• Character Cottage
  • Character Cottage
  • Character Cottage
  • Character Cottage
  • Character Cottage
  • Character Cottage
1 Park Lane, Letterfrack, Co. Galway, H91 C9KT Character Cottage
 6  3  1  2
The property for sale is to be found in the small, picturesque village of Letterfrack, Connemara. It consists of a plot of land with a 68 metre frontage nestled in a small lane leading to the national park and the local church. The depth of the plot is about 38 metres. There is an existing structure of about 180 square metres on the land comprising: a 100m sq main house, an extension, on one end, of 21m sq, a 20m sq outside room on the back of the house and a 37m sq extension for use as a flat, shop or studio on the other end. The internal walls of the house are none-supporting. The current layout offers three bedrooms. All the extensions have independent entrances.

Whilst habitable, the house would welcome some modernisation, which the present owner is too old and too poor to complete. Drainage at this time is a septic tank although there have been pipes laid to be joined into the new sewage system. The larger extension is a rather nice space with wooden ceiling and Douglas fir floors. This type of flooring is also used in much of the main house. There is oil central heating and two wood/ turf burning stoves; you will only need one stove to keep the house warm. The outside room also has wooden flooring and a clear corrugated roof, which proves to be very handy if one has small children to amuse or it could be used as a summer room.

The garden area is a mix of solid rock, on which the house is built and with reasonable but somewhat acidic soil. It does need a regular supply of organic material, such as seaweed or manure, to stay healthy if used as a garden. There is also a block built 15 sq metre building in the garden.

Communication with the rest of the world is good with 3 or 4 G mobile phone service. A fibre-optic cable is laid outside the property though not connected; I believe the connection is free. Public transport is provided to Galway via Clifden three times a day, four arrivals from Galway a day. The drive to Galway city takes an hour though this may increase depending on the time of day and of the time of the year. The towns of Westport and Castlebar are within 50 kilometres. Local roads are only so-so in quality but make for that in scenic value. Dublin airport about 3hrs, Knock and Shannon airports about 2hrs journey. Clifden town, some twelve kms, has the usual supermarkets including discount suppliers, two banks and all the basic services.

The village of Letterfrack is situated at the top of a series of bays leading to the ocean on the northwest coast of Connemara, at its back are the mountains called the Twelve Bens. The village is at the entrance to the popular Connemara national park. The famous Kylemore Abbey is some five kilometres to the east. The village itself consists of, a third level woodwork and design college, a furniture restoration centre, a crèche, primary school, a medium size shop, a good hardware store, a sports complex, three pubs (two of which are gastro-pubs), two hostels and a factory making hand-tufted carpets. There is a bank machine and also a hairdressers and a beauticians. The resident population numbers fewer than one hundred but that increases during term time and again in the summer months.The residents of the locality are mostly Irish, however an increasing number of British and European migrants have settled, and there are also quite a few holiday homes in the area.. But in the main, the place and culture remains quintessentially Irish with good people and fine neighbours, a “live and let live” atmosphere prevails and there are a number of helpful hands if needed.

Across the road from the house is the busy crèche, primary school about 150 metres on the Tully Cross road. There are buses to take students to one of two secondary schools in Clifden or Cornamona. A very high percentage goes on to third level. The young people appear to be happy in their lives and are in no way troublesome. They have good social lives and skills.

The Wild Atlantic Way passes through the village; this is a tourist route stretching from Kinsale on the south coast of Ireland to Malin Head at the most northern point of the island following the west coast. It appears to be gaining in popularity and even in the winter months some people are passing, in the summer months it gets very busy. In the last few years the rise in young Europeans has been very noticeable, presumably as this part of the world is known as being very secure. When the young travellers depart the students in the college return, they rent rooms and apartments locally. A householder who rents rooms to two students is allowed to make 120 euro a week without state interference.

There is no doubt that for a family to decide on a move to Letterfrack would be a big decision, however from personal experience, I would say it is one of the finest places in the country to raise a family especially if an outdoor life is appealing. There is the ocean and the mountains and several outdoor centres that cater for getting beginners experience. Sailing, surfing and fishing (both salt water and fresh) on the briny and plenty of places and mountains to explore. It must be taken into account that much of the weather comes in from the North Atlantic so wet gear may sometimes get heavy use. Future climate change, I expect, would be slow and not too dramatic.

As the future; it would be expected that in the short to medium term property prices will rise, either through increased tourism or increased European migration because it is a very safe and stable part of the world. It is welcoming to people with different skills and ideas and there are various local organisations that aid existing and new businesses and if jobs are created there is a plentiful supply of young educated people in the area to fill them. That said, this property would do very well as an Airbnb destination.

If this property/life style is of interest to you, do contact me below for futher information or to arrange a viewing.
The property for sale is to be found in the small, picturesque village of Letterfrack, Connemara. It consists of a plot of land with a 68 metre frontage nestled in a small lane leading to the national park and the local church. The depth of the plot is about 38 metres. There is an existing structure of about 180 square metres on the land comprising ...
Contact the Owner
Property Location
Houses For Sale near Letterfrack
Related Letterfrack Searches
Save €€€s on Agents Fees ... Now

Save Thousands in needless Fees by Selling your property yourself !

Have Thousands of buyers see your property on this site

Get a High Quality professional listing just like this one

Your Ad will appear automatically on other quality property partner sites

We'll help you make a great start to getting your property SOLD !

It only takes only a jiffy to get your ad on here ...



Just Hit the button and GET STARTED NOW ...

This property successfully added to your favourite list :-)