On Friday June 12 O’Donnellan & Joyce will offer for sale by public auction two of the best houses and one unique site all located in the Claddagh within a stone’s throw of each other. It is not often that such a selection of wonderful properties comes to the market in the rare and much sought after locations of Beattystown and Frenchville. Auctions for properties in these locations have always proved very successful for O’Donnellan & Joyce and the agents are confident that even in this depressed market the auction on June 12 will be no different.
A site in the Claddagh has to be a real rarity. Many people purchase houses and spend a lot of money turning them around to suit their needs and tastes, however to have the opportunity of acquiring a site that presents the purchaser with a blank canvas has to be one of the most attractive and unbelievable options possible.
Number 13 Frenchville is a gem — the houses at Frenchville are ex-servicemen’s houses that were built at the turn of the 20th century and are full of character. They enjoy large gardens both to the front and to the rear. Number 13 has been refurbished and modernised with a large open plan living space, however there is still some minor finishing work to be done on this floor. On the first floor there are two large bedrooms and a large bathroom. All rooms in this unique house overlook South Park and enjoy views of Galway Bay and the Clare hills beyond. To the rear of the house is a large garden bordering the site at number 13A Beattystown. Located in the Claddagh, which is regarded as one of Galway’s oldest and most established residential areas, you only have to look around the area to fully appreciate what can be done with these super homes. The AMV on No 13 Frenchville is €500.000
Number 13 Beattystown is an outstanding property just around the corner from Frenchville. Totally gutted recently and cleverly designed to maximise the superb views, this has to be one of the most magnificent homes to come on the market in the Claddagh. It boasts breathtaking views over Galway Bay, the Clare hills, and Mutton Island along with a host of luxury features. This stunning home has been meticulously thought out with flair and taste in both architectural layout and interior design. The sleeping accommodation is on the ground floor and the living accommodation has been positioned on the first floor to gain full advantage of the panoramic views. The AMV on No 13 Beattystown is €400,000.
No 13A Beattystown is a small parcel of land with a large one storey unit in one corner. Access to this property is by the side of the property and No 13 Beattystown where a large, wide, right of way is in place. This is a fine sized site and something like this will not come to the market again.
With an AMV of €200,000 this would seem like tremendous value for a site in a superb location such as this.
No 13 Frenchville, No 13 Beattystown, and No 13A Beattystown will all go to auction on Friday June 12. The properties can be sold individually or as one lot as they are all connected with easy access from one to the other. Another option is that 13 and 13A could be purchased as one lot. The options are varied and many. However it is the superb location and the individual properties that make this collection so attractive.
New auction venue
As and from Friday May 29 all future auctions will be held in the premises of O’Donnellan & Joyce in Mary Street. “Our offices are very substantial with large floor space to the front,” said Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers. “It was always our intention to create our own auction rooms within the premises. We want to make O’Donnellan & Joyce an open and welcoming place where people can feel free to come in and wander around to view our displays and our large screen. Having our auctions on our own premises means we will have our qualified staff on hand to answer all queries on both auction and private treaty sales. We also have our own in-house financial advisor who will be more that happy to organise a free consultation for anyone wishing to sort out their mortgage possibilities. And so with this in mind we feel that we will create an atmosphere which will put people at their ease and take the nervousness out of the auction scenario for both sellers and purchasers.”