The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory in Easkey lies directly on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way and has space for a comfortable home, a business and extended family/BB. Upgraded but unspoilt, and with all the village's amenities on its doorstep, as well as world class surf, fishing and golf, this propety oozes charm, history and potential. More details/picture gallery: www.oldrectoryeaskey.net Original features include: high ceilings; bright, spacious, well-proportioned rooms; recessed wooden sash windows with shutters; a fireplace in every room; wide, panelled doors; corniced ceilings with central roses; lime and pine decorative panelling in the breakfast/dining room. There are period wooden floors in the front reception rooms and attractive, old quarry-tile and stone-flagged floors to the rear. The hallway is solid floored and carpeted. The kitchen and bathrooms are modern, without spoiling the character of the house. The bedrooms at the front of the house look over the Easkey River, through the Rectory's trees. The village is right beside the Atlantic Ocean, the sea is just a five minute walk from the house. A scenic path running beside the river leads to the shore. The main house comprises: Downstairs: an entrance lobby and hallways, library/dining room, double aspect drawing room, dining/breakfast room, double aspect kitchen, back kitchen, pantry room, shower room with wc, understairs storage. All the rooms look out onto the grounds. Upstairs: a master suite with lobby, large bedroom, walk in dressing room, bathroom, separate wc; 3 additional double bedrooms and a family bath/shower room and wc. At the rear of the house lies an enclosed sun-trap courtyard with stone flags, protected by original, high stone walls, ideal for al fresco eating. This leads to the main rear courtyard. The walls of the house and courtyards are covered with roses, wisteria and Virginia creeper. Two additional stone built coach houses (approx 840sq ft each) are attractively situated around the yard. Coach House 1 was derelict until 1996. A small amount of additional work (to windows and French doors) would make this building ideal as a business location, BB accommodation, studio space or home to extended family. The building has a kitchen, sitting room, atrium hall, shower room/wc, laundry/utility downstairs. Upstairs are two large bedrooms and wc (with ample room for a bath or shower). Attached small car port and garden/tool shed. Coach House 2 has two single bedrooms, living room and wc upstairs, workshops below. The second half of this building is approached through the inner courtyard, and offers great potential. The gardens comprise an established, secluded flower garden, a formal-style, sun-filled vegetable garden/potager and an orchard. There is also a small, enclosed paddock which currently houses hens and a polytunnel. There are mature trees throughout the property, which is almost entirely walled. The property has high speed fibre optic broadband, good mobile phone coverage, a landline, ESB, mains water and sewarage and oil fired central heating. Sligo is 25 miles (35 minutes), Ballina 15.5 miles (20 minutes), both of which have railway stations to Dublin. Bus Eirann (Sligo-Ballina route) stops in the village 5 minutes walk from the house. Knock International Airport is 40 miles and takes one hour and Dublin is 2.75 hours drive. Easkey village has a Health Centre, Post Office, food shops newsagent, butcher, petrol, Pudding Row Cafe, pubs, hairdresser, take away, churches, Community Centre, school, nursery school, pottery - all 5 mins walk. There is a good choice of schools in the wider area. Easkey's stunning natural scenery is one of its primary attractions and its river and the adjacent Atlantic Ocean provide recreational pursuits to residents and visitors alike. The village is internationally recognised as having one of the premier surf breaks in Europe. For fishermen, the Easkey River (Easkey, or Iascaigh in Irish, means 'full of fish') provides salmon and trout fishing during the season, while the proximity to the world-famous River Moy is another attraction. There is, of course, sea-fishing close by.