County Mayo is located on Ireland's west coast and is one of the most scenic counties in the country.
Westport (12 km) is a large coastal town nestled on the banks of Clew Bay and overlooked by the famous Croagh Patrick Mountain. Ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Westport attracts thousands of tourists each year to partake in the number of activities the town has to offer. It has an excellent selection of quality restaurants, charming art galleries, hotels and pubs and in 2012 was awarded 'the best place to live in Ireland'. The area offers a variety of marine activities including sailing and sea angling clubs, together with a selection of Blue Flag beaches nearby.
Westport has an excellent transportation system including a railway station, with trains running to Dublin City daily. There is also a daily bus service to and from Dublin City. Ireland West (Knock) Airport is 64 km and offers flights to a range of European destinations, while Shannon International Airport is 166 km and offers a variety of European and transatlantic flights.
A key feature of the property is that it includes about 417 metres of waterfrontage and direct access to Lough Moher. Lough Moher is one of 60 loughs in county Mayo and offers trout fishing. Additional fishing can be found on Lough Mask (21 km), which is the sixth largest lough on the island of Ireland and the second largest, in terms of volume of water. It is also famous for its large ferox trout and has played host to the World Cup Trout Fly Fishing Competition since 1953. Lough Corrib (50 km) is one of the best-known brown trout fishing loughs in Ireland. In addition to fishing on Loughs Mask, Carra and Corrib, salmon fishing is available on the world-famous River Moy, Delphi Fishery and the River Errif.
Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for including Westport (14 km) and Ashford Castle (49 km) Golf Clubs, and the renowned Connemara Championship Golf Links, Galway (70 km).
Clew Bay (22 km) offers a wonderful range of activities including sailing, boating, angling, beach walking, mountain climbing and horse-riding.
There is primary and secondary education in the area most notably, Carrakennedy National School (4 km), Brackloon National School (5 km) and Sacred Heart Secondary School in Westport (11 km).
Carramore House occupies an elevated position on the edge of Lough Moher with a magnificent outlook across the water and onto the dramatic mountain ranges.
Constructed in 2004, the house was designed by award winning Architects McGann Scahill, creating a modern family home which is light-filled and takes full advantage of the stunning views, whilst at the same time offering spacious family living areas suitable for entertaining and also incorporating an office and design studio, ideal for home-working.
The accommodation is laid out over two storeys. Extending to approximately 5,812 sq ft, a key feature of the house exterior is the Arctic Pine double glazed windows benefitting from the exceptional uninterrupted mountain and countryside views. The detail and finishes are notable internally with features including the American Walnut floors, Jerusalem limestone tiling in the hallways and Italian tiling in the bathrooms and kitchen.
An impressive entrance hallway is one of the focal points of the house with a wall of glass overlooking a spacious south-facing courtyard which is perfect for summer entertaining. In addition to adding natural light, it provides easy access to the main reception rooms which include a formal dining and drawing room located to the west of the house. An open plan upgraded kitchen/dining and living room are perfect for modern family living and is located to the east of the house, capturing the splendid views over the lough.
The south wing of the house comprises an office and studio together with a guest bedroom and en suite bathroom. This wing includes a separate entrance and could easily be used as a spacious self-contained apartment for running a business from home, a teenager's den or for an elderly relative.
The bedroom accommodation is principally laid out over the lower floor and includes four bedrooms (two en suite). The master bedroom suite is an impressive and well-proportioned room with access to a patio area that captures the spectacular views of the Lough Moher. It includes a dressing room with an extensive range of fitted and built-in cupboards and wardrobes. The master suite also includes a bathroom with a feature bath with Corian surround and power shower.
Carramore House is approached via a private, shared road which leads to a gated entrance. A private driveway leads to the front and side of the house where there is ample parking.
The house sits on wonderful mature grounds of about 20 acres, with well-tended lawn areas adjacent to the property. The area between the house and lough is primarily amenity land and includes native trees that blend into the landscape.
To the side of the house is an attractive, tranquil courtyard which is perfect for relaxing or entertaining in private. The property benefits from about 417 metres of water frontage onto Lough Moher offering the buyer ease of access to the lough to take advantage of a range of activities. The natural walkway down to the lough is very special and will be enjoyed by the new owner for many years.
Eircode - F28 HR98.