1. Private with Lake & Mountain Views on 10.5 Acres
2. Completely Refurbished in 2019/ 20
3. Available Furnished as Shown
4. Reliable, Super High-Speed Broadband & Home Phone through the Imagine Network.
5. Heated & Covered Swimming Pool, Exercise Spa & Deck
6. 30 minutes from Knock International Airport, which is just 80 Mins from Gatwick
In the heart of County Mayo, you may be lucky enough to discover a hidden gem, a magnificent & unique country residence, nestled into a hillside, 'Ballymore' commands an exclusive view over all it surveys, it appears as if Ballymore Lake & the Nephin Mountain range have been placed there, just for the pleasure of 'Ballymore.' The house is surrounded by 10.57 acres (approx.) affording unrivalled privacy & security, but never at the expense of dazzling views, which extend as far as the eye can see; & which can be enjoyed from most of the 240.6 sq. m. / 2,590 sq. ft. of comfortable & inviting accommodations.
From the moment you arrive at 'Ballymore' you realise you're somewhere quite out-of-the-ordinary & that its current owner has lavished time, care & a significant investment into this spacious & elegant home, where the attention to detail is second-to-none. Distinguished & impressive are words you might use to describe 'Ballymore,' where outside the sprawling single storey house is decorated with various climbing ivy's, indicating the seasons as the leaves turn red & fall, beckoning winters cold embrace; luckily 'Ballymore' is the cosiest place to be with cast iron radiators throughout & a 30kw stove warming, not just hearts, but the central heating & water too!
Whilst 'Ballymore' was built just 20 years hence, the house itself boasts a timeless charm, with higher ceilings, well-proportioned rooms & period touches too numerous to list, so that a 'Country House' feel is experienced but with none of the unwelcome upkeep from which period homes may suffer. The feeling of timeless charm is further enhanced with a mixed period decorative style, drawing upon the elegance of 1920's 'Art Deco' & the quirkiness & flare of 'Mid Century' (50's/ 60's) design, in other words, y
ou'll never be short of something interesting to look at during your visit. Should you be fortunate enough to be searching for a holiday or second home, that's 'ready-made' to enjoy, 'Ballymore' is available, as shown, with all fixtures, fittings & furnishings, which are either new, or vintage/ antique/ reupholstered (please contact us for further details). So if you've ever dreamt of living in the pages of an interiors magazine, but thought it impossible or out of reach, this just might be your chance to live that dream!
'Ballymore' is set in one of the most glorious positions you'll find in Ireland, you'll never tire of seeing surprise & delight upon your guests faces, as they realise that this is a very special view & one that 'Ballymore' alone enjoys! 180 ft above sea level & 120ft above the surrounding lands the house commands views of Ballymore, Cartron & Caorhann Lakes with the majestic Nephin mountain range in the near distance, creating a most magical & unforgettable panorama.
Approached by a fully lit, newly gravelled driveway, mature flowering hedges and attractive trees encircle the entire plot, so as the tall, cedar wood, electric gates close behind you, there's almost total privacy & seclusion, where only passing birds or aircraft might see into your haven of tranquillity.
'Ballymore' is perfect for both relaxing and entertaining, with a spacious, bespoke kitchen, built with the highest quality materials & cleverly designed to feel more like a cosy addition to the living room, rather than a run-of-the-mill work space. An Everhot 120i stove takes centre stage & is the ultimate in culinary style, flexibility & control, compared to any other similar cooker & with 3 ovens, large hotplate & a 3 zone induction hob, it's not just the perfect entertaining companion, but warms the kitchen when needed, creating the cosiest of homes.
Seamlessly linked to the kitchen with clever carpentry is the dining room, where Art Deco fantasy really takes flight, beneath the 13ft high ceiling & gothic wrought iron chandeliers. The bespoke gold leaf Chinoiserie inspired wallpaper was painted especially for Ballymore & is an enchanting backdrop for breakfast or the grandest dinner party. With wood panelling, floor to ceiling velvet curtains & Art Deco Axminster carpet, your dining experience just got a little more interesting with 8 to 10 of your very closest friends.
