`curraghduff Farm`, Curraduff, Oughterard, Co. Galway

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Region €775,000

Detached House
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Detached House


Contact Name: Luke Spencer

Agent: Spencer Auctioneers Ltd

PSR Licence Number: 003722

Email Agent Call 091552999
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Property Description


The farm is situated at the end of a council road approximately 6 miles from Oughterard. Being located close to the Western Way and just 3 miles from the Hill of Doon, and is in one of the most sought after locations in Connemara. Oughterard is a charming village on the shores of Lough Corrib - the internationally renowned wild brown trout fishery. Known as the gateway to Connemara, Oughterard is well known for its range of shops, pubs and hotels which cater for the large numbers of visitors who come to take advantage of the fishing, walking, boating and other leisure activities for which this village is justly famous. Golf is available at the 18 hole Oughterard golf course, set in natural parkland and there are six other golf courses within an hour's drive. The property is 22 miles from the regional capital of the West, Galway City, with its mainline road, rail and air connections and extensive and substantial cultural, commercial and retail facilities.

THE BUSINESS: The business was set up in 2019 by the current owners who have created a fabulous experience with their group of Alpaca's and glamping pods set in Connemara and benefitting from stunnng views over Lough Corrib.

The property would also provide the perfect location and opportunity for an equestrian centre or a range of other business or lifestyle opportunities.

The complex extends in total to 22.3 acres with 7.7 acres currently being used as the main complex. There is a beautiful 3 bedroom residence (used as a family home) a horse shoe shaped complex extending to circa 1850 square feet that could provide additional accommodation but currently used for storage / animal husbandry. There is a large barn used as a games room, a newly constructed kitchen / shower block and three glamping pods. The lands are of good quality grazing lands, all offering stunning views.


Wooden front door, with a covered entrance, leading into inner porch.
INNER PORCH: - 5'4" (1.63m) x 4'9" (1.45m)
(W, N) with tiled flooring throughout, main electric fuse box, door leading to kitchen area.

KITCHEN AREA: - 13'9" (4.19m) x 13'5" (4.09m)
(E, W) with tiled flooring throughout, a beautiful range of wall mounted and base units, with tiled splash back, inset stainless steel sink drainer, four ring hob with electric oven below and extractor above, solid fuel Stanley range, that provides heat and hot water, set in a beautifully pointed brick chimney breast and cooking area. Door leading to living room, bedroom, front porch, and inner hallway.

LIVING ROOM: - 13'8" (4.17m) x 10'4" (3.15m)
(N, E) with solid wood flooring throughout, high ceilings, coving, solid fuel stove, set on a stone hearth, television point.

FRONT PORCH: - 6'0" (1.83m) x 3'10" (1.17m)
(E, N) with tiled flooring throughout, views to side and door leading to the front of the property.

BEDROOM: - 10'4" (3.15m) x 8'9" (2.67m)
(E) with solid wood flooring throughout, large range of built-in wardrobes and views to front.

INNER CORRIDOR: - 14'2" (4.32m) x 4'1" (1.24m)
with solid wood flooring throughout, doors leading to two further bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.

BEDROOM: - 13'6" (4.11m) x 8'7" (2.62m)
(E) 13`6 x 8`7 with attractive linoleum flooring throughout, high ceilings, coving.

BEDROOM: - 10'9" (3.28m) x 10'4" (3.15m)
(W) with solid wood flooring throughout, views to rear.

WC: - 3'0" (0.91m) x 5'10" (1.78m)
(W) with low level WC, fully tiled walls and floors, wash hand basin, wall mounted mirror, shaver light.

BATHROOM: - 10'2" (3.1m) x 5'3" (1.6m)
(W) has bath with panelled surround, mains pressure wall mounted shower attachment above, glass panelled side, low level WC, wash hand basin, obscured window to rear.


ALPACA HUT: - 15'11" (4.85m) x 11'7" (3.53m)
A timber frame hut ideal for couples but can sleep 4 people with a double bed and sofa bed.

CORRIB HUT: - 14'0" (4.27m) x 9'3" (2.82m)
ideal for a family with double bed, bunk bed, single bed and space for table and chairs.

CONNEMARA HUT: - 13'5" (4.09m) x 7'2" (2.18m)
benefiting from solid fuel stove set on a slate hearth, seating area and double bed,

The pods are set on a sloping site, all benefitting from fabulous views over lough Corrib and local countryside. There is an outside BBQ area, with covered storage, ample seating, built-in BBQ, power and views over Lough Corrib. The trackway leads down from the shower rooms, down to the three pods, with the track extending down to further lands. Most of the lands surrounding the buildings are of post and wire fencing, with rails and of good quality grazing. Interspersed around the lands used for the Alpacas there are shelters with concrete bases. The main facilities area extends to 60 sq. meters and comprises of kitchen, gents and ladies` toilets and showers, WC, toilet and shower and laundry room.

