Lakeside Cottage For Sale in Co. Sligo

Lakeside Cottage For Sale: Lough Talt, Aclare, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Lough Talt
Co. Sligo
F91 E3P4

Lakeside cottage originally built in c. 1900 and now extended and refurbished with extensive lake frontage on about 11.5 acres.

Price: €595,000

Agent: Savills
Contact: Liam McCarthy
Phone: +353 (0)1 663 4359

Lough Talt occupies a prime position offering wonderful views across the lake. The original cottage was built in c. 1900 and was extended and extensively refurbished in 2002 by the current owners. The house now provides comfortable accommodation laid out over two levels and enjoys an elevated south facing position overlooking the water.

The attractive stone wall entrance gently leads to a parking area at the side of the house. A welcoming half door opens into a bright open-plan kitchen / dining / sitting room which has a rustic yet contemporary feel, sympathetically blending the traditional Irish country cottage with modern living standards. Continuing through to the left is a most impressive sitting room which features exposed oak wooden beams, multi fuel stove and French doors which open out to a decked terrace area, ideal for al-fresco dining and enjoying the peaceful waterside surroundings.

An inner hallway gives access off the dining room and leads past the utility room to the bedroom corridor which consists of a master bedroom suite and a second double bedroom. There is also a third ground floor bedroom and a toilet which is accessed off the living room.

Steps lead up to the first floor which comprises of a mezzanine level which doubles as a library with feature fitted bookshelves. There is a tv room / office, toilet and a child’s play / sleeping area also upstairs.

The accommodation extends to about 2,196 sq ft / 204 sq m.

There is a range of useful outbuildings including a large shed / boathouse (extending to about 433 sq ft / 40 sq m) and also a stable block and a barn / turf shed (extending to about 659 sq ft / 61 sq m).

If required, these outbuildings could be converted to further accommodation subject to the necessary planning permission.

The grounds extend to about 4.65 hectares / 11.5 acres in total and are a particular feature of the property. The house sits amidst wonderful mature grounds which are both private and tranquil and consist mainly of amenity grass land and woodland providing good shelter. The lands primarily surround the house, with an additional strip of land adjacent to the house and situated across the R294 road. A key feature of the property is the direct access to the lake with about 500 metres of lake frontage. Lough Talt is well stocked with brown trout and perch fish which will be of interest to anglers.

Underfloor central heating from ground source Geo-thermal heat pump system, private well, private drainage, broadband.

Local Information
Located beside Lough Talt in the Ox mountains in the beautiful county of Sligo, the property is situated amongst a landscape of rolling hills and glimmering lakes.

The town of Tubercurry (15 km) is nearby and provides for local services and amenities while the larger town of Ballina in County Mayo is 17 km distant and has a rich variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels. It is one of Mayo’s largest towns and is famous for its exceptional salmon fishing along the River Moy, producing several thousand salmon to the rod annually. The renowned Ridge Pool, a salmon anglers paradise, is located in the heart of the town.

Enniscrone (21 km), is a beautiful seaside town snuggled into the Sligo Coastline on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Enniscrone is a popular tourist attraction with breath-taking landscape and coastal scenery. This vibrant town is well catered for with shops, pubs, amazing seaside cafés and restaurants along with great hotels and camping facilities. The picturesque, sandy beach of Enniscrone stretches 5 km and is home to a range of activities. From horseback riding along the water’s edge, learning how to surf in either of Enniscrone’s two surfing schools or just having a relaxing stroll along the tranquil sand dunes and scenic beach, there is something to be enjoyed by all.

For golfing enthusiasts, Enniscrone Championship Golf Links Course is located 4 km to the north. The challenging course offers panoramic views across the Atlantic and is known for having some of the largest dunes in Ireland as well as being rated in the top 100 courses of Britain & Ireland. Tubbercurry Golf Club, Ballina, Strandhill & County Sligo Golf Courses are all easily accessible.

A variety of primary and secondary schools can be found in the area. Private schooling is available at Sligo Grammar School, a co-educational boarding school located in Sligo Town.

There is good transport links nearby with the N5 25km distant, connecting Westport with Dublin via the N4/M4, and also Knock Airport (32 km) providing UK and International flights.

BER Details
BER No. 115368839