DescriptionMichelle Burke Auctioneer & Letting Agents are delighted to be appointed to be appointed joint agents with Saville Estate Agents, Dublin in this prestigious sale, Riverwalk House, which is located within walking distance from the picturesque village of Oughterard, which is often described as the 'Gateway to Connemara'. The attractive town is positioned along the banks of the Owenriff River near the shores of Lough Corrib. Oughterard provides for everyday amenities, including several hotels, restaurants, bars, a post office, bank, service station, and supermarket.
Connemara, situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland, is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places it's possible to find within Ireland. Maam Cross (14km) is famed for its October horse fair and the mart with its livestock sales of Connemara ponies. It is one of Irelands oldest and most historic fairs in the West of Ireland. From the rugged Twelve Bens Mountain range in the north through lake rich Roundstone bog, to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, it is regarded as one of the most picturesque landscapes on the west coast of Ireland.
The 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate is just 23 kilometres away and is a beautiful spot to enjoy afternoon tea, enjoy a serenity walk along the banks of the magnificent Lough Corrib or dine at one of their many restaurants including the 2 AA rosette award-winning restaurant, Pullman Restaurant. Glenlo Abbey's Championship Golf course designed by Ryder Cup legend Christy O'Connor Jr is a great test for the keen golfer. Other exceptional courses nearby include the championship Oughterard Golf Club (3.5 km), Galway Bay Golf Resort (41 km), and Connemara Championship Golf Links (65 km).
Horse Racing is held every year in July in Galway, and it has become the destination for people to gather from all around the country. Kylemore Abbey, Victorian Gardens (52 km) and Connemara National Park (55 km) make a perfect day out to enjoy the beauty and history of Ireland's west coast.
Primary education is available locally in Oughterard at NS Scoil Chuimin & Catriona and secondary education at St Pauls Secondary School. The area is also well served for private education including Yeats College, Galway. National University of Ireland Galway is one of Irelands leading third-level universities which serves the Connacht region.
There are good transport links nearby including the M6 motorway which is 35 kilometres from the property which connects Galway to Dublin via the M4 interchange. Bus Éireann Route 419, from Galway serves Oughterard daily. Galway train station (28 km) also provides regular train service to Dublin and Limerick.
Riverwalk House is a 9-bedroom house built in 1990's. Maintained to exceptionally high standards, the current owners have established Riverwalk House as a very successful guesthouse business with the property offering potential as both a business and also suitable for comfortable family living.
Approached through a secure gated entrance, Riverwalk House is set close to the banks of the Owenriff River, an idyllic setting. Presently in use as a Guesthouse, the house can be easily adapted for comfortable family living.
The layout of the accommodation is well proportioned with spacious rooms suitable for family living. Entering into a spacious entrance hallway, there is a sitting room with coving, ceiling roses, and a decorative fireplace with a stove. to the right which opens into the breakfast room and conservatory. French doors lead out from the conservatory to the garden and terrace. Continuing through the hallway is the kitchen with a utility room off this. There are three ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is a further five bedrooms, including the master bedroom suite, and the main bathroom which completes the accommodation.
In all the accommodation extends to about 291 sq m / 3,140 sq ft. A detailed layout of the accommodation is shown on the adjoining floorplans.
There is a garden room to the rear of the property and also a storage shed to the side of the house.
Gardens & Grounds
The gardens are a particular feature of the property with a mature site which is mostly laid to lawn both to the front and rear of the house with beautiful, maintained flower beds, well-maintained hedging, and a rockery. A decked area to the rear is ideal for enjoying al fresco dining during the summer months.
The grounds extend to about 0.15 hectare / 0.39 acre in all.
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
- Exceptionally spacious residence extending to over 3 000 sq. ft.
- A mere stroll to the thriving town of Oughterard gateway to the West
- Sited on .39 acre immaculately landscaped mature & private site
- Currently operating as a thriving guest house
- In immaculate condition & extremely well maintained
- Ideally suited as a "going concern" business or home for a young & growing family
- Joint agents with Savilles Dublin - viewing strictly by appointment