DescriptionSEPARATE COTTAGE, GOOD RANGE OF MODERN OUT BUILDINGS INCLUDING SUBSTANTIAL WORKSHOP, A PADDOCK AND STABLES. ALSO AN UNDERGROUND BOATHOUSE WITH SLIPWAY AND PIER TO DEEP WATER MOORING.
Extremely fine modern six bedroom country house of approx. 5,000 square feet, with entrance and upper halls, kitchen, utility, dining room, sitting room, conservatory, exquisite master bedroom and five other large bedrooms (all ensuite) and usable large attic. Separate cottage with entrance and rear hall, sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms both ensuite. Large modern workshop with office, garden sheds and greenhouse, wood store, laundry room, water treatment room, pump house, stables and paddock extending to 3.2 acres. Large underground boathouse, with slipway, pier and deep water mooring.
The house is situated well back from the road, in an elevated position with commanding views over its own grounds, across Lough Corrib and the Doorus peninsula, to the hills and mountains of Joyce Country. The property is situated only five miles from the village of Oughterard, on a lovely part of the Glann Road, just two miles from the Hill of Doon, and in one of the most sought after locations in Connemara.
Oughterard is a charming village on the shores of Lough Corrib - the internationally renowned wild brown trout fishery. Known as the gateway to Connemara, Oughterard is well known for its range of shops, pubs and hotels which cater for the large numbers of visitors who come to take advantage of the fishing, walking, boating and other leisure activities for which this village is justly famous. Golf is available at the 18 hole Oughterard golf course, set in natural parkland and there are six other golf courses within an hour's drive.
The property is 22 miles from the regional capital of the West, Galway City, with its mainline road, rail and extensive and substantial cultural, commercial and retail facilities.
THE RESIDENCES AND OUTBUILDINGS are approached by one of two driveways through stone entrance pillars and gates from the Glann Road. The eastern tarmacadam driveway is over a cattle grid, which can accommodate larger vehicles, leads to a large parking area beside the workshop/store, while the western driveway is illuminated along its length with cast iron ornamental lamp standards. The long road frontage of the property is comprised of local stone walls surmounted by ornamental hedging.
THE MAIN HOUSE
This fine residence, which was built in 2002, is of solid construction under a Bangor Blue slate roof and was designed with thought, using the finest quality materials, fixtures and fittings. The property, which has panoramic views over Lough Corrib, has graceful, light, spacious rooms, with finest quality fixtures and fittings throughout, creating a level of finish rarely seen. The house benefits from under floor heating with individual room thermostats, fine deep cornices, top quality hardwood double glazed windows (with security locks) and doors, fly screens fitted to all windows, wiring for security cameras, an abundance of electrical fittings, smoke alarms and are presented in immaculate condition. The property has an alarm system, dual boiler oil central heating system, a pressurised water system, a fully comprehensive waste water treatment system and is being sold with all the fitted blinds, curtains, and quality light fittings included. Some contents may be available by separate negotiation.
A large wrap around veranda gives shelter on the eastern and northern approaches to the house.
A summary of the accommodation, with room aspects and approximate measurements, is as follows:
AccommodationENTRANCE HALL: - 18'1" (5.51m) x 17'5" (5.31m)
(N) With a fine quality marble floor and wide staircase leading to the first-floor galleried landing. A most attractive feature is the opaque glazed screen with etched detailing which leads into the kitchen. Recessed lighting. Doors to the kitchen, dining room, study, bedroom 1 and the cloakroom.
STUDY: - 15'0" (4.57m) x 12'11" (3.94m)
(N&E) with recessed ceiling lights and polished oak floor, Telephone and internet connections.
BEDROOM 1: - 18'9" (5.72m) x 12'5" (3.78m)
(S&E) with recessed ceiling lights and polished oak floor. Lake views. Door leading to :
ENSUITE BATHROOM: - 8'7" (2.62m) x 8'10" (2.69m)
(S) with fully tiled walls and floor, recessed ceiling lights, freestanding roll top bath with ball and claw feet, matching quality bidet, toilet and washbasin. Luxury shower unit with mains pressure shower. Wall mirror with shaver light above.
