Cloughmore South, Ballinahown, Connemara
The late Dr Noel Browne and his wife Phyllis lived in the peace and tranquillity of this home from around 1973. The views from the cottage are uninterrupted and breathtaking out over the bay.
The Browne family holidayed in Connemara for many years before they bought Cloughmore. Originally they purchased a ruin and re-roofed and converted it into a lovely holiday home overlooking the lake at Cloughmore.
This house was then sold but after a couple of years they managed to acquire the cottage at Cloughmore. It had no electricity or running water. Slowly it began to take shape; they fitted gas lights and then running water.
The Brownes made it their family home about 38 years ago. The Cro was used by the family for summer holidays, when they had picnics on the shore, lit turf fires and cooked bacon and eggs for the children who were patiently taught to swim by their grandfather. Dr Browne had a small sailing boat which the children also learned to master.
In the evenings, Dr Browne would walk all the way around the shoreline, lying on rocks to watch the cormorants dry their wings or listen to the larks singing. Dr Browne passed away and about ten years later his beloved wife Phyllis died. They are both buried by the sea at Cloughmore.
The property comprises two units; the main cottage and the Little Cro. The accommodation consists of the cottage hall, living room with high ceiling and old fireplace, along with a small kitchen, shower and toilet, and one ground floor bedroom. There are stairs to the loft bedroom and a second loft bedroom, which is not refurbished. There is a store/boiler house off the hall. It is fitted with a gas fired central heating boiler.
The Little Cro is very special and comprises a kitchen cum living room with a fireplace, shower and toilet and a loft bedroom.
This is an opportunity to own something very special. The property must be seen to be appreciated. For more information and viewing arrangements, contact Paddy Flynn on 091-565488 or 087-2557618.