Charming cottage on Inishbofin island overlooks the ocean

Galway Daily property Charming cottage on Inishbofin island overlooks the ocean

This wonderful bungalow cottage on Inishbofin island is a perfect getaway for someone seeking a quiet life, with some of the most stunning views in Ireland.

This traditional two-bedroom cottage at Fawnmore, Inishbofin is in turnkey condition, having been modernised and refurbished to give it up to date creature comforts, while retaining all its old charm.

The original aesthetic characteristics, including its façade, vaulted ceilings, and original interior layout, have been well preserved.

O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers are offering this cottage, in a stunning location on an island off the coast of Connemara, for sale by Live Stream Auction taking place on July 23.

The house stands on an impeccably maintained site, with old fashioned stone walls marking out sections among the grass, and boasts some truly spectacular views out over the ocean, and looking across the water at Inishark.

Stepping through the front door, you find yourself directly in the open plan living area at the centre of the cottage.

Skylights flood the room with light in this cosy space, where the wood paneled floor and ceiling add to the warm atmosphere. An oil fired range cements the feeling of a wonderful place to spend an evening.

Just through the door is a spacious and well furnished kitchen and dining area, with a fitted countertop around half the room, and two large windows looking out over the landscape.

The two double bedrooms are bright and spacious, with well positioned windows that offer lots of light, and wonderful views. 

The theme of wooden floors and ceilings are continued in the bedrooms, adding to the warmth of the rooms.

A workshop area has also been added to the building, creating a spacious area for a handy homeowner to keep any tools for gardening, or other odd jobs.

The house itself benefits from being in a stunningly picturesque rural area, but with strong transport links to the mainland within easy reach. Inishbofin pier is just ten minutes away, where ferries connect the island to Cleggan in mainland Connemara.

This house would make an ideal investment for someone looking to get away from the hustle of the city, or as a holiday home.

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Viewings of this property will take place on Mondays & Wednesdays, strictly by appointment. To arrange a viewing, call 091 568403.

This cottage will go under the hammer at their next Live Stream Auction, with an Advised Minimum Value of €265,000.

Live Stream Auction

The next O’Donnellan & Joyce nationwide Live Stream Auction will take place on Friday, July 23 at 12 midday.

Almost 30 homes, businesses, and plots across the west of Ireland have been listed so far.

There are some unique properties up for grabs next month, including two former Garda Stations in Mayo, and a wealth of rural fixer-uppers, for buyers looking to undertake a project in the country.

In order to take part in the auction, bidders must register online, and pay a booking deposit, by Wednesday, July 21.

Only remote bidding will be allowed on the day due to COVID-19 restrictions. You may register to internet, telephone or proxy bid. Further details on the auction process can be obtained by contacting the auction team on 091 564 212 or by emailing