Once you've settled in from the welcoming, panelled entrance hall & taken in the charm & colour of the kitchen & dining rooms, the living room awaits. Large enough to have 2 separate seating areas, but with an exceptionally cosy feel, 'Ballymore' never wants you to leave. Whether watching television with the Dolby Atmos Cinema System, a cosy chat by the Art Deco fire or a drink from the Mid Century style, bespoke 30ft long mahogany cabinets & bar, 'Ballymore' has entertaining covered. The Art Deco inspired carpet is designed to make you feel as if you're always attending the most fashionable cocktail party, made by Wilton Royal England & created by the owner, exclusively for 'Ballymore'; laid seamlessly throughout the house adding design interest at every turn, but never overwhelming the viewer. If it's a view that's required however, just walk through to the new sun room or further out to the large viewing deck, where one of Ireland's prettiest vistas is laid before the house; Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter, each season passes, whilst 'Ballymore' surveys them all serenely, from its unparalleled hillside position.
Built with 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, Ballymore can host 8 guests in total comfort; each room boasting a distinct charm & style of its own. The green room with an antique feel, king sized bed & connected shower room, the grey suite, also with a kings bed, where quirky touches & a copper bath by Witt & Berg of London are of note, along with its own dressing room. The blue room is set for younger guests, but can accommodate a double bed if preferred or it lends well to a home office. As with everything at 'Ballymore' nothing is relegated to the ordinary & so the laundry room has it's very own decorative flourishes of Christian Lacroix Designers Guild Wallpaper with vignetted country scenes, an imported 7 colour marble sink from Italy with copper tap, there's also plenty of room to iron or steam & feed your pets whilst the Miele Washing Machine & Miele Dryer take care of everything else.
As you approach the far wing of this 3 sided house, more secrets & excitement await, no more so than through the warm stone coloured 'Pool' bathroom. After enjoying the large, walk-in shower, you pass through a door & onto the 'Endless Pool' & another viewing deck. Currently this is the only pool of its kind in the West of Ireland & offers fun, relaxation & a luxury route to a fitter life. With a heating range of 15 to 40 degrees centigrade, a spa area for 3, underwater treadmill, rowing machine, tether for new comers, Bluetooth audio, fountains, colour changing LED's & an Olympic Grade Swim Turbine, the options are truly endless, whether summer or winter, outdoor swimming has just arrived in Ireland!
Once you've had your daily dip & showered off, taking in the view whilst doing so, the stunning Art Deco walk-in wardrobe/ dressing room awaits & with lead crystal handles & gold leaf doors, your clothes just got an upgrade, the bespoke floor to ceiling open wardrobes aren't half bad either! 'Ballymore's' denouement & final design flourish of the 'master suite' is the Mid Century inspired bedroom with super-king bed, Mid Century furnishings, water colour mural wallpaper & as throughout the house, floor to ceiling velvet curtains, creating yet again, a sophisticated but cosy place to begin & end everyday in both style & comfort.
“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” Yves Saint Laurent, 1975.
AccommodationDining Room 4.11m x 3.66m.
Utility Room 2.74m x 2.44m.
Study 3.28m x 2.79m.
Bedroom 1 4.27m x 3.96m.
Bedroom 2 4.19m x 3.96m.
Bathroom 2.74m x 2.59m.
Bedroom 3 4.42m x 3.89m.
Living Room 8.84m x 5.41m.
Kitchen 5.49m x 4.42m.
Bathroom 2.79m x 2.13m.
Bathroom 2.74m x 2.74m.
BER DetailsBER: D1
BER No: 111154274
Performance Indicator: 254.14 kWh/m2/yr
DirectionsFrom Ballina take the R294 towards Bonniconlon, turn left onto the L5363, signed for Attymass, continue along this road towards Attymass, go past the lake on your right and take the first left, continue for approx. 0.5 kms and take the first left, continue for 0.3kms on the house is first on your left.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Ballina on 096 72828