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Farravaun, Glann Road, Oughterard, Co. Galway.
Ref: R0309

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Set at the end of a private drive and overlooking its own gardens running down to the river and lake, this superbly situated split level residence comprises entrance hall, kitchen / family room, dining room, lounge, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 3 further bedrooms (1 ensuite), bathroom. Large tackle & rod room, utility room. Triple garage, workshop, boathouse, boat ramp and landing stage with long river and lake frontages. In lawned grounds, giving total privacy and extending to 2 acres, this lakeside residence is presented in immaculate condition and is one of the finest houses on Lough Corrib. Simply unbeatable !

On the shore of Lough Corrib, the house is situated at the end of a long private driveway, in an elevated position with commanding views over its own grounds, across the lake to the Doorus peninsula and to the hills and mountains of Joyce Country. The property is situated only five miles from the village of Oughterard, on a lovely part of the Glann Road, just two miles from the Hill of Doon, and in one of the most sought after locations in Connemara.

Oughterard is a charming village on the shores of Lough Corrib - the internationally renowned wild brown trout fishery. Known as the gateway to Connemara, Oughterard is well known for its range of shops, pubs and hotels which cater for the large numbers of visitors who come to take advantage of the fishing, walking, boating and other leisure activities for which this village is justly famous. Golf is available at the 18 hole Oughterard golf course, set in natural parkland and there are six other golf courses within an hour's drive.

The property is 18 miles from the regional capital of the West, Galway City, with its mainline road, rail and air connections and extensive and substantial cultural, commercial and retail facilities. Shannon Airport is some 2 hours from the property. Galway Airport is just 40 minutes away with connections to Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Leeds Bradford, Bristol, Southampton, Newcastle and L'Orient.

THE HOUSE: The property is approached by its own private roadway from the council road between hydrangeas and roses, culminating in a large turning area outside the property itself, with twin entrance gates leading to a tarmacadam driveway which goes up the house, with a large tarmacadam parking area in front of the house and garages.

The house is a modern contemporary split level house, built in 1978 of concrete block construction, under a concrete tile roof and extended and substantially upgraded by the present owners. Consequently, the property, which extends to 2,400 sq.ft., is presented in immaculate condition with recently installed top quality double glazed Upvc doors and windows throughout, oil fired central heating system, and an abundance of electrical sockets. The property is being sold with all the quality fitted carpets, curtains, and quality light fittings included.

The fishing boat, engine, some garden equipment and machinery, workshop equipment and many of the contents of the residence are for sale by separate negotiation.

A summary of the accommodation, with room aspects and approximate measurements, is as follows:

ENTRANCE HALL (E) 11'9" x 4'9", full height wide double entrance doors, fully carpeted with door to lounge and access to both the kitchen and the inner hall.

LOUNGE (E, N & W) 30'6" x 18'0" max. A magnificent room with superb views from every window and particularly fine views from the raised dining area towards the Hill of Doon, with the Maumturk mountains in the distance. Fully carpeted throughout, with the dining area leading to a lower sitting room level. Three radiators and Satellite TV connection.

The lower sitting area of the room has panoramic views to the west, north and east over the gardens and Lough Corrib. Fully carpeted throughout, but with a fine polished wood floor underneath. Large granite fireplace with a Connemara marble hearth, large heavy duty firebasket , the whole being surmounted by an ornate Connemara marble mantle. Matching occasional wooden bench beside the fireplace.

KITCHEN / FAMILY ROOM (E, S & W) with overall dimensions of 26'6" max. x 17'10" max. This most attractive modern light room is divided into a kitchen area and, beyond the breakfast bar, a triple aspect family room.

The kitchen area, 17'10" x 12'5" is stylishly designed and very well fitted with top quality appliances, including large full height "Bosch" fridge freezer, "Bosch" double oven and grill with fan assist, large "Bosch" 5 ring ceramic hob, with stainless steel "Bosch" fume extractor and light above and "Bosch" dishwasher. Panasonic Dimension 4 microwave. On all three sides are an extensive range of good quality modern kitchen units under Velstone wrap around work tops with Franke sink inset, below mixer tap and filtered water dispenser. Matching further storage and display units above, incorporating recessed downlighters. Attractive fully tiled splashbacks with abundant electrical sockets. Under sink water filter unit. Radiator. Curved breakfast bar with thick solid wood counter top to accommodate bar stools.

The family room area which extends to 17'10" x 14'1", is triple aspect with breathtaking views up Lough Corrib to the Hill of Doon and also lovely views over the grounds of the property to the hills beyond. Window blinds. Recessed ceiling lights. Two radiators.

INNER HALL 43'6" x 2'11" with large range of full height hanging wardrobes with storage cupboards above. Two radiators. Fully carpeted throughout. Doors to showerroom, all the bedrooms and to:

TOILET (N) with matching toilet and wash basin, tiled splashback above, glazed mirror and mirror light.

SHOWERROOM (S) with matching wash basin, bidet and toilet. Fully tiled throughout. Corner shower cubicle with "Mira Excel" shower, "Allibert" electric wall heater. Radiator. "Zanussi S218T" washing machine. Note: The wall cabinet is being retained by the vendor.

BEDROOM 1 (N) 11'2" x 9'11" with large fitted wardrobe, with double hanging rails and storage cupboards above. Radiator. Fully carpeted throughout.

