Breathtaking views on the shores of Lough Corrib

Gortnashingaun, Glann Road, Oughterard.

Gortnashingaun, Glann Road, Oughterard.

Galway city based agent DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard, in conjunction with Spencer auctioneers Oughterard, is offering to the market one of the finest architect designed lakeside properties in the west of Ireland. Set on an elevated site with spectacular views with 3.2 acres in the stunning surrounds of the Glann Road in Oughterard, the property is being brought to the market to include a modern six bedroom two storey residence with c4,700sq ft of spacious living accommodation, finished to the highest specifications and beautifully presented. Also included are a separate two bedroom cottage. a large modern workshop with office, garden sheds, stables, and paddock, a large underground boathouse, with slipway, pier, and deep water mooring.

The main residence and its grounds are approached from the Glann Road by one of two driveways through stone entrance pillars and gates. The eastern tarmacadam driveway is over a cattle grid, which can accommodate larger vehicles, leads to a large parking area beside the workshop/store, while the western driveway is illuminated along its length with cast iron ornamental lamp standards. The long road frontage of the property comprises local stone walls surmounted by ornamental hedging.

Built in 2002, the house is of solid construction under a Bangor blue slate roof and is technologically extremely advanced with extensive use of the latest heating, electrical, and drainage systems. The property, which has panoramic views over Lough Corrib, has graceful, light, spacious rooms, with finest quality fixtures and fittings throughout, creating a level of finish rarely seen. The house benefits from underfloor heating with individual room thermostats, fine deep cornices, top quality hardwood double glazed windows (with security locks ) and doors, fly screens fitted to all windows, wiring for security cameras, an abundance of electrical fittings, smoke alarms, and is presented in immaculate condition. Fully insulated throughout, the property has an alarm system, dual boiler oil central heating system, a pressurised water system, a fully comprehensive wastewater treatment system, and is being sold with all fitted blinds, curtains, and quality light fittings included.

There are concrete pathways surrounding the house, some being retained by fine local granite stone walls with extensive lawns on the western, southern, and northern sides of the main house, leading to further lawned terraces going down the hill with mature rhododendron and other specimen shrubs along the road frontage. Adjoining the terrace is a large parking area with substantial local granite stone walls retaining the upper garden level and recently planted orchard of apple, plum, and cherry trees. The gardens and surrounds comprise extensive lawns which are approached via concrete steps from the parking area and include a Klargester wastewater treatment plant and percolation area. Beyond these is a modern greenhouse with corner grapevine and sliding doors. To the south of the house steps rise to natural stone pathways beside herbaceous borders retained behind local stone walls. This area is illuminated by ornamental lamp standards, which extend around the parking area and down the western side of the property to the western driveway. In all the grounds around the house extend to approximately 1.83 acres.

Across the road from the property is a paddock of a further 1.37 acres which extends from the road in a rectangular block down to Lough Corrib, with a long shoreline. The paddock is gently sloping and is accessed from the road by a ramp, which can be used for boat or horse trailers. At the top of the paddock and adjoining the road boundary is a stable of wooden construction with wooden cladding, new steel profile roof, and concrete floor with drainage. The stable is divided into two separate stalls, one of which is fully clad internally. To the north of the stable is a further railed area.

On the lakeshore is a purpose-built pump-house, containing two pumps. There is a private underground boathouse of concrete block and beam construction with solid concrete floor. The boathouse is fitted with power and light, external lighting, an alarm system, and with powerful electric winches. Solid wood sliding doors lead from the boathouse to a concrete slipway running down into the lake with a substantial concrete and stone jetty which extends out into the lake, surmounted by ornamental hedging and creating a secure deep water mooring able to accommodate boats up to 40ft in length. Taking into account the land around the house and the paddock leading to the lake, the property extends in all to approximately 3.2 acres.

Joint selling agent James Heaslip commented: “This is truly a one-off sale. It’s an absolutely stunning location and the views are spectacular. The house was built with the utmost thought and consideration and no expense was spared on the finishing. The cliché 'ready to walk-into' can be used loosely on occasion by agents, but every part of this property is well maintained and its certainly falls under the bracket of a turnkey residence, a wonderful opportunity to acquire a beautiful family home or a spacious holiday getaway in an unrivalled setting on Lough Corrib.”

Gortnashingaun, Glann Road, Oughterard, is on the market with a guide price of €1.75 million. Full particulars and viewing arrangements can be obtained from James Heaslip, DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard, on 091 565261, or Luke Spencer of Spencer auctioneers on 091 552999.


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