DescriptionCarrie’s Cottage is a traditional stone-built cottage with it’s own grounds in the most stunning setting, in the heart of the beautiful Dunloughan area. The 2-bedroom cottage sits on alovely site and enjoys wonderful lake views. The beautiful Dunloughan beach is a short stroll from the house-a beach renowned for its rugged beauty and crystal clear waters. Behind the beaches are extensive sand dunes and open grassland. Another stroll takes you over the sand to the islands at Pollreavagh or to watch the fishing boats at the Quay.
The cottage is decorated in a rustic style, with many traditional attributes throughout. The living room features a traditional stone fireplace, built from local stone. It is the perfect place to picture yourself, relaxing by the glowing open fire, enjoying a pot of tea or a warming hot whiskey, perhaps engrossed in a book, or whiling away the time looking out at beautiful views. There is a separate kitchen area and bathroom, complete with bath and shower attachment. Both bedrooms fit a double bed, or two singles and one bedroom has beautiful, uninterrupted lake views. To the rear of the property is a back porch, which is great for storage.
Carrie’s Cottage really holds so many popular elements that are sought after by people looking for a property in Connemara-an opportunity not to be missed!
Please drive slowly on the the road leading to the cottages and be aware of pedestrians/children on the road.
Carrie's Cottage is located;
Galway city is 92.8 km away via the N59-approx 1hr38min drive
Westport is 82.3 km away via the N59- approx 1hr 35 min drive
Knock Airport is 142.2 km away via the N59 -approx 2hr 13min drive
Dublin City is 298.7 km away via the N59 & M6-approx 3hr 57min
Ballyconneely is situated in the heart of Connemara, which is the most westerly part of Europe and is an area unspoiled beauty and tranquillity. There are truly amazing blue flag beaches for swimming and snorkelling, incredible river fishing and brilliant restaurants.
Ballyconneely village is located between Clifden town and the seaside village of Roundstone. Ballyconneely is a busy little village complete with a bar, shops, a café, church, school and the Connemara Sands Hotel, perfect for a delicious meal. There is also a newly developed community park and playground. The world-renowned Connemara Golf Links and Course is a short drive from Carrie’s Cottage and there are many white sandy beaches including Mannin, the famous Coral Strand and Aillebrack beach. Aillebrack Pier is home to the Connemara smokehouse which is the oldest smokehouse in Connemara and one of the oldest in Western Ireland specialising in smoking wild Atlantic Salmon.
Clifden Town is the acclaimed capital of Connemara and is 15-minute drive from Carrie’s Cottage. Clifden is synonymous with its annual Art’s Festival which is held every September and the colourful town spoils it’s visitors with its choice in bars, restaurants, shops, art galleries and more! Clifden is host to many amenities including both a primary and secondary school, doctors surgeries, nursing home, grocery stores and hospital.
The stunning seaside village of Roundstone is a 10 minute drive from Carrie’s Cottage, which is hugely popular with renowned among artists and naturalists for the remarkable beauty of the surrounding mountains and seascapes. It has a traditional craft centre and local activities include Connemara Pottery, Connemara Jewellery and Connemara Instrument making. Connemara Farming, Connemara Fishing, Connemara Forestry and Connemara Quarrying are carried out extensively in the area. There is also a busy harbour and many lovely bars, restaurants, cafes and shops to enjoy a drink or peruse local crafts.
The Connemara National Park located 25 minutes from Carrie’s Cottage in Letterfrack provides a selection of lovely walks from wooded to mountainside, including one to the top of Diamond Hill. Staff at the park run activities for children during the summer months and the information centre gives a good history of the area.
Kylemore Abbey and Gardens is also just a 5-minute drive from the Letterfrack. The Abbey is currently host to students from the famous Notre Dame University, but the spectacular and historic building on the edge of Kylemore Lake is open to the public and the grounds provide lovely lakeside walks. There is an extensive shop and coffee shop catering to tourists. The old walled Victorian gardens, which have been restored and refurbished, display a great variety of plants and trees and bring one back to another era.
Other things to do and see in the area:
Ballinahinch Castle Hotel for fine food and beautiful woodland and riverside walks open throughout the grounds (20 minutes drive)
• Many lovely beaches within a 5 to 15 minute drive
Killary Harbour and marvellous Leenane village with its bars, restaurants and shops is 40 minutes away
Little Killary adventure centre – (50 minutes drive) – providing a huge range
of outdoor activities for children and adults. It is the site of The Misunderstood Herron-a world famous coffee stop
• Scuba dive west – (40 minutes drive) – for experienced divers or beginners
they provide courses and trips for every level.
Inishbofin Island-a vibrant island of the coast of Cleggan Village, where there is a daily return ferry (Cleggan is approx 20 minute drive from Tír Na Nog)
• Hill walking in the Twelve Bens and Maumturks
• Salmon and trout fishing at various locations with local guides
• Horse riding in Aillebrack
Perfect cycling country
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property only and are in no way guaranteed, nor do they form part of any contract. They are issued on the express condition that all negotiations are conducted through Matt O’Sullivan Ltd. All properties are offered subject to contract and to being unsold.
Living Room: 13’0 x 14’8’’ ( 3.98 x 4.48)
Back Porch: 5’7’’ x 5’7’’ (1.70 x 1.70)
Bathroom: 7’1’’ x 5’10’’ (2.18 x 1.8)
Kitchen: 6’6’’ x 9’0 (1.99 x 2.75)
Bedroom 1: 9’3’’ x 10’1’’ (1.28 x 3.08)
Bedroom 2 : 9’8’’ x 13’2’’ (2.96 x 4.01)
Water: Local Supply
Sewage: Septic Tank
FeaturesShort walk to many beautiful beaches
Traditional and attractive cottage
Located in a nice country setting
Enjoys great lake and country views
BER DetailsBER: G BER No.113009187 Energy Performance Indicator:939.18 kWh/m²/yr