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Rockfield, Moyard, Co. Galway
Ref: R0545

Offers on €325,000


The property is only six miles from Clifden, which is regarded as the Capital of Connemara, with banks and a large selection of shops, pubs, and other leisure facilities. Clifden is noted for its many fine seafood restaurants, the famous Connemara Pony Show which takes place there each August, and the Clifden Arts Festival in September, all of which attract many Irish and foreign visitors. The area is well provided for a wide range of sporting and leisure facilities, with fishing, boating and water sports most popular using the many beaches and bays which comprise this convoluted coastline.

The property is 56 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 Golf Club whilst there are six other courses within an hour’s drive of the property.

Constructed originally in the early 1900’s this lovely family home was extended in the 1970’s and now reluctantly comes to the market. The house was previously used as a bed and breakfast and lends itself to a large family home, with lawned gardens to the south. There is accommodation comprising of inner hall, living room, kitchen / dining area, 6 bedrooms, bathroom and separate cloakroom. Outisde there are a good range of outbuildings and sheds which provide diversification for a range of different uses.

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

Wooden panel door leading into inner hall.

INNER HALL: (N, E), being L shaped in design has windows to front, main electric fuse box, doors leading to 2 bedrooms and living room.

LIVING ROOM: (W) 16’9 x 12’9 (5.12 m x 3.89 m) with carpeted flooring throughout, double glazed window to front, solid fuel stove situated on a slate bed, television points and door leading to ground floor bedroom 1 and back inner hall.

KITCHEN: (S, W) 11’10 x 16’6 (3.62 m x 5.04 m), matching range of wall mounted and base units with inset stainless steel sink drainer, space for gas cooker, raised blacksmith solid fuel stove with back boiler capabilities, wall mounted Firebird Super Q 50/90 oil fired boiler and views to the rear and side over owners land. Additional door leading to utility room.

UTILITY ROOM: (W) 8’11 x 6’4 (2.73 m x 1.94 m), with tiled flooring throughout, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for large fridge freezer and space for electric oven with extractor above. Door leading to outside (UPVC).

BEDROOM 1: (E) 7’10 x 8’8 (2.41 m x 2.65 m), with telephone point, partial wood panel walls, built in wardrobes.

BEDROOM 2: (E, S) 10’10 x 8’9 (3.30 m x 2.68 m), with carpeted flooring throughout, double glazed windows to front and side and impressive views over owners grazing land and mountains to the rear.

BEDROOM 3: (S) 13’3 x 8’9 (4.05 m x 2.66 m), with carpeted flooring throughout, built in wardrobes, a range of shelving.

REAR INNER HALL: carpeted with door leading to living room, utility room, cloak room, bathroom and bedroom 4.

BEDROOM 4: (W) 10’9 x 7’7 (3.28 m x 2.30 m), with wood effect flooring throughout, built in wardrobes, television point.

BATHROOM: (N) with tiled flooring throughout, low level WC, wash hand basin, bath with paneled surround and a shower attachment.

WC: (W) with carpeted flooring throughout, low level WC and wash hand basin.

From inner hall carpeted stairs rising to first floor.

FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM 1: (S) 16’6 x 13’1 (5.04 m x 4.01 m) with wood effect flooring throughout, wash hand basin, range of shelving, range of full height built in wardrobes and excellent views over rear lands.

BEDROOM 2: (N) 15’11 x 10’11 (4.86 m x 3.34 m) with carpeted flooring throughout, wash hand basin.

OUTSIDE: the property is approached off the main road with a tarmacked driveway leading to the front. To the side of the property there is an attached garage currently used to store turf being of flat roof construction with wooden doors to the front and measuring 17’6 x 11’1 (5.35 m x 3.38 m).

SHED 2: To the rear of the property there is a block built shed which is split in two and provides two storage areas, namely the utility room/storage room 1.

UTILITY ROOM/STORAGE ROOM 1: (E) 11’7 x 12’9 (3.52 m x 3.88 m), with power and lighting.

STORAGE ROOM 2: (E) 13’5 x 8’6 (4.09 m x 2.60 m), with double doors Both of these buildings are of block construction face east and have a recently renovated shed.

SHED 3: To the south of the property there is further stone original shed which is divided into two sections which measures approximately (12.00 m x 3.75 m).

The lands which can be accessed via a track to the east of the property, enclosed by a combination of traditional stone walls and post and wire fencing and have water situated in assorted places.


The lands are situated in 3 separate locations.

PARCEL 1: With the main parcel being attached to the dwelling house equating to 30.09 Acres. This has substantial frontage to the main N59 and is sub divided into different gardens, and provides good quality grazing lands useable throughout the year. There are ample water supplies and access to mains water pipes where additional feeds could be sourced if required.

Parcel 2: This parcel of 6.85 Acres is primarily of bog land with access to the higher land at the top of the hill. The current owners cut turf regularly and there are decades of turf left available. His land is not fenced.

Parcel 3: A long sloping parcel extending to 11.51 acres of mountain grazing land which has been fenced in recent years but cannot be guaranteed as stock proof. The lands have not been grazed for several years but provide a good opportunity for future grazing. On the lower Ballinakill road there is potential for a local housing need site, subject to planning. There is also frontage to Lough Garraunbaun.

SERVICES: The property is on septic tank drainage, private group water scheme and mains electricity.

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The Property
Kitchen Living Room
Living Room
Inner Hall
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5
Bedroom 6
Front Garden
Rear Garden
Side Elevation

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