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Ashford Pines – Serviced Residential Sites, Cong, Co. Mayo



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The Ashford Pines Residential Development is located in Nymphsfield, once part of the Ashford Estate under Sir Arthur Guinness. It is positioned almost directly opposite the entrance gates into Ashford Castle in the picturesque village of Cong. This is a magical enchanted and truly unique heavily wooded site which is famous for Kelly's Cave which is a national monument. Cong is positioned on the Mayo/Galway border, famous as the location of the Quiet Man and is renowned as being the location of one of the best hotels in the world namely Ashford Castle, having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, it is consistently listed as one of the luxury hotels in the world.

Cong is a small quaint and charming town offering shopping together with excellent bars, cafes and restaurants. Cong is also uniquely positioned on Lough Corrib offering wonderful fresh water fishing. Excellent fishing is also offered in a number of waterways in the West of Ireland for the fishing enthusiast which include Lough Conn, Lough Mask, The River Corrib and The River Moy.

Cong is uniquely positioned between Lough Corrib and Lough Conn, effectively equal distance between Castlebar to the north and Galway City to the south, easy access is also offered to the splendid Connemara which is to the west. This therefore is a truly excellent location to either call home or from which to base a holiday home in the west of Ireland. Amenities within the region include Golf (Ballinrobe, Claremorris, Castlebar, Westport), Fresh water and sea fishing, sailing, surfing, shooting, cycling, excellent beaches, hiking and miles of stunning scenery.

Ballinrobe 11kms, Castlebar 40 kms, Westport 43 kms, Galway City 42 kms, Knock International Airport 65 kms, Dublin City 240 kms.


Ashford Pines will comprise of a unique development of 12 detached woodland sites with full Planning Permission for 4 architecturally designed house types ranging in size from approximately 1,450 sq. ft. to 2650 sq. ft. The development proposes effectively 3 clusters of 4 houses each.

House Type Site No No of Beds Size Sq.M Size Sq.ft
1 7,12 4-5 245.8 2,646
2 4,9 4-5 239.7 2,580
3 3,8 2 115.5 1,254
4 2,11 3 135.2 1,455

Work has commenced on and will take approximately 6 months to complete. On completion of each site sale, site owners will appoint their own Architects/Engineer and Building Contractor to complete their own properties.

As stated there are 4 unique house designs each individually designed by the developer's Architect. The design might be described as modern vernacular architecture finished in traditional render finish and part stone facades under pitched slate roofs. All windows are in hardwood. Changes to the proposed designs to be agreed with Mayo County Council.

There are currently only 7 sites available for sale at present.

Full House plans and additional information can be made available on request.


The servicing of the sites will include the following works completed on site:-

- Period Limestone entrance;

- Completion of all estate roads;

- Public footpaths and lighting;

- Extensive hard and soft landscaping;

- All sites will be serviced with mains water, electricity, sewerage and high speed broadband


Planning Permission was granted by Mayo County Council subject to 28 no conditions. Planning Reference No P09/1200. An Bord Pleanala granted Planning Permission on appeal. The planning permission runs until August 2023.

Development levies are approximately 10,500 per property.


From 110,000 inclusive of VAT

Deposit is 10% - 11,000 each


Buyers will be responsible for all acquisition costs including Stamp Duty which qualifies for recovery under revenue rules.


A Management Company will be set up by the site developers. Each site owner will become a director of the Management Company with the freehold interest of all common areas vested into it. Thereafter, the Company will oversee the upkeep and maintenance of all common areas. We would expect the specific provision of service charges will cover;

Maintenance of estate road and footpaths

Power supply, upkeep and maintenance of entrance and gates

Power supply and maintenance of public lighting

Landscaping and cutting of grass (on common areas)

Maintenance of services (water, sewerage, electricity, telecoms)

Public liability insurance costs to common areas

Monitoring and maintaining overall architectural and landscape aspects to maintain the character of the site.

As stated there are 4 unique house designs each individually designed by the developer's Architect, details might be described as modern vernacular architecture finished in traditional render finish under pitched slate roofs. All windows are in hardwood. House plans and additional information can be made available on request.


Viewings of the site can be arranged by prior appointment with the sole selling agents.

Contact Gerard O'Toole at (098) 28000


From Ballinrobe, take the R345 towards Ashford, ahead of the entrance for Ashford Castle turn right following onto the R345 and the subject lands are located approximately 300 m on the right hand side. The site entrance is located between the Lynn Medical Centre and Cong National School.
Look out for Ashford Pines marketing sign.

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  • Edge of village location opposite famous Ashford Castle and within walking distance to Cong village
  • Unique scenic wooded site
  • Full Planning Permission for 12 architecturally designed detached houses
  • Each site will be fully serviced and extensively landscaped
  • Unique opportunity to build a dream home in a stunning location