There has also been an “overwhelming” response from potential investors in properties which will go for auction later this month.
More than 50 properties will be going under the hammer on July 24, and auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan told Tribune Property he is expecting interest from overseas in a number of properties in the catalogue.
“We have incredible diversity and value in this summer auction sale with over 50 properties. A substantial amount of them are throughout Galway City, including desirable locations like Devon Park, Merlin Park, Newcastle, Tirellan Heights and a large variety of city centre apartments.
“There are a number in the Salthill area with panoramic views of Galway Bay and the surrounding coastline.
“It will have incredible value, diversity and some very exceptional properties which will create excellent interest, which we anticipate from both home and abroad,” said Mr O’Donnellan.
Anne Harding, auction co-ordinator, said she has been overwhelmed by the reaction.
“It’s been particularly big from investors outside Galway looking to acquire residential investments within close proximity to the university and the city centre, of which there are a number going into the July auction.
“Buyers are looking to acquire properties around Galway city where you are guaranteed to get a strong rental income and future growth,” said Ms Harding.
Here is a selection of some of the properties going under the auction hammer in the Galway area:
11 Woodhaven, Merlin Park. This is a superbly located seven bedroom detached residence with three en suites. It needs extensive refurbishment. There is parking to the front for four cars and large rear yard and side entrance. The Advised Minimum Value is €360,000.
78 Gleann Dara, Bishop O’Donnell Road, Galway. A fine four-bed semi-detached property within close proximity to NUI Galway and University Hospital Galway. The rear garden not overlooked. The property being sold fully furnished. The AMV is €150,000.
1 Arasain na Mara, Salthill. Superbly located three-bed ground floor apartment (791 sq ft) with breathtaking views of Galway Bay. The AMV is €145,000.
14 Arasain na Mara, Salthill. Spacious one-bed second floor apartment (457 sq ft) with sea views and private parking. The AMV is €110,000.
Spacious four-bed home enjoys west-facing lawns
‘Hazelwood’ is a fabulous detached four-bedroom home with west-facing gardens in Craughwell, which extends to just over 2,000 square feet.
Set on a mature, private 0.6-acre site just a two-minute drive to the popular village of Craughwell, it is 7km from Athenry and 20km from Galway City.
The property was constructed in 1999 to a high standard and along with beautiful west-facing gardens, there is a double garage and the option of its own private well.
Since construction, it has been wonderfully cared for and upgraded with notable features. The accommodation is generous, well designed and easily caters for modern living with a large open plan kitchen dining area, two reception rooms and four bedrooms, one of which is currently used as an office. There are also three en suites and a large utility.
Externally, the house and garage, which is an excellent space for two cars and storage, are finished with a low maintenance, attractive facade. The gardens are mature with tree-lined boundaries and include a private rear patio.
■ The asking price is €370,000. The BER Rating is C2. For further information or to arrange a virtual viewing, contact Sherry Fitzgerald on 091 569123.
Stunning six-bed mansion offers style and substance in abundance
Christmas is a time for wishes, and perhaps the big jolly man in the red coat could help you out with this stunning six-bed home in Barna, which is on the market with a €1.85 million price tag!
The design purpose of Number 10 Scath na Mara in Truskey East goes back to cottage style – the centre of the property (dining area) is a one-storey cottage linked internally by an overhead glass walkway to two separate accommodation areas.
The main footprint of this very distinctive home lends itself to right angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, the interior spatial flow is softened with a curved theme throughout the house, taking in floor to ceiling curved glass windows, curved and spiral staircases, curved wall features, bespoke furniture, dining chairs, sofas, ceiling and lead barn-style roof . . . all integrating the curve feature.
A substantial family residence, it is set on a 1.15-acre site of established gardens, built by the current owners over an 18-month period between 2006 and late 2007.
Designed by Roddy Mannion Architects, every detail has been carefully considered, precise planning has much to do with the success of this impressive property.
All rooms are spacious, well-proportioned and many have a dual aspect taking full advantage of light and views over the landscaped lawns and borders in the garden.
This is a property of scale, extending to 560 sq.m, yet has a luxurious charm that makes it feel comfortable and intimate. The owners took great time and care with no expense spared, when building and fitting out the home.
The attention to detail is second to none. Interior designer ‘Architectural Spaces’ was commissioned with exploring and pushing the curve theme throughout the property, sourcing quality fittings and finishes.
On entering the house, the bespoke stairwell is outstanding as the main feature of this exquisite hall. The stairwell was custom built by Lohan’s Joinery who also crafted the skirting and architraves.
Floors are a mix of solid walnut wood and Italian porcelain tile. Cornice ceilings, solid wood architraves and skirting highlight the quality of finishes.
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Expansive family home offers views over Galway Bay
On a prime site overlooking Grattan Beach in Salthill, this substantial family home is accessed via a gated private entrance.
‘Winterwood’ provides extensive accommodation and is fitted to a high standard. The rooms are large, well proportioned with high ceilings, enamel tiled floors, bay windows to front to maximise views of the local park and Galway Bay.
On the ground floor, you enter through a large light filled porch which leads to a spacious entrance hall with feature staircase and reception rooms either side of the hall.
The kitchen cum breakfast room is to the rear and is fitted to a high standard, patio doors to rear patio and door to utility room. On the first floor are four bedrooms the main suite has dressing area, en suite and bedroom. Two other bedrooms have en suites and main bathroom on first floor. The attic has staircase access to one store room and eve storage.
Three of the front-facing bedrooms enjoy excellent views over Galway Bay. To the rear of the residence is a self-contained structure with four rooms over two floors and own door access from the side of the main residence. Externally, to the front is a gated front garden that has wall boundaries offering shelter and privacy. To the rear is a paved patio area.
The main section of the property extends to approximately 2,800 sq ft and the substantial two-storey extension to the rear incorporates a further 600 sq ft.
The asking price is €895,000. For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact Sherry FitzGerald on 091 569123.