Portacarron, Oughterard, Co. Galway.
PRICE REDUCED BY €200,000 TO OFFERS ON €350,000
Spacious detached house on two levels. Entrance hall, superb lounge, kitchen/dining room, study, utility room, five bedrooms (three ensuites), steam room and two further cloakrooms. Wine store and enormous workshop, Mature gardens, commercial polytunnel, outbuildings, paddock and double stable. Geothermal underfloor heating coupled with heat recovery ventilation system.
The property is set well back from the road, overlooking its own grounds, with distant views to the mountains of Joyce Country. This spacious property is in a prime residential area close to the Golf Club and Lough Corrib, which is just a mile away, with public slip and extensive moorings. There is a gymnasium and swimming pool within 5 minutes walk of the property and shopping online is available.
Oughterard, which is a mile distant, 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.
The property is approached through local stone pillars (with provision for intercom, electric lights and gates) and a cattle grid leading to a stone driveway culminating in a large parking area. The house faces East and comprises an architect designed two storey residence constructed in the 1970's of mass concrete and concrete block construction. The property was completely gutted, totally redesigned by Dublin architect, Noel O'Dwyer, and then fully refurbished in 2008/2009, creating a stylish contemporary luxury residence with many features, including:
- Geothermal heating system with underloor heating and unlimited hot water.
- Pro Air heat recovery & ventilation system which replaces all the air in the house every two hours.
- Spacious and interconnecting reception rooms - ideal for entertaining.
- Solid walnut doors, stairs, architraves and skirtings.
- Luxury kitchen with large centre island with polished granite worktops.
- Five bedrooms and six bathrooms.
- Steam cabinet for two.
- Substantial integral garage / workshop.
- Extensive range of outbuildings and carport.
- Large paddock with stable.
The property is being sold with all carpets and floor coverings included. The property has been fitted with top quality curtains and blinds and these are also included in the sale together with the contemporary light fittings fitted throughout.
A summary of the accommodation, with room aspects and approximate room measurements is as follows:
Modern solid teak contemporary door with large glazed panels to the side, opens into:
ENTRANCE HALL: (E) 20'7 x 11'4, tiled floor, split level staircase in solid walnut with glazed panels, with stairs leading to the upper level and also to the ground floor. Entrance to the back hall, doors to study, kitchen and lounge.
LOUNGE: 25'7 x 15' (E, W), large picture windows to the front, solid polished engineered oak floor, double doors opening onto large deck with steps leading down to the garden. Inset Barbas wood burning wall fire.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: ((E, N & S) 24' 10 x 13'2, fully tiled floor, recessed ceiling lights. A full range of good quality kitchen units, comprising:
An L shaped block with polished granite work surfaces, one and a half stainless steel sink inset with insinkerator waste disposal unit, extensive range of storage cupboards and drawers below, Hotpoint dishwasher, Bosch five ring gas hob with stainless steel light and fume extractor above. Recessed ceiling lights.
Island unit with continuation of the polished granite work surface, range of storage cupboards and drawers below, Belling three drawer freezer.
Extensive further range of full height kitchen units with sliding storage drawers, large Electrolux refrigerator, fitted Hotpoint double oven and microwave oven.
Door from Kitchen to:
REAR HALL: (N, E) 8'2 x 8'8, tiled floor, solid teak door to the outside, door to:
TOILET: (N, W) 7'10 x 7'9 with modern matching toilet and bidet, good quality porcelain sink on solid walnut shelf.
STUDY: (S) 11'3 x 9'7 with glazed sliding doors, provision for speakers in home entertainment system.
BACK HALL: fully tiled with entrance to roof void, doors to bedrooms 1, 2 and toilet. Recessed ceiling lights.
TOILET: 5'6 x 5'2 glazed throughout with modern free standing wash basin, tiled splashback with mirror above, matching toilet.
BEDROOM 1: (W, S) 18'9 max. x 14'2 max., carpeted throughout, double doors opening onto balcony, overlooking the rear garden, door to dressing room and ensuite bathroom.
DRESSING ROOM: (S) 9'3 x 7'9 with full range of hanging wardrobes and storage drawers.
ENSUITE BATHROOM: (N) 8'10 x 8', fully tiled floors, fully tiled walls, recessed ceiling lights, fitted with large rectangular contemporary bath with centrally mounted controls and shower attachment, matching wash basin and toilet, large walk in shower cubicle with Mira Discovery power shower. Heated towel rail.
BEDROOM 2:(N) 8'10 x 12'11, carpeted throughout with door to walk in wardrobe with good range of hanging rails and storage cupboards. Door to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: (N) 11'8 max. x 4'8 max., fully tiled floor, fully tiled walls, large walk in shower with Mira power shower. Matching contemporary wash basin and toilet.
Stairs lead down to the ground floor level and a large central hall.
CENTRAL HALL: (N) 15'5 max. x 23'4 max., fully tiled throughout with doors to bedrooms 3, 4, 5, the utility room, the steam room, the garage and the wine cellar.
BEDROOM 3: (W) 13'9 x 14'9 max., carpeted throughout with large recess, double doors leading to the terrace area, door to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: fully tiled floor, fully tiled walls, fitted with extra wide large shower cubicle with Mira power shower, matching contemporary wash basin and toilet, heated towel rail.
BEDROOM 4: (N, W) 16' x 11'3, carpeted throughout.
BEDROOM 5: (E) 16' max. x 11'2 max., carpeted throughout.
STEAM ROOM: fully tiled throughout, fully tiled walls with steam cabinet for two, walk in shower with Mira power shower, contemporary wash basin and toilet.
UTILITY ROOM: 12' max. x 11' max., fully tiled floor, suspended ceiling, space for washing machine and dryer, provision for an additional sink, doors to control room for Geothermal system, air exchange system, plumbing and electrical controls. Fitted with Waterkotte Geothermal system relying on a horizontal collector which has been laid under the paddock.
WINE CELLAR: 9'4 x 4'6, tiled floor with no heating.
GARAGE/WORKSHOP: (W) 25'6 x 23'1, with up and over door to the rear yard, fitted with ranges of large fitted wooden work benches. This space could be converted to further accommodation and provision has been made to extend the underfloor heating to this area.
Outside the CARPORT is 15'4 x 28'.
OUTSIDE: The driveway leads to a large parking space enclosed within low stone walls with herbacous borders to one side and lawns which extend around two sides of the property. The whole of the rear garden is secluded by mature cupresses trees.
There is a large deck off the lounge with steps down to the garden and a balcony off Bedroom 1.
To the north of the house the driveway decends to a lower level parking area with access to the workshop and a separate CAR PORT 28' x 15'4", with provision for electricity. The driveway continues through two sets of steel farm gates to a collection of OUTBUILDINGS measuring approx. 30'0" x 30'0" max. with water supply and provision for electric.
POLYTUNNEL measures 21'0" x 60'0", is of heavy duty commercial grade construction and was erected in 1999.
PADDOCK enclosed within post and rail fencing and extends to the rear boundary where there is a footpath which provides rear access to Oldchapel. At the bottom of the paddock is a STABLE BLOCK 23'10" x 13'0" of concrete block and corrugated asbestos cement construction which comprises 2 stables divided by a concrete block wall. Water supply and provision for electricity.
SERVICES: Septic tank drainage, mains water and electricity, with telephone currently connected.
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||Ensuite Bedroom 2
||Ensuite Bedroom 3
||Window in Rear Hall
||Solid Walnet Doors
|Paddock & Outbuilding
||Ground Floor Plan
||Lower Ground Floor Plan
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