KITCHEN AREA: - 20'4" (6.2m) x 12'0" (3.66m)
(N.E) with tiled flooring throughout, built-in kitchen with tiled splash back, extraction above an electric hob cooker, inset stainless steel sink drainer, space and plumbing for under counter fridges and freezers, television point and seating for at least twelve people.

LAUNDRY ROOM: - 12'0" (3.66m) x 6'6" (1.98m)
(N) has a continuation of tiled flooring, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, built-in range of floor mounted units, stainless steel sink drainer, space for linen.

GENTS WC/SHOWER: - 11'0" (3.35m) Max x 7'6" (2.29m) Max
(N) with tiled flooring throughout, low level WC, wash hand basin, wall mounted mirror, large mains pressure walk-in shower cubicle.

DISABLED WC AND SHOWER: - 6'4" (1.93m) x 6'5" (1.96m)
() designed as a wet room, with mains pressure wall mounted shower, low level WC, wash hand basin.

LADIES WC: - 12'0" (3.66m) x 8'1" (2.46m)
(N,W) with continuation of tiled flooring, two cubicles and walk-in shower, with fully tiled walls and mains pressure wall mounted shower, low level WC, wash hand basin, wall mounted mirror.

GAMES AREA: - 31'0" (9.45m) x 22'0" (6.71m)
a poured concrete and galvanised building with good concrete flooring, power and lighting, currently used as a games area.

RECEPTION AREA: - 9'2" (2.79m) x 9'2" (2.79m)
being a timber style shed with linoleum flooring, ample parking to front.

To the side of this there is a three bay stable block of stone and concrete construction measuring 16` x 36` and divided into three separate bays. To the side of this is an L shaped barn (that backs directly onto the facilities area) which is currently used for housing the Alpacas when required but could produce additional facilities area. This building provides an additional circa 1,280 covered sq. feet. This also includes a workshop and the location for the water for the facilities area.

There are beautiful, maintained areas of fairy woodland walks, areas for additional animals (goats and chickens) and different areas of storage.

To the east of the lands there is a new steeltech shed, on a concrete base, with power and extending to 23` x 16`. This is currently used to house agricultural equipment.


The lands around the property are of good quality, mostly enclosed of post and rail / wire fencing with various shelters located around the fields. There is a purpose built sand arena (by the previous owners) and now covered in grass, but offer a substantial flat plateau that has great drainage and fabulous views.

There is an additional parcel of land located down a baureen track accessed by the reception area. These lands have not been used in recent years and are partially overgrown with trees but could be easily cleared.

Planning permission was sought for the construction of the new facilities block and the three glamping pods under application number 19/245. This was granted for a period of 5 years and is in the process of being renewed, which is envisaged to be renewed without any conditions.

There is a right of way in favour of GY11836 leading up in front of the facilities block past reception and onto the lands. This is used infrequently but is in place.

There is a right of way in favour of GY33581 leading up to the rear of the house to a field (plan 2B). We understand that the owner has applied and is in the process of obtaining permission to plant native forestry on these lands. This is used infrequently but is in place.

There would be a great opportunity to expand the business (subject to planning permission) to incorporate camping / static pitches and there have been many requests for these services.

For the accommodation the current owner`s avail of Airbnb.ie for the booking of the accommodation and this has been highly successful. The reviews are excellent and speak for themselves when portraying the experience that Curraduff Farm offers. IN 2023 THE BOOKING FIGURES FOR 2023 ACROSS THE THREE PODS SHOWED 619 NIGHTS BOOKED.

The business has an amazing website with excellent reviews and strong traffic numbers that would be included in the sale. https://www.curraghduffalpacas.com/

The business has excellent reviews and feedback on Trip Advisor and is the top activity to enjoy in the area. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g212089-d15576754-Reviews-Curraghduff_Farm-Oughterard_County_Galway_Western_Ireland.html

The business also has listings on discover Ireland, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok .

All trade fixtures and fittings for the use with the glamping pods will be included in this sale. A full inventory will be provided once a sale has been agreed. There is a possibility that some of the Alpaca`s other livestock and equipment will be available by separate negotiation.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only. Property Reference :SPEN950
From The Square in Oughterard, proceed along Camp Street, keeping The Connemara Lake Hotel on your left and The Boat Inn on your right. Bear left over the bridge and continue along the Glann Road for approx. 4.5 miles, taking the left turn towards Curraduff, marked by our directional. Travel up this road taking the right hand fork (marked by our directional) and the property will be found at the end of the road. Eircode H91 R2Y7

BER Details

BER No. 108661570

Energy Performance Indicator: 727.64 kWh/m2/yr

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Spencer Auctioneers Ltd
Main Street, Oughterard, Co. Galway

Contact Name: Luke Spencer

PSR Licence Number: 003722

Call 091552999
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