One of the main quests for staycationers this year is a holiday home close to secluded sandy beaches that are off the beaten track. Enter Killala, a north Mayo village nestled around Killala Bay, where the coastline includes the Blue Flag Ross Beach.
Bartra Green, an elevated development of 18 houses that’s surrounded by the high stone walls of the former Knox-Gore Estate, is named after nearby Bartragh Island, an uninhabited island on the Moy Estuary that is home to a large seal colony.
While the five three-bed terraced and semi-detached properties on the market at Bartra Green are for sale rather than to let, prices start at just €100,000, with the most expensive properties costing €119,000.
However, the houses at Bartra Green aren’t exactly new: the estate was built around 2008 and a developer purchased the scheme in 2017 and retro-fitted the houses. As a result, the properties don’t quality for the help-to-buy tax rebate scheme and come with a C BER rather than an A.
The homes are arranged in a courtyard-style setting, around a central green area. There is off-street parking to the front of each home, while the rear wooden deck and lawn overlooks a woodland area.
On the ground floor, there is a kitchen/diner, a utility room, a guest WC and a living room with a wood-burning stove. There is a family bathroom and three bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom comes with a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite.
Viewings at Bartra Green are by appointment.