Island View Cottage, Leam West, Recess, Galway H91Y29R, Galway

For Sale


THE HOUSE: This beautifully presented 3 bedroom detached cottage is set on a mature site of circa 1.23 acres and now comes to the market in excellent condition throughout. The property was originally constructed circa 1950 of concrete and block construction with a rendered exterior under a slate roof, was totally renovated and upgraded in 1996, being dry lined, insulated, rewired and re plumbed, and now benefits from UPVC double glazed windows throughout, oil fired central heating and is in excellent condition throughout. The property is currently used for short term rental and has been for circa 20 years as can be seen by many of the visitors books this property is dearly loved and in high demand. The property is being sold with full contents included. SITUATION AND AMENITIES: The cottage is set in well back from the road and on the shore of Lough Bofin, which is part of the Owenriff River system which flows into Lough Corrib. The cottage is located between the old Clifden / Galway railway line, which is now the council road and the lake. The location of this cottage is both secluded and very private, but not isolated, and is in a popular and highly sought after scenic area, within easy reach of Oughterard village which is just four miles away. Oughterard is well known for its range of shops, pubs, banks and hotels which cater for the large numbers of visitors who come to take advantage of the walking, boating and other leisure activities for which this area is justly famous. The property is close to Lough Adrehid, and overlooks Lough Bofin. Golf is available at the recently upgraded 18 hole Oughterard golf course, set in natural parkland and there are six other golf courses within an hour's drive. Double glazed sliding door which leads to inner hall.


Inner Hall - 5'5" (1.65m) x 3'3" (0.99m)
(S) with wooden door leading to living room.

Living Room - 16'4" (4.98m) x 12'5" (3.78m)
(S, E) a bright double aspect room with linoleum flooring throughout, open fire with brick surround and tiled hearth, access to hot press and additional storage cupboard, door leading to two bedrooms and bathroom, pitch pine ceiling.

Kitchen - 10'10" (3.3m) x 6'7" (2.01m)
(N) lovely compact kitchen with breath taking views, with linoleum flooring throughout, matching range of wall mounted and base units with tiled splash back, inset stainless steel sink drainer, space for electric oven with extractor above, space and plumbing for washing machine, under counter fridge and oil fired Super Q50/90 oil fired boiler.

From kitchen area door leading to outside.

Bathroom - 7'1" (2.16m) x 6'5" (1.96m)
(N) with bath and paneled surround, wall mounted Triton electric shower, low level WC, wash hand basin, shaver light, wall mounted heater and extractor.

Bedroom 1 - 10'1" (3.07m) x 7'11" (2.41m)
(S) with linoleum flooring throughout, nice double bedroom with views to the front.

Bedroom 2 - 10'4" (3.15m) x 7'7" (2.31m)
(W) with views to side, linoleum flooring throughout.

Bedroom 3 - 10'11" (3.33m) x 7'8" (2.34m)
(N) with linoleum flooring throughout and fabulous views to the rear.

The property is set on an attractive site of 1.23 acres with substantial lake frontage and the possibility of creating lovely formal gardens to surround the property.

From Oughterard take the N59 towards Clifden for approximately 4 miles. Turn left, signposted `Quiet Man Bridge` and `Connemara Cottages`. Pass over the `Quiet Man Bridge` and take the first turning right. Follow this lane for about 2 miles and the property will be found on the right hand side called `Island View Cottage`.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.



  • Panoramic Views
  • Investment opportunity
  • Ideal for owner occupier or investment
  • Beautifully positioned cottage overlooking Lough Bofin
  • Set on lands of 1.23 acres
  • Fully furnished property being used as investment

  Building Energy Rating

BERNo. 111256954
EPI: 566 kWh/m2/yr



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