Obtaining planning permission to build a house on any of the Aran Islands is a very difficult task, to say the least. In an effort to keep the Islands from being over developed, the restrictions attached to those who apply to erect a dwelling will all but eliminate anyone who Is not a native Islander. So, when an existing house comes to the market for sale, there are always a number of buyers waiting in the wings, with a view to purchasing on what is considered one of the most stunning locations in Ireland.
The latest offering to the market from DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard on Inismore is one that will catch the eye of those looking to put their own stamp on a little piece of heaven on the big Island.
A detached bungalow residence, the property is located in Bungowla on the western side of the island with spectacular vistas over Galway Bay and the Wild Atlantic Way.
In need of complete refurbishment, the house is on more than half an acre and offers huge potential. There is a septic tank on site to help with any plans to extend, which most will want to do in order to take advantage of the views.
Selling agent James Heaslip says this will appeal to a host of buyers and comments.
“It's not that often these doer-uppers come to the market on the Islands. As a family home it will certainly appeal to the locals, but it’s also sure to attract anyone who has ever wanted a holiday home on Inismore. The lack of restrictions, which would normally apply to anyone getting planning here, are negated as there is an existing building on the site," he says.
"We have already had a number of enquiries from seasoned island-goers, who are on the hunt for a project where they can put their own mark on any refurbishment. It's priced very keenly and our clients are keen to sell and close it out by the end of the year”.
DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is offering the property to the market by way of on-line auction on Wednesday September 30 with a guiding a price of €80,000. Full particulars are available on www.dnggalway.ie or by calling 091-565261.