Bunlahinch Cottage comprises a detached bungalow residence, built circa 1850 as a rector’s cottage. It is situated in a most scenic location with spectacular countryside and costal views.
The property is accessed off the local road via a sweeping private driveway. Internally, the property has undergone various updating over the years by the current owners, to include underfloor heating, dry lined walls in part, and the creation of a large open plan kitchen, dining, living area with full height ceilings, which is located in the centre of the house. The addition of 4 large Velux windows to the rear provides bright, spacious living accommodation with a fitted stove and underfloor heating to ensure the large space is cosy and warm. This large space offers pleasant views from all front faced windows, while patio doors provide access to the rear garden and outbuildings.
There are two good sized bedrooms, one off each side of the living space, which have full height ceilings and two shower rooms off.
Furthermore, those who have a keen development eye can see that there is a strong possibility for future development with a range of outbuildings, one of which is attached to the dwelling and can be accessed internally. This is truly a unique property combining character together with the opportunity to extend and convert, set on 3 acres in a most scenic location. It is definitely worth booking a viewing and appreciate all it has to offer.
Located on the Atlantic coast, this area is famous for its wide range of unspoilt beaches; famed for their clean bathing waters and untainted sandy coves. The adjacent beaches of Cross and Carrowniskey are renowned destinations for water-sports; these include surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and angling. Carrowniskey is a lifeguarded beach, where surfing instruction is available. Less than 5 km south are the idyllic beaches of Thallabawn (White Strand) and Silver Strand, which are rated best in Europe and are beautiful for swimming and sunbathing. Beaches in the Louisburg area include Carrowmore, Old Head and Bertra, all lifeguarded beaches; these are popular for swimming and water-sports.
If your passion is walking, climbing or just generally “rambling”, then this is the destination for you. Croagh Patrick, Mweelrea and the Sheeffry Hills are in close proximity. There are numerous interesting walks and cycle routes to discover in the Louisburg and surrounding area, with magnificent scenery all around.
Near-by, Roonagh Pier is the departure point for ferries to the beautiful Clare Island and Inishturk. These are very popular destinations for both day-trips and longer sojourns.
The short drive south to Leenane and Connemara passes through the magnificently scenic Doolough valley, flanked by the majestic Mweelrea and the Sheefry Hills. Doolough is also the location for Delphi Adventure Centre. Leenane is located near the mouth of the famous Killary Fjord, a 14.5 km-long glacial inlet. South of Leenane is the unique landscape of Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey.
Other scenic drives are north to Achill (via Westport and Newport); north-east to Ballycastle and the Ceide Fields (via Castlebar and Pontoon); east to Tourmakeady and Lough Nafooey (via Westport/Tourmakeady and Leenane)
The local church, primary school, playground, Killeen Community Centre and the Ocean Lodge at Killadoon are all within a 2 km radius. The town of Louisburg, a mere 8 km away, has all essential day-to-day amenities; with post office, church, convenience store, variety of cafes, public houses, pharmacy, doctors, schools to name but some.
AccommodationPorch: 1.64m x 2.00m
Kitchen/Dining/Living Area: 8.69m x 4.32m
Utility: 1.05m x 2.13m
Bedroom 1: 4.09m x 4.18m
Shower Room: 1.47m x 2.34m
Bedroom 2: 4.06m x 4.29m
Shower Room: 2.40m x 2.00m
Attached Outbuilding: 14.08m x 3.62m
Features Circa 8km West of Louisburgh town
Close proximity to many sandy beaches and the renowned Clapper Bridge
Detached dwelling together with outbuildings and c.3.46 acres of land
Pleasant countryside and coastal views
Future expansion potential or to convert outbuildings (subject to P.P)
Ideal holiday home at present, but would make an ideal family home with further investment
DirectionsFrom Louisburgh, continue over the Bridge (Bunowen River), proceed on the road towards Killeen for approximately 7km, taking a right (see GAA Pitch sign and FM Auctioneers directional sign), proceed down this road for c.750m and the subject property is located on the left-hand side with FM Auctioneers sign thereon.