Ballygownan Cottage, Ballygoonaun, Kilfenora, Clare, V95V2P3 (Freehold Property)

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Property Overview

For sale by Streets Ahead Properties via the iamsold Bidding Platform

An excellent opportunity to acquire a quaint rustic style cottage that oozes character and charm in abundance.

This is a unique 3 bedroom (1 ensuite) south facing cottage, on c. 1.2 acres - presenting an impressive interior with historic charms and modern-day mix completed in its entirety with natural materials, it still retains all the character features you would hope to find.

It is evident that the cottage has clearly been cherished by its present owners and retains a wonderful old world rustic charm throughout. The property has been extended in recent years but still retains the same traditional Irish cottage ambience.

The entire cottage presents some amazing features such as classic cast iron column radiators, the original floor to ceiling stone fireplace displaying some beautiful stonework, two garret rooms, half doors, high wood panelled ceilings, timber latch doors and polished Liscannor flag flooring.

The extension to the property is a continuation of the same rustic décor; the open plan kitchen/dining room boasts a high wood panelled ceiling, open wall timber shelving and an oil operated Aga cooker, two Belfast sinks, a kitchen Island made from stone with a Liscannor flag work top and a half door.

Deep windowsills throughout where the surround walls display amazing stone work.

The main bathroom presents a free-standing bath and timber window shutters. The walls have been beautifully hand painted in striking colours. Separate high level w.c. with pull chain.

Two of the bedrooms have garret spaces overhead and French style solid fuel stoves.

This cottage has an extremely private countryside setting near a forest and is not overlooked. Approximately 1.5km from Kilfenora village and within 3km of Lisdoonvarna town just off the main Kilfenora/Lisdoonvarna route R476. Ennistymon is the main market town of North Clare and approximately 6km from the property.

Accommodation consists of an open plan kitchen/dining, sitting room, 3 bedrooms (1 ensuite), two garret spaces, main bathroom, pantry and hot-press. The property has a solid fuel stove in the sitting room and oil-fired central heating throughout. Timber double glazed windows and doors. High spec sanitary ware and light fittings. The property has its own water-well and filtration system.

A boiler house and open front shed ideal for storage of fuel stands to the rear of the property.

Adjacent to the property stands a detached artist’s studio attached to an extremely spacious work shed extending to a garage space. The artist’s studio has an open plan area with a fitted kitchen, solid fuel stove and a restroom with a bath, w.c and w.h.b.

The work shed has extensive glazing and skylights, oil fired central heating, high ceiling, a rest room and an additional side door access. The work shed extends to a garage accessible by double doors and also has double exit doors and Ample storage/work shop space which could suit a variety of uses.

This cottage is C. 5 minutes from Kilfenora village and approximately a 15/20 minute drive to Ennistymon market town and Lahinch beach. This is the ideal location for anyone looking to take a break from the hectic pace of modern life, it can be the perfect holiday home or indeed a forever home.

The cottage has a very private, countryside setting and benefits from a spacious patio, adjacent to the property ideal for BBQ and garden dining/entertaining. In addition to the spacious rear garden is a smaller section which is known as the cottage garden located adjacent to the property.

The Local Area:
This area of Clare is well known of its scenery and beautiful variety of beaches, The Cliffs of Moher and the famous Burren landscape. Close to Lahinch is a major plus for lovers of golf who can avail of its 18-hole Championship Golf Course.

Kilfenora is gateway to the enchanting Burren region renowned for its unique landscape and flora. This village is also famous for its music and dance, the Kilfenora ceile band was founded here and still exists today.

Doolin renowned as the traditional music capital of Ireland is nestled between the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and the Aran islands. Doolin is a small fishing village where you will find traditional music sessions nightly and tasty pub food.

Lahinch famous for its blue flag beach and 18 hole Championship Golf Course. Popular throughout the year and has become a surfers haven in recent years. An ideal spot for family outings.

Liscannor is a small fishing village where seafood is a speciality in the local hotels and restaurants. Clahane shoreline is a very popular spot for swimmers.

Ennistymon is the main market town of North Clare renowned for its traditional shop fronts which have appeared in many posters and calendars over the years. Ennistymon has become a thriving business town with an abundance of character.

Property Features:
Extremely private setting - not overlooked.
Detached 3 bedroom cottage, artist’s studio and shed
Historic charms and modern-day mix completed in its entirety with natural materials.
Half doors and internal timber latch doors.
Floor to ceiling original stone fireplace.
Free standing bath in a bathroom that has a hand painted flower mural on every wall.
Private septic tank.
This property has its own water well and housed filtration system.
Outside water tap.
Oil operated AGA heating radiators and water.
Solid fuel stove in the sitting room.
Timber double glazed window
BER E2 / BER No: 114517956

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Building Energy Rating (BERs)

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Main House

(7.15m x 3.02m) plus (2.74m x 1.75m) plus AGA space (1.78m x 0.76m)
Open plan area with polished flag flooring. Exposed stone walls featured many times. Wood panelled ceiling. Large velux window in the kitchen area bring the outside in. 2 pendant points. Front and rear half doors. The rear door leads to the patio area.

