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Life by the fjord: Breathtaking views at this waterfront retreat in Connemara

The Boat House is located at Killary Harbour in Co Galway.

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The Boat House is a spectacular property, and its location right at the edge of Killary Harbour in Leenane, Co Galway, makes it even more awe-inspiring.

Killary Harbour forms the border between Galway and Mayo and is said to be Ireland’s only fjord (if you’re a geography fan you’ll know that means it’s a large narrow inlet with steep sides).

The breathtaking views look slightly surreal, with sights all the way across to the Mweelrea and Maumturk mountains. 

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Located on more than one acre of landscaped grounds on one of the most beloved spots on the Wild Atlantic Way, The Boat House is a vision to behold.  

A three-bed property of 2,423 sq ft, the residence has been recently refurbished and fully upgraded to create a light-filled, beautiful retreat. 

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Stepping inside, a double front door opens directly to the main living space. White walls and large windows create an open, airy feel, while ceiling beams and an open fire provide a sense of warmth and homeliness. 

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A floor-to-ceiling bay window provides panoramic views of the water and surrounding terrain, making for the perfect spot to put a dining table or set up a reading nook.

The kitchen also shares this open-plan space, with feature lighting, a breakfast bar and integrated appliances her. There are two large double bedrooms on the ground floor, as well as the family bathroom with a circular nautical-style window.

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Moving to the first floor, the master bedroom boasts a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom, as well as a Juliette balcony with waterfront views. The landing area has been converted for use as a study, with a Velux window flooding the space with natural light.

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The Boat House comes to the market in turn key condition, making for a fuss-free moving day. It has been re-roofed with new ceilings and benefits from a new heating system, as well as new flooring and carpets.

As for the property’s own grounds, they include a tennis court by the waterfront, a feature seating area, a patio and lawns. Mature hedging and fruit trees including plum, fig and apple are dotted throughout. A small private harbour means you can be on the water within minutes.

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There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy around the property, with no shortage of hikes and trails, while Leenane village is just a 10-minute walk away. With unbeatable views, a magnificent interior and an outstanding location, The Boat House is sure to be ‘dream home’ material for many house-hunters.  

The Boat House, Leenane, Co Galway is on the market for €625,000 through Sherry FitzGerald via Daft.ie.

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