The beginning of the year has already seen some major movement in the Galway property market. Leading city based agents Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard, on the instructions of the receiver Paul Keenan of BDO, have been appointed as the sole selling agents for the landmark Knocknagreine House in Furbo.
Situated west of Barna village and eight miles from Galway city centre, Knocknagreine House is one of the most recognised high profile properties to come to the market in recent times. The house sits on c14 acres of land, with a large cut stone wall which bounds the property on three sides offering total seclusion from the outside world. This remarkable property commands spectacular panoramic views of Galway Bay, the Burren, and the Aran Islands with approximately 350 metres of its own sea frontage.
In recent years the old Knocknagreine House, which was built in the late 19th century and was once occupied by the Presentation order as a retreat residence, was demolished with the intention to construct a much larger dwelling house. What remains is a partially constructed dwelling including foundations and some unplastered external walls, with two separate entrances on to the main Galway road.
This property affords a wonderful opportunity for potential buyers to construct their own house and maximise this truly magnificent aspect. Selling agent James Heaslip MIPAV believes that this property will generate considerable interest from a broad spectrum of potential buyers. “Knocknagreine House is a trophy property,” he said. “This is a property which will have intrigued many passers by over the years, who have pondered what lies behind the magnificent cut stone walls.
“Our vendor’s expectations are realistic and we are excited at the prospect of handling such a prestigious sale so early on in the New Year,” he added.
On the instructions of the receiver, Knocknagreine House is being offered to the market by way of tender with all enquires and tender documents to be obtained through the selling agents. The tender date is set for Friday February 18 at 12 noon.
Full details can be obtained by contacting Property Partners Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard at (091 ) 565261.