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IrelandSligoWest SligoOx Mountains, West Sligo, Sligo

€245,000

Ox Mountains, West Sligo, Sligo

3 beds Energy RatingCottage
#1 of 3 Properties Viewed in West Sligo
Schiller and Schiller
Tel: 071 916 3284
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Description

KEY FACTORS: Spacious and bright open plan 3 B/R cottage with large extension. Renovated and in good decorative order throughout. Absolutely private location with 7 acres of meadow and woodland surrounded by forestry. Accessed via a long private avenue leading to the property Set in the Ox Mts outside Aclare village, Co. Sligo Exclusive and private gems like these are hard to find nowadays, ponds and a picturesque stream Ideal getaway to escape from the hectic everyday life. Priced to sell €245.000 Description: This delightful property situated in a small valley is surrounded by forestry which runs up the mountain. So it has great shelter yet much openness around the property itself and privacy which is in effect the whole mountainside. As the forestry around is cropped and re planted the wildlife and flora flourish on the property and in the various tracks and clearings. So the whole mountain is a wildlife haven , but especially the 7 acres at its heart. The area around the house has been cleared of trees and rocks and is a blank canvas for any future landuse. It also allows clear visibility from the house across the land to the stream. The house itself is orientated in the valley to catch maximum sunlight throughout the year and the extension is also designed to maximise light. The spacious and bright residence offers: Open plan Kitchen/Dining room with large open fireplace and solid fuel stove, 3 Good Size bedrooms of which one with stove, bathroom and a bright living/study with glass front overlooking the demesne. Total Floor area approx.. 102.97m2 A stone outhouse close to the residence could be incorporated into further accommodation. There is also a small tractor/lawn mower shed on the grounds. The area is well known for its beauty as it skirts the edge of the mountains. It is a popular cycle route for tourists riding between Sligo and Westport because of its lack of traffic and wonderful views, creating the potential for holiday rental . In this day and age it is a rarity to come across a place so quiet and unspoilt but at the same time so accessible to air, rail and road links. Brief History of House The house and barn was originally built in around 1900 by an accomplished stonemason and the previous owner kept pigs, cattle and poultry. The area is called "Knockbrack" which translates as "speckled hill" because the land has many big rocks in and looks speckled from a distance. The land around the house has been cleared by a digger so they are now easily worked and very fertile. Over 25 years the current owners have kept pigs, goats, ducks and chickens. In 2000-2001, a bright extension was added with the help of architect Colin Bell , well known for using eco friendly materials and techniques. Part of the building included using locally grown larch as the extension cladding, a hemp and lime render on the internal stone walls, panel vent instead of plywood, a grass roof, cellulose insulation and many other details which minimised the carbon footprint of the building and maximised its breathability and high insulation qualities. In line with ecological principles a wetland system to treat the output from the septic tank was installed. Over the years the current owners have been self-sufficient in wood to heat the house from a solid fuel stove and a alternative heat source can be easily added. Video Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N4rndYdHxYmXAkhIcWzuHmHSvRgcnJo/view Price Guide: € 245.000 View by appointment with sole selling agents SCHILLER & SCHILLER

Features

KEY FACTORS: Spacious and bright open plan 3 B/R cottage with large extension. Renovated and in good decorative order throughout. Absolutely private location with 7 acres of meadow and woodland surrounded by forestry. Accessed via a long private avenue leading to the property Set in the Ox Mts outside Aclare village, Co. Sligo Exclusive and private gems like these are hard to find nowadays, ponds and a picturesque stream Ideal getaway to escape from the hectic everyday life. Priced to sell €245.000

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