For years O’Donnellan & Joyce has been holding its auctions in the Victoria Hotel just off Eyre Square. At the last auction, which was held on February 25, the auction room was filled to capacity, creating a wonderful atmosphere which was then further fuelled by the wonderful auction and the results achieved.
The following properties are going into the auction room on Friday April 8.
Padua, No 16 Lower Salthill — executor sale
This period terraced home contains all its original features and, although in need of some refurbishment, it oozes charm and character. It has five bedrooms along with rear access and ample space to the rear. The hall still has its original tiling, and high ceilings are evident throughout the house. The kitchen features a large Aga. The original antique tiling is still on the kitchen floor, albeit covered with vinyl that can easily be removed. The interesting landing is on a few different levels and has a high set skylight allowing an abundance of natural light to flow into the area. A stairway leads to a large attic space that has been converted to add more space to an already spacious house.
Going into the auction room at an advised minimum value of €295,000, this is fantastic value for this unique house. Open viewings take place on Thursdays and Saturdays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Ciara Lennon, RDJ, Glynn, Aengus House, Dock Street, Galway, phone (091 ) 594777.
No 8 Devon Park, Salthill
No 8 is an end of terrace property in Devon Park in Salthill. Surrounded by mature trees and with a rear garden that is not overlooked, No 8 should appeal to those who like a home with charm and character. Although in need of refurbishment this home offers huge potential to buyers wishing to put their own stamp on it. Tucked away in this quiet cul de sac properties of this nature do not come to the market very often. This is an ideal property for a first time buyer or someone wishing to downsize to something in an established residential area while close to all amenities.
Accommodation comprises entrance hall, living room, inner hall, kitchen, utility kitchen, rear porch, stairs and landing, three bedrooms, and one bathroom.
The advised minimum value on this property is €185,000. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Paula Daly, Howley, Carter & Co Solicitors, Wine Street, Sligo, phone (071 ) 916 2211.
No 123 Crestwood — executor sale
Crestwood is a lovely mature development of bungalows and two storey semidetached homes which gives one the feeling of being in the countryside although it is only minutes from the city centre. Located on the main Menlo road, No 123 stands on a large corner site and overlooks a green area with rolling countryside beyond. Originally a four bed bungalow, its owners changed the single bedroom into a dressing room, however this can easily be reversed to offer a substantial four bedroom home. A huge attraction to this charming home are the manicured mature gardens on a large corner site. Bungalows are difficult to come by these days, especially in an area that is so close to the city and with such potential. No 123 is going into the auction room with an unbelievable price tag of €195,000.
Accommodation comprises entrance hall, living room, kitchen/dining room, large bathroom, one en suite, three double bedrooms, large dressing room or bedroom, and office or playroom.
With an advised minimum value of €195,000 this has to be one of the best value homes around.
Open viewing takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2pm to 3pm. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Diorai Ford, John M Ford solicitor & co, 2 Montpellier Tce, Sea Road, Galway, phone (091 ) 582980.
Situated less than 1.5 miles from Moycullen, Drimneen is located just off the main Moycullen to Oughterard road. It is a beautiful countryside setting and yet has the convenience of Moycullen, local schools, golfing, fishing, and all other amenities in a beautiful Connemara setting. The house is presented in immaculate condition, has been finished to the highest of standards, and boasts beautiful features throughout including top of the range maple floors, solid maple kitchen, and beautifully tiled en suites. There are five bedrooms, four of which are en suite, and would suit a growing family looking for spacious living accommodation, gardens, and lots of storage.
The present owner has created a granny flat on the lower level with a kitchen/dining room, living room, one bedroom, and a bathroom. The removal of one internal door will allow this space to be integrated back into the main house.
This fabulous property offers all the necessary extras including underfloor oil fired central heating and PVC double glazed windows. The house stands on 0.5 acre and measures 2,860sq ft. Viewing is highly recommended.
This property has been reduced from €700,000 to €385,000.
Open viewing takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Eoin Swaine & Co, 14 Fr Griffin Road, Galway, phone (091 ) 861382.
