The Cottage, Derraheeda, Leenane, Co. Galway.
Offers on €155,000
A BEAUTIFULLY POSITIONED 2/3 BEDROOM COTTAGE SET ON A SITE OF 0.22 HECTARES (0.54 ACRES) WITH OUTBUILDING AND WITHIN A FEW MINUTES WALK OF THE VILLAGE OF LEENANE.
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 Portfinn Lodge.
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 Glassillaun beach, Salruck, Gurteen and Lettergesh are also within 15 minutes drive.
The property is 40 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 2½ hours from the property, while Knock Airport is about 1½ hours.
THE HOUSE: Constructed circa 1950, is of stone construction with a rendered exterior under a concrete tile roof. The accommodation comprises of kitchen / living room, three further rooms which could be configured in a variety of ways and walk in shower room. The property benefits from oil fired central heating throughout, partial double glazing and mains electricity. The property is comfortably set back from the road with ample off road parking to the front and side. To the rear of the property there is a stone build shed with power and water. There is a large additional area to the rear of the house running down to the river, which is currently unused but could provide further gardens if required. The views from the property, especially to the rear are outstanding over the mountain called “Devils mother”.
A summary of the accommodation with room aspects and approximate room measurements is as follows:
Upvc door leading to kitchen / living room
KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM: (W) 11’2 x 10’8 with tiled flooring throughout, pitched paneled ceiling, open fire with Liscannor slate hearth and original surround and mantle. Kitchen comprises of range of wall mounted and base units with tiled splash back and inset sink drainer, cooker and under counter fridge. Wall mounted folding table. Doors leading to three rooms.
LIVING ROOM / BEDROOM 1: (W) 9’9 X 8’ with carpeted flooring throughout, open fire, wainscoting, pitched paneled ceiling and views to front.
BEDROOM: (E) 11’4 x 9’11. Currently bare floor, open fire, pitched paneled ceiling and double glazed window to rear.
BEDROOM: (E) 10’5 x 8 tiled flooring throughout, hotpress (which houses a factory lagged tank) open fire and door leading to:
BATHROOM: (N) 7’10 x 7’3 tiled flooring throughout and sheeted walls, wall mounted Triton T90 XR electric shower, wash hand basin, low level WC, and obscured window to side.
OUTSIDE: the property is approached by a chipped driveway with a gated entrance leading down to the front and side of the property, the gardens are enclosed by natural boundaries with a fenced boundary to the front. There are a couple of apple trees to the side and a stone built shed to the rear. The shed measures 10’11 x 9’2 with power and water. To the rear of the shed there is a sloping paddock which has recently been cleared and run all the way down to the river.
SERVICES: The property is on mains electricity, group water scheme water and mains sewerage.
BER: G 110056447
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