If you've ever dreamed of living with glorious seaside views at the foot of one of Ireland's most famous mountains, consider moving to Westport.
Not only did Westport win the annual Tidy Towns competition numerous years in a row, but it was also voted the Irish Times' best place to live. Located on the west coast of Co Mayo, the town offers everything from rich, local history to top-quality cuisine.
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The community is warm and welcoming, and they take great pride in the amenities their town has to offer.
Climb Croagh Patrick; visit Ballycroy National Park; or take a stroll down the banks of the Carrabawn River. Have a cup of tea in An Cupain Tae, or a pint in Cosy Joes. Then, escape to one of these beautiful stone-clad homes.
Ballinvoy, Westport, Co Mayo – €349,000
This charming country house in Ballinvoy was built by its current owners in 2005. It has four spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms, making it a comfortable family home.
What's more, its large kitchen-cum-dining room is an ideal spot for entertaining. The living room has a beautiful feature fireplace made from stone; plus a wood-burning stove for cold, winter days.
The property sits on a generous, fully landscaped site and benefits from a detached garage. An outdoor dining area is up for grabs too.
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Ardkeen, Kilmeena, Westport – €395,000
As with the property above, natural stone plays a big part in the design of this seaside house.
With a south-facing aspect, child-friendly garden and views of both Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick, it's a beautiful place to call home.
The large open-plan kitchen, diner and lounge area is the heart of this rural house; while a second living room provides additional space to relax.
Three of the five bedrooms come with an en-suite, while two have walk-in wardrobes (perfect for the fashionistas of the family). Not only that, a separate family bathroom and utility area are included for convenience.
Other notable features include solar panels for hot water, skylight windows, and plenty of private parking.
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Lecanvey, Westport, Co. Mayo – €550,000
How does a six-bedroom family home sound? Built in 2008, this house is located along the Wild Atlantic Way, and offers idyllic views of Clew Bay.
The property is laid out over three floors. On the ground floor, there is a spacious living room; kitchen-cum-dining room; as well as one large ensuite bedroom.
Upstairs, there are three additional bedrooms and a family bathroom, while the basement has two bedrooms and a games room.
Outside, the grounds are landscaped to enhance the privacy of the property, and the beach is just 200 metres away.
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