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Not a property that will suit buyers on a tight budget, but rather one of the most expensive on the market in the country in 2024 – Cois na Mara enjoys a spectacular coastal position near Clifden.
The eight-bed bungalow is on the market with a price tag of €2.8 million – the land extends to 11.1 acres positioned above a quiet sandy beach and enjoying panoramic coastal views.
The views from the house are excellent and stretch across the ocean to Crow Island, Inish Turk Island and Turbert Island and along the coastline to the tidal Omey Island, with its large expanse of white sandy beach at low tide.
Built in 1993 and benefiting from a later extension Cois na Mara, comprises some 3,697 square feet or 343.5 square metres of accommodation.
Suited for use as a private home, it has recently been used for family rentals and use in the past has included a restaurant and Bed and Breakfast guesthouse, with the east wing acting as a separate private family apartment.
A generous tiled reception hall leads to the bow-fronted family room and an axial hall, which accesses the principal bedrooms, the kitchen and east wing. The family room has uninterrupted ocean views and an open fireplace. It interconnects to a small study and into the large dining room.
Facing north, south and west the dining room, like the family room, has excellent ocean views which extend up the coastline to Omey Island and its tidal strand. The kitchen interconnects to the dining room and is currently fitted out for professional cooking with a range of stainless-steel equipment. A separate pantry is plumbed for a washing machine. If open-plan living were desired, it seems possible that the kitchen and dining room spaces could be combined to create a large living space in the ‘Great Room’ style and easily linking with the study and family room.
Ladies’ and gents’ washrooms are a legacy from the restaurant use and could be retained or the space repurposed. There are eight-bedroom suites with four having ensuite bathrooms and four having ensuite shower rooms. The largest bedroom has a large bay window affording excellent views out to the ocean and down the coastline to Omey Island and strand.
The east wing can be separately accessed from the rear house courtyard and comprises a TV room with open fireplace, a master bedroom ensuite, second bedroom and a bathroom. The detached garage is used as a laundry room and has a freezer room. There is mains water, broadband availability (Lightnet) and a private Puraflow foul drainage septic system.
Marram grass covered dunes lead down to the secluded sandy cove and ocean. A boat house requires completion but is ideally positioned nearby to the sea and beach. An inauspicious entrance from the public road leads along a private gravelled laneway to a tarred parking courtyard in front of the house. A separate spur from the laneway leads to the boat house and a right of access to a natural boat ramp access point.
For further information, contact Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty on 01 6624511 or visit sothebysrealty.com
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