DescriptionWe are delighted to bring to the market this stunning property nestled in the foothills of The Twelve Bens, close to the world renowned Kylemore Abbey. Presented in excellent condition and oozing style and charm throughout, this unique property is a wonderful opportunity to attain a beautiful home in Connemara.
The emphasis is on light – with big cottage style windows, and light cream ceramic tiles reminiscent of marfil marble with bronze tiles inset in patterns throughout the ground floor. The main entrance is via a half door into the large porch. There are three windows and a skylight bringing light into the porch and a large triangular internal window carrying that light into the main house. The L shaped sitting room comfortably seats 9 on brown leather recliners arranged around an open flame gas fire, and 46” flat screen LCD TV with surround sound. The large beech finish fitted kitchen comprises a concealed siemens dishwasher, built in stainless steel double electric oven by Zanussi, and microwave at eye level. 5 ring Gas cook top, and large stainless steel Fisher Paykel fridge freezer.
All the stainless steel appliances are coated with a finger print proof shield. The counter is carved from a pale cream stone – very reminiscent of marble but more resilient. The central heating system is Gas fuelled underfloor heating, with radiators upstairs. The water system is a closed fully pressurized system. There are three bathrooms. The main one on the ground floor serves the two ground floor bedrooms and boasts a large two man Jacuzzi bath, marfil marble mosaic tiles, and wall hung toilet. The two ensuites upstairs have showers, wall hung toilets, and built in cupboards. One is decorated in black and white mosaic, the other in white with blue and beige seastone mosaic. The open plan staircase is white oak with stainless steel hand rail and finials. The floors throughout the upstairs rooms are a limed oak finish, and the furnishings are antique country style finished in a whitewash giving the upstairs a light airy feel. The house is connected to Broadband.
Sewage: Septic tank
Water: Local Supply
Heating: Gas central heating
The property is situated in the wonderful area of Kylemore, surrounded by the peaks of the Twelve Bens and the Maumturks and close to the beautiful Lough Inagh and The Inagh Lodge Hotel (providing lovely food in a stunning setting and also lake fishing for the enthusiast.
The village of Tullycross is an easy 4 minute drive from the house and boasts two pubs and the Maol Rae hotel which serves lunches and dinners.
Letterfrack at 5km, is a 7-minute drive, and a very busy little village with three pubs, a lovely restaurant, and a very well stocked supermarket. Letterfrack hosts a number of small festivals during the year – the most notable being Sea Week in October which is a celebration of all things maritime and includes walks, talks, exhibitions, and some very fine traditional music, and Bog Week in May which celebrates the local flora and fauna and again attracts many fine musicians, lecturers and poets. The furniture college in Letterfrack turns out some fine woodworkers and every year puts on an exhibition of the best work of the graduating class.
The Connemara National Park is just across the road from Letterfrack village and 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 house. 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.
Kylemore service station and shop, The Kylemore Pass Hotel and Mechanics Garage are all located just a 10-minute drive from this property.
Other things to do and see in the area:
• Renvyle Hotel for fine food and an 18 hole golf course on the Renvyle peninsula
(10 minutes drive)
• Rosleague Manor Hotel for superb food in Moyard (15 minute drive).
• Many lovely beaches within a 5 to 15 minute drive- The White Strand, Lettergesh, Glassilaun.
• Killary Harbour and marvelous Leenane with its bars, restaurants and shops is 15 minutes away
• Little Killary adventure centre – (15 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 – (15 minutes drive) – for experienced divers or beginners
they provide courses and trips for every level.
• Hill walking in the Twelve Bens and Maumturks
• Salmon and trout fishing at various locations with local guides
• Horse riding in Tully village
• Perfect cycling country
Clifden, with it’s wonderful array of hotels, shops, bars and restaurants and the renowned Arts Festival, is only a 25 minute drive away
The picturesque town of Westport is a 56 minute drive away.
Distance from property to Galway City: 81.3 km approx 1hour 28-minute drive
Distance from property to Westport: 52.1 km approx 56-minute drive
Distance from property to Knock Airport: 103.3km approx 1 Hr 46-minute drive
Distance from property to Dublin: 293.9 km approx 3 hour 32-minute drive
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