bay
Utility: 9'9" x 14'3" with large hotpress
Living room: 14'8" x 15'9" with large window overlooking bay
Sunroom: 8'4" x 22' overlooking bay
Bedroom 1: 16'5" x 14'
Bedroom 2: 15'4" x 14' overlooking bay
Ensuite: 2'9" x 8'
Bedroom 3: 12'5" x 14' with large walk in dressing area
Ensuite: 3'8" x 4'6"
Bedroom 4: 14' x 10' with large walk in dressing area
Ensuite: 6'8" 3'9"
Toilet: 5'5" x 3'
Office: 10'3" x 12'3"
Heating: oil fired central heating
Water: well & local supply
Sewage: septic tank
From Clifden take the Westport road and drive for approximately 2½ miles. Take the road for Claddaghduff and drive for 1½ approximately and the property is on the right-hand side. Eircode: H71 FP92.
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property only and are in no way guaranteed, nor do they form part of any contract. They are issued on the express condition that all negotiations are conducted through Matt O'Sullivan Ltd. All properties are offered subject to contract and to being unsold.
Clifden town, located circa 4 miles from this property, is the renowned capital of Connemara, nestled between the foothills of the Twelve Bens mountain range and the indomitable Atlantic Ocean, right on the tip of Europe. Clifden is a thriving hive of activity, synonymous with its annual Art's Festival which is held every September. Clifden is host to many amenities including both a primary and secondary school, doctors' surgeries, nursing home, grocery stores and hospital. There is a great selection of restaurants and eateries in the town including traditional Irish and local seafood.
Clifden is acclaimed for its traditional music scene and there are many wonderful bars throughout the town with live musicians nightly. Also, the property is minutes away from the Station House Theatre, where many famous acts perform during the year.
Apart from the arts and musical scene, there are also many wonderful sights to behold in Clifden, including the world famous 'Sky Road' which is a wonderful loop drive on an elevated road which looks out over vast views of the Atlantic Ocean and Connemara Coastline. The ruins of Clifden Castle can also be seen from this road, which was the home to Clifden's town founder, John Darcy. To explore the castle ruins, one can access them from a scenic coastal stroll from Clifden Beach.
A five-minute drive from Clifden town brings you to the Derrygimlagh Bog Walk, which is five-kilometre trail through an area of outstanding natural beauty and steeped with history. Pilots John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown crashed-landed in the bog in 1919 after completing the world's first transatlantic flight. They landed close to a wireless telegraphy station which had been set up 14 years earlier by Italian inventor, Guglielmo Marconi. Today the location of the Marconi wireless station is home to a memorial cairn dedicated to the pair. Close by, in the beautiful Errislannan peninsula, there is a monument built for the Alcock and Brown. Just recently a cast bronze statue of the pair has been erected on Clifden town square.
Clifden offers a wonderful range of shops and one can also rent bikes from a number of vendors in the town to explore the surrounding area, or the Connemara Greenway, which is undergoing construction at the moment. Currently, there are circa 20 kilometres of the Greenway Completed, which is a beautiful walking/cycling trail that follows the original tracks of the old Clifden to Galway train tracks-a journey our ancestors would have travelled many years ago. The Greenway is a surfaced track which roams through the Connemara countryside and will eventually reach Galway City.
Located a 5-minute drive away is the beautiful seaside village of Claddaghduff, which overlooks the beautiful Omey Island-a tidal island which can be accessed by car or foot when the tide is out. The village hosts a number of amenities including a shop with post office, a bar, church, national school and community hall. The Aughris Penisula is a short drive from her, boasting stunning coastal views and white sandy beaches along Aughrismore.
A furth 5 minutes' drive will bring you to yet another seaside village, called Cleggan. Slightly larger than Claddaghduff, the village hosts a small selection of bars and eateries, along with a shop and school. The popular and vibrant island of Inishbofin lies off the coast, with the daily return ferry leaving from Cleggan Pier. There is also an equestrian centre in Cleggan for anyone who would like to spend a day horse riding on the beautiful local beaches.
The Connemara National Park, located 20 minutes from the property in Letterfrack, provides a selection of lovely walks from wooded to mountainside, including one to the top of Diamond Hill. Staff at the park run activities for children during the summer months and the information centre gives a good history of the area.
Kylemore Abbey and Gardens is also just a 5-minute drive from the Letterfrack. The Abbey is currently host to students from the famous Notre Dame University, but the spectacular and historic building on the edge of Kylemore Lake is open to the public and the grounds provide lovely lakeside walks. There is an extensive shop and coffee shop catering to tourists. The old walled Victorian gardens, which have been restored and refurbished, display a great variety of plants and trees and bring one back to another era.
Other things to do and see in the area:
- Ballyconneely village is 25 minutes from the subject property and is a busy village with shops, bar, hotel, community park and playground. Ballyconneely also hosts the world-renowned Connemara Golf Links and Course is a short drive from the village and there are many white sandy beaches including Mannin, the famous Coral Strand and Aillebrack beach. Aillebrack Pier is home to the Connemara Smokehouse which is the oldest smokehouse in Connemara and one of the oldest in Western Ireland specialising in smoking wild Atlantic Salmon.
- The stunning seaside village of Roundstone is a 10 minute drive further down the road from Ballyconneely and is hugely popular with renowned among artists and naturalists for the remarkable beauty of the surrounding mountains and seascapes. It has a traditional craft centre and local activities include Connemara Pottery, Connemara Jewellery and Connemara Instrument making. Connemara Farming, Connemara Fishing, Connemara Forestry and Connemara Quarrying are carried out extensively in the area. There is also a busy harbour and many lovely bars, restaurants, cafes and shops to enjoy a drink or peruse local crafts.
- Ballinahinch Castle Hotel for fine food and beautiful woodland and riverside walks open throughout the grounds (10 minutes drive)
- Many lovely beaches within a 5 to 15 minute drive
- Killary Harbour and marvellous Leenane village with its bars, restaurants and shops is 35 minutes away
- Little Killary adventure centre - (30 minutes drive) - providing a huge range of outdoor activities for children and adults. It is the site of The Misunderstood Herron-a world famous coffee stop
- Scuba dive west - (30 minutes drive) - for experienced divers or beginners
they provide courses and trips for every level.
- Hill walking in the Twelve Bens and Maumturks
- Salmon and trout fishing at various locations with local guides
- Perfect cycling country
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