Spacious family home with unusually high level of finish
This spacious three-bed family home in the popular area of Baunoge, Mountpleasant, is within walking distance of Loughrea’s schools, amenity areas, the town, and access roads to Galway, Gort, and Dublin.
Adjacent to St Bridget’s Vocational School, No. 64 is an attractive corner property which was designed by McCarthy Shaughnessy & Associates architects, and constructed for an owner-occupier by O’Rourke Builders in 2006.
It boasts a generous 120 sq m of accommodation and, unusually, most of its rooms are located to the south-facing rear of the house.
Not many properties of this design come on the market, it being different to many of the others in Baunoge, in that the large sitting room is to the rear and the kitchen is located to the front.
Its bay window attracts the morning sun to the east, and the evening sun from the northwest, making it a bright room from breakfast to tea time. The almond coloured wooden units are complemented by a black glass splashback, chrome appliances, including an electric hob and oven, and fridge/freezer.
Additional units were added, incorporating a breakfast counter, a display cabinet, and a floor to ceiling-height storage press.
A glass-panelled door connects the kitchen to a separate dining room, from which there is access to the mature garden. The sitting room runs nearly the full length of the house, and has been fitted with a minimalist fire surround with electric fire and an in-built TV unit and shelving, while double French doors lead to the garden.
There is also under stairs cloakroom/storage area, and a downstairs toilet off the tiled hallway.
Upstairs, a bright landing leads to three double bedrooms – the large master bedroom is ensuite with wall-to-wall sliding wardrobes (wired for TV) and fitted units, while the second bedroom also has inbuilt wardrobes, and the third has access to the balcony through a full length glass door.
The spacious bathroom has a glass tile feature and an electric shower.
The property is fitted with high quality curtains and blinds, including Roman blinds in Pharaoh Cayenne fabric in the dining room and the upstairs landing.
Access to the private south-facing garden is also available from around the side of the house, through double gates. This was professionally-landscaped by Western Tree Care & Consultancy. Along with an assortment of trees and trellises of honey suckle, Virginia Creeper, and Clematis, there is a garden shed.
To the front there is another small planting area, and off-street parking for two cars in the paved driveway.
Additional features include hollowcore floors, PVC/timber windows, cedar cladding feature on front, gas central heating, and a burglar alarm.
The Advised Minimum Value is €125,000. There are open viewings on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3pm to 4pm. The auction takes place on Friday, July 22 in the Harbour Hotel. For further information, contact O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers on 091 564212 or visit odj.ie
Cloonacauneen residence is perfect as B&B or luxury home
Carraig Villa is an impressive detached residence and family home located in the sought after area of Cloonacauneen.
Cloonacauneen is a quiet country location on the edge of the city, close to Parkmore Business Park, the motorway network and only a short distance from the vibrant village of Claregalway with shops, schools, restaurants, pubs, and many other amenities.
This home is situated on a 0.62-acre site with private, mature, south-facing gardens and was built by its current owners in 2000 and has been well cared for and maintained, it is finished to a very high standard with timber and tiled floors, mahogany doors and architraves, coving, fully tiled bathroom and ensuites, and many other features.
The extensive and adaptable accommodation comprises porch/entrance hall, front toilet, large lounge, kitchen cum breakfast/living room, utility room, rear toilet, office/playroom, and self contained ensuite apartment with kitchenette. This could provide either rental potential or use as a granny flat.
On the first floor there are seven bedrooms (five ensuite), a spacious bathroom, walk-in hotpress and stairs to the second floor. The second floor with large space is finished to a standard which provides potential for a variety of uses.
The property has a natural stone wall boundary at the front, stone driveway around the house with parking at front and rear, mature lawns front and rear with well-established hedgerow boundaries and trees providing privacy and shelter. The rear garden has two sheds for storage.
Previously run as a Bed and Breakfast, Carraig Villa offers many opportunities, first as a luxury family home in a tranquil countryside location close to the city with bus route nearby, and second with income potential as a Bed and Breakfast or rental of the self-contained apartment.
Its convenient location within a short drive of the city, business parks and a selection of notable towns and villages, with a short walk to a local award winning restaurant and pub makes viewing highly recommended.
The asking price is €695,000. For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact Sherry Fitzgerald on 091 569123.
Potential for rental or site development
DNG Martin O’Connor are holding an online auction on May 11 to sell a unique opportunity in Carraroe – two properties being sold together at Cuilleain.
The 1980s bungalow and a cottage to the rear are on a 1.21-acre site of Zoned Residential Land with a large area of the plot that is zoned as Residential Phase 1.
The properties – which require completion works – comprise a traditional stone-built cottage and a bungalow dwelling house.
The main dwelling to the front is an early 1980s bungalow which is in the process of being renovated and consists of an entrance hallway, kitchen and three bedrooms. The first floor is laid out into the three double bedrooms ideal for many uses and a shower room.
This property is partially completed and requires substantial works to finish it.
The cottage to the rear of the bungalow is a two-roomed building on an elevated plot which has been partially renovated under a new galvanised roof and double glazed windows.
This building would make an excellent guest cottage or ideally a work from home studio or workshop.
The site extending to 1.21 acres facing north enjoys incredible views of the Conamara hills, while to the rear there is an open field with frontage on to the An Cuilleain housing development.
The properties are within easy walking distance of the village of Carraroe, which offers excellent amenities in terms of shopping, schools, recreational and dining. Other amenities include a pharmacy and local church.
According to selling agent Martin O’Connor, the properties present an excellent opportunity for those who wish to complete the dwelling to their own style and also have a potential income from the second dwelling on site.
The properties could also offer potential to be used as holiday rentals in the popular Carraroe area.
Furthermore due to its zoning the land has potential on its own or in conjunction with its neighbours for the creation of an individual house or a group of housing, subject to planning permission.
Situated on a country lane the property is only a short distance from the seaside while the word famous Coral beach, Trá an Dóilin is also close by.
The Advised Minimum Value is €225,000. For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact DNG Martin O’Connor on 091 866708.
Auctioneer notes ‘demand remains high in the West’
A two-bed terraced house close to Taylor’s Hill in Galway sold for €345,000 at auction last week.
It was among a catalogue of residential and commercial properties sold by O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers.
The agents reported that it was “a day of frantic bidding across many lots and a number of strong sales, demonstrating that demand remains high for properties in the West”.
“Many properties performed exceptionally well at the auction, exceeding well over their reserve price and some of the remaining lots are now under offer,” auctioneer Colm O’Donnellan said.
In the city, 7 Taylor’s Hill Court on Rosary Lane – adjacent to Scoil Róis – saw bidding commence at €330,000 before quickly concluding at €345,000, which was short of its €350,000 Advised Minimum Value (AMV). This is a two-bed end-of-terrace property which offers spacious accommodation over three storeys.
57 Fr Burke Road, Claddagh, Galway. This three-bed mid-terrace house is close to Grattan Beach and South Park. Accommodation comprises three bedrooms, a living room and kitchen/dining area. The property boasts an east facing front lawn with a long rear garden facing west. This lot sold at its AMV of €400,000.
15 Oakwood, Athenry. This is a two-bed first floor apartment located within walking distance of the town, schools and close to the train station, making it in commuting distance to Galway city centre. Accommodation is comprised of living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms with master en suite. This is the perfect starter home or investment property. Bidding commenced at €125,000 and after a period of intense bidding from the floor and via telephone, the hammer dropped at €154,000, which was €12,000 over its AMV.
For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.
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