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Stunning Claddagh home is a hidden gem behind modest facade

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8 Frenchville

A stunningly modern and stylish four-bed family home has come on the market in the Claddagh.

Number 8 Frenchville is a uniquely designed, crafted and executed family home located in one of Galway’s oldest and most sought-after residential areas overlooking South Park and enjoying wonderful views of Galway Bay and the Clare Hills beyond.

This immaculately presented and beautifully maintained property offers spacious living accommodation which extends to 3,240 square feet.

The property comprises a magnificent entrance hall with feature bespoke designed staircase with gallery overhead leading to a large second floor music room with uninterrupted views of South Park and Galway Bay and two large bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms.

The accommodation on the ground floor comprises a beautifully-presented modern kitchen with feature AGA range, large family living space and dining area and two spacious bedrooms.

The south-facing aspect of the property ensures that all the distinctive areas of the house experience exceptional light which complements the architecturally-designed exterior and interior layout.

Selling agent Tony Joyce said: “This is perfect for a growing family seeking space, style and substance and within easy access of all amenities and services and walking distance of Salthill and Galway City Centre. Rarely do properties of this nature come to the open market.”

Features include recessed lighting throughout, underfloor heating, Bose surround sound system, top-class sanitary ware and fixtures, wooden parquet and stone floors and thermal solar panels for hot water production.

The asking price is €850,000. The BER Rating is B3 For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers on 091 564212 or joint agents DNG Maxwell Heaslip Leonard on 091 565261.

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Time and history conferred character on this home

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The Hermitage, Ballymoe: on the market with a €425,000 guide price.

The Hermitage at Lisnageeragh, Ballymoe is a property on which time and history has conferred a character that no new property could mirror.

Overlooking 16.3 acres of rolling green fields which are included in the sale, this is indeed a unique house and comes to market with charming well maintained stone buildings. These could provide further family accommodation, holiday rentals or craft studios.

The front hall has a beautiful, curved window and leads to two reception rooms on either side of the house. The sitting room has an open fireplace with a black cast iron surround and wooden floors which gleam from years of care and reflect the light coming from two large windows. To the right-hand side, the dining room also has an attractive bay window and an oil-fired stove and it is indeed the perfect social /entertaining space.

To the rear of the house the kitchen is a classic example of a successful marriage of the old and the new. Bespoke shaker style units combine perfectly with modern recessed lighting, attractive tiling and includes a pantry area to one side. A good-sized bedroom and adjacent bathroom complete the downstairs of the main house.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms one of which has an en suite shower. The main bedroom is a delightful space which leads to another small room, a perfect nursery or walk in wardrobe.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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€4.5m worth of property sold during online event

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This detached house at Seacrest in Knocknacarra attracted a "staggering" level of interest.

More than €4.5 million worth of sales were recorded at the O’Donnellan & Joyce auction last week, where 350 people had pre-registered to bid on the 40 properties which went under the hammer.

80% of the properties sold during the auction or following negotiations immediately afterwards.

Among the properties sold at the auction were:

106 Seacrest, Knocknacarra, Galway. Guiding at €250,000 due to the extent of renovation and upgrade works required, the auctioneers were staggered at the level of interest in this 4-bed detached house.

Siobhra Hennessy, Senior Auction Co-Ordinator, said: “There is an increasing demand for city centre homes in need of repair. Couples want to put their own stamp on a property and often look for properties similar to this.”

Bidding commenced at €250,000 but quickly rose to over €350,000. After intense bidding from a number of internet and telephone bidders, the sale price of €364,000 was reached and the deal was done.

192 Bohermore, Galway. A 2-bed terraced house which attracted great attention, with many enquiries and bidders pre-registering. The house needs complete restoration and modernisation works but obviously appealed to a wide audience. It guided at €120,000, but sold for €179,000, despite the great amount of work required. Again, this is an example of a near-derelict building that offered great potential.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Two renovated homes and outbuilding on 3.6 acres among auction properties

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An Pon Da Rosa, Rossmore, Woodford.

The Connacht Property Auction is now just four weeks away from its first summer auction which will be held on July 1.

The auction will offer properties from across Connacht, and there is continued demand from buyers for family homes and investments in Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim and Sligo.

Shane May of The Connacht Property Auction said: “Demand for rental properties across Connacht in has led to rent price increases of almost 9% year-on-year, with many renters now been pushed to leave the renting market and purchasing their own home. Mortgage applications have also increased in the past few years and with number of buyers still outstripping the number if properties for sale, now is an excellent time to look at selling.”

The auction team has also noticed an increase in buyers looking to buy in commuter distance of the main cities and towns in Connacht, where there is often better value to be found.

An Pon Da Rosa, Rossmore, Woodford. Offered at bids over €295,000, there are two dwellings for sale in this holding, which is within walkin distance of Rossmore Quay and the majestic Lough Derg.

House 1 is a 4-bed extending to 160 sq m, which is a tastefully renovated stone farmhouse which was extended in 2000.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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