Luxurious holiday home on 12 acres of land with spectacular sea & mountain views overlooking Clew Bay. Enjoy local nature or relax in front of the wood burning stove, play a game of snooker or have a picnic on our private beach. (website hidden)
3,200 sqft , split level, architect designed house.
4 spacious bedrooms (incl 2 feature bed rooms) sleeping eight, 3 ensuite bathrooms and one main bathroom with electric shower.
Very large lounge with wood burning stove, surround couch, small bar and snooker table.
Direct access from lounge to balcony area looking out over the sea and islands of Clew bay over towards Croagh Patrick.
Modern kitchen/breakfast room/ utility with all modern conveniences.
Dining room with direct access via 2 double French doors onto large patio area overlooking the sea. (The dining room seats 10 )
The dining room when not in use can be used as a study and contains a large antique walnut cabinet with an extensive range of books.
Office with ‘partner’s desk’ and comfortable swivel chair on upper landing level with direct internet access.
Other features include WiFi internet access, satellite TV , DVD, zoned heating, heat recovery/ ventilation, and alarm. All windows are triple glazed and outside walls are doubly insulated to add to comfort and reduce energy costs. The large apex windows (X3) allow substantial solar gain.
The kitchen/Utility contains double oven with grill , built in microwave with warming drawer, dishwasher, induction hobs x2 ( The second hob is located in the utiliy room), larder fridge, under the counter freezer, condenser drier and washing machine.
Small garage with bathroom/shower
Rosnakilly is situated on Clew Bay, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland approx half way between the picturesque towns of Westport and Newport.
The house (‘Croibh-inis’) is situated on the sheltered side of a circa 120 acres land mass which is ‘practically an island’. There is however direct road access over a narrow stretch of land ( ie an isthmus) to Rosnakilly.
The house enjoys a shore frontage of approx 70 metres with its own mooring buoy for those who wish to bring their own boat. At high tide the sea is no more than 4 metres from the front gate and 35 metres from the house itself.
The 12 acre site stretches back up behind the house , rising to a hill ( with breath taking panoramic views, looking South to Murrisk and Croagh Patrick , West to the numerous islands of the bay ,way out to Clare Island and North towards Newport and the spectacular Nephin mountains.
The site then descends back down towards the sea once more where there is access to the shore, and a small secluded pebble beach. Furthermore this area of the site expands into 4 small fields ( ideal for picnics, wildlife, birdwatching and walking ) before converging into a point which juts out into the sea.
This latter area of the site enjoys approx 1 kilometre of shore frontage with excellent vantage points for rod fishing.
Guests have access to the entire house and the 12 acres of land with unique sea access. There is also a mooring point available just in front of the house
Guests are greeted on arrival and again on departure.
Fishing : sea, river and lake fishing. Boats can be chartered locally
Water sports : sailing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, water skiing and sea kayaking
Walking / Cycling : seashore walks on site and locally. The now famous ‘Greenway’, the route of the old narrow gauge railway line that originally extended from Westport to Achill , has been transformed into a safe cycle/walkway/jogging route with over 30 miles of beautiful coastal countryside. The route passes within easy access of Croibh-inis House (approx 2km ) and extends through Newport onto Mulranny and finally to Achill.
Hill walking: The nearby Nephin mountains and the famous pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick with its sister mountains and Western way will provide a challenge to hill walkers.
Fitness/ Exercise/Relaxation/De-stressing: Holidaying at Croibh-inis House will provide the ideal getaway from the various stresses of daily life. The sea air, unrivalled location with awe inspiring views enveloped in peace and tranquility can only be of therapeutic benefit. The easy access to walkways, jogging routes, cycle routes and open water swimming will be of interest to those who wish to lose weight, maintain general fitness or perhaps improve fitness. Indeed the more serious competitive athlete particularly those who compete in the increasingly popular triathlons will find Croibh-inis and its environs to be a superb training location.
Hide-Away :The house and surrounding lands , provides the ideal destination for those seeking peaceful and tranquil seclusion, without the feeling of isolation. For honeymoon couples, Croibh-inis provides the ultimate romantic setting. Furthermore,it would be of particular interest for those who need to escape from public life be they celebrities or politicians or perhaps for those creative people who wish to write or compose in inspirational peace.
Weather: This is the West of Ireland...come prepared ! It rains here frequently Thats a meteorological fact of life Accept it ! Get on with it ! And you'll enjoy your stay immensely . Therefore, come prepared with full rain gear and waterproof boots in order to enjoy all the area has to offer regardless of the weather.
Westport House was built in 1730 on the ruins of a former castle of the legendary Irish pirate Queen Grace O'Malley. It is one of Ireland's most beautiful historical homes and is open for guided tours..It also incorporates a very popular pirate adventure park and adventure activity centre.
The National Museum of Ireland- Country Life is located just outside Turlough village near Castlebar and is an ideal place for a family to visit. It gives its visitors a unique opportunity to see how the people of Ireland lived between the Great Famine and the 1950's. In addition to the museum galleries and 19th century house, the extensive grounds of Turlough Park feature gardens , woodland walks, a river and a lake all overlooked by an ancient round tower.
The Ceide Fields- Preserved beneath the unspoilt blanket bog , the Ceide Fields are the most extensive Stone Age field systems in the world. Guided walking tours allow the visitor to explore a world unseen for millennia.
Local Entertainment/Eating out/ Pubs/Night life
Westport is the nearest large town and is approx 10 km away.This delightfully laid out town boasts elegant streetscapes and effortlessly friendly character. Not surprising then that it was recently named "best place to live in Ireland " in a competition run by the Irish Times. Westport has an very extensive choice of restaurants, bars and nightclubs and becomes quite busy during the summer and particularly on weekends.
Newport is a smaller town that is approx 7 km away that is equally picturesque but has a smaller number of restaurants and pubs. It is ideal for the ‘quiet drink’ or meal. Located here also is the famous Newport House which is included in the Blue book on Irish restaurants/hotels.
There is ample parking around the house. Close access to dedicated cycle routes. Local taxis available.
This property & immediate surrounding area is ideal for those who are interested in outdoor pursuits such as walking, hiking, cycling, swimming, fishing, diving, sailing and boating.