Savills | Whitethorn Lodge and Cottage, Midfield, Swinford, Co Mayo, F12 TR99 | Property for sale
18.70 Ac(7.57 Ha)
Guide price €495,000

Whitethorn Lodge and Cottage, MidfieldSwinford, Co Mayo, F12 TR99

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2022
  • Period 1 bedroom Cottage
  • Walk in condition
  • About 18 acres
  • A further half share of 22.8 acres of comanage
  • 3 bay hay shed

Attractive 3 bed house and 1 bed cottage on about 18 acres

About this property

  • Whitethorn Lodge is a picturesque home set in the heart of the countryside yet conveniently located just 6 kilometres outside the town of Swinford. A key feature of the property is its spectacular views of the rugged landscape of county Mayo and onto the Ox Mountains. The house is approached along a charming country road and entered through one of two stone wall entrances both with cast iron gates.

    Whitethorn Lodge was constructed in 2006/2007 by the current owners and comprises a contemporary home which is of generous and elegant proportions as set out in the accompanying plans. The living accommodation has been cleverly designed to suit modern day family living with an open plan kitchen/dining room with separate living room. The bedroom accommodation is situated to the left wing of the house and comprises three double bedrooms, all ensuite.

    A key feature of the home is the number of windows throughout which have been well positioned to take in the excellent countryside views and the sunroom to the side of the house benefits from both morning and evening sun.

    The Cottage
    Whitethorn Cottage is situated to the side of the main house and is of traditional construction with a beautiful stone exterior beneath a hip slated roof. Believed to have been built in the 1800's, the cottage comprises a sitting room with a woodburning stove, a bright and spacious sunroom, kitchen space and main bedroom with ensuite. This property is ideal for teenagers seeking independent space or a place that an elderly relation can downsize to.

    Both properties have been very well cared for by the current owner and come to the market in excellent working order.

    To the rear of the property are two traditional stone stores as well as a 3-bay shed with a corrugated roof, corrugated walls, concrete floor, and a large sliding door with pedestrian access on both sides. This shed is currently used as a workshop and stabling but is multi-functional.

    The stone granary building is in poor condition but with the right care, could be a beautiful building with possible income-producing potential.

    Whitethorn Cottage and Lodge sit amidst established garden grounds which are predominately laid to lawn. To the front of the house are a number of flower beds, shrubs and box hedging which are enclosed from the road by a beautiful stone wall. To the rear of both properties is a small patio area as well as a variety of fruit trees and children's play area. The garden boundary is well defined and separate to the rest of the agricultural holding.

    Behind the property is about 18.7 acres of ring-fenced, well drained pasture which is currently used as grazing land. The property also benefits from a half share of 22.8 acres of comanage which is also located to the rear of the house.

    Strictly by appointment by Savills Country Agency.

    Building Energy Rating

    The Lodge
    BER Rating: C2
    BER Number: 111971818

    The Cottage
    BER Rating: F
    BER Number: 111956801

    BER Details - BER C2 - BER No.111971818

Local information

  • Whitethorn Cottage is situated just 6 kilometres from the town of Swinford. Situated on the banks of the River Moy, Swinford earns international recognition from anglers throughout the world. It boasts some of the best salmon and trout angling in Europe and has developed easy access to all parts of the river to enable the angler to fish in comfort. The bridges at Cloonacannana, Cloongullane, and Ballylahan provide excellent vantage points on the river. Swinford also provides a range of amenities including excellent restaurants, pubs, hotels, and supermarkets.
  • Castlebar and Ballina are large neighbouring towns and are 31 kilometres and 33 kilometres distant respectively. Castlebar is the county town of Mayo and boasts an array of amenities including Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and the Country Life section of the National Museum of Ireland. The town of Ballina includes a rich variety of shops, pubs, restaurants, and hotels and is famous for its exceptional salmon fishing in the renowned Ridge Pool located in the heart of the town.
  • Westport (48 km) is a large coastal town nestled on the banks of Clew Bay and overlooked by the famous Croagh Patrick Mountain. In 2012 the town was awarded ‘the best place to live in Ireland'. The area offers a variety of marine activities including sailing and sea angling clubs, together with a selection of Blue Flag beaches nearby.
  • Whitethorn Cottage is surrounded by an excellent transportation system just 5 kilometres from the N5 which connects Westport to Dublin and 32 kilometres from Castlebar Railway Station with trains running to Dublin City daily. There is also a daily bus service from Swinford to Dublin City. Ireland West (Knock) Airport is just 12 kilometres distant and offers flights to a range of European destinations, while Shannon International Airport is 155 km and offers a variety of European and transatlantic flights.
  • There are a variety of different sporting clubs in the surrounding area including GAA, soccer, handball, swimming and tennis to name a few. Swinford Parkland Gold Club is just 6 kilometres away.
  • A selection of both Primary and Secondary schools can be found in the nearby vicinity.

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