THE HOUSE: This property constructed circa 1900 of stone construction with a fibre slated roof is set on an attractive parcel of 1.17 acres of agricultural land providing direct frontage to a council maintained road. The property would be classed as un inhabitable and in need of complete renovation, but offers any purchasers a great unique chance to create a fabulous family home with Atlantic views. The property faces south and has accommodation which comprises of inner hall, living room/sitting room, dining room, ground floor bedroom, bathroom, galley kitchen and to the first floor there are 3 bedrooms. The lands to the front offer good grazing and security that no other property will be constructed and blocking any views.
LOCATION: The property is situated in the ‘townland' of Dolan a settlement of houses close to the sea, on what is part of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way'. The house faces south and provides a stunning view of the local coastline, the 12 Bens' mountain range and surrounding area. The property is close to an area of protected habitat which results in regular sightings of uncommon birds, flowers, insects and wildlife. The property is also close to the stunning Gurteen and Dog's Bay (originally known as Port na Feadóige, the bay of the plover), two of the loveliest and best well known Connemara beaches which attract a large number of visitors and are justly famous for their exceptional beauty and long white sandy beaches.
Around 4 miles away from the house lies the exceedingly charming village of Roundstone tucked away on the rugged Connemara coastline. Roundstone derives its name from the anglicised corruption of Cloch Na Rón, the rock of the seals. The bay was used by smugglers into the 18th Century while the village itself dating back to the 1820's was built by Alexander Nimmo. The village is both friendly and inviting with a wide range of amenities including shops, post office, school, hotels, and excellent restaurants most of which overlook the wide harbour and have stunning views over the Connemara landscape.
Clifden, the nearest town and only 11 miles away, 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 in the showground close to the property, 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. 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 50 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 2.5 hours from the property, while Knock Airport is 2 hours away.