DescriptionDNG Martin O'Connor presents to the market “Montbretia”, a property that has it all, a truly chic contemporary home in a superb location.
Having been fully renovated and extended in 2018, the property holds a B3 Energy rating. The deep renovation to the body of the original house included a new roof with mineral wool insulation and airtight membrane. The main body of the house is also wrapped with external insulation and render. The newly extended living/dining area boasts triple glazed windows and with the walls and roof are insulated to the highest specifications.
This secluded, newly renovated dormer bungalow, is easy walking distance (just over 500m) of Moycullen village with all it has to offer from supermarkets to restaurants and pubs, and from a hardware store to bookshop and florist!
Only an eight minute drive to NUI Galway, this is the ultimate location to enjoy all the benefits of rural living just over ten minutes from Galway city centre one of Ireland’s most popular cities.
For those drawn to the ocean, a short 10km drive from the house leads to coastal fishing village, Spiddal. The drive takes you across traditional Irish boglands, and over a hilltop with stunning panoramic views across Galway Bay, as you drive down into Spiddal village. There you can enjoy a craft village, more bars and restaurants and of course the beaches and pier where you can buy seafood fresh from local fishermen.
Externally the property is picture perfect with lush green lawns, natural stone walls, gravelled driveway, shed, an abundance of mature trees along with beautifully scented plants and shrubs. A separate wild-garden extends to the rear of the property, nestled between stone walls and the border of the site. This property exudes a sense of retreat from the outside world, a real oasis of calm and tranquility, yet within walking distance of an excellent variety of amenities in Moycullen village (including children’s playground).
Nestled just off the Mountain Road, as you pass through the tree-lined entrance to this property you are immediately struck by the smartness of this lovely home. The gravelled driveway, which provides parking for 4+ vehicles, is bordered by mature trees and shrubs mixed with an abundance of indigenous hedgerow favourites including montbretia, fuchsia, wild pink roses, holly, blackberries and sloe berries (for sloe gin makers!).
From the driveway you are immediately led to the entrance porch where beyond is a stunning architecturally designed home with a simple silhouette and clean lines that blend seamlessly with a naturally bright, modern and chic interior which creates an enviable home.
The entrance hallway is bright, spacious and welcoming with high shine marble tiled flooring and feature curved wall. Off the hallway to the right you access the first of the property’s double bedrooms and to the left a newly installed bespoke staircase, with french oak handrail, leading to the first floor accommodations. Next to the double bedroom is a tastefully decorated shower room with marble tiling, wet room shower unit set alongside the curved wall, and modern vanity unit.
The main living area consists of an amazing spacious open-plan kitchen/dining/living room which is enhanced by triple aspect windows allowing the sun to flood the space. The kitchen area consists of beautifully crafted modern fitted units including allocation for efficient waste management and recycling along with two large larder units designed for easy storage of everyday appliances in a Champagne Gallo Gloss finish with top of the range Belling and Whirlpool appliances. The high shine marble tiled flooring runs seamlessly from the hallway into the kitchen area and compliments the semi-solid oak flooring in the living/dining room perfectly.
The double height vaulted ceiling in the living/dining area complete with two large sky lights gives this space extra interest. The feature stove in the living room incorporates a back boiler which heats the property’s radiators and water, to support or replace the need for the oil-fired central heating system when the fire is lit in the stove. The expansive sliding patio doors in the dining area give direct access to the wrap around patio which enjoys a South/South West aspect.
Off the kitchen is a fully equipped utility & laundry room with fitted units, shelving, hot-press and exit door to the rear.
To the rear of the house, the master bedroom is a haven of tranquillity with spacious sleeping quarters and French doors leading to the back, south-facing garden. This bedroom also boasts plush carpeting and extensive space to accommodate additional wardrobes, seated/mediation space and/or work out area. The master bedroom also boasts a walk-through wardrobe/dressing room and modern en-suite shower room with top of the range sanitary ware and combined rainforest shower unit with a pumped pressure system. The bespoke vanity unit, mirror, window sill and pelmet were hand-crafted by a local craftsman using recycled timber originally used in a science laboratory in nearby NUI Galway.
