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Catherina Cunnane
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PHOTOS: Detached dwelling with ‘panoramic views’ over Connemara for €90,000

A detached dwelling, which was completely rebuilt in 2014 following a fire, is on the market for €90,000.

Spencer Auctioneers is handling the sale of the property with “panoramic views” over Connemara in Derryrush, Rosmuc, Co. Galway.

Permission was granted for the demolition of the previous dwelling house and the construction of a new detached dwelling house extending to 148.23 sq. meters.

Planning was granted for the dwelling house which has accommodation comprising of inner hall, kitchen/living room, 3 / 4 bedrooms (one with en-suite) and a separate bathroom.

To the first floor, there has been an additional storage area envisaged benefiting from Velux windows, thus maximizing light into the property.

“The design is light and open plan and has been specifically designed to take into consideration the fabulous views this property has.”

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Mortgage not possible

“The property is not planning compliant so a mortgage will not be possible on this property as it currently is.”

The property has mains water; there was previously an electricity connection and planning was granted for a treatment plant but this is not installed.

The property has been completely rebuilt with underfloor heating installed along with all plumbing and services to second fix level.

“The property now requires completion, which allows any purchaser the opportunity to put their own mark, desired taste on the finished product.”

There is double glazed throughout with high-quality windows and doors installed.  As the property is elevated, it benefits from “magnificent views” over the Twelve Bens, Maamturk Mountains and Tiernakill South and Shannavara. To the rear of the residence, Cnoc Mordain provides a “beautiful backdrop” to the property.

  • INNER HALL: (N) is L-shaped in design with doors leading to kitchen, living room, utility, bathroom, and hot press with envisaged stairs rising to first floor;
  • KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM: – 27’2″ (8.28m) x 19’2″ (5.84m) (N, S, W) with double glazed doors giving access to proposed patio area, large panoramic windows to front making advantage of fabulous views, Velux window to rear and door leading to utility area;
  • UTILITY AREA: – 9’4″ (2.84m) x 9’4″ (2.84m) (S) with double glazed door giving access to rear and proposed main electric fuse box. BEDROOM: – 13’0″ (3.96m) x 13’11” (4.24m) (N) with views to front;
  • BEDROOM: – 14’0″ (4.27m) x 13’0″ (3.96m) (N, E) with double glazed door to side and door leading to proposed ensuite;
  • ENSUITE: – 8’9″ (2.67m) x 3’10” (1.17m) (E) facilities for shower;
  • BEDROOM: – 9’7″ (2.92m) x 17’5″ (5.31m) (S) BATHROOM: – 9’5″ (2.87m) x 10’5″ (3.18m) (S) with facility for shower and bath.

To the front of the property, it was envisaged that there would be an elevated patio area. It was intended that it would wrap around the side of the property with glass balustrade and stairs leading up from a parking area.

Lands extend to 0.88 hectares (2.17 acres) of what were formal gardens to the front and then an area of mixed quality grazing to the rear.

In addition, there is a range of outbuildings, one benefiting from a corrugated roof and need some improvement.

There is access to the Derryrush Commonage at the rear. There is no commonage being sold with the house, the selling agent outlined.

“The lands offer a great opportunity to create a lovely smallholding.”


The property is set just back from one of the loveliest and most unspoilt coastlines in the west of Ireland.

It is 37 miles from Galway City, with its mainline road, rail, and extensive and substantial cultural, commercial, and retail facilities.

“The property is ideally placed and suited for sailing, fishing and other water sports.” the selling agent concluded.

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