Hidden lakeside gem in Bushypark

Killeen House, Bushypark.

Killeen House, Bushypark.

Colleran auctioneers has just been favoured with the sale of one of Galway's finest historic properties. Killeen House, Bushypark, offers a very rare opportunity to purchase one of Galway's most prestigious lakeside homes on 17 acres with stables and paddocks, mature gardens, woodlands, and river access. One of the many attractions of this unique property is its secluded location beside Glenlo Abbey and only 10 minutes from the city centre.

On entering this walled property through secure electronic gates you are immediately struck by the charm and peaceful setting of Killeen House with its winding driveway through the landscaped grounds with some fine specimens of trees and shrubs.

Originally built in 1840, the property underwent extensive renovations in 1963 and was more recently extended in 2002 to the highest standard while preserving the character of the house and grounds.

The wonderful understated accommodation is superbly arranged over two floors with the principal residential rooms grouped off the large entrance hall and all benefiting from generous proportions, enjoying a good natural light and views of the estate. The elegance of Killeen House will immediately appeal to everyone looking for an exclusive private home close to the city centre. Due to its size and extensive grounds it had previously been run as a multi award winning luxury country guest house.

As you would expect with a house of this age, it is full of original character and antique fittings that can only be fully appreciated on viewing. Off the large entrance hall there are two luxury drawing rooms with antique fireplaces. Both rooms offer wonderful views of the gardens. There is a large dining room, again with an antique fireplace, which connects to a more modern kitchen.

Each of the seven large bedrooms is en suite, one of which has its own fireplace and balcony overlooking the estate. In addition to the five first floor bedroom suites there are two bedrooms on the ground floor, one specifically designed and built for disability access.

The property is extremely private and secure due to its high stone wall and can only be seen on entering the gated estate. The house links seamlessly with the gardens which, like the house, are extremely private. The gardens boast manicured lawns with some fine specimen trees and shrubs. There are walkways through the grounds and wooded areas to the banks of the River Corrib. The paddock is securely walled and fenced and visible from the house.

Auctioneer Don Colleran believes that there has been nothing to compare to Killeen House offered for public sale in Galway before. Its charm, superb condition, 17 acres of lawns, paddocks, woodlands, and river frontage, all walled and private within 10 minutes of the city centre, sets it apart. While it was previously used as a private home and county guest house, because of its size and proximity to the city centre it could be the perfect property and location for other business opportunities such as an exclusive health and retreat centre, conference facilities, boutique hotel, etc.

Killeen House will be auctioned on Thursday May 26 at 3pm in the Victoria Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway. AMV is €1,800,000. Viewing is strictly by appointment only through Colleran auctioneers, phone 091 562293.

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