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Letterass, Leenane, Co. Galway
Ref: R0410

Reduced to Offers on €195,000

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 meters 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 Aashleagh 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, hill walking etc. Day Trips are on offer for both adults and children. The Delphi Adventure Centre is 4 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, 10 miles away.

Killary passenger ferry operates from April to October and provides an excellent way to view the 9 miles of beautiful scenery that Killary Fjord offers.

There is deep sea fishing available from several sea ports around the west including Cleggan and also Roundstone.

Westport which is approximately 30 minutes away and situated on the shores of Clew Bay and close to Croagh Patrick, offers something for everyone and has several well renowned pubs and shops. The town has won Ireland's tidy towns several times in recent years. Amongst other activities available there is golfing, cycling (along parts of the Western Way), horse riding and surfing, archaeological excursions, learning Irish, water colour painting are also available in the area.

The area offers many beautiful walks for the rambler and also the active hill walker and is situated close to the Western Way. Leenane hosts a Mountain Walking over the May Bank Holiday. There is a great combination of mountain and coastal walks, with great chat & company. Ramblers are able to converse to the local farmers who are your guides over their land, meet the villagers on the walks and enjoy everything that Leenane has to offer.

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 around, Westport, Ballinrobe and other areas of Mayo and Galway.

The property is 41 miles from the regional capital of the West, Galway City, with its mainline road and rail connections and extensive and substantial cultural, commercial and retail facilities. Dublin Airport is 3 ½ half hours, Shannon Airport is some 2½ hours, while Knock Airport is about 1½ hours from the property. In respect to travelling to the property there are direct buses and rail links from all major airports to Galway.

The property currently receives a full range of channels via satellite TV, and we believe there to be good mobile broadband coverage by different providers.

This south facing elevated property has been finished to an extremely high specification internally and is situated within a mile of Ashleigh Falls. The property was constructed in 2002 and is of concrete block construction with a part rendered and stone fronted façade under a slate effect roof and benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating and thermostatic radiator control valves throughout. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, kitchen/dining room, sunroom, living room, 3 bedrooms with master ensuite and family bathroom. Externally the property is situated on 0.5 acres of lawned gardens and has ample parking, a raised terrace area to the rear and all of which are low maintenance. The property is being sold with window dressings and light fittings; all of the other furniture is available by separate negotiation.

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

Wooden front door leading into:

ENTRANCE HALL: (E, S, W) with coving and cornicing, smoke alarm, access to loft via hatch, a combination of tiled and solid wood flooring throughout, telephone point, doors leading to kitchen/dining room, living room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom and access to hotpress.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: (S, W) 24'5 x 11'9 (7.44 m x 3.57 m) with tiled flooring throughout the kitchen area and solid wood flooring throughout the dining area, coving, inset ceiling lights, smoke alarm. The impressive well designed kitchen comprises of a range of hand built solid wood units with the wall mounted units having glass inset doors and under counter fitted lights. The walls are tiled with marble and there are long solid wood worktops on both sides with a one and a half bowl stainless steel Franke Sink with drainer, granite pot stand, electric Neff hob with Baumatic brushed steel extractor fan above, integrated Neff dishwasher, integrated Neff electric oven and large fridge/freezer. The room benefits from stunning rural views over the harbour and seems to be the hub of the house.

From kitchen doors leading to utility and glazed double doors to hallway.

UTILITY: (N) 11'9 x 6' (3.59 m x 1.83 m) with tiled flooring throughout, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, floor mounted Firebird Super Q 50/82 oil fired boiler, range of shelving and double glazed door with cat flap leading to outside.

From dining area large archway leading into;

SUNROOM: (S, W, N) 15'1 x 14'9 (4.61 m x 4.05 m) with coving and central ceiling light, solid wood flooring throughout which continues from the dining area. The room is triple aspect with magnificent views over the front gardens and onto Killary Harbour, telephone point, television point and double glazed sliding doors leading to rear garden.

LIVING ROOM: (S) 17'9 x 15'4 (5.42 m x 4.69 m) a spacious room with coving cornicing, solid wood flooring, open fire with limestone hearth and surround and solid oak mantle above, television point, range of wall mounted bookshelves.

BEDROOM 1: (E) 11'5 x 14' (3.48 m x 4.29 m) with solid wood flooring, large built in wardrobe with shelved storage either side, central ceiling lights and door leading to:

ENSUITE: walk in shower cubicle which is tiled floor to ceiling with Mira Event wall mounted shower, tiled flooring, low level wc, wash hand basin, wall mounted mirror and shaver light, obscured window to rear which faces north.

BEDROOM 2: (N) 14' 6 x 9'8 (4.42 m x 2.97 m) maximum, with solid wood flooring, central ceiling light and built in wardrobe.

BEDROOM 3: (E) 11'4 x 11'2 (3.47 m x 3.42 m) with solid wood flooring, built in wardrobes with additional shelving storage either side.

BATHROOM: (E) a beautifully appointed bathroom with tiled flooring and walls, bath with wooden panelled surround and shower attachment, walk in shower cubicle with Mira Elite 2 electric wall mounted shower, heated towel rail, low level wc, wash hand basin, mirrored bathroom cabinet with additional inset lighting.

HOTPRESS: shelved and houses a factory lagged tank and also an electricity saving timer.

OUTSIDE: the property is comfortably set back from the road with a gated entrance and tarmaced driveway leading to the front side and rear. There are external lights following the driveway up and the front garden is predominantly laid to grass. To the rear of the property there is a raised patio / terrace area with magnificent views over the Bengorm Mountains and also out towards Killary Harbour.

SERVICES: private shared water supply, septic tank, mains electricity.

HOLIDAY RENTAL PROSPECTS: The property has been used as a short term holiday home over the past 3 years and has been very popular with both Irish and also European tourists with bookings throughout the summer in previous years.

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The Cottage
Dining Room
Sun Room
Sitting Room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Aashleagh Falls
View to front
View to front in summer
Cottage in Summer

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