Fabulous view across Lough Allen
This lovely cottage is set in a beautiful wild flower meadow of 0.578 acres/2,340 sq m and a total plot of about 0.750 acres/3,035 sqm. The property is located in picturesque countryside in Upper Liscuillew about 5 km from the village of Drumkeeran in County Leitrim.
The property is classified by the Planning Authority as of High Visual Amenity. The view from the cottage is across Lough Allen which is close by and the first of the River Shannon's great lakes. Properties with such a view are scarce and very seldom come onto the market.
The cottage has been thoroughly renovated and is fitted with mains electricity which has recently been rewired, mains water, a private well and treatment plant as well to fall back on should there be any disruption to the mains supply, telephone connection and double glazed UPVC windows.
The roofs have been re-slated and all the timbers on the main roof replaced. The floor joists have all been renewed as well. Approximately 50% of the walls have been dry-lined. A solid multi-fuel stove nestles in an inglenook alcove in the lounge as back up for an oil-fired boiler yet to be installed. There is a working septic tank for drainage and full planning permission. There is room for extension and/or a sun room.
Beside the house is a two bedroom mobile home, which sleeps 4 to 6 people, and is fitted with all mod cons. There is also a centrally heated greenhouse for those with green fingers. In the garden close to the house is a sandstone-stepped waterfall, which is a very attractive feature. There are numerous waterfalls close by for those wishing to explore and Scardan Waterfall has been marked on the photos.
Due to the sloping terrain and the altitude of approximately 280 metres there is no risk of ever being flooded. The view from the patio over Lough Allen is unequalled and a major WOW factor. The photos don't do it justice and viewing is recommended as the reality is absolutely breathtaking.
The road past the property is almost flat with only a handful of passing vehicles every day and it is easy walking for exercise. More challenging walks are readily available for those wishing to choose them. There is plenty of open unfenced land to permit hill walking for those who wish to partake as the property is just off the Sli Liatroma or Leitrim Way Walk.
Access to the lake is relatively close, as is a boat slipway for any budding anglers and Lough Allen is one of the last refuges of the Pollan, a fish that can still be found there. The River Shannon is navigable from here through Limerick to the Atlantic Ocean. It is also navigable through the Shannon Erne Water Way via Ballinamore to Enniskillen 48 km away in Northern Ireland to the sea at Ballyshannon in County Donegal.
Cuilcaigh Mountain is also visible from the property and it is the Worlds first International Geo Park as it crosses the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Cuilcaigh is the home to the internationally renowned Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre and also Florencecourt House and Gardens.
The local village of Drumkeeran has good amenities including shops, a cafe, fast food outlet and four pubs. The pubs usually have live music sessions at weekends, as does the local village of Drumshanbo at the other end of Lough Allen.
There are many traditional Irish music festivals held in the area. Drumkeeran hosts one, Drumshanbo hosts another and it also hosts a summer school for such musicians. There is also an annual harp festival at Keadue also close by.
Drumshanbo is 11 km away and has a wider variety of amenities including the local bank. There is also an equestrian centre in this area with organised pony trekking and there is good horse racing at Sligo, Roscommon and Galway.
Enniskillen is close by in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, sitting between Upper and Lower Lough Erne and is used by cruisers and fishermen. There is an annual fishing competition in Enniskillen and the area to the south and west of Enniskillen is known as the Lakelands which is renowned by fishermen.
Enniskillen has ASDA, TESCO and LIDL stores. All three stores accept both Euro and sterling as do most of the traders in Enniskillen. You also get the benefit of sterling prices. Both TESCO and ASDA are 24-hour stores. Fresh fish is obtainable from Mullaghmore, home of Classie Bawn Castle the former holiday home of Lord Mountbatten, an extremely beautiful place.
There are shopping centres in Carrick-on-Shannon 28 km away and Sligo a 48 km drive. Carrick-on-Shannon is also a centre for cruising on the River Shannon while Mullaghmore, Bundoran and Rossnowlagh are all popular seaside resorts a short drive away and are renowned for great surfing.
Bird watching, including grouse, is very popular in the area together with the wildlife that includes red and fallow deer. Astronomy is also popular due to the total lack of light pollution. Indeed the International Space Station has even been seen during the day.