A prize catch on Corrib

’Lake Boreen’ is spacious, stylish and scenic, writes Trish Dromey

Now that the trout are biting and the mayfly are about to hatch, the owners of this attractive property near the shores of Lough Corrib are hoping to catch a buyer.

Lake Boreen at Park near Moycullen village is spacious, stylish and scenic and has sufficient appeal to lure house hunters seeking a tranquil residence within commuting distance of Galway city.

Dooley Auctioneers say the most tempting feature is the proximity to the lake, since the bungalow sits on an eight-acre site which runs right down to the shoreline. Auctioneer, Erica Leonard, quotes a guide price of €550,000.

Built three years ago, this modern 2,300 sq ft bungalow is divided into two wings, one for living and one for sleeping. One of the owners is a carpenter who is well known locally for creating bog oak sculptures. “He is responsible for all the timber work and this has been finished to a very high standard,” says Ms Leonard.

In the wing on the right there’s a huge open plan kitchen/dining/ living area with oak flooring. The kitchen has cream-coloured country style units with integrated appliances, while the living area has window seats and a huge stone fireplace with a solid fuel stove. Also in this wing there’s a utility room and a large master bedroom which has both a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite. Over in the left wing, there are three large bedrooms and family bathroom.

Time, effort and money has been expended on the gardens around the house which have a substantial pond as well as a feature rockery, flower beds, lawned areas and a decked patio. Further away there are woodland gardens and there’s also a pathway leading down to the lakeshore.

While parts of the site are planted with trees there is also some good grazing land where the current owners keep horses. Close to the house there’s a large detached garage.

The attractions of Lake Boreen include both the location and the fishing. Built on the site of an old cottage, the property is situated at the end of a quiet country laneway. “It’s six miles from Moycullen and 13 miles from Galway city. This area is hugely popular with commuters from the city,’’ notes Dooley’s Ms Leonard.

As the second biggest lake in Ireland, Lough Corrib is famous for fishing and this particular section of the lake holds the record for the largest average trout size.

Originally on the market last summer, the property was subsequently withdrawn but went back on sale earlier this year.

VERDICT: Don’t spare the rods.

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