Exclusive Lakeshore Estate For Sale in Co. Galway
Exclusive Lakeshore Estate
Exclusive lakeshore estate of approximately 77 hectares (190 acres) of woodland, fields and lawns with extensive lakeshore frontage onto Lough Atorick.
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Last update: 11th May 2016
Agent: Premier Properties Ireland
Contact: Helen Cassidy
Tel.: +353 (0)94 954 6868
Mobile: +353 (0)87 2463748
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This property is located in a most serene and tranquil area, yet not too far from civilisation. The area in which this estate is located is one of outstanding scenic beauty; the variety of trees includes Fir, European Larch, Japanese Larch, Birch, Mountain Maple, Oak, Chestnut, Willow, Ash and Pine. The forest (abt. 72 ha, fields and rough land abt. 5 ha) was planted in 1988/89, and would have a tax free investment value as well as recreational and environmental values. There are three residences on the estate, including the main two storey traditional Irish farmhouse renovated to a most exacting standard, the shepherd’s cottage, again presented in immaculate condition, and finally a modern residence overlooking the lake in superb condition.
The location is superbly private, the entire farm being framed by forestry against the dramatic backdrop of the Slieve Aughty Mountains and the beautiful lake extending to the fore. There is an abundance of wildlife and birds in this haven to nature where one can enjoy tranquil walks, horseriding, hunting and an array of country pursuits, whilst Lough Atorick is ideal for trout and perch fishing, boating and swimming. The local village of Woodford is a mere 9 km distance, with pubs and shops. Shannon Airport, Galway, Limerick and Ennis are each approximately an hour away. One can reach the sea at Kinvarra in 45 mins, and there are several pretty villages and harbours on nearby Lough Derg and the River Shannon, offering a wide range of activities. There are four 18 hole golf courses within a drive of 30 mins.
The main house is a traditional Irish country farmhouse renovated to a superb and delightful design. Here one can enjoy the dream of country living to the full. The lakeshore is a mere stroll away, approx 150 metres, and one can enjoy beautiful lake views from many of the rooms. Throughout the transformation of this dwelling mostly natural materials were used, such as stone, natural slate floors, Irish Cedar and Douglas wood, contrasting with white painted walls, giving a warm, bright and welcoming feeling to the entire residence, rather like an exclusive country lodge.
During its renovation, this impressive building was sympathetically extended and a fine winter garden was added, which enjoys spectacular lake views. With the added bonus of underfloor central heating on the ground floor level to round off the extensive renovation, one can have the best of modern conveniences in the most traditional of settings in this fine home. This property has been enjoyed for many years by a German Family as a delightful holiday retreat, and is offered for sale with the possibility of most of the furniture, bicycles and boating equipment included. The residence measures approx 200 sq. m and includes a library, livingroom, gallery, four bedrooms, bathroom with WC, guest W.C., double shower, sauna, fully fitted kitchen with views to the lake, two open fireplaces, German oven, outdoor shower, winter garden, workshop/studio with underfloor heating, outside terrace and a garage/workshop.
Just about 200 metres away from the main residence lies the beautifully renovated shepherd’s cottage, nestling in a serene spot just a 350 metre walk through the woods to the lakeshore. The cottage follows the same design as the main house and could be used for guest accomodation. It measures approx. 85 sq.m and includes three bedrooms, bathroom/shower WC, sauna, livingroom and fully fitted kitchen, all presented in beautiful Irish wood finish with slate flooring. There is underfloor heating on the ground floor and also two open fireplaces.
The lakeshore dwelling has been beautifully renovated in recent times, and has superb lake views, a boat house and direct access to the lakeshore. There is a terrace, open plan livingroom and kitchen with patio doors leading out to the terrace, a woodburning stove, three bedrooms, bathroom and guest WC.
Approximate location of Exclusive Lakeshore Estate, Lough Atorick, near Woodford, Co. Galway