DescriptionThis is a most beautiful and unique residence tucked away in a small cul de sac and approx 3 minutes drive (10 minute walk) to the bustling growing town of Oughterard, the gateway to Connemara. "Railway lodge" takes its name from the nearby disused Galway to Clifden railway, which was closed in 1936. It was run for 20 years as a Country Home welcoming guests from all corners of the world and was included in various distinguished accommodation guides to include Georgina Campbell and Alastair Sawday.
The residence which extends to 2700 sq. ft. was built by the current owners 24 years ago and is in excellent condition.
AccommodationSited on 1.2 acre site, the following accommodation is offered: entrance porch leading to grand hallway, to the left of which is the formal dining room with solid fuel fireplace, wide plank restored pine flooring and feature timber ceilings. Access to the extremely spacious kitchen is available from here. Truly the personification of a gentrified country kitchen with Chinese slate flooring, blue painted units, 8 ring gas fuel stove with electric oven and leading to a large pantry/utility.
Double French doors lead to the gardens - more of these anon!
At ground level is the main lounge with a solid fuel glass stove fireplace and doors to a fabulous sunroom which is completely surrounded by windows . The sunroom is strategically placed to ensure maximum solar gain is utilized and also to enjoy the views of the mature gardens and countryside.
Two generously sized, individually themed double bedrooms (which are also en suite) and guest WC complete the accommodation at ground floor level.
A bespoke hand carved, teak staircase brings one to the 1st floor where there are a further 3 double bedrooms - again all en suite and the master benefits from a walk in wardrobe. There is also the most beautiful free standing rolling leg bath with brass taps in one of the bathrooms.
The theme throughout the entire residence is that of "country squire" with a strong emphasis on the comforts of modern day living. Generously proportioned rooms, solid wood flooring, bespoke antique fireplaces add to the ambience of this charming upmarket home.
The grounds are in strong supply - as previously stated extending to 1.2acres, with the local flora providing a myriad of colors and showing utmost respect to the landscape.
There are 2 separate storage units on site - one of which would make an ideal "granny flat" (SPP).
This property is ideal for a family seeking quality large living space with a young and growing family who enjoys outdoor pursuits, particularly horse rising, fishing etc. Broadband is excellent so if one needs to work from home, this residence would suit ideally. It would also work wonder fully as a prefect retirement home for people to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and leisurely pace of living.
Oughterard village offers a host of excellent amenities including specialty shops, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and supermarkets. There are good quality schools close by including secondary, primary and pre-school and an 18-hole Golf Club close by and is a mere 30 minutes drive from Galway city.
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FeaturesUpmarket 5 bedroom 2,700 sq. ft. residence on 1.2 acre site
Located in a quiet cul de sac, a mere 10 minute walk to Oughterard
Constructed approx 24 years ago by the current owners and in excellent condition
All rooms generously proportioned and finished to a high spec
Was run as a B and B welcoming visitors from all corners of the globe
Two separate outdoor units - one ideally suited as a granny flat (SPP)
Viewing of this classic home highly recommended