CLOAKROOM: - 8'8" (2.64m) x 8'7" (2.62m)
with fully tiled walls and floor, recessed ceiling lights, matching quality bidet, toilet and washbasin. Wall mirror with shaver light above.
KITCHEN: - 19'11" (6.07m) x 16'10" (5.13m)
(W) with top quality bespoke solid wood hand painted units with polished granite work surfaces, double inset sinks, integrated Neff dishwasher and fridge. Professional Mercury Range (colour cream) with 5 burner gas cast iron hobs, electric large oven, small oven and grill, with quality extractor hood with lights. A beautiful lemon and cream limestone tiled floor. Doors to the dining room and to:
UTILITY ROOM: - 9'9" (2.97m) x 8'9" (2.67m)
(S&W) with continuation of limestone tiled floor, electrical and heating controls, full length work surface with teak storage cupboards above and below, stainless steel sink, space for under counter fridge, storage cupboard and door to the veranda outside.
DINING ROOM: - 21'6" (6.55m) x 16'3" (4.95m)
(E&W) with polished oak flooring and recessed ceiling lights, doors to entrance hall, kitchen, lounge and to:
CONSERVATORY: - 17'1" (5.21m) x 13'0" (3.96m)
(N, S & W) of hardwood construction with continuation of the oak flooring, recessed ceiling lights, internal window to kitchen, access to the roof void, single and double doors to the garden. Stunning lake views.
SITTING ROOM: - 23'4" (7.11m) x 21'7" (6.58m)
(N, E, & W) A stunning room designed to take full advantage of the spectacular views with a number of large picture windows, overlooking both Lough Corrib the garden and grounds. Polished oak floor. The centrepiece of the room is an extremely fine large polished marble fireplace fitted with a solid fuel stove. Custom made solid brass curtain rails.
The staircase with wide steps and carved mahogany hand rail leads from the ground floor to upper hall.
UPPER HALL: - 26'1" (7.95m) x 17'10" (5.44m)
(N & E) with large gallery overlooking the entrance hall, polished oak flooring, recessed ceiling and feature lights, Stira folding stairs to attic. Space and provision for permanent staircase to attic area. Custom made solid brass curtain rails. Door to master bedroom and bedrooms 2, 3, 4, 5 & to:
LINEN ROOM: - 8'10" (2.69m) x 6'5" (1.96m)
with space for slatted shelving, radiator, controls for all upstairs heating, 450 litre hot water storage tank.
From the upper hall, Stira folding stairs lead up to attic.
ATTIC: - 54'0" (16.46m) x 14'0" (4.27m)
(E,S & W) of restricted height with service galley 40`2 x 9`3`. Fully floored throughout with polished oak floor and recessed ceiling lights.
MASTER BEDROOM - 30'6" (9.3m) Max x 21'7" (6.58m) Max
(N, E & W) A fantastic bedroom / sitting room with panoramic views of Lough Corrib. Polished oak floor and recessed ceiling lights with abundant space for fitted wardrobes. Custom made solid brass curtain rails. Door to:
ENSUITE BATH & SHOWER ROOM: - 9'4" (2.84m) x 8'4" (2.54m)
(W) with fully tiled walls and floor, recessed ceiling lights, freestanding roll top bath with centre mounted taps and shower attachment and ball and claw feet. Matching quality bidet, toilet and washbasin. Luxury shower unit with mains pressure shower. Wall mirror with shaver light above.
BEDROOM 2: - 13'5" (4.09m) x 14'2" (4.32m)
(E & N) with a polished oak floor and recessed ceiling lights. Lake views. Door to :
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: - 9'5" (2.87m) x 6'4" (1.93m)
(N) with fully tiled floor and walls, recessed ceiling lights, matching good quality bidet, toilet and washbasin. Luxury shower unit with mains pressure shower. Wall mirror with shaver light above.
BEDROOM 3: - 19'7" (5.97m) x 12'7" (3.84m)
(S & E) with a polished oak floor and recessed ceiling lights. Lake views. Door to:
ENSUITE BATHROOM: - 9'1" (2.77m) x 8'8" (2.64m)
(S) with fully tiled walls and floor, recessed ceiling lights, freestanding roll top bath with centre mounted taps and shower attachment and ball and claw feet. Matching quality bidet, toilet and washbasin. Luxury shower cabinet with mains pressure power shower.
