This is one of the most compelling properties to have been offered to the local market for some considerable time. The property has an ideal, tranquil and private location yet is only 1.5km from the town centre of Westport in beautiful west County Mayo.
Barley Hill House is a charming detached period house dating from the mid-18th century. It is mostly single storey and built in cut limestone under a pitched slate roof. In addition to the main house there is a self-contained three bed flat and a series of out offices and stores. There is also a derelict gate lodge which could be restored. In all there is some 465 sq.m of accommodation on 4.42 ha/10.92 acres of lands.
For the last 26 years the property has been used as accommodation and teaching facilities for both foreign and Irish students. Historically the house was built as and remained in use as a private residence until 1989/1990. It has been very well maintained by the present owners during their tenure and is generally presented in good condition throughout. However, a new purchaser may decide to occupy it as a private residence and re-instate it accordingly and are therefore likely to undertake refurbishment of the property.
The three bed flat is perfect as a guest suite while the ground floor underneath same could be used as offices or workshops depending on requirements. There are a variety of potential uses for this property which could include a school, guest house, boutique hotel, or private residence.
The property has full planning permission for its current use and is fully compliant. It is located outside of Westport urban area and therefore is un-zoned. We are selling the property subject to contract only and therefore conditional planning offers will not be considered. The property is not a protected structure.
The lands are a rectangular parcel running westwards off the N59 divided by the avenue. The gate lodge is located to the north of the entrance road with the main residence positioned on the western end of the division. The lands to the north are level good quality grazing / meadowland and may offer some further development potential whilst the lands to the south are also good grazing quality but incorporate steep gradients.
The historic and charming town of Westport is positioned close by and its tree lined streets are full of interesting shops, artesian food producers, cafes, numerous fine restaurants and inviting pubs. Many of the larger retailers are also to be found including Tesco, Supervalu and Lidl together with a broad range of amenities and leisure facilities. Westport is blessed with stunning scenery positioned on the shores of Clew Bay and at the foot of Croagh Patrick. It was voted the best place to live in 2013 by the Irish Times and has a compelling lifestyle appeal with excellent local employers making this the ideal location for either a permanent move, to own a second home or to retire.