Retirement home of the late Dr. Noel Browne
Retirement home of the late Dr. Noel Browne.
Hallway 7'10" x 7'11" Store/boiler house off hall.
Living room 16' x 17'8" High ceiling and original fireplace.
Kitchen 8'6" x 7'11"
Shower room 8'11" x 5'8"
Bedroom 1 13'1" x 16'
Bedroom 2 9' x 9'9" refurbished loft bedroom
THE LITTLE CRO loft bedroom in need of refurbishment.
Kitchen/living room 19'8" x14' with fireplace
Bedroom 13'1" x 10'8" Loft bedroom
Dr. Noel Browne and his wife Phyllis lived in the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful place from around 1973. The happiest years of their lives were spent here. It was where they always wanted to be surrounded by the wonders of Connemara, nature and also with kind neighbours who always kept a quiet eye on them.
The views from the cottage are uninterrupted and breathtaking out over the Bay. The Browne family holidayed in Connemara for many years before they bought Cloughmore. Originally they purchased a ruin and re-roofed and converted it into a lovely holiday home overlooking the lake at Cloughmore. This house was then sold but after a couple of years they managed to acquire the cottage at Cloughmore. It had no electricity or running water. Slowly it began to take shape, they fitted gas lights and then running water. The Brownes made it their family home about 38 years ago. The Cro was used by the family for summer holidays. The family remember having picnics on the shore, lighting a turf fire and cooking bacon and eggs for the little ones who were patiently taught to swim by their grandfather. Dr. Browne had a small sailing boat which the children also learned to master.
In the evenings Dr Browne would walk all the way around the shoreline, lying on rocks to watch the cormorants dry their wings or listen to the larks singing. Mrs. Phyllis Browne would often collect him and they would return to the cottage to eat homemade blackberry tart and scones which you could smell as you walked in the door. Dr. Browne passed away and about 10 years later his beloved wife Phyllis died. They are both together now lying in the grave by the sea at Cloughmore
Here is an opportunity to own something very special. The property must be seen to be appreciated. For more information and viewing arrangements contact Paddy Flynn 091 565488 or 0872557618