BEDROOM 2 (N) 11'0" x 9'10" with large fitted wardrobe with double hanging space and storage space above. Radiator and telephone socket. Fully carpeted throughout.

BEDROOM 3 (S & N) 11'7" x 11' 9" with large fitted wardrobe containing 4 hanging rails, storage cupboards above. Radiator. Fully carpeted throughout. Door to:
ENSUITE BATHROOM (N), fully tiled throughout with matching wash basin and bidet, matching toilet and bath with "Aqualisa" shower attachment. "Allibert" electric wall heater. Note: The wall cabinet is being retained by the vendor.

MASTER BEDROOM (S), 16'5" max. x 14'0" max. with lovely views over the gardens, access to roof void, radiator, doors to dressing room and ensuite. Fully carpeted throughout.
DRESSING ROOM 5' x 3' with hanging rails and shelving.
ENSUITE BATHROOM with panoramic views over the garden and the lake, tiled throughout, luxury acrylic bath, matching wash basin and toilet, electric room heaters, large bathroom wall cabinet and heated towel rail. Fully carpeted throughout.

Down the western side of the house, concrete steps lead down to the lower level, comprising:

TACKLE & ROD ROOM 20'0" x 16'6". Oil fired central heating boiler. Electric pump and water purification system. Fitted with an assortment of shelving, work bench, rod racks and steel gun case. Electrical connections for "Bachmayr" stand by petrol generator for back up electrical supply.

UTILITY ROOM (N) 10'2" x 7'6" fully shelved, with display cabinet to the side, and fitted with Kenwood Tumble Dryer (plumbed in), Whirlpool chest freezer and Liebherr Premium fridger freezer.

NOTE: This space, comprising the tackle room / gun room and utility room, amounts to 400 sq. feet (37 sq. metres) has sufficient headroom to allow conversion to further residential accommodation, with superb views over the garden and the lake.

OUTSIDE: The gardens are an absolute feature of the property, being beautifully presented with a number of well stocked flower borders, interspersed with wide sloping lawns, enclosed within mature hedging on all sides, giving total privacy and with only the sound of the Owenaraha River, a salmon and trout spawning water, as it tumbles down the western boundary to the lake. To the south of the house, beyond the wide tarmacadam parking areas, the grounds comprise lawned areas with a large number of specimen shrubs.

To the west of the house are further lawns with herbaceous borders and a large number of specimen shrubs in front of a river running along the entire western boundary of the property. In the far western extremity of the property is the well from which water is pumped to the workshop and the treatment plant. The beautiful gardens extend from the west around the north of the house, and include an amazing display of a variety of shrubs, most of them fully mature, including azaleas, rhododendri, camellias, magnolias and maple trees. The vendors have planted many specimen trees, fruit trees and bushes in the gardens, thereby creating one of the loveliest gardens in the region.

Along the length of the northern frontage of the house is a concrete terrace area leading to a stone pathway which curves down towards the lake with lawns and shrubs to the side and leading to a small garden pond. Beyond this, at the bottom of the gardens, is a local stone wall which has gates leading down to a jetty. Immediately to the side of the gates is :

BOAT SHED: 20 feet long x 10 feet wide, of steel beam construction with a wooden and galvanized steel roof, with a winch to enable boats to be winched up the ramp into the boathouse. The ramp leads down to the river which in turn flows out into the lake. The property has a long river frontage and culminates in a wide lake frontage. Alongside the river is a 40 feet concrete built landing stage with mooring rings and engine hoist. From the lake and river frontage there are superb views to the Durrus peninsula and up Lough Corrib in one direction and across to the Maumturk mountains in the other. The wooden fishing boat and engine may be purchased by separate negotiation.

To the east of the house the abundant parking area terminates at the boundary of the property with a gate and cattle grid. There was previously an entrance to the property across the neighbouring land which terminates here. The septic tank is located in the rockery flowerbed, beside this driveway. To the side in front of the wide tarmacadam turning area are :

GARAGES / WORKSHOPS comprising triple garage block 33'5 x 20'6" of concrete block construction under a concrete tile roof, being an interconnecting double garage and single garage, with up and over doors, insulated roof with varnished pine panelled ceilings, velux windows, electric and water connections, electric wall heaters and dehumidifier. These modern buildings are fitted with workbenches, extensive ranges of wooden, metal and plastic shelving and storage units with a toolrack to the side.

To the side is a workshop, 15' x 9' of coated steel profile construction with concrete floor, wide sliding door and rooflight.

SERVICES: Mains electricity, back up electrical supply, private water and private drainage. Telephone currently connected. Satellite TV installed.

FISHING: Having its own extensive river and lake frontage, the property is uniquely placed to take full advantage of the salmon, brown trout and coarse fishing at the bottom of the garden on Lough Corrib. There is space for a number of moorings along the river frontage and the existing 40 foot landing stage could easily be extended if desired, as there previously existed a 120 foot jetty. The river mouth has been successfully fished from the shores of the property - a useful facility in poor light or in stormy weather. The Glann shore, upon which the property is situated, is also renowned for its salmon run and the numerous places in which it is possible to take advantage of the mayfly hatch.

In all, the driveway and grounds extend to 2 acres (0.837 hectares).

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Southern Elevation
House from Lake
The Garage
Northern Elevation
Breakfast Room
The Lounge
Master Bedroom
Tackle Room
View South
View West
Boat at Pier
Boat at Rest
Lake View North
The River

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