Dating back to 1800s and extended by the current owner in 2008, this traditional thatched roof cottage now incorporates the original out house and is beautifully maintained throughout.
A private electronic gated entrance gently leads you down an enchanting winding gravel driveway to a parking area at the side of the cottage.
The front door opens into a foyer which offers access to the main living areas of the home. The living area and dining room are beautifully positioned and are features wooden beams, a stone fireplace and log burner to create an authentic country setting. From here, there is a fitted kitchen featuring a classic range cooker with double oven, and there is a further stone fireplace and log burner and access to the rear garden. Located just off the kitchen, there is an additional living room with stone fireplace and log burner, dual aspect windows allowing lots of natural light, and a spiral staircase leading to the first floor and bedroom.
There is a second bedroom on the ground floor of the cottage which is located off the original living area, the opposite side from the kitchen, and features a free standing bath and double doors which lead to the to the beautiful grounds.
Located on the first floor is the primary bedroom which is accessed from a cosy mezzanine reading area overlooking the main living space, and the bedroom benefits from a dressing area and en suite Jack and Jill bathroom.
Outside, there is a two-storey outbuilding which is currently being used by the owner as an art studio on ground floor and upstairs a yoga studio.
A particular feature of the property is the mature tranquil gardens and shaded seating areas and features a five-seater hot tub and large rear patio, ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.
Gorse cottage is just a short stroll to the lake and the property is subject to fishing rights, and additional benefits include security cameras throughout the grounds.
Gorse Cottage is situated in the heart of County Galway and within close proximity to the shores of Lough Corrib.
Surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside, the property is only a short distance from Oughterard village. A popular village that attracts year-round fishing tourism, Oughterard has a fine selection of restaurants, bars, B&Bs, post office, shopping and other general amenities, and is often referred to as ‘The Gateway to Connemara’. For the keen golfer, Oughterard Golf Club is a mere 3.5km drive.
Situated less than an hour’s drive away from the property are both Kylemore Abbey, one of Ireland’s top attractions, and Ashford Castle, the former Guinness home, now a 5-star hotel and one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
Mweelrea, the highest mountain in Connacht, is very popular with locals and tourists alike and is a wonderful amenity to have close by, as well as Quiet Man Bridge and the Castles of Connemara.
Delphi Resort and Adventure Centre (55 km) is a private resort offering a luxury spa and outdoor adventure pursuits and water activities.
Galway City, famous for being the festival capital of Ireland, is well-known for its culture, arts and traditional music and is a mere 22km away, whilst the tourist town of Westport, known for it’s beautiful, rugged landscape, the Great Western Greenway and Croagh Patrick, is 76km distant.
Ireland West Airport at Knock (111 km) provides convenient access for over 20 international destinations, while Shannon Airport is 114 km and Dublin Airport 237 km.
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