Its not often that a property with such calibre of finish & in turn key condition, which sits on an elevated site commanding panoramic views of Loch Corrib & the surrounding countryside all within 3 miles from NUIG & UCHG comes to the market.
This luxury home, which extends to over 3,300 sq. ft. (311 m. sq) was extensively modernized & upgraded to an exacting standard in 2017 & is currently presented in showhome condition.
Access is via electronic gates & the following accommodation is offered: entrance porch with double glass doors leading to an imposing hallway featuring wide plank solid oak wood flooring, which is utilized throughout the entire ground floor & indeed most of the 1st floor - a further glass door & full length glass panelling allow access to the open plan family lounge, kitchen & dining area - this super space is designed with family living in mind & offers both abundant of living & relaxing space.
The lounge features double height ceilings - a fabulous room with beautiful antique fireplace with a custom-fit iron and glass door with mezzanine overhead
There are two rooms adjacent to the lounge area - one of which is a TV room & the 2nd is a conservatory. (ideal as a playroom also!)
The kitchen is exceptional - white matt units with granite topped work counter & glass backsplash combined with an American style side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator, large centre island integrating a wine fridge make this the ultimate in luxury chic. It is both functional & aesthetically pleasing. The dining area is set into the pentagonal shape of the room - again with wrap around glass windows. The design & layout of this area has been not only with family living in mind but also entertaining as the kitchen & lounge area is open plan.
Sliding glass doors allow access to the rear patio & gardens - the Sth.Western aspect of the property ensures that light is at the rear of the house from early morning 'til late evening. Ideal for al fresco dining & entertaining. This aspect also offers maximum solar gain & traction.
Further accommodation at ground level is a purpose built home office, a spacious double guest bedroom and a utility room that is only a few steps away from the double garage. In addition, a modern, luxurious guest bathroom is beside the bedroom and doubles as an en-suite.
A solid teak staircase leads to the 1st floor - there is a superb mezzanine/ reading gallery with large windows offering maximum light and amazing views to delight. To the front of the mezzanine we find a covered balcony, supported by three columns looking onto the city Tonabrockey & Ballagh. This is indeed an ideal place to relax, read and enjoy the lovely views.
There are four double bedrooms, which are fully carpeted at this level. Two of these encompass the entire full length of the property and only one word is needed to describe the views to the rear� Awesome! Both of these bedrooms benefit from having en-suite bathrooms. The 3rd upstairs bedroom is situated to the front of the property and has its own modern, bright bathroom across the hall. All bedrooms come with built in wardrobes and ample built-in presses & shelving.
Keeping the best until last, we come to the master bedroom, which juts out above the dining room area below with one large window sandwiched between two slanting windows. These offer a panoramic view of the garden with Lough Corrib beyond, Galway City to the south and the town land of Menlo across the lake. This bedroom is stunning not only for the panoramic views but for its generosity of size.
A grey colour palette is used in the bedroom and is continued in the en-suite with floor to ceiling large rectangular grey tiles and a large wall to wall mirror giving this en-suite a very generous feel. A large white free-standing bath, double sink and rain-shower sit in contrast to the deep grey of the tiles.
The exterior of the residence is very well landscaped with mature shrubbery and trees. The front entrance is tarmacademed while the rear and front patios are laid in Liscannor stone. There is a large purpose built garage with concrete flooring & automatic gate,
Several features offer additional attractions,such as two wooden footbridges between flowerbeds. Given the aspect of the property - one can rest assured that any spare time will be spent here! In addition, a hot tub is located at the bottom of the garden - perfect for relaxing in the evening whilst enjoying the fabulous views. There is also a recently built block garage to the side of the property.
Since the current owners bought the property, among the significant upgrades to the property are the following:
Roof insulation: Kingspan Therma TP (62.5mm to all sloping ceilings in attic, 37mm to dormer cheaks); Attic insulation: Fibreglass 300mm; Cavity wall insulation: Korefill Cavity Bead 60mm [more technical specifications are available/documented] ; New Firebird external condenser boiler ; All new (16) thermostatically controlled radiators (Quinn DP compact, Quinn Vertical DP slieve, Kickspace, chrome towel radiators); Newly fitted thermodynamic hot water system and heat pump (which allows for multiple hot showers to be taken simultaneously without either loss of heat or pressure) ; Custom fit iron & glass door to the fireplace ; Dual 2-zone heating system with individualised timer (upstairs/downstairs); Monitored nightguard alarm system;
Given the significant heating upgrades, its not surprising the property is extremely economical to heat & run - average oil bills come in under 2,000 per annum (165 per month), Whilst electricity runs at 150 per month. Given the property extends to 3,300 sq. ft. (311 sq. m) this presents incredible value for money.
This residence is situated in a quiet cul de sac - it is mere minutes from both NUIG and UCHG and there are 2 excellent national schools, Bushypark St. James and Boleybeg mere minutes away.
Only a 5-minute drive away are the GAA sports clubs, St. Michaels and Rahoon Newcastle, and Salthill Devon's Drum soccer park. The equine enthusiasts are also catered for with the highly popular Tooreney riding school being mere minutes away. This property offers the best of both world - fast access to the city with countryside living on the doorstep!
Galway City, the Salthill Prom, Salthill Golf Club, Galway Lawn and Tennis Club and secondary schools are all within a 8-10 minute drive.
Of course there is the 5-star Glenlo Abbey only a 5-minute walk, which offers formal and informal dining, golf course, local hostelry etc. Dangan sports grounds, part of NUIG complex caters for every possible sporting amenity with pedestrian walks along the Corrib leading to the college and the Kingfisher sports and leisure complex.
Thus, it is with great pleasure we offer this extraordinary residence to the market and guarantee any potential purchaser will be as enraptured as this agent was on viewing. It is an ideal home for the client seeking a large upmarket residence combined with excellent standard of finish & city location.
Entrance porch with sliding gas doors
Wide solid oak plank flooring
Solid wood returning staircase
Kitchen - 7m (23'0") x 4.09m (13'5")
White matte fitted units
Central island with built in storage units & wince cooler
Solid wide plank flooring
Sliding doors to rear patio & gardens
Large picture size windows
Lounge - 5.09m (16'8") x 35.07m (115'1")
Antique solid fuel fireplace with custom fit glass front
Wide plank solid oak flooring
Sunroom - 4m (13'1") x 3.08m (10'1")
Wide oak flooring
Doors to side of residence
Wide oak solid wood flooring
Large picture windows
Office - 3.01m (9'11") x 3.03m (9'11")
Guest bedroom - 4.04m (13'3") x 20.07m (65'10")
Guest bathroom - 3.05m (10'0") x 3.03m (9'11")
Utility - 5.03m (16'6") x 13.04m (42'9")
Main family bathroom
Bedroom 5 (master)
Automatic roller doors
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
Coming from Galway city towards Moycullen - take the 1st turn left after Glenlo Abbey. Take the 1st turn right. The property is the 1st house on the right up this cul de sac