PERCHED ON THE banks of Lough Mask, close to Mayo’s border with Galway, Derrypark Lodge wouldn’t look out of place on a postcard.
Part of a wider set of grounds, Lot 1a comes to the market at €590,000. The sale includes 19.3 acres, a two-storey residence, two semi-detached cottages, outbuildings and 429m of lake frontage. There’s also the priceless element of those incredible views, sweeping right across the lake and onto the Partry Mountains.
The main property is south-facing and surrounded by conifers to the rear for ultimate privacy, while the interior is light-filled and inviting.
Derrypark Lodge is believed to have been used as a hunting lodge in its past life, and has undergone significant refurbishment since then. The three-bed property has been extended to 2,152 sq ft, including an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors overlook the lake and the surrounding countryside and fill the space with natural light, while panelled ceilings and wood furnishings add a cosy feel.
A sitting room, utility room and guest bathroom are also on the ground floor, while there are three bedrooms, an en suite bathroom and a family bathroom on the first floor. The master bedroom enjoys a prime position overlooking the lake, with Velux windows in each room on the first floor allowing in plenty of natural light.
The semi-detached cottages are accessed off the internal road which leads to the lodge, and are laid out in an L shape. They were built in 1991 and each include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen and dining area, and a living room. The cottages enjoy a more traditional feel, with Liscannor flagstone floors, stone walls, exposed beams and wood-burning stoves.
Completing the accommodation in the sale, there’s a selection of outbuildings to the east of the cottages, including a hay shed, barn and store.
The 19.3 acres of land include a beautiful lawn and patio area by the lodge, a parking area and terrace by the cottages, plus scrubland, rocky outcrops and an area for launching boats.
Lough Mask measures more than 20,000 acres and is famous for its ferox trout, meaning you can head out on the boat, catch dinner and have it on the table within hours.
As for what’s nearby, Tourmakeady village is a 20-minute drive away, while Westport town can be reached in 40 minutes.