Dream family home in Bushypark

Dovecote, Bushypark.

Dovecote, Bushypark.

This substantial 3,000sq ft residence is sited on c1 acre site in a verdant hollow near the river Corrib in Bushypark. Designed by award winning architect Pat McCabe of Simon J Kelly & Partners, the residence won an award for design in 1999, shortly after its completion.

Planning in the area is extremely sensitive owing to the vast majority of land zoned as either agricultural or special area of conservation. Dovecote is on the lake side of Bushypark, increasing the planning sensitivity. Clad in dry jointed Rossaveal granite with full copper roofing and complemented wonderfully by the rich Rationale windows, Dovecote is truly a lovely home. The site is very well landscaped and has matured wonderfully over the years. Views to the rear are of tall trees presenting myriad colours in summer, and in winter lovely views of Lough Corrib are on offer.

The residence is finished to a high standard. The house is entered via a large foyer with Rioja Spanish marble. To the right of the foyer are the guest quarters hosting two double bedrooms, both with en suite, and one en suite cleverly doubles as the guest wc.

Three steps up the split level you enter the formal lounge and dining area, a room bathed in natural light with dual aspect windows and doors. Double French doors lead to the rear patio and gardens. The informal lounge is adjacent to the formal lounge — this room features Canadian timber flooring, an imposing marble gas fireplace, and benefits from doors leading to the rear patio. The large open plan kitchen and dining area is quite impressive with ample Shaker kitchen units topped with granite, all built in appliances, and double French doors to the gardens. Three steps down is another reception area with doors leading to the covered car port, ideal for Irish weather. The utility and boiler room is adjacent to the kitchen.

The hallway also allows access to both front and rear of the residence. Further accommodation includes a further three double bedrooms, all of which are en suite, and the master benefits from a particularly large space with both wall to wall wardrobes and walk in wardrobe. The en suite in the master also comes with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower. Double French doors from the master bedroom allow access to the rear patio.

A wonderful feature of Dovecote is the fabulous raised rear enclosed decking area, ideal for al fresco entertaining and positioned to capture afternoon and evening sunshine. There is also a tower on site — the original site hosted a dovecote, a tower used as a bird sanctuary, and this was rebuilt and the house named in its honour. This fabulous residence is exceptionally well located and is minutes from NUIG and UCHG and a five minute drive to the city centre. It is close to excellent local amenities, including Bushypark National School, the five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Bushypark, and the renowned Kelehan’s bar and restaurant.

All enquiries (principals only ) to Michelle Burke of Premier Properties at (087 ) 2500 716.

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