The Cottage, Derraheeda, Leenane, Galway, H91K77V

3 Bedroom Detached Contract Deposit Applies
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Property Overview

The Connacht Property Auction in partnership with Spencer Auctioneers.

Offered at bids over €120,000

Constructed circa 1950, this is a 3 bed stone construction cottage with a rendered exterior under a concrete tile roof.

The accommodation comprises of kitchen / living room, three further rooms which could be configured in a variety of ways and walk in shower room. The property benefits from oil fired central heating throughout, partial double glazing and mains electricity. The property is comfortably set back from the road with ample off road parking to the front and side. To the rear of the property there is a stone build shed with power and water. There is a large additional area to the rear of the house running down to the river, which is currently unused but could provide further gardens if required. The views from the property, especially to the rear are outstanding over the mountain called `Devils mother`.

The property is approached by a chipped driveway with a gated entrance leading down to the front and side of the property, the gardens are enclosed by natural boundaries with a fenced boundary to the front. There are a couple of apple trees to the side and a stone built shed to the rear. The shed measures 10`11 x 9`2 with power and water. To the rear of the shed there is a sloping paddock which has recently been cleared and run all the way down to the river.

Leenane derives its name from An Lionan which is loosely translated as the tidal area, standing on the shores of Killary Harbour. Leenane is a most delightful village, being a popular stopping off point on the main road between Clifden and Westport and with a number of shops, pubs and the renowned Portfinn Lodge.

Killary Harbour is a steep beautiful inlet, 10 miles long and 45 metres deep between County Mayo and County Galway. Killary Harbour was at one time believed to be one of Ireland`s few fjords, but is now considered to be probably a drowned valley; it is a splendid sheltered deep-water anchorage and was, at different times, a base for the British Fleet and a refuge for German U-boats. The highest peak in Connacht, Mweelrea (`The Bald King`) towers over the water which is now used for mussel-farming on rafts. The nearby Ashleagh Waterfall is a local beauty-spot while the beautiful white sandy beaches of Glassillaun beach, Salruck, Gurteen and Lettergesh are also within 15 minutes drive.

The property is 40 miles from the regional capital of the West, Galway City, with its mainline road, rail and air connections and extensive and substantial cultural, commercial and retail facilities. Shannon Airport is some 2½ hours from the property, while Knock Airport is about 1.5 hours.

Property Features:
Within minutes walk of Leenane
2/3 bedroom cottage with fabulous views
Set on a large site of 0.54 acres
Shed to the rear

The property is on mains electricity, group water scheme water and mains sewerage.

BER no. 110056447

Proceed out of Leenane towards Maam and the property will be found approximately 200 meters up on the left hand side marked by our `For Sale` board.

TO VIEW OR MAKE A BID- Contact Spencer Auctioneers on 091 552999 or visit

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Auctioneer's Comments

This property is offered for sale by unconditional auction. The successful bidder is required to pay a 10% deposit and contracts are signed immediately on acceptance of a bid. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price. Terms and conditions apply to this sale.

Building Energy Rating (BERs)

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Living Room:
11'2" (3.4m) x 10'8" (3.25m)
(W) with tiled flooring throughout, pitched paneled ceiling, open fire with Liscannor slate hearth and original surround and mantle. Kitchen comprises of range of wall mounted and base units with tiled splash back and inset sink drainer, cooker and under counter fridge. Wall mounted folding table. Doors leading to three rooms.

Living Room / Bedroom:
9'9" (2.97m) x 8'0" (2.44m)
(W) ` with carpeted flooring throughout, open fire, wainscoting, pitched paneled ceiling and views to front.

Bedroom 1:
11'4" (3.45m) x 9'11" (3.02m)
(E) Currently bare floor, open fire, pitched paneled ceiling and double glazed window to rear.

Bedroom 2:
8'0" (2.44m) x 10'5" (3.18m)
(E) tiled flooring throughout, hotpress (which houses a factory lagged tank) open fire and door leading to:

7'10" (2.39m) x 7'3" (2.21m)
(N) tiled flooring throughout and sheeted walls, wall mounted Triton T90 XR electric shower, wash hand basin, low level WC, and obscured window to side.

Spencer Auctioneers

Local Branch: Main Street, Oughterard, GAL WAY
Head Office: Main Street, Oughterard, GAL WAY

Deposit & Charges Explained

The Cottage, Leenane, H91K77V

Online Auctions

A non-refundable contract deposit of 10% (minimum deposit of €6,500.00) is required to be paid by the successful bidder for this property.

A Bidder Security Deposit of €4,500.00 is required to be pre-authorised from the bidders debit or credit card through the payment facilities on the auction website when registering to bid. A bidder has also the option of transferring the minimum deposit amount by bank transfer to iamsold's client account to authorise them to bid on the Online Auction (please note, this option may take several days).

The pre-authorisation amount will only be captured from the successful bidder on acceptance of their bid. This will form part of the non-refundable part payment contract deposit.

Any balance of the full contract deposit must be paid by the successful bidder to iamsold within 48 hours of acceptance of their bid. The deposit balance can be paid by debit/credit card, or same day bank transfer to iamsold's client account.

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