Doon View, Curraun, Glann Road, Oughterard, Co. Galway.
Offers on €249,000
Set at the end of the renowned Glann Road and overlooking Lough Corrib, this delightful fully furnished period property comprises entrance hall, kitchen / dining room, lounge, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Stone shed. Surrounded by lawned grounds, giving total privacy with shared use of substantial pier, this lakeview residence has some of the finest views on Lough Corrib. Simply unbeatable!
On the shores of Lough Corrib, the house is situated at the end of one of the most scenic and visited roads in Connemara, in a most romantic setting with beautiful views up the top end of the lake, across to the Hill of Doon, left to Leckavrea and Joyce country with the Maumturk Mountains in the distance. Despite the sought after location, the cottage is quiet with virtually no vehicular traffic, as signs before the property restrict vehicle access to this part of the scenic route. The location of the property has changed little in the last century and the area still has the charm of a bygone age. Across the road from the cottage is the original well, which, although no longer being the only water supply to the property, remains popular as a source of clean water. The hamlet of Curraun comprises only the farm and three other houses, of which this property is one. The area abounds with wildlife, some of it rare, and is the home of one of Ireland's most elusive mammals, the tree dwelling pine martin, as well as deer, otter, hare, rabbit, badger, stoat, red squirrel and all manner of birds. A virtual nature lovers delight.
The road upon which the cottage is situated is part of the Western Way, a 50km walking trail from Oughterard to Leenane and the road finishes some 100 metres past the cottage, continuing as a walking trail through forests and moorland intersected with many small rivers and streams and with spectacular views over Lough Corrib along the length of the walk.
The property is only three kilometres by boat from Cornamona, with its church, school, shops and pubs.
The property is situated only seven miles from the village of Oughterard, which is a charming village on the shores of Lough Corrib - the internationally renowned wild brown trout fishery. Known as the gateway to Connemara, Oughterard is well known for its range of shops, pubs and hotels which cater for the large numbers of visitors who come to take advantage of the fishing, walking, boating and other leisure activities for which this village is justly famous. Golf is available at the 18 hole Oughterard golf course, set in natural parkland and there are six other golf courses within an hour's drive.
The property is 24 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. Galway Airport is just 40 minutes away with connections to Dublin, London Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh and L'Orient.
The property is screened from the road by a white stone wall, with fuschia hedging above, giving total privacy, leading onto stone pathways which lead to the cottage and to the gardens to the side and to the rear. The cottage, which is South facing and dates from the 1920's, is of stone construction under a new slate roof. The property has solid mahogany window frames and door frames throughout and is being sold fully furnished and as is, with all fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, furniture and contents included.
The house could easily be extended to the rear with exempt development providing a further 40 sq. m of accommodation or to the sides and rear, subject to any necessary planning permission.
A summary of the accommodation, with room aspects and approximate measurements, is as follows:
Entrance Hall: (S) 4'10 x 3'7 with doors to sitting room and kitchen/dining room and stairs leading to the first floor. Carpeted.
Sitting Room: (N, S) 17'6 x 13' with windows overlooking the lake, cottage fireplace with local stone piers, heavy oak mantle and ornamental brick hearth. Radiator, wall lights. Carpeted throughout, curtain rails, TV point.
Kitchen/Dining Room: 16' x 10'5 with a linoleum floor, painted wooden panelling to the side, good views over the lake and black steel solid fuel stove fitted to an old fireplace. Range of pine kitchen units with preformed laminated work surfaces, with stainless steel sink inset. Further extensive range of matching storage cupboards and shelves above. Belling Solitaire 4 ring electric hob with oven below and Hotpoint fume extractor and light above. Door to:
Rear Lobby: (N) 7'6 maximum x 3'3 with back door to terrace and rear garden.
Carpeted staircase (probably original) leading from the entrance hall to the first floor.
Landing: (N, S) 16' 8 x 5'5 with doors to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 and the bathroom. Access to the roof void.
Bedroom 1: (N) 13' x 9' with radiator, good lake views, pine wardrobe and vanity unit, carpeted throughout.
Bedroom 2: (S) 13' x 7'2 radiator.
Bedroom 3: (S) 9'5 x 7'9 with radiator and large fitted wardrobe/vanity unit in pine.
Bathroom: Carpeted throughout with fully tiled shower area, fitted with Mira 88 shower, matching toilet and wash basin, set within pine units. Pine hot press with storage above and below.
OUTSIDE: This most delightful property has a mature cottage garden with lawned areas intersected by stone and concrete pathways and mature trees and hedges giving total privacy. To the rear of the property is a stone terrace with further lawns from which one can enjoy panoramic views over the upper stretches of Lough Corrib, the Hill of Doon with the Maumturk Mountains behind.
To the side, steps lead to: STONE SHED AND TURF STORE 25'7 x 13'9, which could be converted to a studio, subject to any necessary planning permission.
Beyond the shed is a stream running down the eastern boundary, currently overgrown, but this could be opened up to provide a most attractive feature.
FISHING AND BOATING: To the side of the property is a gateway which gives pedestrian access to the field sloping down to Lough Corrib and a large stone pier which the owner of this property shares with the adjoining farm. This property has the use of one side of the pier which is capable of accommodating two or three boats.
Having its own shared mooring, the property is uniquely placed to take full advantage of the salmon, brown trout and coarse fishing on the lake or for any type of water sports. The Glann shore, upon which the property is situated, is also renowned for its salmon run and the numerous places in which it is possible to take advantage of the mayfly hatch.
SERVICES: Mains electricity. Private water supply from the mountain, septic tank within the property.
The entire property is enclosed within local stone walls and extends to approx. 0.37 acres (1500 sq. metres).
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|House from road
||House with Pier
||House from lake
|Path leading to shed
|The Shared Pier
||View North East
||View North West
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