Property ID: 5553856
Fanore Beg, Fanore, Co. Clare.
2 Storey House
With its glorious natural scenery, excellent climate, welcoming culture and excellent standards of living, Ireland is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most desirable places across the world to live or visit. On offer here is a chance to make a smart financial investment in this magnificent part of the world.
Four bed (all en-suite) home overlooking the Atlantic ocean and Aran islands to the front with stunning backdrop of the Burren mountains behind you. The accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms downstairs with a double bed in bedroom one, and a double and a single bed in bedroom two. There are a further two bedrooms upstairs – each with a double and a single bed. The bedrooms are bright, spacious and all en-suite. Each bedroom makes the most of the strikingly attractive views surrounding this home. There is also a guest bathroom downstairs. The house boasts a large kitchen cum dining room which will seat comfortably a large gathering. There is a large bright sun-room with an open fire place and wooden floors. Perfect views of the Aran islands are framed through the conservatory windows. The house is newly built with oil fired central heating and equipped with all modern appliances. The large garden is ideal for children as it’s fully enclosed. Plenty of parking available.
Fanore is noted for its many walking trails through the burren hills. These trails are along ancient ‘Green Roads’ and are child friendly. Some of these walks such as ‘Black Head Loop’ and ‘ Caher Valley loop’ are accessible from the house and the walks can vary from moderate to strenous. There are also guided walks available.
The Burren is home to a remakably diverse and well preserved heritage, richly represented of every era from the Neolithic period onward. This heritage give us an insight the lives of the generations passed. Magnificent, evocative structures such as the 5,800 year old Poul Na Brone, portal tomb exemplify this heritage. The Burren also includes about 80 wedge tombs, over 500 ringforts, including the spectacular Caher Cummann, ancient cooking sights known as ‘Fulacht Fia’, ancient churches, holy wells and round towers.
The Flora of the Burren is famous all over the world because of its remarkable beauty, richness and diversity. Over 70% of Irelands native Flora is found in the Burren, including 24 of our 27 Orchid spiecies. The exuberant beauty of the burren Flora is matched by its intriguing nature, with artic-alpine plants growing beside mediterranean plants. The diversity of the plant life adds a splash of colour and vibrancy to the burren from early spring through to Autumn.
ABOUT THE AREA
Fanore is located on the southern shore of Galway Bay on the road between Ballyvaughan and Doolin and is well known for its extensive sandy beach which has some great waves breaks for surfing. Fanore village is popular with outdoor activity enthusiasts as the area has great walking, surfing and fishing. The town attracts many visitors due to it being situated on the edge of the Burren, which draws people from far and wide to explore its unique flora and fauna. Fanore is a small village that includes a a pub, shop with post office, campsite, surf school and a restaurant too.
Fanore was a popular location for filming during the the Father Ted comedy series and if you are a fan you’ll recognise some of the locations near the beach from the programme.
Explore the most northerly tip of County Clare at Black Head with its magnificent views of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher. Don’t forget the take in Black Head lighthouse, which also a Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way. The lighthouse was established in the 1930s when visiting transatlantic liners anchored their vessels off Ballyvaughan.
The 14km Caher Valley Walk is one of the most poplar walking trails in the Burren National Park and the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark due to the stunning vistas of Caher Valley and Fanore Mountain, which is composed of layers of limestone that were deposited 330 million years ago when Fanore was located near the equator in a warm tropical sea.
The shorter 4.5km Fanore Heritage Trail provides a unique insight into the rich geological, archaeological, and architectural heritage of the area. Walkers can trek along the Caher River, the only river in the Burren that flows its entire course overground, as well as learn about the large limestone boulders (Glacial Erratics) that were transported by glaciers and dropped over 15,000 years ago as the ice sheets that covered Ireland began to melt for the last time. You can also visit the ruins of an 11th Century church linked to St. Onchu. The graveyard is the burial place of local priest, philosopher and author John O Donoghue.
Burren Mountain Tours provides one of the region’s most unique trails, a 90-minute tour on a private mountain track travelling the route taken by the herdsmen of long ago to bring their cattle to the mountain for the winter. The tour veers away from the main tourist routes and follows a 6-mile farm track on private lands cresting altitudes of 1,000 feet.
Clare is a county with a wealth of shore fishing marks, possibly unmatched anywhere in Ireland, and Fanore is no exception. Popular fishing locations include Fanore Beach, Black Head, The Flats and Ballyreen.
With its plentiful accommodation options, Fanore is an ideal starting point for exploring all of what North Clare has to offer including Aillwee Cave, Kilfenora Cathedral, Doolin Cave, the Burren Centre, the Spa Well in Lisdoonvarna, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Leamaneh Castle, Lough Inchiquin, Clare Heritage Centre, and many more attractions and sites of interest. The 66km Burren Beauty Drive takes in Black Head, Ballyvaughan, Carran, Kilfenora and Lisdoonvarna, before returning to Fanore.
• 186m2 of living space
• 500m2 plot.
• 4 Bedrooms
• 5 Bathrooms
• Private Parking
• Private Garden
• Stunning Views
• Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies
• Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
• Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of Ireland
• Many excellent sports facilities, walking and cycling areas nearby
• Rental Potential through Airbnb and Booking.com
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