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Culliagh Beg, Leenane, Co. Galway
Ref: R0404

Offered at bids over 99, 950 + reservation fee.


This property is for sale in partnership with THE CONNACHT PROPERTY AUCTION. Set in a superb position at the northern end of the Maam valley, with fabulous southerly views down the valley and great mountain views in every direction, the cottage has mature ash and beech trees down gently sloping grassed grounds to the Joyce's River and extends to approx. 1 acre. TO VIEW OR MAKE A BID Contact Spencer Auctioneers or visit: spencerauctioneers.iam-sold.ie

Leenane derives its name from An Lionan which is loosely translated as the tidal area, standing on the shores of Killary Harbour. Leenane is a most delightful village, being a popular stopping off point on the main road between Clifden and Westport and with a number of shops, pubs and the renowned Leenane Hotel.

Killary Harbour is a steep beautiful inlet, 10 miles long and 45 metres deep between County Mayo and County Galway. Killary Harbour was at one time believed to be one of Ireland's few fjords, but is now considered to be probably a drowned valley; it is a splendid sheltered deep-water anchorage and was, at different times, a base for the British Fleet and a refuge for German U-boats. The highest peak in Connacht, Mweelrea ('The Bald King') towers over the water which is now used for mussel-farming on rafts. The nearby Ashleagh Waterfall is a local beauty-spot while the beautiful white sandy beaches of Glassillaunbeach, Salruck, Gurteen and Lettergesh are also within 15 minutes drive.

The Killary Adventure Centre is just 5 miles away, providing an abundance of adventure sports to enjoy such as surfing, kayaking, hillwalking etc. Day Trips are on offer for both adults and children. The Delphi Adventure Centre is 10 miles away and is located beside the Mountain Spa and Lodge. In the spa you can avail of beauty and relaxation treatments such as seaweed baths, facials, massages, etc. They also take day guests.

Fishing permits can be obtained from Eriff Fisheries in Leenane or from Delphi Lodge. There is great fishing to be had on both of the rivers nearby and if you wish to hire a boat for lake fishing, you can do so at Kylemore House, 8 miles away.

The property is 38 miles from the regional capital of the West, Galway City, with its mainline road, rail and air connections and extensive and substantial cultural, commercial and retail facilities. Shannon Airport is some 2 hours from the property, while Knock Airport is about 1 hours.

THE PROPERTY: Set in a superb position at the northern end of the Maam valley, with fabulous southerly views down the valley and great mountain views in every direction, the cottage has mature ash and beech trees down gently sloping grassed grounds to the Joyce's River and extends to approx. 1 acre.

The cottage is on a council maintained road with two farm gates and a single gate set in attractive local stone walling with wooden fencing above. The cottage, which is of stone and concrete block construction under a slate roof, dates from the 1940's but was completely refurbished and extended in 2004 and is now presented in immaculate condition.

The south facing property has oil fired central heating, good quality joinery throughout including solid pine ledge and braced doors with blackened iron door furniture. This lovely cottage has all the advantages of modern accommodation but with the charm of the original structure retained, including thick external walls.

The property is being sold with the good quality curtains, curtain rails, light fittings and floor coverings in place.

A summary of the accommodation, with room aspects and approximate measurements is as follows:

ENTRANCE PORCH: (S & E) 6'9" x 6' with tiled floor, radiator and door opening into :

SITTING ROOM: (S) 15'6" max. x 14' with attractive quarry tiled floor and polished pine paneled ceiling and radiator. Focal point of full height large local stone fireplace with back boiler. Doors to Bedrooms 1,2,3, the bathroom and entrance into:

DINING ROOM/KITCHEN: (E) 18'4" x 12' with quarry tiled floor, fitted with good range of modern solid wood kitchen units with polished engineered solid wood worksurfaces and storage cupboards above and below. Belfast sink inset with good quality mixer taps. Electrolux oven below Candy 4 ring electric hobs with Futura light and fume extractor above. Space and connections for washing machine. Radiator. Large shelved kitchen cupboard and door to the outside.

BEDROOM 1: (S) 9'10" x 9'6" with tiled floor, radiator, access to roof void.

BEDROOM 2: (N & W) 16'10" x 10'10" max. with tiled floor, radiator and large cupboard, partly hotpress and partly wardrobe.

BEDROOM 3: (S) 13'6" x 10'2" with wood laminate flooring throughout, delightful original fireplace (in working order) with solid slate hearth and polished pine mantle. Radiator.

BATHROOM: (N) 11'10" x 6' with tiled flooring throughout, quality bath with mixer taps and in bath shower, matching low level toilet and wash hand basin, recessed shower cubicle with Mira Elite wall mounted electric shower.

OUTSIDE: There are chipping driveways around the property and a wooden deck on the south side to take advantage of the lovely valley views. SHED 20' x 12' of concrete block construction. Boiler house.

SERVICES: Mains electricity. Private mountain water supply and septic tank within the grounds of the property.

Auctioneer's Comments

This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction which is a buyer friendly method of auction. Once a buyer is happy to proceed with the property, they pay down a non-refundable reservation fee which secures the property for them. However the purchaser does not need to exchange immediately as in Traditional Auction. Instead the Modern Method allows the purchaser 28 days for exchange and a further 28 days to completion. With this extra time, the buyer can finalise mortgage arrangements and organise the move. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is operated by Spencer Auctioneers in partnership with The Connacht Property Auction. Please see the auction section on our website or visit www.tcpa.ie

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The Property
Sitting Room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Eastern Elevation
Northern Elevation
View from deck
View to west

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