Stunning period home in a private woodland setting on Galway’s most exclusive road

St Michaels, Averard West, Taylors Hill, Galway
St Michaels, Averard West, Taylors Hill, Galway

This exceptional historic Victorian residence is set on its own private, mature grounds of just over half-an-acre on Taylor’s Hill, widely regarded as Galway’s most exclusive address.

Situated in Averard, it’s in a secluded woodland retreat in the heart of the city. Constructed circa 1860, the property offers elegance, privacy and tranquillity with all the attractions and amenities of Galway and Salthill on its doorstep.

It is within easy walking distance of several excellent primary and secondary schools.

St Michael’s has been lovingly and carefully restored by its current owners over the past 25 years – it retains all its period features including original sash windows and shutters, high ceilings, wooden floors, cornicing, panelling and fireplaces.

At the same time, all the conveniences of a modern family home have been added including oil-fired central heating, en suite bathrooms and many other comforts.

The accommodation extends to approximately 3,500 square feet.

The hallway is a very impressive welcoming space with original panelled walls and cornicing and a lovely stained glass front door.  To the left and right of the hallway are the two main reception rooms each with elegant windows facing onto the gardens. Both rooms are beautifully decorated, ideal for family relaxation and formal entertaining.

There is a third reception room on the ground floor which is currently used as a bedroom with an adjoining bathroom which has separate access into the garden. These rooms would make an ideal self-contained flat if required.

The property is priced at €1.8m and the agents are O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers.

For more on St Michael’s, see this week’s Tribune