BEDROOM 4: - 14'4" (4.37m) x 12'6" (3.81m)
(S&W) with good lake views, polished oak floor and recessed ceiling lights. Door to :
ENSUITE BATHROOM: - 9'8" (2.95m) x 9'1" (2.77m)
(W) with fully tiled walls and floor, recessed ceiling lights, freestanding roll top bath with ball and claw feet, matching quality bidet, toilet and washbasin. Luxury shower unit with mains pressure power shower. Wall mirror with shaver light above.
BEDROOM 5: - 13'4" (4.06m) x 14'5" (4.39m)
(W) with a polished oak floor and recessed ceiling lights. Lake views. Door to :
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: - 8'4" (2.54m) x 8'2" (2.49m)
(W) with fully tiled floor and walls, recessed ceiling lights, matching good quality bidet, toilet and washbasin. Luxury shower unit with mains pressure power shower. Wall mirror with shaver light above.
To the South of the residence, concrete pathways lead to the Cottage and outbuildings.
COTTAGE, COMPRISING ENTRANCE HALL, LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, UTILITY ROOM, TWO BEDROOMS WITH ENSUITE BATHROOMS AND CLOAKROOM.
ENTRANCE HALL: - 5'10" (1.78m) x 5'1" (1.55m)
(E) with radiator and doors to Sitting room and to:
BEDROOM 1: - 16'3" (4.95m) Max x 9'6" (2.9m) Max
(N) with polished oak floor. Radiator. Door to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: - 6'0" (1.83m) x 5'11" (1.8m)
(S) Fully tiled walls and floors, recessed ceiling lights, quality shower cubicle with Mira power shower, matching washbasin and toilet. Radiator.
SITTING ROOM: - 16'0" (4.88m) Max x 12'9" (3.89m) Max
(N) with polished oak flooring, recessed ceiling lights. Stira staircase leading to roof void. Radiator. Doors to kitchen, bedroom 2 and door to:
CLOAKROOM: - 6'8" (2.03m) x 4'10" (1.47m)
Fully tiled walls and floor. Matching washbasin and toilet. Radiator.
KITCHEN: - 12'0" (3.66m) x 6'3" (1.91m)
(S) with tiled floor, good range of kitchen units with storage cupboards and drawers below work surface with stainless steel sink inset. Miele Combiset electric and gas hobs, Siemens fan assisted electric oven with Tricity fume extractor and light above. Further matching range of storage cupboards. Radiator. Door to:
BACK HALL: - 6'5" (1.96m) x 3'7" (1.09m)
(S) with tiled floor, radiator and door to outside.
BEDROOM 2: - 12'10" (3.91m) x 12'10" (3.91m)
(N) with a polished oak floor, radiator, recessed ceiling lights and good range of fitted wardrobes. Door to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: - 9'6" (2.9m) x 6'10" (2.08m)
(S) Fully tiled floor and walls, recessed ceiling lights, recessed shower cubicle with Mira power shower, matching washbasin and toilet. Radiator.
These ancillary buildings, which are to the rear of the main house, comprising water treatment house, laundry, boiler house, wood store, toilet and garden store. They are mainly of solid construction under Bangor Blue slate roofs being both insulated and double glazed.
WATER TREATMENT HOUSE: - 15'8" (4.78m) x 10'0" (3.05m)
(W & N) with tiled floor, radiator, comprehensive, fully automated and state of the art water extraction, pumping, filtration and purification system. Access to roof void. Door to :
LAUNDRY: - 15'9" (4.8m) x 10'0" (3.05m)
(N) with tiled floor, radiator, range of kitchen units comprising long work surface with stainless steel sink inset, teak storage cupboards above with space for washing machines and dryers below. Further range of fitted units with teak cabinets below work surface, teak cabinets above, large solid wood linen cupboard.
BOILER HOUSE: - 11'8" (3.56m) x 6'3" (1.91m)
with 2 highly efficient Buderus Logano G215 oil fired boilers for the main house, being supplementary to each other and ensuring back up in the event of failure of one. Separate Buderus Logano G115 oil fired boiler for the cottage.