No 17 William Street West
Acting on the instructions of the receiver Nicholas Comyn, O’Donnellan and Joyce is offering for sale by public auction this outstanding city centre investment property. This modern three storey building is being offered at a substantially reduced AMV of €450,000 which in today’s market represents outstanding value for a city centre property with a mixed commercial/residential usage. The property includes a ground floor commercial unit of approximately 1,000sq ft which would be ideal for a variety of commercial uses. Planning permission has been granted for use as a restaurant/coffee shop and it could be used for other commercial activities subject to planning permission. The remainder of the property comprises four luxury one bedroom apartments which have been finished to the highest standards. The apartments are fully equipped and each includes a large bedroom, open plan living area, fully fitted kitchen, and well finished bathroom. There are two apartments on each floor. At present three of the four apartments are rented with a rental income of approximately €650 per month. All furniture and electric goods are included in the sale. Two of the apartments have rear balconies, and the rear courtyard contains four storage sheds. Viewing is highly recommended.
The advised minimum value on the building is €450,000. Open viewing takes place every Saturday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm and private appointments can also be organised.
The solicitor with carriage of sale is Ciara Lennon, RDJ Glynn, Aengus House, The Docks, Galway, phone (091 ) 594777.
Detached property at Drumharsna, Ardrahan
This superb family home at Drumharsna, Ardrahan, is priced to sell at €160,000.
Castleview is flanked by superb similar type homes; it offers the discerning purchaser a large home with space in abundance inside and out. Extending to approximately 1,500sq ft, Castleview stands on a large site of c1.33 acre that is surrounded by natural stone walls and lawned areas. Although the grounds would benefit with some landscaping, the price tag of €160,000 greatly outweighs the works needed to turn the gardens into a haven of tranquillity.
The house has an attractive layout. It enjoys a large living room with an attractive bay window, solid wooden floors, and a feature brick fireplace. The very spacious kitchen/dining room, located to the rear of the house, has large sliding glass doors opening onto the patio and rear gardens. All four bedrooms are good size double rooms with the master bedroom having a superb en suite. This is an ideal family home offering space inside and out, it is set in a lovely rural setting just opposite the old castle, and has idyllic views of the mountains in the distance.
Open viewing takes place on Saturdays from 10.30am to 11.30am. Private appointments will also be accommodated.
The advised minimum value on Castleview is €160,000. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Gemma Forde, Charles Foley Solicitors & Co, Market Square, Gort, phone (091 ) 631472.
No 15 Heather Grove, Ballybane
Heather Grove is a beautiful, small, residential estate located off the main Ballybane Road. In terms of convenience, the estate is ideally located within moments of a host of amenities and services including retail and industrial parks, GMIT, and Merlin Park Hospital, as well an excellent road, bus, and transport system. This beautiful three bedroom semi is presented in excellent condition.
The property offers a spacious welcoming hall, large lounge, and open plan kitchen/diner overlooking a private rear garden. The first floor accommodation comprises three bedrooms and a bathroom. This property also boasts a sizeable site which could offer additional accommodation, subject planning permission. The rear garden is a good size bright space with manicured lawns. The property has off street parking and is presented in excellent condition throughout. Viewing is highly recommended through agents O’Donnellan & Joyce.
The advised minimum value is €135,000. Open viewing takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays from 11am to 12 noon. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Paul Watters, RG Emerson, Cross Street, Galway, phone (091 ) 562550
No 11 The Green, College Road
No 11 The Green is a superb three bed semi, recently redecorated and ready to walk into. This house will make a beautiful family home and is nestled between homes of similar layout and design. Ground floor accommodation comprises entrance hall, living room, kitchen/dining room, guest toilet, one bedroom, and utility. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two en suites, the main bathroom, and an attic for storage. It has a private rear garden and off street parking. Located just minutes from Eyre Square and all amenities, this is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a fantastic family home or an ideal investment property.
Open viewing takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2pm to 3pm. The advised minimum value on this property is €250,000. The solicitor with carriage of sale is Breeda Forde, Daly & Co, Merchants Road, Galway, phone (091 ) 567066.
The auction for all the above properties will be held on Friday April 8 in the Victoria Hotel, Eyre Square, at 3pm.
For all information on any of the above properties contact Colm O’Donnellan on (087 ) 2887446 , Tony Joyce on (086 ) 2529110, or Anne Harding on (086 ) 8173335.