Rayconor Farm commands spectacular bucolic views from its elevated site position. It is superbly private and is accessed through private gates and a tree-lined avenue.
This property oozes character and style and has been the secluded guest house for many celebrities over the past decade. The residence was originally built in the 1850s and remained in the same ownership until its current owner acquired it in 2006. It’s owner, celeb stylist to the stars, has sensitively renovated and remodelled and indeed extended this home to retain its old-world charm while providing all modern conveniences.
The estate is bounded on two sides by a river, which serves as a freshwater swimming area for owner and guests. Rayconor is one of those rare opportunities to acquire a private estate in this stunning countryside.
Access to it’s wonderful accommodation is via it’s Narnia style double doors to it’s stone finish entrance lobby. There is a wonderful sitting room/entertainment room with feature fireplace and a beautiful cosy snug found beside it which leads to a second foyer style area with fireplace and guest w.c. Area, together with access to the first floor. This room has a charming half door access to the side patio area. On the opposite end of the foyer is a quirky kitchen area with it’s own charming fireplace. There is a utility area off the kitchen, while the kitchen also leads to the aforementioned patio area via glass double doors. A separate stair facilitates access to a gorgeous bedroom/den overhead which has ensuite facility also.
At first floor level there are 4 bedrooms (one currently used as the owner’s full dressing room). A full bathroom suite is found off the master bedroom and the guest bedroom has an ensuite. There is an equally alluring bathroom at this level also.
The property’s grounds comprise a double stone car port, a 6 box stable and yard, tack room, outdoor storage shed, 4 bay hayshed, small sand arena, and extensive mature gardens.
This pictorial experience should whet one’s property interest to the endless possibilities this wonderful property affords it’s new owner, from its scintillating and private surroundings to potential for boutique B&B, to it’s range of equine facilities together with a 56 acre farm.
Shelagh McGann: I was immediately taken by the seclusion of this property while it is within a short distance from any amenity. The property has a scintillating interior and is obviously a much loved home with the advantage of a working farm and equine facilities.
POINTS TO NOTE
– 16 km Loughrea, 45 mins Galway City, 16km to M6, c. 15mins Portumna Marina
– Excellently maintained residence while careful to maintain its period ambience
– Extensive planting on site
– Newly rewired and replumbed
– Working Farm
– Original features restored
– Cut stone facade has been renovated and re-pointed
– Oil fired central heating and private water well