O’Donnellan & Joyce has recorded an incredible year of sales in the Connemara region since the Covid-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. With remote working now the norm for many people across the country, people previously working full time in the capital set their eyes on Connemara and the beauty they can avail of on their doorstep.
The last year has seen properties being snapped up in Connemara as soon as they go on the market, with the surge in demand seeing some rural homes selling more than twice their guide price and exceeding clients' expectations. Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce said: "During lockdown there was surge in demand for properties in holiday hotspots close to the sea as people retreat from urban life, with properties close to the sea commanding huge demand over pre-Covid times."
With demand outstripping supply, O’Donnellan & Joyce has had several people bidding on each property it has brought to the market in Connemara over the last year. Below is a sample of properties sold in Connemara by O’Donnellan & Joyce.
The Box, Errisbeg, Roundstone
The Box was one of the most outstanding properties to come to the market in Connemara in recent years. The house was perched above Dogs Bay with uninterrupted views of the magnificent coastline and surrounding headlands. Although needing some upgrading to bring it up to modern standards, this property caught the interest of more than 25 people including international investors looking to bid on the property.
Sold well in excess of the asking price of €350,000.
This was a unique opportunity to acquire a spectacular property in a magnificent setting on the wonderful Inishbofin. This traditional two bedroom cottage had been fully restored and modernised while still retaining all its original character and charm including the original facade, internal layout, and vaulted ceilings. Located 10 minutes from the pier, this property attracted huge interest for people looking for the perfect holiday home in an idyllic setting.
Listed price €265,000.
Unique, spectacular, and breathtaking were among the superlatives used to describe this stunning property situated on an elevated, private, site overlooking Dogs Bay on the outskirts of Roundstone in County Galway. This was an older style traditional farmhouse and although it was in need of modernisation and upgrading it still attracted the interest of many people. This was a unique opportunity for the buyer to acquire a wonderful family home or holiday residence close to all of Roundstone’s amenities and outdoor pursuits.
Listed price €460,000.
Marine Terrace, Roundstone
Marine Terrace was a special home in the heart of Roundstone, considered by many to be the jewel of Connemara. This was a relatively modern home, having been totally reconstructed less than 20 years ago which created a modern home while maintaining all of its old-world character and charm.
Listed price €265,000.
The Limehouse, Monastery Road, Roundstone
This spectacular modern three bedroom house was located in Roundstone village and was the perfect permanent residence or much sought after holiday home. The property was situated on a compact site with gardens and patio areas front and rear and offered spectacular views of Roundstone Bay, the island of Inis Oirr, and surrounding headlands and was a stunning opportunity for one looking to relocate to Connemara.
Listed price €425,000.
Kingstown, Sky Road, Clifden
This unmodernised cottage at Kingstown, formerly the local post office, was located on the Sky Road Loop on Kingstown Peninsula, one of the most picturesque areas of Connemara with Clifden town only a 10 minute drive away. This cottage had an idyllic setting in a rugged landscape with panoramic views of Streamstown Bay as its backdrop. With full planning permission granted to redevelop as a three bedroom home, this property provided the buyer the opportunity to create a wonderful home in a picturesque setting.
Listed price €100,000.
Railway View House, Hulk Street, Clifden
A modern two bedroom apartment, this property came fully furnished making an ideal investment property for the buyer. Located in the popular tourist destination of Clifden, this property was in the perfect location for someone looking to relocate to Connemara while living within walking distance of all amenities.
Listed price €79,000.
This picturesque private residence was located in a stunning location on the Wild Atlantic Way. Comprising a modern three bedroom bungalow, this property was situated on an elevated site in one of the most spectacular locations overlooking Dogs Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on the outskirts of Roundstone village and provided unobstructed views of the Connemara landscape.
Currently under offer.
O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is a leading professional service provider in Galway when it comes to selling or valuing a property. If you are thinking of selling your property, then look no further than the award winning O’Donnellan & Joyce team. They have obtained the ultimate advances in technology with internal and external 3D virtual tours of all properties, detailed floor plans, drone photography, online bidding and extensive marketing for your property. With free ‘thinking of selling’ valuations carried out and many positive testimonials from previous vendors, you can rest assured that the 39-year-old business has attracted some of the country’s finest agents, each of whom brings his/her own experience and knowledge to the table.
To avail of a free ‘thinking of selling’ valuation or for additional details, contact the company at its Mary Street offices on 091 564 212 or by email at [email protected].