Life by the fjord: Breathtaking views at this waterfront retreat in Connemara

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Amy Mulvaney 22/10/2020
The Boat House is located at Killary Harbour in Co Galway.


The Boat House is a spectacular property, and its location right at the edge of Killary Harbour in Leenane, Co Galway, makes it even more awe-inspiring.

Killary Harbour forms the border between Galway and Mayo and is said to be Ireland’s only fjord (if you’re a geography fan you’ll know that means it’s a large narrow inlet with steep sides).

The breathtaking views look slightly surreal, with sights all the way across to the Mweelrea and Maumturk mountains. 


Located on more than one acre of landscaped grounds on one of the most beloved spots on the Wild Atlantic Way, The Boat House is a vision to behold.  

A three-bed property of 2,423 sq ft, the residence has been recently refurbished and fully upgraded to create a light-filled, beautiful retreat. 


Stepping inside, a double front door opens directly to the main living space. White walls and large windows create an open, airy feel, while ceiling beams and an open fire provide a sense of warmth and homeliness. 


A floor-to-ceiling bay window provides panoramic views of the water and surrounding terrain, making for the perfect spot to put a dining table or set up a reading nook.

The kitchen also shares this open-plan space, with feature lighting, a breakfast bar and integrated appliances her. There are two large double bedrooms on the ground floor, as well as the family bathroom with a circular nautical-style window.


Moving to the first floor, the master bedroom boasts a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom, as well as a Juliette balcony with waterfront views. The landing area has been converted for use as a study, with a Velux window flooding the space with natural light.

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The Boat House comes to the market in turn key condition, making for a fuss-free moving day. It has been re-roofed with new ceilings and benefits from a new heating system, as well as new flooring and carpets.

As for the property’s own grounds, they include a tennis court by the waterfront, a feature seating area, a patio and lawns. Mature hedging and fruit trees including plum, fig and apple are dotted throughout. A small private harbour means you can be on the water within minutes.


There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy around the property, with no shortage of hikes and trails, while Leenane village is just a 10-minute walk away. With unbeatable views, a magnificent interior and an outstanding location, The Boat House is sure to be ‘dream home’ material for many house-hunters.  

The Boat House, Leenane, Co Galway is on the market for €625,000 through Sherry FitzGerald via