SITUATION AND AMENITIES: The property is located on the main N59 Galway to Clifden road, close to the Golf Club and Lough Corrib. The property is set directly across from a bus stop, enabling access to Oughterard and Galway without a car.
Oughterard, which is just over a 2 miles away is well known for its range of shops, pubs, banks 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 area is justly famous. Golf is on the doorstep of the property at the 18 hole Oughterard golf course, set in natural parkland and there are six other golf courses within an hour's drive.
Constructed circa 1950, this property has undergone total transformation and complete renovation by a renowned local builder and now comes to the market with the benefit of any purchaser being able to install their own personalised kitchen. The property has achieved an A3 energy rating which is a credit to the renovations carried out. The property extends to circa 92 sq. meters of beautifully presented accommodation which comprises of open plan kitchen/dining room (purchaser to install kitchen), utility area, 2 double bedrooms (master with large en suite) and separate bathroom. To the first floor there is substantial storage which could provide additional accommodation subject to necessary planning constraints. The property faces south thus benefiting from morning, afternoon and evening sun to the rear. The property benefits from under floor zone heating throughout and a Vent Axia heat recovery system which exchanges the air in the house approximately every two hours. The property has been internally insulated on all external walls and roof with high levels of insulation and an airtight membrane which achieves maximum air tightness. All windows and doors are triple glazed and externally the pebble dash exterior requires no upkeep or painting thus to reduce maintenance requirements.
Living Room / Kitchen - 26'0" (7.92m) x 17'4" (5.28m)
(S,W & N) 26` x 17`4 this bright triple aspect room has a high vaulted ceiling with ample inset ceiling lighting, and with television points, telephone points installed. A beautiful wood effect flooring throughout and has all pipes and plumbing for a kitchen to be chosen and installed. Door leading to utility area and inner corridor.
Utility Room - 10'0" (3.05m) x 3'10" (1.17m)
10` x 3`10 this houses the underfloor heating controls and electrical controls.
Inner Hallway - 7'10" (2.39m) x 5'0" (1.52m)
with continuation of the wood effect flooring throughout, access to loft via Stira stairs, inset ceiling lights, doors leading to 2 bedrooms and bathroom.
Bedroom 1 - 17'9" (5.41m) x 10'0" (3.05m)
(N) 17`9 x 10` with carpeted flooring throughout, wall mounted lights, ceiling lights and door leading to ensuite.
En Suite - 8'8" (2.64m) x 4'11" (1.5m)
(N) 8`8 x 4`11 with fully tiled walls and floor, this luxurious wet room has a wall mounted mains pressure shower, low level WC, wash hand basin, wall mounted mirror and heated towel rail.
(S) with carpeted flooring throughout, television point and views over rear garden.
Bathroom - 9'5" (2.87m) x 4'10" (1.47m)
(E) 9`5 x 4`10 being a full wet room with fully tiled walls and floors, wall mounted mains pressure shower, low level WC, wash hand basin, wall mounted mirror, heated towel rail, inset ceiling lights.
From hallway Stira stairs rising to first floor.
First Floor storage - 23'5" (7.14m) x 17'9" (5.41m)
(S) 23`5 x 17`9 being fully floored with air exchange system, fully insulated roof, velux window and heating controls. There is additional storage area above the living room and should this ceiling be reduced, this could provide additional accommodation subject to any necessary planning constraints.
Externally the property is approached by a gated entrance leading to a chipped driveway to the side and rear of the property and the remaining gardens are laid to lawn. The boundaries are clearly defined and created by traditional stone walls.
Technical Specification from builder
Plumbing - Kiken Air-Water system installed with zoned underfloor heating throughout. The model installed is their most efficient unit available. The pipes for every individual item are all running separately back to the manifolds so that there are no joints under the floor. The plumbing and unit locations were planned out carefully to maximise efficiency and minimalise any losses.
Electrical - As the builder and his son are both electricians a lot of thought went into the wiring plan. Overall, it is straight forward, efficient as possible and future proofed. This is just a list of some of the items allowed for:
Cables left out for possible future garage, electric gates, driveway lights and garden sockets.
Intruder alarm and cctv wires in place.
Wires and ducting in place for tv and internet/fibre systems.
Heat Recovery - Vent Axia heat recovery system fitted. Again, this is the most efficient system available for this size of house. This system brings in fresh air from outside which is then warmed before it is passed into the rooms. It draws stale air from the WC`s and the kitchen and expels it outside.
Insulation - This was the most thought-out part of this build. Essentially the house is a timber-framed house inside block walls with a cavity left in between for air circulation. All external timber stud walls and the roof are wrapped in airtight membrane and sealed to achieve airtightness. Then all of the walls and roof spaces were spray foam insulated to full depth of the studs/rafters. The windows and doors are all triple glazed. The internal walls and ceilings were fitted with insulation for sound deadening purposes. The bathroom walls were fitted with an acoustic deadening rubber matting for further reduction in sound transfer.
The building. - The finish and materials outside were chosen to provide minimal maintenance and upkeep. Pebble dash render needs no upkeep or painting, no soffit to maintain and no timber used externally. There is a facility for intruder alarm and CCTV (wires in place) and a facility for additional electrical connections for items such as garage, electric gates, driveway and garden sockets has been accommodated.
From Oughterard proceed out on the N59 towards Galway passing Oughterard Golf Club and then taking the next turning right signposted Maghera and the property can be found immediately on the left-hand side by this junction.
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.
- A3 BER
- Beautifully presented and renovated 2 bedroom bungalow
- Close to Oughterard and with a bus stop close by
- Excellent levels of insulation and scope for additional rooms subject to planning
Building Energy Rating
EPI: 68.34 kWh/m2/yr