A BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FOUR BEDROOM DETACHED FAMILY HOME, SET ON AN AMAZING SITE OF 1.36 ACRES, WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF OUGHTERARD VILLAGE, AND WITH DEFINITE ADDITIONAL SITE DEVELOPMENT
WITHIN THE VILLAGE BOUNDARY AND THEREFORE WITH NO PLANNING CLAUSES
The house is situated on a quiet lane yet within 300 yards of the main Galway/ Clifden road and on the Galway side of Oughterard. The house is set behind stone walls on a hillside overlooking its own grounds and the village of Oughterard, and has lovely views to the Connemara hills in the distance.
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 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 HOUSE: This lovely family home benefits from a lovely flow of open space and provides versatility of family living. The property is of block construction under a concrete tile roof with a rendered exterior and partially stone clad and benefits from large patio areas to the rear. The house has been fitted to an exceptional standard, with quality double glazing throughout, solid timber joinery and a high level of fixtures and fittings. The property is approached by a tarmacked driveway through a gated entrance with parking to the front. There are lawned gardens to the side and rear, a tennis court and additional site access down onto Porter Lane. The gardens are primarily laid to lawn with an abundance of mature trees and shrubs and formal borders and flower beds. There is a summer house to the side which provides a perfect location to enjoy the summer sun. On the lower gardens there is a shed to beside the tennis court. Being split level this property provides an excellent opportunity for multi-generational living should it be required.
A summary of the accommodation, with room aspects and approximate measurements are as follows:
Double glazed sliding door leading into hallway.
(SE, NE) with tiled flooring throughout, triple carbonate roof, double glazed sliding door leading to inner hallway.
INNER HALLWAY: - 16'8" (5.08m) Max x 17'10" (5.44m) Max
(SE) with terracotta tiled flooring throughout, door leading to cloakroom, archway and door leading to studio area, spiral stairs leading to lower ground floor, door leading to utility room and door leading to second inner hallway. Wood paneled ceiling, wood paneled walls. Opposite the entrance to the sauna room is the rear of the large `Kachel Ofen` in the kitchen / dining room, by which it is loaded with fuel to burn up to 24 hours unattended.
STUDIO AREA: - 28'11" (8.81m) Max x 23'1" (7.04m) Max
(SE, NW, NE) with solid wood flooring throughout, television point, telephone point, large Austrian `Kachel Ofen` ceramic stove, fully paneled ceiling, double glazed doors leading to front. Built in corner bench, views over rear garden and Oughterard. Single glazed sliding door leading to inner hall.
The studio workshop could easily be converted to give further living accommodation. Alternatively this space, having been designed to be almost separate from the rest of the house, and with direct access to the driveway, could be adapted to provide office or surgery accommodation for a professional office, subject to the necessary consents.
UTILITY ROOM: - 17'11" (5.46m) x 8'4" (2.54m)
(NW) with tiled flooring throughout, full height range of built in shelving and storage cupboards, space for additional storage, oil fired Super Q Firebird 90/120 oil fired boiler, hot press and access to loft via hatch.
WC: - 7'8" (2.34m) x 3'9" (1.14m)
(SE) with fully tiled walls and flooring throughout, low level WC, wash hand basin, wall mounted mirror, paneled ceiling and obscured door.
SECOND INNER HALL: - 33'2" (10.11m) Max x 18'4" (5.59m) Max
(NW) L shaped in design, with continuation of terracotta tiled flooring throughout, double glazed doors leading out onto an elevated patio area overlooking rear garden. Two large archways with a second one leading into the kitchen area. Doors leading to bedroom, bathroom, sauna and master bedroom area. Wood paneled ceiling and access to rear of Kachel Ofen stove.
KITCHEN/DINING AREA: - 19'2" (5.84m) x 20'7" (6.27m)
(NW) with continuation of tiled flooring throughout, a beautifully crafted Austrian solid fuel `Kachel Ofen` stove with integrated seating and dining area, fully paneled wall and wooden panel ceiling with exposed Larch beams. The kitchen area comprises of a matching range of wall mounted and base units with integrated dishwasher and fridge (the fridge does not work), built in electric oven, four ring hob and extractor above. Lovely views over rear garden, large single glazed sliding door leading into living room and door leading to utility room.
UTILITY: - 11'1" (3.38m) x 9'8" (2.95m)
(NW) with tiled flooring throughout, a range of floor mounted units with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and under counter freezer, tiled splash-back, integrated sink drainer, range of built in shelving.
BEDROOM 2: - 12'0" (3.66m) Including Wardrobes x 9'9" (2.97m) Including Wardrobes
(SE) with solid wood flooring throughout, full range of built in wardrobes, pitch paneled wall, telephone point and views over front garden.
SHOWER ROOM: - 5'10" (1.78m) x 7'9" (2.36m)
(SE) with tiled flooring throughout, fully tiled walls, walk in shower cubicle with mains pressure wall mounted shower, wash hand basin, low level WC, shaver light, wall mounted mirror, fully paneled wall and paneled ceiling.
