Built in 1680 from stones taken from Cloongee Castle, this site is directly connected to Sir Thomas Moore’s family. Benefiting from a rich historical connection to the Moore’s and thus King Henry VIII, the stunning 10 acres includes a rare marriage tree (1 of only 4 in Ireland) and two orchards.
Having graced multiple newspapers with it’s gripping history, Cloongee House has been carefully restored by its current owner. The third story, which hadn’t been opened for 120 years, now includes plumbing, electricity and heating. Undergoing 2 years of restoration, the house was partly re-roofed and both the house and grounds underwent lovingly accurate restoration.
The site comprises of the house with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, butler’s pantry, and multiple receiving rooms, including a dining and drawing room. Outside there are 8 stables.
Cloongee fisheries which once belonged to Cloongee house is located directly opposite the property and is a mere 5 minute walk from door to shore. Public access to the Moy is provided by the North West Fisheries Board.
Situated in the rolling Irish countryside, it is one of the best kept secrets of Mayo and until recently operated as a B&B popular with holiday fishermen and shooting groups.
Whether for the history enthusiast or lover of old-world charm, this wonderful property warrants serious consideration. Needless to say, it comes to the market with the agent’s highest recommendation. The property can be purchased separately to the land if so required.