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Escape to this picture-perfect Connemara cottage with a private beach - yours for €450k

Gannoughs Cottage is located on one of the most westerly points in Connemara.

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LOCATED ON THE Aughrus Peninsula – one of the most westerly points in Connemara, Co Galway – Gannoughs Cottage boasts an unrivalled seaside location. 

The two-bed hideaway sits on a private site of 11 acres, running all the way from one side of the peninsula to the other, meaning homeowners can enjoy access to their own sandy beach and spend each day alongside uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Adding to its appeal, Gannoughs Cottage also enjoys views of Inisbofin Island, Achill Island and Croagh Patrick. 

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With a crisp white exterior, the property has been extended and upgraded in recent years to form a functional and charming home of 1,416 sq ft. Upon entering, there’s a spacious family room with a large feature open fire, wood-panelled ceilings and tiled floors. 

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In the country-style kitchen, there’s built-in window seating, an oil-fired stove and ample storage. A separate dining room features French doors which open to the south-facing terrace (perfect for dining al fresco), while a study interconnects the family room with here. 

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The master bedroom matches the rest of the interior perfectly, with a raised feature fireplace with an open fire, vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams and picture windows with sea views.

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A modern addition, the master bedroom comes complete with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with a fitted bath and separate shower. The second bedroom is considerably smaller, but the white walls and ceiling create a feeling of spaciousness. A family bathroom which doubles as a laundry room completes the accommodation. 

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Outside, there are two outbuildings and plenty of parking space. For views unlike any other, a large sun terrace overlooks one of the fields that leads to the private beach. Sunrise swim, anyone? The remaining two fields provide grazing. 

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While the two-bed property feels as if it’s on an island of its own, the village of Claddaghduff is a 10-minute drive away, with a primary school here. Slightly further afield, Clifden town can be reached in 20 minutes. 

Gannoughs Cottage, Cleggan, Clifden, Co Galway is on the market for €450,000 through Sotheby’s via Daft.ie. 

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