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Inver, Rosmuc, Co. Galway.
Ref: R0292

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Two mid 1800's cottages combined to create a fully furnished and equipped shoreside home of distinction. Superb living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite comprising bedroom, dressing room, bathroom and sauna. Two other double bedrooms, bathroom, underfloor heating, garage block with storage above, separate office building, ruined cottage for conversion. Lawns and terrraces overlooking the bay - a marine wildlife haven & the home of a large colony of seals. Boathouse. 60 foot pier beside small harbour, curragh and outboard engine. 15 acres of surrounding grazing land with further grazing and turbary rights over 1,880 acres of commonage. Truly a dream home ready to walk into!

This is a superbly situated coastal estate, accessed from the main Costelloe to Carna coast road (R340) but located on the shoreline overlooking the bay beside a small harbour and a large pier.

ROSMUC, which is next to Gortmore, is a picturesque coastal region in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht, rich in local history and with many amenities which includes shops, pubs, post office, schools, church, medical centre, and community centre.

The property is set on one of the loveliest and most unspoilt coastlines in the West of Ireland. The property is ideally placed and suited for sailing, fishing and other water sports, with the beautiful beach of Ardmore Strand being within 10 minutes drive.

The property is 37 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 21/2 hours from the property.

Golf is available at the Connemara Isles Golf Club near Lettermore, the Connemara Golf Club at Ballyconneely, whilst there are five other courses within an hour's drive of the property.

THE RESIDENCE: A tree lined council road leads through the property's own grazing land to a large parking area overlooking the harbour and the pier. The residence is superbly tucked away with mature holly, chestnut and alder trees protecting the residence. The residence is accessed down a grassy boreen, through twin local stone pillars with exterior lighting and twin gates opening to a lawned area which takes full advantage of the 1800 coastal views.

The residence is of stone and concrete block construction under a concrete tile roof and is the combination of two original cottages, dating from the mid 1800's, connected by an interlinking passage of concrete block construction.

The residence has been renovated to an exceptional standard with many of the original features carefully retained including the large open fireplace in the living room and exposed stone walls. Full double glazing throughout, except bedroom 2. Extensive use of zoned underfloor heating and smart hot water systems. Abundant power and telephone points. Satellite dish.

The property extends to approx. 2,100 sq. ft. and is being sold fully furnished and equipped.

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

Access through a solid wooden door with exterior half stable door into:

LIVING ROOM (S) 32'0 x 13'10 with 12'6 high polished pine ceiling. A most delightful room with wide board polished pine flooring, most attractive exposed stone pillars, raised fireplace with black marble hearth and polished heavy wooden mantle with Nestor Martin oil fired stove recessed in the fireplace. Second original large fireplace with polished solid wood mantle, two tiled hobs either side of a heavy cast iron fire basket and polished black marble hearth. Underfloor heating. Fitted pine cabinet containing heating controls. TV point. Access to the kitchen and stairs to the loft room. Door to bathroom, door to bedroom 2, doorway to dining room.

Furniture included: Matching three piece suite of two seater sofa and two armchairs, floral pattern occasional chair, rattan three seater sofa, Edwardian rocking chair, fine pine dresser of two cupboards and two large glazed panels, set of brass fire irons, second modern dresser incorporating Sony LCD television with Sony CD player, tuner, amplifier. Surround sound stereo system. Antique oil chandelier.

KITCHEN AREA (S & N) 14'1 x 11'5 with fully fitted range of top quality kitchen units on three sides with polished wooden work surfaces incorporating new ceramic Belfast sink with storage cupboards and drawers below, matching full height storage cupboards, wine rack. Rangemaster stove with 6 gas hobs, electric and gas ovens, grill and storage drawer with Belling Professional fume extractor and light above. Large Daewoo fridge freezer. Table to match work surfaces and four chairs. Recessed ceiling lighting in a polished pine ceiling. Underfloor heating. Open plan stairs leading to :

LOFT ROOM / BEDROOM 3 (S) 11'6 x 16'8 with polished pine flooring. Furniture included: Double bed, five drawer chest, two bedside tables and an occasional table, all matching. Second rocking chair (matching the one in the living room), antique pine cabinet. Range of wooden shelving units.

BATHROOM (N) with quarry tiled floor, large walk in shower, fully tiled throughout with Mira 88 power shower, toilet and oval ceramic wash basin set in vanity unit with drawers below and large wall mirror above. Heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.

BEDROOM 2 (S) 13'10 x 10'9 A most delightful light room with 11' high ceilings in painted pine. Wide board polished pine floor, original black steel fireplace (not working) under a wooden mantle. Original closet to the side. Underfloor heating.

Furniture included: Antique brass and black steel double bed, four drawer chest of drawers, pair of matching pine beside cabinets, painted wooden desk unit with four drawers below.

DINING ROOM (S & N) 14'2 max. x 14'2 max. with double doors opening on to the terrace, superb sea views. Single door opening to the north. Radiators.

