BER D1, Sale Agreed
€445,000 - Detached
This charming, cottage-style residence is located at The Weir, Kilcolgan, a stone’s throw from the famed Morans Oyster Restaurant. The house is perched on an elevated, south-facing site in a picturesque setting, overlooking an estuary at Dunbulcaun Bay between Clarinbridge and Kilcolgan, 2km west of the N18. The house was built in 1994 on a third of an acre and offers bright, versatile accommodation, including sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility, main bathroom, and guest WC. There are three bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms, and another room which can be used as a playroom, home office or fourth bedroom. The utility is generous in size with ample storage presses and access to the rear garden and garage. Upstairs are two large, light-filled bedrooms, each with two south-facing velux windows which capture the amazing views over the bay, and one north-facing velux. A tiny room beside the master bedroom could be a nursery, sewing room or study. There are two ground floor bedrooms, one with en-suite, the second could alternatively be used as a playroom or home office. All windows are double-glazed, the heating is oil-fired and there is an electric shower in the master en-suite. The gardens are well kept, bordered with shrubs and flowers with vibrant hues of fuchsia pink and burnt orange. Apart from its idyllic setting, it has a charm and warmth that will impress the most discerning of buyers. Its wood-burning stove in the living-room conjures images of cosy nights in. The bright and airy kitchen, with its green Stanley range, faces out to the bay where, I imagine, one would never tire of the changing seascape with its diverse marine life, as the tide ebbs and flows over the course of the day. The area is steeped in history and tradition, with landmark buildings Kilcolgan Castle and the ruins of Tyrone House nearby. Both were constructed in the late seventeenth century by the enterprising Christopher St. George, whose keen interest in marine farming led him to establish large oyster beds along the Galway coast near Tyrone House, today providing some of Europe’s choicest oysters. In 1954 Paddy Burke hosted the first Clarinbridge Oyster Festival, putting the area firmly on the map as a tourist destination and local attraction, and setting a tradition still celebrated annually. Be it a holiday home or a home for life, this house will certainly fit the bill. It is approximately a half hour journey to Galway city, and Shannon Airport is less than an hour away. There are several schools nearby (Educate Together, Clarinbridge and Killeeneen National Schools) with secondary schools in Kinvara, Gort and Oranmore. And there are activities to suit everyone from Burren walking to golf, sailing, traditional music and yoga. Must be viewed to be appreciated.
Accommodation: Entrance hall: 2.36m x 7.86m black and white tiled floor. Kitchen: Solid wood floor, Stanley range, u-shaped peninsula, tall fridge freezer, dishwasher, Living room: 4.32m x 4.82m cork tiles, solid fuel stove, two windows facing out to bay. Dining area: 3.61m x 6.03m solid wood floor Office/playroom: 3.86m x 3.50 cork tile floor, fitted shelving, work bench. Utility: 2.36m x 3.86m linoleum floor, fitted wall and floor units, shelving, back door to garden. Guest WC: .86m x 2.42m tiled floor Bedroom One: 4.17m x 3.26m cork tile floor. En-suite: 1.48m x 3.25m tiled floor, frosted glass window, corner shower unit. Bedroom two: 5.15m x 3.75m solid wood floor, fitted wardrobes. En-suite: .94m x 3.78m tiled to dado rail. Bedroom three: 5.12m x 3.58m wood floor, wood panelling to ceiling, 2 x velux window. Bathroom: 2.91m x 2.30m fully tiled bathroom Landing: 1.77m x 1.51m – 4.08m x .87 Sewing room: 1.74m x 2.86m carpet floor Walk in hot press: 2.41m x 1.04 wood floor Garage: 3.96m x 5.59m