Traditional Irish cottage for sale

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A little piece of paradise. Beautifully presented 3 bedroom traditional style cottage with southerly aspect, superb location with rural views and yet within easy walking distance of the famous Spa town of Lisdoonvarna. The cottage has a new bathroom fitted to a very high standard and is in very good condition throughout having recently been re-decorated and repainted inside and outside. This lovely period cottage in the far west of Ireland not far from the Wild Atlantic Way is in turn-key condition ready for immediate occupancy. It stands on a large elevated site of c. 1½ acres with a mixture of mature hedging and shrubs and a small woodland and acre field at the back.

The cottage has the advantage both of oil-fired central heating with radiators in every room and a recently installed multifuel stove in the living room. All white goods are included – fridge, freezer, washing machine, drier, dishwasher, combination cooker with gas hob and electric oven. The cottage could be sold unfurnished or ‘as is’, fully furnished as a holiday retreat, and is in turn-key condition. It benefits from a sunny south-facing front elevation with beautiful views over the Gowlaun river valley to the distant hills, farmland and woods beyond. To the rear is a log store, currently full of logs, also a fully enclosed backyard and an area of grass or pasture, behind which is the small woodland and path to the acre field. A ‘must see’ as this property will not stay on the market for long! All enquiries and viewings welcome, by appointment with the owners.

This period cottage is walking distance from the quaint Spa town of Lisdoonvarna, the only Spa town in Ireland, well-known for its Spa Wells Visitors Centre where the health-giving well waters can be sampled. Lisdoonvarna is also famous for its match-making festival every September. The town has a good range of shops, pubs and hotels locally and is just 6 miles from Doolin, famous for Irish traditional music and the location of the ferry to the Aran Isles; also just 8 miles from the world-famous Cliffs of Moher, and 8 miles from the lovely sandy surfing beach of Fanore and the picturesque harbour of Ballyvaughan.

Gowlaun Cottage was built approx. 80-90 years ago, of traditional stone construction with wonderful thick walls and a well-maintained slate roof. It has an extension to the rear consisting of kitchen/ living room and bathroom. This is built with blocks with torch on felt roof, also in good condition. The cottage is fitted with PVC double glaze windows, traditional oak and teak farmhouse-style doors, oil fired central heating with radiators in all rooms. It stands on a large elevated site of c. 1 ½ acres which could possibly have potential for further development. Situated on a quiet secondary road overlooking the Gowlaun valley, offering beautiful countryside views.

Location: Situated approx. 0.25 miles from Lisdoonvarna on a quiet secondary road. Total area: approx. 631 square feet / 58.6 square metres. Directions: At Lisdoonvarna Town Square (either from Ennistymon or Ballyvaughan direction)
take St. Brendan’s Road past the Spar shop, keep going until you pass Gowlaun B&B and it’s the 4th house on the left. Look for the new galvanised iron front gate with a dog motif on it.

Lisdoonvarna is Ireland’s only Spa town with a rich heritage dating back to the early 1800s. It is on the edge of the Burren National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty of international importance with limestone pavements, rare flora and fauna, and many prehistoric megalithic sites, ancient churches and abbeys, castle ruins and other sites of historical interest It is also close to the resorts of Lahinch and Doolin. Lisdoonvarna offers a fine range of facilities including hotels, shops, primary and secondary schools, doctor’s surgery, churches, traditional pubs and restaurants. It is only a short walk to the centre, Town Park, Sport fields with all weather facilities.

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