By the sea in Ballyconneely
DERRYGIMLAGH LODGE, BALLYCONNEELY, CO GALWAY €395,000
DERRYGIMLAGH Lodge is perched on the shore of Lough Emlaghnabehy, a haven for wildlife, between Clifden and Ballyconneely. The original lodge dates back to the mid-1800s and has been extended and refurbished. It is now bright and spacious, and configured to maximise the panoramic views across the lake.
The drawing room, kitchen and master bedroom all have picture windows overlooking the lake and islands, one of which is home to nesting herons. Two of the four bedrooms are on the ground floor.
From the sun-room there is access to the original walled garden where there’s a lily pond, terraces formed from Liscannor stone, and a fine array of roses and planted beds. For those who like to grow their own, there is already a vegetable garden and fruit trees, and there is a substantial workshop that could be re-purposed as an artist’s studio. In total the property comes with almost an acre and a half of garden.
Derrygimlagh has been named one of the 15 most breathtaking sites on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Lodge is situated at the start of one of Ireland’s most beautiful walks, through the spectacular blanket bog, a mosaic of tiny lakes and peat, and taking in the site where Alcock and Brown landed their plane after the first-ever transatlantic flight and the Marconi radio station.
The area is known for its sporting and country activities, with plenty of opportunity for fishing. The Twelve Bens north of Clifden and the National Park at Letterfrack are great for walking, hiking, and climbing. Mannin Bay, Ballyconneely Bay, Dogs Bay and Gorteen Beach are within minutes’ drive. AGENT: Ganly Walters (01) 662 3255