Converted former schoolhouse offers a mix of modern and traditional
Lyons & Bracken auctioneers in Athenry is currently offering this well located home which is tucked away in a private, tranquil, setting next to Ryehill Church just minutes from the picturesque villages of Monivea and Abbeyknockmoy with their amenities of schools, shops, pubs, and restaurants. Galway city is also an easy commute, being 15 miles away and the rapidly expanding town of Athenry is only five miles away.
Having started life in 1880 as a primary school, this home has recently been tastefully restored and transformed into a contemporary, generously proportioned, family home. The property, framed by mature beech trees, features a stone boundary wall to the front with low maintenance gardens and a sizeable tarmac driveway. The exterior of the building has been restored to its former glory with the old plaster removed and the original stonework painstakingly re-pointed. To the rear a fabulous 640sq ft deck runs the full width of the house with steps leading down to a large, sunny, west-facing garden and workshop, flanked on one side by evergreen trees.
Internally the owners have blended the contrast of traditional with contemporary. This is immediately obvious as you enter from the porch into the impressive hallway with double floor height ceiling, oak stairwell, and porcelain tiling.
In the chic kitchen/dining room the modern décor incorporates sleek wenge units, exquisite porcelain floor tiling, integrated electrical appliances, and plenty of storage including a large pullout larder.
The large, beautifully presented, sitting room is a great place to relax and features an impressive original stone and brick fireplace inset with a trendy gas fire. Double doors lead to the sunroom with oak flooring, vaulted ceiling, and access to the deck.
All four bedrooms (three upstairs and one downstairs) are of generous proportions and have been tastefully decorated. The master bedroom is spacious with a large sliding wardrobe and has a sizeable en suite with electric shower.
This deceptively large house is presented in pristine condition and finished to the highest standard throughout.
Other features of the property include:
• Internal doors all shaker style white oak.
• Oil-fired central heating.
• 10.5 feet high ceilings on ground level.
• Recessed lighting in most rooms.
• Immense PVC double glazed windows on the ground floor.
• Superb porcelain tiled main bathroom and en suite.
• Monochrome marble flooring in downstairs toilet.
• Black-out Velux blinds are used in upstairs bedrooms and bathroom.
This beautiful home, which featured in the local interiors magazine Ur Dream Home, offers a unique opportunity to purchase a home of traditional character with a modern twist.
For more details and to arrange a viewing appointment call Lyons & Bracken auctioneers on 091 845 500 or call Sean Lyons who is the agent handling the sale directly on 087 20 50 686.