Meadowsweet Cottage is an enchanting cottage set in wonderful woodland surroundings extending to about 1.5 acres. This alluring 3-bedroom cottage built in c.1930s has been recently renovated and maintained to a high standard by the current owner.
Accessed off the Clogher road, a quiet country tree-lined avenue leads up towards the electric gated entrance which opens onto a gravel driveway and an area for parking to the side of the house.
A welcoming entrance opens immediately into the living/dining room which is a cosy open-plan space featuring a wood-burning stove. Off this is the fully fitted kitchen which features wall and floor fitted units. The cottage has a rustic yet contemporary feel, sympathetically blending the charming period features with modern living standards.
The master bedroom is accessed off the dining/living room and features an ensuite. There are two further bedrooms, including one with a mezzanine level, and also a main bathroom.
A back door leads out to a courtyard and outbuildings to the side. Internal features include an AGA, hard wooden floors, Velux sky light and beamed ceilings.
The accommodation extends to about 988 sq ft / 91.8 sq m.
Accessed over a lily pond and across a fairytale bridge which leads towards a thatched summer house. Renovated in 2023, it comprises of an open plan kitchen/living room with a bedroom/study on the first floor and is a perfect hideaway as a writer’s den or for a children’s play area.
There is a glasshouse beside the orchard and close to the entrance of the Meadowsweet Cottage is a boathouse. There is an upper level of the boathouse which is accessed via an external stone stairs and leads to a studio / fly-tying room.
To the rear of the house is a storage shed/utility room.
Gardens & Grounds
A key feature of Meadowsweet Cottage is the mature and tranquil setting which offers a myriad of woodland walks, a hazel walkway and trails throughout the gardens and grounds. In front of those house are lawned areas and an orchard stocked with apples, pears and plums. In front of the house is a terrace area which includes a pizza oven.
There is a stunning Japanese garden which includes a fairy tale bridge over a lilypond which leads to the Summer House.
Features of the garden surrounded by a colourful array of rhodedendron, bamboo, tumbling briar roses, hydrangea, fuschia, montbretia, apple trees and interspersed with cleverly designed winding paths between the trees.
Connemara, situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland, is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt locations in Ireland. Meadowsweet Cottage is situated in the townland of Carrawbann close to Lough Corrib, a picturesque landmark with its many islands. The property, located in the heart of Connemara, is only a short distance from Clonbur (4 km), a quaint village with a fine selection of restaurants, bars, B&B’s, post office, shopping and other general amenities. This pretty village is nestled between Lough Mask and Lough Corrib, renowned for their excellent fishing tourism.
Situated just a short drive from the property is the renowned village of Cong (4 km), home to Ashford Castle, the former Guinness home, now a 5-star hotel and one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
Maam Cross (26 km) is famed for its October horse fair and mart with its livestock sales of Connemara ponies being one of Irelands oldest and most historic fairs in the West of Ireland. It is also renowned for being the crossroads to Connemara with its many fine hotels, restaurants, walking trails, beautiful beaches, fishing and many leisure and cultural pursuits on offer. In particular, Delphi Resort and Adventure Centre (44 km) is a private resort offering a luxury spa and outdoor adventure pursuits and water activities.
Galway City is approximately 44 kilometres distant from Meadowsweet Cottage and comprises an abundance of restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, professional services and a variety of boutiques and retail stores. Galway is famous for being the festival capital of Ireland and was named as one of the world’s top cities for travellers in 2020 by Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet describes Galway as “arguably Ireland’s most engaging city, where brightly painted pubs heave with live music and cafes offer front-row seats to watch buskers perform”.
Horse Racing is held every year in July in Galway, and it has become the destination for people to gather from all around the country. Kylemore Abbey, Victorian Gardens (47 km) and Connemara National Park (52 km) make a perfect day out to enjoy the beauty and history of Ireland’s west coast.
The local area is conveniently situated with the N84 road, connecting Galway City and Westport, being 20 km distant from Meadowsweet Cottage. Galway train station (45 km) provides a regular train service to Dublin and Limerick while Ireland West Airport Knock is also accessible (65 km) and provides convenient access for over 20 international destinations.