Stone built kitchen island with an elaborate polished Liscannor flag work top and open shelving underneath. 2 Belfast sinks, open wall shelving.
The aga is operated by oil ideal for cooking and generates plenty of heat in this room. It has a stone-built surround, eye catching timber mantle and cornflower blue tiled splash back. The pantry is also off this room.

(0.87m x 0.78m)
The hot press is built in near the AGA.

(1.53m x 0.98m)
Open wall shelving. Ample storage space. Polished Liscannor flag flooring and wood panelled ceiling.

(5.48m x 4.49m)
This room features the original cottage fireplace, amazing stonework from floor to ceiling. Polished Liscannor flag flooring and front half door. Vault wood panelled ceiling with a velux window. Large solid fuel stove on a Liscannor flag base. An open riser stairwell from this room allows access to the garret space which sits over one of the bedrooms. The window surround displays stone work with a polished Liscannor flag sill.

(3.78m x 3.29m)
Polished Liscannor flag flooring. This is a bright double room due to dual aspect. Wood panelled ceiling and pendant lighting.
EN-SUITE (2.92m x 0.99m) Polished Liscannor flag flooring and wood panelled ceiling. Pendant lighting. Mains operated shower, w.c and w.h.b Partial wall tiling.
CLOSET: (1.01m x 0.71m) Pendant lighting. Clothes rail and shelving. Polished Liscannor Flag flooring.

(1.90m X 0.83m)
This hallway is from the kitchen to the main bathroom and w.c. Polished Liscannor flag flooring.

(3.77m x 2.89m) plus (1.02m x 0.87m)
Polished Liscannor flag flooring Free standing bath, and w.h.b. Mains operated shower in recessed shower space. Hand painted flower murals on walls. Timber shutters in all 3 windows. Very bright and spacious. Wood panelled ceiling.
WC: (1.66m x 0.91m) High level w.c with pull chain. Polished Liscannor flag flooring.

(4.49 x 2.16m)
This room features one of the old cottage fireplaces, the current owners have fitted a French wood burning stove. This room as the loft/garret space overhead which is accessed from the sitting room. Front aspect/South facing and a velux window over the garret space. Pendant lighting. Cute, stained glass window to the rear. Polished Liscannor flag flooring.

(4.75m c 4.49m)
Spacious, bright, double bedroom due to dual aspect and South facing. 1 velux window allowing an abundance of natural light to come through to this room and especially the garret space. This garret space is accessed by a ladder in the room and is ideal as a relaxing reading area. Pendant lighting. Rustic open wall shelving and original stone is featured in two walls. French style wood burning stove is fitted here with an original cottage fireplace.


ARTISTS STUDIO entire area dimensions
(7.77m X 3.67m)
This is an open plan area with a built-in kitchen, cooker, work top, wall shelving, 2 bay sink, solid fuel stove, hot press and a bathroom. Solid wood flooring and wood panelled ceiling. Pendant lighting. This property is detached from the house but is attached to an extremely spacious work shed. Entrance half door.

Dimensions are included in the overall measurements. This room contains a bath with manual mixer shower, w.c. and w.h.b. Solid wood flooring and wood panelled ceiling.

Shed/Work Shop

(10.47m X 6.03m) plus (3.87m x 2.51m)
Incredibly bright and large work shed due to extensive glazing, 3 skylights and 5 windows. Fluorescent lighting. The work shed holds the fully plumbed utility area for the cottage. Timber flooring and timber ceiling. Fitted w.c. Front access door and additional side access door.

(1.69m X 1.25m)
Timber flooring and timber ceiling.
Double doors lead to the garage from the work shop.


(6.22m x 5.64m)
The garage is an extension of the work shed accessed by double doors from the work shed but has its own double doors allowing access to the yard. Concrete floor. Fluorescent lighting and 2 windows. Ample storage here.
Gates at the rear enclose the entire yard and footpaths/walkways and making this safe children’s play area. A detached open front shed, and the boiler house are situated at the rear of the property.

(2.71m X 0.90m)

(2.70m x 2.35m)

Streets Ahead Properties

Local Branch: Bridge Street, Ennistymon, CL ARE
Head Office: Bridge St, Ennistymon, CL ARE

Deposit & Charges Explained

Ballygownan Cottage, Kilfenora, V95V2P3

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