The first floor of this property is accessed from the main hallway via the newly installed, bespoke staircase, also hand made by local craftspeople. The stairs leads to an open space which is ready for conversion by the original contractor, to the specifications of the new owner. Complete with six velux roof windows, plumbing and electrics, planning permission has been granted for same to include two double bedrooms and family bathroom. Four of the velux windows to the rear of the property offer a dual opening system offering the option to open the window inward for cleaning purposes, or outward to create a balcony effect allowing inhabitants to enjoy the feeling of living in a tree house surrounded by a variety of mature trees.
Having been fully renovated the property holds a B3 Energy rating as the main body of the house is wrapped with external insulation and render in addition to triple glazed windows in the living/dining room.
RoomsPorch - 5' 1" x 5'
Sliding access door, high shine marble tiling
Hallway - 14' 1" x 9' 1"
Spacious and bright with high shine marble tiling, feature curved wall, bespoke white painted timber staircase leading to 1st floor
Bedroom 1 - 10' 4" x 9' 1"
Double bedroom positioned to the front of the property with plush carpeted flooring
Shower Room - 7' 6" x 4' 8"
Marble floor and surround tiles, wet-room shower style with glass screen, w.h.b. with vanity unit underneath, w.c.
Kitchen - 13' 6" x 9' 1"
Positioned to the rear of the property with high shine marble flooring, fitted kitchen, Belling and Whirlpool appliances, two larder units for extra storage, open plan layout leading directly to dining/living room
Dining/Living Room - 20' 1" x 14' 8"
Triple aspect windows, expansive sliding doors accessing sunny patio area, solid timber flooring, high ceiling incorporating two large sky lights, solid fuel stove with back boiler
Utility Room - 7' 1" x 6' 3"
Tiled flooring, ample storage and shelving, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, exit door to rear garden
Master Bedroom - 16' 1" x 12'
Positioned to the rear of the property with plush carpeted flooring, patio door accessing the rear gardens, space for additional wardrobes if required
Master Walk-Through Wardrobe - 10' 1" x 6' 7"
Carpeted flooring, fitted units with combination of hanging heights, drawers and shelving
Master En-Suite - 10' 6" x 4' 9"
Spacious shower room with marble tiled floors and shower surround, monsoon shower, vanity unit, heated towel rail
1st Floor Attic Space - 36' x 14' 1"
Open plan space ready for conversion. Planning permission granted for two double bedrooms and bathroom (see planning permission 16603). Velux windows in-situ
FeaturesBER B3 energy rated.
Deep renovation in 2018, with added extension (dining/living area). The deep renovation to the body of the original house included a new roof with mineral wool insulation and airtight membrane. The main body of the house is also wrapped with external insulation and render.
The newly extended living/dining area boasts triple glazed windows and with the walls and roof insulated to the highest specifications.
High speed broadband available.
Oil Fired Central Heating (OFCH) and solid fuel stove with back boiler.
3-Zone heat and water programmer.
Pumped water to all showers and taps.
Wired with vents ready for heat recovery exchange units in each room.
Wires for security alarm.
Dusk till dawn solar powered external lights to the front.
Circa 0.37 acres site with South facing rear garden.
Garden shed with new galvanised roof and double glazed window.
Ducting and electric cables in place for outdoor lighting and electric gates if required.
Walking distance, 0.7km, to Moycullen Village.
10km to Galway City.
BER DetailsBER: B3 BER No.106897820 Energy Performance Indicator:143.97 kWh/m²/yr
DirectionsTaking the N59 from Newcastle, drive for 9.2km to the traffic lights in Moycullen Village. At the lights turn left onto the L1320 Spiddal Road and drive straight for 0.7km where our property is located on your left.