DescriptionA rare opportunity to acquire a site benefitting from full planning permission and situated in a most unspoilt and scenic location. The site, which is nestled at the foot of the Mweelra mountains and just off the local road, offering a sheltered position, while also having the added bonus of tremendous views over the Atlantic Ocean, Clare Island, Achill, Mulranny and the surrounding countryside. The ever-changing vista is as breath-taking during dark nights as it is on a summer’s day.
As it stands, the site has an old cottage residence thereon. Planning permission has been granted for a modern, yet traditional style bungalow residence, being sympathetic to its natural surroundings, with a natural stone façade, together with a natural stone boundary wall. The property is accessed via a small county road, which has many neighbouring properties spread intermittently throughout the area. So, while experiencing a private, peaceful setting, you also have a good community network, which is why this property would make an ideal family home. The local National School at Killeen is just 3km distant, while the recently extended secondary school, Sancta Maria is located in Louisburgh, a bus service is available for children in the area to commute to.
Louisburgh village is a short drive away (10 minutes) where all essential day to day amenities can be found including doctors, post office, shops, café, bars, chemist to name but a few. In addition, the Aillemore area is surrounded by many renowned sandy beaches and has a bird’s eye view over the surfing beach at Carrowniskey. Silver Strand and White Strand, offer miles of open beach suitable to keen walkers, which are located close by. The site is also within walking distance of Cross beach and the Ocean Lodge Hotel, which provides a perfect trek, in which to appreciate the tranquillity and beauty of this area.
The ever-popular tourist town of Westport is some 30 minute’s drive.
Located as it is on the Atlantic coast, Louisburgh is famous for its wide range of unspoilt beaches, famed for their clean bathing waters and untainted sandy coves. Beaches in the Louisburgh area include Carramore, Old Head and Bertra, while beaches in nearby Killadoon have been rated as the best in Europe, i.e. Tallabawn (Silver Strand) and Dooaghtry. Leenane is approx. 25 miles to the south of Louisburgh. Nearby Roonagh Pier, approx. 6 km from the town, is the departure point for ferries to Clare Island and Inishturk. Other beautiful scenic drives include going south to Connemara via Doolough and Leenane, north to Achill via Westport and Newport, or to Ballycastle and the Ceide Fields via Castlebar and Pontoon, or east to Tourmakeady and Lough Nafooey via Westport/ Tourmakeady and Leenane. A short drive from Louisburgh is the famous Killary Fjord, a 9-mile-long inlet which boasts some of the finest scenery in the west of Ireland. If your passion is walking, climbing or just generally 'rambling', then Louisburgh is the perfect destination for you! There are numerous very interesting walks to discover in and around Louisburgh, with magnificent scenery thrown in for good measure.
The town of Westport is approx. 21km from this property, Westport, designated one of Bord Failte's Heritage Towns, is situated in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, overlooking Clew Bay. One of the few planned towns in the Country, Westport was designed in the 18th Century by James Wyatt. It has become one of Ireland's established tourism centres, with many outstanding features, most notably the beautiful tree lined boulevard known as The Mall, running parallel to the Carrowbeg River.
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Louisburgh is located circa:
Galway Circa 1h 30mins Approx. 100km
Westport Circa 25 mins Approx. 22km
Castlebar Circa 45 mins Approx. 40km
Knock International Airport Circa 1 hour Approx. 76km
Dublin Circa 3h 30mins Approx. 280km
Cross & Carrowniskey beaches are adjoining sandy beaches which stretch for miles, situate south of Louisburgh town. Both Carrowniskey and Cross are world famous surfing beaches.
Features Elevated Site with exquisite views
Located on the Wild Atlantic Way
C.9.5km west of Louisburgh
Plans for Attractive cut stone dwelling offering splendid countryside and coastal views
Unspoilt scenic location in close proximity to many sandy beaches
Ideal family home/holiday home
DirectionsFrom Louisburgh, proceed out the Killeen road as far as Killeen Church. Take the first left after Killeen Church and procced for 750m where you will come to a Y in the road, keep right until to come to the next Y, take a right here and continue for 450m. The subject site is located on the right-hand side with FM Auctioneers For Sale sign thereon.