Abbeywood House is discreetly tucked away to the side of the new Scoil PhÃ¡draig primary school off the Newport Road in Westport town centre. This private location is very convenient to the retail, business and leisure facilities of Westport being just a 2 minute walk to Bridge Street/The Mall. Other occupiers in close proximity include; Holy Trinity Church, Carrowbeg College of Further Education, Topaz Filing station and convenience store and a number of private houses. The property also benefits from its easy access onto the Greenway.
Westport is an ever popular coastal town perched on the Atlantic coast of West Mayo. Voted â€œthe best place to live in Irelandâ€, it is renowned as a visitor/tourist location attracting people from all over the world annually. This adds to the colour and vitality of this remarkable town. The town is full of excellent hotels, bars, restaurant and cafes together with interesting craft shops all of which create the unique atmosphere.
Westport has a growing population with a broad and diversified employer base which includes Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Carraig Donn, Portwest, Multi Packaging Solutions and the Westport Hotel Group. Excellent road connections are available via the N5, N59 and R331 to the N84 and mainline rail service connection to Dublin with 4/5 daily return services.
Abbeywood was built in 1957 by the Christian Brothers as part of the Westport CBS School Campus. It served primarily as their residence until closing in 2001. The front faÃ§ade of the former monastery residence is of significant architectural interest. This faÃ§ade is listed as a protected structure within the Westport and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016.
It is an immensely attractive and imposing residence sitting on an elevated South West facing site. All bedrooms benefit from an uninterrupted view of Croagh Patrick. The interior design of the property incorporates stained glass windows, woodblock floors, and a feature staircase making it a particular attractive building for its time while retaining its uniqueness and in partic ...