SITUATION AND AMENITIES: The property is set on the Inishnee peninsular and has amazing views in almost every direction. 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. These beaches are approx. 10 minutes drive from the property. Circa 2 miles 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 14 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 47 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.
THE HOUSE: This traditional stone cottage is possibly located on one of the finest sites of Inishnee, directly overlooking Roundstone, with superb coastal frontage and provides the purchaser with the rare opportunity to create a truly stunning home in this ever-popular peninsula.
The cottage is of stone construction under a slated roof and now comes to the market with vacant possession. Although small in size this charming property offers a large open plan kitchen/living area with a solid fuel stove on a slated hearth, with traditional stone pillars and large wooden mantle. There is a ground floor shower room, storage area and stairs rising up to a mezzanine room. The property faces south and has coastal views that would be hard to beat.