Dooroy House is just a short drive/walk from the lovely village of Clonbur, Co. Galway, and on the isthmus between the two great Western lakes, Lough Corrib and Lough Mask famous for wild brown trout and salmon fishing. A most desirable and special property, sure to attract serious attention on the open market. It is far enough away, yet within easy reach of Galway city and the motorway system (M17 and M6).
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a delightful country retreat, love nest, or family home, with great peace and tranquillity, nestly beautifully at the foot of Mount Gable. The Property is surrounded by mountain, woodland and lakeshore walks close to the property, and a wealth of sporting and rural activities are available in the vicinity, with world class fishing on Loughs Corrib, Mask, Carra and further afield Lough Conn, the River Moy, and the abundance of west of Ireland salmon rivers.
The property is offered for sale on approx. 0.7 acres, with a boundary of mixed hedging and mature trees. To the front of the house there is substantial courtyard with ample parking and access to the stone barn and the boat shed. To the rear of the house is a further gravelled area suitable for additional parking.
Beyond the courtyard lies the garden, partially laid out to lawn with a garden shed and greenhouse. In previous years the vegetable garden (now fallowed) produced an abundant supply of fresh vegetables to the house. Beyond this again is a substantial paddock, part laid out with an apple orchard, and with a large fruit cage for soft fruit. There is a fine historic two storey stone barn on the property offering an array of potential uses, subject to the necessary consents. There is also a fully secure boatshed on two levels with hoists for boat maintenance and access to the upper storage space.
The house was originally built in 1903 and was renovated in 2000, when it was rewired, re-plumbed, dry lined and central heating and double glazing installed. The present owner subsequently upgraded the central heating and hot water system with a gas fired Rayburn and solar ready hot water tank.
There are beautiful lake and woodland/forestry walks on the shores of both lakes just five minutes from the house. Less that one kilometer away is the pretty village of Clonbur, famous haunt of trout fishermen. Here you will find a primary school and creche, newly constructed activity park/playground, a well stocked supermarket, three cosy pubs with fine food, a post office, hairdressers, fishing tackle shop, a hotel, garage and a medical centre. Just 15 mins away is the village of Cong and world famous Ashford Castle, part of which dates from the 12th century. There you will find fine dining in elegant surroundings set in beautiful parkland. Also available in the grounds of Ashford are a nine hole golf course and falconry and equestrian centres. Knock Airport is less than an hour away, Shannon Airport approx two hours, and Dublin Airport three hours. Galway City with its wealth of culture, the arts, theatre and fine restaurants is a mere hour’s drive.
BER Rating: D2 / BER No.: 112670252 / Indicator: 271.72