SAUNA: - 12'0" (3.66m) x 9'9" (2.97m)
(SE) with sauna measuring 5`10` x 7`3` with two raised benches, fitted with `LAGERHOLM` 6 KW Finnish sauna. The sauna room is fully tiled throughout with quality venetian blinds matching the colour of the tiles, with shower area and quality high pressure shower. One wall to the room being entirely composed of opaque glass bricks.
MASTER BEDROOM AREA: ()
INNER HALL: - 7'7" (2.31m) x 4'5" (1.35m)
() with solid wood flooring throughout, access to loft via hatch, door leading to ensuite and archway leading to main bedroom area.
ENSUITE: - 9'8" (2.95m) x 7'8" (2.34m)
(SE) with fully tiled walls and flooring throughout, paneled ceiling, bath with paneled surround, glass shower door, mains pressure wall mounted shower, low level WC, wash hand basin, wall mounted mirror and obscured window to front.
BEDROOM 1: - 12'7" (3.84m) x 16'3" (4.95m)
(SE, SW) with solid wood flooring throughout, full range of built in wardrobes, television point, fully paneled wall, door leading to conservatory area.
CONSERVATORY AREA: - 20'0" (6.1m) x 11'8" (3.56m)
(SE, NW, NE) with laminate wood fitted flooring throughout, fully wood paneled floor and ceiling, double glazed sliding door giving access to rear patio area and beautiful views over front, side and rear garden.
SITTING ROOM: - 19'7" (5.97m) x 19'7" (5.97m)
(NW) with a fine polished mahogany floor and quality mahogany shelving to all of one wall comprising bookshelves, storage cupboards, display shelves etc. Fine fireplace with inset decorative black steel fire with attractive floral decorative side panels and polished marble hearth, the whole being surrounded by a Rio mahogany mantle piece. The room benefits from lovely views over the rear garden and has a door leading to conservatory.
From inner hall spiral stairs leading to ground floor.
THE LOWER LEVEL COULD EASILY BE USED AS A SEPARATE APARTMENT:
INNER HALLWAY: - 12'10" (3.91m) x 16'0" (4.88m)
() with terracotta tiled flooring leading to spiral stairs of wrought iron design and with open thread. Doorway leading to two bedrooms, bathroom and double glazed sliding door to rear lower patio area. This was originally designed as a separate kitchen area and therefore has plumbing and pipework for a small fitted kitchen and currently has a range of built in shelving.
LOWER HALLWAY: - 5'6" (1.68m) x 5'0" (1.52m)
(NW, SW, NE) with terracotta tiled flooring throughout, double glazed sliding door leading to outside.
(NW, NE) views over the rear garden and patio area.
BEDROOM 4: - 18'7" (5.66m) Max x 8'3" (2.51m) Including Wardrobes
(NW) with solid wood flooring throughout, wood paneled walls.
SHOWER ROOM: - 6'5" (1.96m) x 11'6" (3.51m)
(NE) with wet room design shower, wood paneled ceiling, low level WC, two wash hand basins with mirrors and light.
The property is approached by a tarmacked driveway through a gated entrance with parking to the front. There are lawned gardens to the side and rear, a tennis court and additional site access down onto Porter Lane. The property is of block construction under a concrete tile roof with a rendered exterior and partially stone clad and benefits from large patio areas to the rear. The gardens are primarily laid to lawn with an abundance of mature trees and shrubs and formal borders and flower beds. There is a summer house to the side which provides a perfect location to enjoy the summer sun. On the lower gardens there is a shed to beside the tennis court.
To the south of the house is a CARPORT with clear plastic roof and decorative brick pillars. To the south the grounds have been laid to lawns inside extensive stone walls, the lawns extending down the western side of the property with fully mulched herbaceous borders surrounding stone terraces.
To the north of the house a large stone terrace, 23 meters long, enclosed by balustrade walling, overlooks fully mulched herbaceous borders with two sets of steps descending to the lower level. The other steps lead to a lower stone terrace approx. 20m x 5m.
In the corner of the garden area is a wooden pavilion 9`8` x 9`5` and a post and rail fence divides the formal garden areas from the rest of the property. The lower garden has an entrance onto Porter Lane, with gates for vehicle access and also separate side gate. On the lower section there is a full size TENNIS COURT within galvanized steel and wire enclosures and a FIELD SHELTER 18`4 x 10`3, divided into a stable and haystore with water trough outside.
FURTHER DEVELOPMENT VALUE:
The lands upon which the house has been built amount to approx. 1.36 acres, with road frontages at the top and bottom of the land. The land is zoned as residential and the purchaser could realise significant further development value from these lands without substantial detriment to the existing house.
Mains water and electricity, septic tank drainage.
From Oughterard, take the N59 Galway road and before you go up the hill leaving the village, you will pass the car park on the left. Take the next turning right and the property will be found after about 300 yards on the right.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
- Within walking distance of Oughterard
- A beautifully 4 bedroom detached family home
- Set on an amazing site of 1.36 acres
- Definite additional site development potential
- Within the village boundary and therefore no planning clauses