DerrynanealFeakle, Co. Clare
- BER No.
- BER EPI
- Property Type
- New Build
- Unique Sustainable Home
- Situated On 3.25 Acres
- Natural Heritage Area
- 15 Sq. M. Timber Shed / Workshop
- Numerous Wood Sheds
- Light Carbon Footprint
- High Ecological Value
- Native Medicinal Plants
- Morso multi-fuel stove (DEFRA approved)
- Rain Water Harvesting System
- Feakle | 5 Minute Drive
- Tulla | 10 Minute Drive
- Shannon Airport | 40 Minute Drive
- Limerick City | 40 Minute Drive
Moovingo is delighted to present Derrynaneal to the market. The is a charming home which consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living area, kitchen, walk-in pantry, sunroom, open plan gallery, south facing balcony, and patio, and sits on 3.25 acres in a Natural Heritage Area.
Most things feel slow and quiet at the property, yet the vitality of the land touches you as you walk down the short track to the house. The 3¼ acres are home to over 70 species of native medicinal herbs, red squirrels, otters, hares, hedgehogs, and the rare marsh fritillary butterfly.
Living here, you will be rewarded by an orchestra of songbirds in the spring, the magnificent flight of hen harriers, the delight of red squirrels playing in the garden, and the occasional glimpse of white tailed eagles which live on nearby Lough Derg, one of the most mystical of Ireland's many lakes.
The current owner is a botanist and ecologist and she has managed the land to enhance its biodiversity. The front garden is laid to organic vegetable and fruit beds with a large productive polytunnel; the mixed native woodland with naturally regenerating birch, beech, ash, hazel, rowan and oak, provides year-round fuel for the stove, and an almost unlimited supply of filtered rain water serves the house. There is also a deep-bored well which is currently not in use.
There is a dual broadband system, both fixed line and satellite providing fast and reliable internet access.
This is a perfect home for home-based professionals, writers, herbalists and naturalists who can appreciate the wonderful wildlife; the glorious soft light in the house, and the peaceful ambience of the environment.
ENTRANCE HALLWAY: 1.50 X 3.05
Cottage style stable door; built-in pine dresser, cloaks area; plumbed in for washing machine. Doors to pantry and living area:
PANTRY: 2.38 x 2.04
Naturally cool, north-facing walk-in pantry with floor to ceiling shelving and tiled floor. Single sink and drainer.
KITCHEN & LIVING AREA: 4.20 x 6.90
Kitchen area has a range of modern base units with solid wood surfaces. Inset 1 bowl sink with mixed tap over and reverse osmosis filtered water unit. Refrigerator. Electric oven, gas hob, extractor fan. Wood flooring. Bespoke ash stairs to first floor.
Living area has plenty of character and presence with floor to ceiling windows on south aspect, and cathedral windows on west aspect. Morso multi-fuel stove (DEFRA approved) with back boiler feeding 5 radiators set in concrete chimney breast with natural slate hearth. Chimney built at heart of house to maximise heat gain.
SUNROOM: 3.41 x 3.61
A tranquil room facing south with windows on 3 sides and stable door to patio. High ceiling with Velux windows in roof. Laminate wood flooring.
BEDROOM: 4.65 x 3.0
Double bedroom with built-in wardrobe and shelves. Windows on 3 sides and outside door to decking. Adjacent to shower room.
BEDROOM / STUDY: 3.40 x 4.13
Facing south with bay area and double doors to patio, this is a peaceful room currently used as a study with telephone/internet.
SHOWER ROOM: 1.48 x 1.35
Shower with good natural pressure, corner wash hand basin and WC. Electric fan and heated tower rail.
FIRST FLOOR: 3.6 x 2.58
Light-filled gallery overlooking cathedral windows at West gable end with ample storage space beneath eaves. Double velux window facing south.
MASTER BEDROOM: 3.4 x 4.13
Secluded double en-suite bedroom with bay area and double doors to balcony facing south. Ample under the roof storage space and built-in cupboards with hand-made willow-weave doors.
BATHROOM: 3.07 X 3.07
Bathroom tiled throughout with Velux and feature windows. Bath with overhead shower, whb, WC
Rain water harvesting system with filtration
Deep bore well (not currently used)
Wastewater fed to septic tank and thence to professionally built reed bed system.
Dual broadband system, including fixed landline/broadband and satellite.
5x3m timber shed/workshop
Three wood stores for logs (sufficient for year round use)
Shed attached to house with filtration system/storage space.
Lean to freezer shed / bicycle shed
Rural and tranquil it is, but isolated it is not. Ennis, the bustling county town is 25 min. drive; Galway and Limerick less than an hour; Dublin 2½ hours, and international Shannon airport with direct routes to the US, Europe, and the UK is only 40 min. drive. The glorious coast line and unique Burren landscape is a beautiful hour's drive across the hills.
For those who want nearby amenities, the local town of Tulla is just a 10 minute drive away and is flourishing with a new secondary school and soon to boast state-of-the-art sports grounds and fitness tracks. East Clare is more cosmopolitan than many parts of Ireland, people from all over Europe and elsewhere are drawn here by the Steiner school at Raheen; by Irish Seed Savers which has one of the largest collections of native and traditional apple varieties in Europe; for opportunities to live light carbon footprint lives, and for the pleasure of the many local lakes for fishing, kayaking and wild water swimming.Read Less