WOODSTORE: - 21'0" (6.4m) x 8'3" (2.51m)
of concrete block construction under a steel profile roof with fully lined ceiling, concrete floor and divided into two sections. The end section and furthest away from the house has been designed for a standby generator, with wiring in place for this use. The front section has been designed as a wood store.
with tiled floor, matching washbasin and toilet.
Beyond the woodshed is a large purpose built GARDEN SHED 14` x 8`4` of timber construction with two opening windows, a double skin insulated steel profile roof and close to these are cleverly concealed oil storage tanks, with 2000 litres capacity.
Below and fronting the parking area is:
which is of insulated cavity wall concrete block construction under an insulated double skin steel profile roof with inset skylights giving abundant natural light. The workshop, which has a wide vehicular entrance with motorised steel roller door and a separate solid wooden side door, is fully fitted with power and water throughout, has external lighting and is divided into a large workshop and an office.
WORKSHOP: - 50'0" (15.24m) x 30'10" (9.4m)
with a screeded concrete floor washing area with large ceramic Belfast sink and adjoining work surface. Adjoining the workshop and within the confines of the building is an OFFICE 16`0` x 11`10` with electric power and light.
Concrete pathways surround the house, some being retained by fine local granite stone walls with extensive lawns on the western, southern and northern sides of the main house, leading to further lawned terraces going down the hill with mature rhododendron and other specimen shrubs along the road frontage. Adjoining the terrace is a large parking area with substantial local granite stone walls retaining the upper garden with an orchard of apple plum, pear and cherry trees.
The property has gardens comprising extensive lawns which are approached by concrete steps from the parking area and include the Klargester waste water treatment plant and percolation area. Beyond these is a GREENHOUSE 20`6` x 8`11` with corner grapevine and sliding door. To the south of the house steps rise to natural stone pathways beside herbaceous borders retained behind local stone walls. This area is illuminated by ornamental lamp standards, which extend around the parking area and down the western side of the property to the western driveway.
In all the grounds around the house extend to approximately 1.82 acres.
Across the road from the property is a PADDOCK of a further 1.35 acres which extends from the road in a rectangular block down to Lough Corrib, with a long shoreline. The paddock is gently sloping and is accessed from the road by a ramp, which can be used for boat or horse trailers. At the top of the paddock and adjoining the road boundary is a STABLE 28`0` x 13`3` of wooden construction with wooden cladding, new steel profile roof and concrete floor with drainage. The stable is divided into two separate stalls, one of which is fully clad internally. To the north of the stable is a further railed area. On the lakeshore is a purpose built PUMP HOUSE, containing two pumps.
UNDERGROUND BOATHOUSE: - 28'2" (8.59m) x 18'2" (5.54m)
of concrete block and beam construction with solid concrete floor. The boathouse is fitted with power and light, external lighting, an alarm system and with powerful electric winches. Solid wood sliding doors lead from the boathouse to a concrete slipway running down into the lake with a substantial concrete and stone JETTY/PIER which extends out into the lake, surmounted by ornamental hedging and thereby creating a secure deep water mooring able to accommodate boats up to 40ft length.
Taking into account the land around the house and the paddock leading to the lake, the property extends in all to approximately 3.17 acres.
Mains electricity, purified and pumped lake water supply, dual oil central heating system, Klargester waste water treatment system to accommodate 30 persons. Fully wired for alarm system. Telephone with 2 lines currently connected. Broadband currently connected. Satellite and terrestrial television.
The Square in Oughterard, proceed along Camp Street, keeping The Connemara Lakes Hotel on your left and The Boat Inn on your right. Bear left over the bridge and continue along the Glann Road for approx. 5 miles, passing Glann Church, and the property will be found on the left hand side. H91 H2HT
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.
- Investment opportunity
- Architecturally Designed
- ONE OF THE COUNTRY`S FINEST 6 BEDROOM WATERSIDE HOUSES
- SITUATED ON AN ELEVATED SITE OF 3.17 ACRES
- IN A MUCH SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION
- SUPERB VIEWS OVER LOUGH CORRIB
- SEPERATE 2 BEDROOM CHALET
- LARGE COMMERCIAL WORKSHOP