ROSS HOUSE - south facing overlooking Fahy Bay ( inner section of Ballinakill Harbour).
The upper story of the west wing of Ross House is a well designed modern apartment where one will find all modern comforts.
Entrance at ground level to porch / utility room which contains washing machine, clothes dryer, deep freeze and ironing equipment. Lobby area to one flight of stairs. Main section of apartment reveals kitchen, dining and seating area - open plan. Two bedrooms and bathroom.
Bedroom one is a double room with super king bed. Q Bedroom two contains two single divan beds.
Ross house and environs.: The Connemara countryside is a naturalists paradise, with a wide range of interesting flora and fauna.
Seabirds abound, and many mammals are seen including red deer, foxes, badgers, otters and of course, our famous dolphins.
Amemities: Angling for both sea and freshwater fish is to be found in abundance locally, and sailors can moor their craft offshore on the bay in front of the house.
The renowned Connemara National Park is just seven minutes away by car, and the Little Killary Adventure Centre only twenty. Kylemore Abbey is a wonderful amenity where it is possible to spend a whole day. A truly beautiful place to visit.
Bicycles may be hired in Clifden by those who wish to 'shed ' their cars for a day or two. Walking Safaries are organised by an eminent local archaeologist based in Clifden.
Excursions to the nearby offshore islands of Inishbofin (by boat from Cleggan), and Omey (by car across the strand at low tide), are popular holiday activities.
History of the Property: At the start of the nineteenth century, lack of roads rendered Connemara very remote from Dublin. Nevertheless, to the British authorities it represented two major worries - fear of French invasion, and loss of revenue because of the very high level of smuggling which then prevailed. To combat both these, a series of coastguard stations were built, one of which was at Ross point, the garrison being housed at Ross Lodge about 500 meters away on the sheltered southern side of Ross Hill (50 meters).