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Island View House, Gorterwulla, Oughterard, Co. Galway
Ref: R0440


A beautifully situated secluded two storey farmhouse nestled on a hillside location with the Glann Hills to the rear and the Connemara mountains to the west, with fine views across Lough Corrib towards Inchagoill The farmhouse is in need of some renovation but was only vacated 3 months ago. With a substantial range of outbuildings and lands equating to 9.07 Acres this is a rare opportunity. This property would be perfect for somebody with horses or an interest in farming or someone who just wants their privacy and peace. Viewing is highly recommended

The property is set in an elevated position overlooking Lough Corrib on the Glann Road, one of the most sought after residential areas, within 5 miles of Oughterard Village and 6 miles from Oughterard Golf Club.

Oughterard is a charming village on the shores of Lough Corrib the second largest freshwater lake in Ireland, and an internationally renowned wild brown trout fishery. Known as the Gateway to Connemara, Oughterard is well known for its fast increasing 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. Furthermore, the village has, in recent years, become one of the most popular commuter villages to Galway city. 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, and rail connections and extensive and substantial cultural, commercial and retail facilities. Shannon Airport is some 2 hours from the property.

THE HOUSE: The property was constructed in approximately 1936, of block construction with a rendered exterior under a slate roof. There has been an extension to the front and rear of the property in approximately 1955, giving additional room to the living room, a kitchen to the rear and a lovely sitting are on the first floor, The property has a solid fuel stove in the living room that services radiators and also the cylinder. There are some night storage heaters and a combination of single and double glazed windows and the property is being sold with all curtains and carpets present.

The accommodation consists of wooden door leading into:

CONSERVATORY AREA: (W, N) 3.55 m x 2.45 m (117 x 8), concrete flooring, power and lighting, wooden single glazed door leading to inner hall.

INNER HALL: carpeted with night storage heater, doors leading to living room, front porch, kitchen, sitting room and bathroom.

KITCHEN: (S, W) 2.41 m x 3.37 m (710 x 111) linoleum flooring, kitchen consists of a range of floor mounted units with part tiled splash back, space and plumbing for gas cooker, space for large fridge freezer and double glazed window to side.

SITTING ROOM: (W, E) 3.08 m x 4.79 m (101 x 159) carpeted, open fire with tiled hearth and surround, television point, telephone point, picture rail.

LIVING ROOM: (E) 4.77 m x 3.70 m (158 x 122) a combination of carpet and linoleum flooring, solid fuel stove with brick surround and stone hearth, picture rail, storage heater and views over lands to the front. There is a range of built in bookshelves and display cabinet.

BATHROOM: (W) bath with paneled surround with tiled splash back, wash hand basin, access to hot press which houses a factory lagged tank.

FRONT PORCH: (E, S) 1.01 m x 2.25 m (37 x 74) wooden front door leading to inner hall, single glazed windows on three sides and single glazed door into inner hall.

From hallway stairs rising to first floor.

LANDING: (N, E, S) a beautiful light bright area with excellent views over the surrounding land and onto Lough Corrib. The landing has doors leading into 3 bedrooms and access to loft via hatch.

BEDROOM 1: (E, W) 4.76 m x 3.04 m (157 x 911), carpeted, radiator, picture rail.

BEDROOM 2: (E) 4.13 m x 2.32 m (137 x 77), carpeted, picture rail, radiator.

BEDROOM 3: (W) 4.79 m x 2.31 m (135 x 77), carpeted, radiator.

OUTSIDE: the property is approached by a rough driveway leading to the rear of the property with a chipped pathway leading to the back door. To the side of the property there is a range of out buildings.

BUILDING 1: 7.51 m x 4.21 m (247 x 139) with corrugated gable and roof, open to the northern boundary and leading to rear extension which measures 5.81 m x 2.53 m (19 x 83).

BUILDING 2: 7.12 m x 4.47 m (234 x 147) of stone construction with an asbestos roof, concrete flooring, feeder troughs on either side, power and lighting. To the south and west of this there is a cattle crush.

BUILDING 3: 11.76 m x 4.65 m (386 x 153) divided into separate sections with power, lighting and corrugated roof.

The lands are separated into 5 separate fields of good grazing quality and divided with a combination of traditional stone walling and post and wire fencing. Some of the areas of the lands have been grazed over the winter and are presently poached but these could be easily brought back to good quality lands again. There are some additional areas which do require clearing of briars and bushes.

SERVICES: the property is on a group water scheme, mains electricity and septic tank drainage.

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The Property
Front Elevation
House from afar
Living Room
Living Room
Inner Hall
Sitting Room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
360 degree viewing area
Field beside the house
View to rear
Rear Elevation
Rear Elevation

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