Furniture included: Circular table and 4 chairs, painted pine dresser and matching storage unit with 6 drawers below. Telesport telescope and Vanguard stand. Armchair. Attractive blue glass wall clock.

MASTER BEDROOM 18'3 x 11'5 (S & E) with polished pine floor, pine boarded ceiling, doors to master bathroom and dressing room. Radiators.

Furniture included: 5' solid wood bed with pair of matching solid pine bedside units housing four drawers each. Oak dressing table with grey marble top and four drawers and large glazed mirror above. Philips television on wooden stand. Oak stickback armchair.

DRESSING ROOM (E) 9'3 x 7'6 with attractive quarry tiled floor, pine panelled ceiling with recessed lighting, access to roof void, fully fitted in pine storage and hanging shelf space. Radiators.

Furniture included: Beech folding wooden chair, antique pine mirror and wall mirror.

MASTER BATHROOM (S) 13'8 x 8'10 with attractive Italian tumbled marble flooring, pine panelled ceiling with recessed lighting, acrylic bath tub with ball and claw feet, stainless steel shower and mixer tap, the tub facing the window with superb sea views. Good quality ceramic wash basin with stainless steel taps and matching pedestal. Large wall mirror above with tulip lighting to the side. Large heated chromium towel rail. Matching "Traditional English" toilet with high level cistern. Large shower cubicle fully tiled, with Bathware Tumpenny power shower and separate hand shower. Underfloor heating.
SAUNA CUBICLE 6'0" x 4'0" with two benches and sauna brazier.

Furniture included: Large polished bog pine towel rail. Occasional table.

OUTSIDE: The lane leading to the property culminates in a large parking area in front of a 60' stone pier which is used only by the vendor of the property and one adjoining neighbour who keeps a currach beside the pier. Adjoining the pier is a stone BOAT SHED 18'0 x 12'0 with a manual boat winch.

To the north of the residence, and approached by an attractive fully decked walkway winding through magnificent granite boulders, is:

GARAGE BLOCK 26'0 x 12'0, of concrete block construction under a slate roof with an electrically operated steel roller door and accessed from the council road. This building comprises:

GARAGE 18'0 x 12'0 with power. Equipment included: Wooden work bench with vices, steel storage shelving, strimmer. Hotpoint fridge freezer. Stairs lead to the upper level to:

LOFT STORE 18'0 x 12'0 with pine panelling to the ceiling and walls. Marine ply floor.

UTILITY/BOILER ROOM 10'8 x 6'6 fitted with a 90/120 Bluebird oil fired boiler, pressurised water systems and dual capacity hot water storage tank. Equipment included: Wooden shelving unit. Bosch Classix 1000 washing machine, LG Intellowasher washing machine, Tricity Bendix tumble dryer.

Also to the north of and close to the residence is :

ORIGINAL STONE COTTAGE, 27'0 x 12'0. This building currently houses a reserve water tank (installed when the property was without mains water), but could be reinstated, subject to any necessary consents, to provide further accommodation ancillary to the main residence or a further self -contained residential unit.

To the south of the residence, lawned gardens take full advantage of the 1800 sea views and these are contained within local stone walls with attractive herbaceous borders to the sides. Equipment included: Garden benches and garden swing. Outdoor table and four chairs. Steps constructed from old railway sleepers lead from the lawns to a stone terrace, which extends around two sides of the house and leads to:

OFFICE/ STUDIO (S) 13'7 x 7'7, of stone construction with an insulated and felted galvanised steel roof. Wood effect laminate floor, pine panelled ceiling and fitted with a full range of solid wooden work surfaces with storage cupboards below. Further matching bookshelf/storage unit. Office chair.

THE LAND: The residence is set in the middle of the southern perimeter of a rectangular block of rough grazing land of approx 15 acres, conveniently arranged in small gardens within local stone walls. In addition the property has grazing and turbary rights over 1,880 acres of commonage on the northern side of the main Costelloe to Carna coast road (R340).

SERVICES: The water cystern behind the utility / boiler room holds 300 gallons which is then fed into the boiler and the hot water system. There are separate pumps on the heating controls to the different zones in the residence and in addition there is a timer controlled loop for hot water which means that hot water is instantly available at each tap in the house. Mains electricity and water. Septic tank drainage. TV satellite. Telephone currently connected.

MARINE ASPECTS: The property has a small harbour with a 60 ft. stone and concrete pier and has in the past accommodated 50 foot Galway Hookers. The harbour can be accessed by 40 foot yachts and 50 motor boats. Included with the sale of the property is a 15 foot currach and outboard engine. The bay in front of the property is a wildlife haven for seabirds and the large colony of seals which can often be seen resting on the rocks.

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Bathroom in Master Ensuite
Dressing Room in Master Ensuite
Living Room South
Southern Elevation
House from Harbour
Dining Room
Living Room North
Master Bedroom
Path to Garage
Pier & Harbour
Seals in Bay

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