Beautiful home by the River Corrib

Heskin auctioneers presents this delightful three storey period townhouse to the market. No 7 Nuns Island is located on the banks of the River Corrib, just five minutes' walk from Galway city centre.

This property was built between 1820 and 1840 and is one of the original houses on the street, of which 10 houses remain. These were substantial residences built by Persse's Distillery for its managers. Persses made Galway Whiskey at its distillery at the top of Nuns Island for over 60 years, producing 10,000 gallons a week, and employing more than 100 people. It closed in 1908. The 1911 Census shows the owners at that time were Presbyterian, so it is likely that after the closure of the distillery the house served as the rectory, or manse, of the local Presbyterian Church which is opposite the house, and is now Nuns Island Theatre.

Unverified accounts state that this property has had only four owners in its history. Lovingly restored by its current owners, this four bed, two bath home retains many of its original features. Inside, as you wander through this home, the winding staircase brings you on a lovely journey through the property. Stop on the first floor landing and take a moment to gaze out at the view towards the river. Stop again on the second floor landing and get a glimpse at a slightly different view. Outside, it is all about the River Corrib, the sound of which dominates. No photograph or written description can adequately capture the atmosphere. You need to stand at the bottom of the garden and experience it for yourself. The accommodation consists of entrance hallway, kitchen, dining/living room, downstairs wc, upstairs sitting room, four bedrooms, and main bathroom. Outside there is a separate utility room, garden shed, mature trees and shrubs, and patio area down at the river's edge.

For those who dream of being a city dweller this home offers the prospect of their dream becoming a reality.

Guide price is €620,000. BER is C3. Open viewings Saturday, November 4, Tuesday, November 7, and Saturday, November 11 from 10am to 11am. For further information call Heskin auctioneers on 091 56 58 57 or contact Shane Heskin directly on 087 2538 739.


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