DescriptionDNG Martin O'Connor Land Sales are delighted to offer for sale a unique residential hill farm on the outskirts of the internationally famed town of Clifden. Standing on c. 12.57 acres with an option to purchase and additional 50.73 acres of land in addition to a 1/6th share to 318 acres of commonage by separate negotiation. This is a very unique opportunity to purchase such a large holding in the Connemara Region. Facing south in the Atticlough / Shanakeever valley with stunning views across the landscape this fine house with a large partially converted side building presents itself as an excellent opportunity to purchase both a dwelling and land with the potential to create many types of businesses in this wonderful part of Ireland. Constructed in 2004 this very spacious house consists of an entrance hall, living room, sitting, kitchen / dining room, utility, 4 large bedrooms (2 en-suite) and family bathroom. The upstairs is a large open area which is suitable for conversion SPP. Externally there is a large detached building which extends to c. 850 sq.ft., this is currently laid out into various rooms and is suited for a lot of uses.
The property can be purchased in various lots which are as follows
Lot 1 - House and it surrounding lands of 5.09 Ha (12.57 Acres)
Lot 2 - House & all lands of c. 25.61 Ha (63.30 Acres) and commonage lands of 1/6th undivided share to 318 acres
Connemara’s dramatic beauty has enticed poets, writers, musicians, farmers , families and seekers of all types, for generations. Oscar Wilde was captivated by its “savage beauty” and Tim Robinson sought to capture its essence through his literature, but Connemara is more than a quote, book or photograph , it is an encounter.
This unique opportunity to purchase a sizable house and substantial lands, will place a fortunate owner in the heart of Connemara, at Shanakeever . The mythical and famed beauty of the Twelve Bens and Connemara landscape lie at the doorstep of this property, with completely untouched views as far as the eye can see, making it the perfect setting for a BBQ with family and friends on the patio or a glass of wine and a book at sunset.
Shanakeever attracts anglers, hikers, families and even song writers who have written about the “Bogs of Shanaheever”. Nestled into the rolling lands are Lough Auna of which documentaries have been made about the “Lough Monster” that dwells there and Lough Shanakeever, popular fishing lakes.
The land itself is inscribed with history with a medieval stone pathway and a Neolithic field system up to 12,000 years old running along the shore of the lake that lies to the front of the house as well as a Megalithic tomb just past Lough Auna.
If it is even possible that all this fascinating beauty and history are not enough, though Shanakeever is a secluded paradise, the popular town of Clifden with all it’s live music, shops and attractions and the astonishing Atlantic ocean are only 5 mins away or else there can be a round of Golf at the Connemara Championship Golf Links, a day out at the Connemara Pony Show, a trip to the historic Marconi station , the Alcock & Brown landing site or Kylemore Abbey, all within a 20 minute drive.
Purchase of the Land includes a share in c.318 acres of commonage that runs adjacent to Connemara national park, a section of a lake, as well as grant entitlements. The land would be ideal for farming, forestry, ponies or there is also potential for a profitable business venture.
RoomsEntrance Hall - 5.2m x 1.75m
wide hall with tiled floor.
Living Room - 5.2m x 4.7m
fine spacious room with a solid fuel stove.
Sitting Room - 4.47m x 4.5m
located next to the kitchen / dining area, featuring a solid fuel stove and wood flooring.
Kitchen / Dining Room - 9.37m x 3.54m
this fine room enjoys stunning views over the valley, it has a fully fitted kitchen. Rear door entrance and patio doors from the dining area to the front garden.
Utility Room - 3.7m x 3.5m
offering excellent space and storage the room is plumbed for a washing machine.
Master Bedroom - 4.47m x 3.5m
Bedroom 2 - 3.7m x 3.05m
Bedroom 3 - 3.7m x 2.8m
Bedroom 4 - 3.7m x 3.35m
Bathroom - 3.7m x 3.5m
First Floor -
Potential for conversion SPP.
Side Building -
This building is subdivided into various rooms. It is fully drylined and has first fix electric wiring complete. The unit is ideal for many uses, it is currently laid out with three rooms downs stairs and two rooms upstairs.
FeaturesStunning Hill Farm
In the Atticlough / Shanakeever valley
Bordered by the Letternoosh River
3 km from Clifden town centre
Steeped in history
Direct access on to Glenbrickeen Lough & Shankeever Lough
House ground floor area of c. 1,962 sq.ft. with attic conversion potential
Side building ground floor area of c. 517 sq.ft. with first floor partially converted total c. 850 sq.ft.
Huge agri-tourism potential
Excellent facilities available in the area
Option to purchase the entire holding c. 63.30 acres of land with a 1/6th undivided share in c. 318 of commonage (equates to c. 53 acres) with Entitlements included
BER DetailsBER: C3 BER No.112699244 Energy Performance Indicator:212.78 kWh/m²/yr
DirectionsFrom Clifden take the Westport Road for 1.7 km and take the right turning for the camping site, drive for 0.8 km on this road and take the left turning. Drive for a further 0.4 km and the property is the first house across the river on the right hand side. The property can also be found using the Eircode H71W285
Viewing DetailsViewings are strictly by prior appointment through the sole selling agents DNG Martin O'Connor Tel 091866708.