DescriptionGorse Cottage is a quaint traditional thatched cottage, nestled on a 0.5 acre site (approximately) surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens lined with mature trees. Built in the 1800's this cottage combines the traditional design of the authentic Irish cottage with all the comforts of a modern home. This idyllic home is situated in the Birchall area of Oughterard, which benefits from the peace and tranquility of the surrounding countryside, just 2 kms from the shores of Lough Corrib with Oughterard Golf Club and Aughanure Castle only a short distance away.
The cottage has a natural stone facade on the entire property and the roof has been recently re-thatched. It is owner occupied and is in very good condition throughout. The owners have retained the original characteristics and charm both internally & externally with stone wall features, ceiling beams & the original solid fuel open fire in the living room. The home was extended in 2008 to incorporate the original outhouses and it now extends to 1,529 sq ft of living accommodation (approx.)
Entrance to the cottage is by way of a natural stone wall and electronic security gates lead into a gravel driveway. Upon arriving at the front door of the house, the standard of finish externally will take your breath away. Entrance is via a large double doors into the open plan living area, steps guide you to the formal dining area and a large
modern kitchen, a second sitting room is off the kitchen with spiral staircase access to the first floor. The downstairs accommodation is complete with a bedroom off the original living area. The first floor consists of an extensive master bedroom with dressing area and Jack and Jill bathroom access with adjoining second bedroom. A balcony area leading from the master bedroom overlooking the main living space below.
Externally there is a separate outhouse which is being used as a relaxation area with a sauna on the ground floor and a sunbed upstairs. An external hot tub is situated just outside in the tranquil gardens which is a perfect spot to unwind in after a long day.
This home is a real country retreat and is a must see for anyone seeking an idyllic hideaway in a traditional cottage close to Galway City. Must be viewed to be truly appreciated.
This home has extensive tree lined mature gardens surrounding the parameter. Mature shrub and flower beds provide a tranquil private setting. Pathways lead to shaded seating areas and the spacious rear patio area is ideal for all your al fresco dining needs and has the added bonus of an outdoor hot tub. These gardens need to be seen to be appreciated and add a fantastic outdoor living space.
AccommodationEntrance Hall Tiled flooring, double doors and two side aspect windows.
Living / Dining Room Carpeted flooring, stone fireplace with solid fuel stove, front & rear aspect windows and access to rear garden.
Dining Room Carpeted flooring, spiral staircase to first floor, front and rear aspect windows.
Kitchen Tiled flooring and splash back, wall & floor kitchen units with feature centre island, stone fireplace with oil stove, double doors leading to rear garden
Sitting Room Solid timber flooring, stone fireplace with solid fuel stove, spiral staircase to first floor, dual aspect windows
Bedroom 1 Double room, tiled flooring, free standing bath, whb, wc, front and rear windows & double doors leading to garden.
Bedroom 2 Double room, carpeted flooring, side aspect window.
Bathroom Access from bedroom 2 and master bedroom, tiled flooring, bath, whb, wc.
Bedroom 3 Double room, carpeted flooring, fitted with "Sliderobe" wardrobes, large dressing area
Balcony Spiral staircase leads to dining area below, overlooks living room.
Outbuilding Timber flooring, electrical supply, spiral staircase to upper level, built in mirrors, front and rear aspect windows.
BER DetailsBER: D2
BER No: 111430245
Performance Indicator: 297.51 (kWh/m2/yr)
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Galway City on 091 569123