Teachín an Pluiméir (Plumber's Cottage), Tiernakill, Maam, Co. Galway
Offers on €225,000
On the banks of the Failmore River this charming 2 bedroom cottage has been totally refurbished by the present owners, it is situated on approximately 1.19 acres or 0.48 hectares of gardens and a range of outbuildings, providing total comfort and privacy in a stunning rural location.
The property is situated on the banks of the Failmore River, approximately 2 miles from Maam Village, which is well know, for Keane's Bar which overlooks a small harbour at the top end of Lough Corrib. This historic building was built for Alexander Nimmo and was described by Samuel Lewis thus: "At the head of Lough Corrib, which is navigable to the neighbourhood of Galway, is the Corrib Hotel, situated at Maam, among the mountains, at the foot of Noneen More, at the entrance to Joyce's country and the Killeries, and commanding a beautiful view of the picturesque scenery in this very romantic district." Despite the passing of nearly two centuries since these words were written, they still apply to the scenery which surrounds both the village of Maam and this property.
The property is ideally placed for fishing, boating or walking the mountains around the Maam valley, which is one of the most favoured walking areas in Connemara. There are many other local amenities in Maam which include a shop, schools, a church and a football sports field.
Leenane, which is situated at the lower end of the Maam valley, derives its name from An Lionan which is loosely translated as the tidal area, standing on the shores of Killary Harbour. Leenane is a most delightful village, being a popular stopping off point on the main road between Clifden and Westport and with a number of shops, pubs and the renowned Portfinn Lodge.
The area abounds with wildlife, some of it rare, and is the home of one of Ireland's most elusive mammals, the tree dwelling pine martin, as well as deer, otter, hare, rabbit, badger, stoat, and all manner of birds. A virtual nature lover's delight.
Given its rural location and fine surroundings this lovely cottage would make an ideal holiday home with its own land surrounding the property giving good privacy.
This charming cottage faces east, is of stone construction under a slate roof with single storey porches built to the front and rear of the property. The property is beautifully presented internally benefiting from solid fuel fired heating system, has mains electricity and public and private water supply.
A summary of the accommodation with rooms aspects and appropriate room measurements are as follows:-
Porch: (E, S) wooden front door leading into porch with tiled flooring, single ceiling light and further inner door leading to:
Kitchen: (E, W) 16'10 x 11'2 (5.14 m x 3.41 m). A light warm room with tongue and groove barrelled ceiling, a matching range of wall mounted and base units with tiled splashbacks, inset stainless steel single drainer, space for independent fridge and freezer, inset Ignis electric oven and gas hob above. The property is heated by a solid fuel "Hamco" range which is situated in the kitchen and this provides hot water and heating throughout the property. The kitchen has slate tiled flooring throughout and doors leading to bathroom, bedroom, rear porch, lounge and open plan stairs rising to the first floor.
Lounge: (E, W) 17' x 9'6 (5.18 m x 2.91 m) A cosy room with tongue and groove barrelled ceiling, a feature fireplace with wooden mantle and surround with tiled hearth, currently housing an electric stove but has the facility to be used as a traditional fireplace, fully carpeted, television points and radiator.
From kitchen, door leading to:
Bedroom 1: (N, E) 11'1 x 9' (3.39 m x 2.75 m) a double bedroom with tongue and groove ceiling, inset ceiling mounted spotlights and radiator.
Bathroom: (W) 11' x 7'4 (3.35 m x 2.24 m) maximum, this spacious bathroom is fully tiled and has tiled flooring throughout, low level WC, wash hand basin, bath with panelled surround and Bristan wall mounted shower system. To the side there is a cupboard with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.
From kitchen stairs rising to first floor.
Bedroom 2: 13'7 x 11'1(4.15 m x 3.39 m) maximum, (measurements into eaves), this room makes a perfect second bedroom or office with a comprehensive range of built in bookshelves, ample power points, radiator and the room is fully carpeted.
Rear porch: Tiled flooring, access to storage cupboard and door leading to rear of the property.
Outside: The property is approached by a council maintained road leading to the entrance gateway with a further tarmaced driveway leading down to the front and around the side of the property. To the side of the driveway there are a further range of sheds measuring approximately 8m x 5m with power and water supplied to them, constructed of stone under corrugated roofs.
The gardens are split level, predominately laid to grass, with stone steps leading from one to another and a path leading onto the river bank. The whole outside area benefits from some of the best views in Connemara. The river Failmore creates one natural boundary and the rest are stock proof and secure.
Services: The property has mains water and electricity, but has the added benefit of a private well and pump house within the grounds, should it be required. There is also a Bio Cycle System within the boundary.
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||House from Failmore River
|House with mountains
to the rear
|Rear of the property
||View to the East
|Water frontage along
the Failmore River
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