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Sheeauns Lodge, Sheeauns, Cleggan, Co. Galway.
Ref: R0406

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A charming and homely wooden residence on a sheltered site with stunning mountain views, in one of the most sought after coastal locations in the West of Ireland. Large sitting room, charming kitchen / dining room, three bedrooms (one ensuite) and bathroom. Extending to approx. 130 sq. m or 1,400 sq. ft. in total. Almost completely secluded on private grounds of 0.7 acres with lawns running down to a virtually private lake extending to about 2 acres. A superb property to just sit out on the decking and watch the trout rise in the lake below, with the mountains as a backdrop. Truly magical!

This delightful property is in the charming townland of Sheeauns with its gardens leading down to Lough Sheeauns, the lake of the fairy mounds, which is most aptly named since it is in the centre of a number of prehistoric court tombs, a portal tomb and many standing stones. Research conducted in 1980 revealed that the shores of the lake are in the centre of a region inhabited from Neolithic times. Pollen analysis indicates how intensive pastoral farming seems to have occurred here from as early as 4100BC. Prehistoric structures literally surround Sheeauns and two of the most important are close to the property.

The property is set in a south facing position just inland from one of the loveliest and most unspoilt coastlines in the West of Ireland. The property is ideally placed for fishing and other water sports, with Cleggan Bay being less than a mile from the property and some of the loveliest and quietest beaches at Omey, Aughrus and Ballynakill, all within 10 minutes drive.

The property is only seven 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.

Closer to home, the attractive small fishing village of Cleggan has regular ferries across to the island of Inisbofin, and several pubs featuring traditional Irish music.

The property is 58 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.

The property is approached from the Cleggan - Moyard road, through a gate and into a large beach pebble driveway which extends around 3 sides of the property. The property is of timber construction under a fibre slate roof on a totally private site extending into approx. 0.284 ha or 0.70 acres, with raised wooden decks on the southern and western sides to the property.

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

Door leading into:

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: (N) 6.6m x 4m (21'9 x 13') with exposed timber floor with good range of kitchen units on two sides. Attractive cottage style kitchen units with laminated work surfaces, Concept 4 ring electric hob and a double oven. Inset stainless steel sink with double drainers, further laminated work surfaces with cupboards and drawers below. Fitted dresser unit with display cupboards and shelves below. Door to:

HALLWAY: (S) 8m x 1.21m (26'3 x 4') with doors to the sitting room, the outside deck, the hot-press and the back hall.

SITTING ROOM: (N, S, E) 5.3m x 4.95m (17'5 x 16'3), with exposed timber floor, large local stone fireplace with Liscanor stone hearth and mantle.

HOTPRESS: fitted with slatted shelves.

BACK HALL: (E) with door to the outside and the western deck. Doors into:

BEDROOM 1: (N, W), 4m. max x 4m. max (13'3 max. x 13'5 max), exposed wooden floor, full height fitted wardrobe, wash basin.

BATHROOM: with exposed wooden floor, enamelled cast iron bath, toilet and was basin.

BEDROOM 2: (W),3.6m x 2.77m max (11'10 x 9'2 max), exposed wooden floor and wash basin.

BEDROOM 3: (S, E) 5.4m x 4.1m max. (17'8 X 13'5 max.), with fine views over the lake, gardens and to the Twelve Bens beyond. Exposed wooden floor, fitted wardrobe, door to:
ENSUITE BATHROOM: 2.6m x 2.6m (8'5 x 8'5) with exposed wooden floor, enamelled cast iron bath, matching wash basin and toilet.

OUTSIDE: Sheeauns Lodge is in a truly magical and inspiring setting with lawns on the north, west and southern sides totally enclosed on the north east and west boundaries by Rhododendron and other shrub hedging. To the south the property has decks overlooking the lake and with good views of the Twelve Bens in the distance and smooth sloping lawns running down to the long frontage of Lough Sheeauns. This is the only residential property that uses access to this lake which is a most intriguing body of water being very deep and also having no natural inflowing or outflowing streams. It was thus chosen for the core sampling of pollens which confirmed that this area was farmed over 6,000 years ago. The lake is fringed with waterlilies and reeds and the vendors have for the past 60 years moored a boat, swam and fished in the lake which contains some decent size brown trout.

On the western boundary is a FUEL / BOAT STORE 4.45m x 2.16m (14'7 x 7'2).

SERVICES: Mains electricity and water, septic tank drainage within the property. Telephone connected. Secondary water supply available from the lake.

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Main Hallway
The Property
Kitchen Area
Dining Area
Sitting Room
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Eastern Elevations
Lawns leading down to Lough
Lough Sheeauns with lodge mid centre
Western deck & Elevations

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