THE SALE of the Widow Tillane’s farm to Sean Thornton caused a rift in the film The Quiet Man, and competition is likely to be equally fierce to land this property in Cong, Co. Mayo.
Springmount House is located near to the historic village where the classic movie was shot, although the €495,000 property will surely attract attention from more than just fans of the John Ford classic.
Elegant and luxurious, the house comes with beautifully appointed interiors and decor, yet retains an air of traditional Irish grace and charm that evokes the spirit of the movie.
The four-bedroom home is on about three acres laid to lawn and decking, which boasts a barbecue area and fenced paddock for ponies, as well as a generously proportioned thatched garage.
The property also comprises a library/games room, sitting room with feature fireplace, living/dining room with feature fireplace, kitchen and bathroom, while three of the bedrooms are en suite.
As well as being close to Cong, where you can explore the picturesque ruins of Cong Abbey, the property is also on the shores of Lough Corrib, renowned for its fishing.
Nearby is the famous Ashford Castle, where many heads of state have stayed, while Connemara, an area of outstanding natural beauty with a wealth of activities to enjoy, is within easy driving distance.
An 18-hole golf course is just 15 minutes away at Cloonacastle, Ballinrobe and a 45-minute drive will take you to Galway City, where you can indulge in shopping or sample a wealth of excellent pubs and restaurants.
Of course if you’re after a drink and a bite to eat close to home, you could always drop into Pat Cohan’s Bar, which featured in the film’s famous fight scene.
In 2014 it won the Best Newcomer in Munster award from the Restaurants Association of Ireland and was this year named Best Gastro Pub at the Connacht Regional Final of the Irish Restaurant Awards.
The house is on the market for €495,000.