"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
"Dovecote" - Galway, Ireland
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4-12 Keys 5 Bedrooms 8 Guests 5 Baths

Description

This substantial 3,013 sq. ft. residence sits on a 1-acre site in a verdant hollow near the river Corrib in Bushypark, Galway.
Designed by award-winning architect Pat Mc Cabe of Simon J Kelly & Partners, the residence won an award for design shortly after its completion. Planning in the area is extremely sensitive owing to the vast majority of lands zoned as agricultural or SAC (a particular conservation area).
"Dovecote" is on the lakeside of Bushypark, surrounded by nature and gardens. Clad in dry jointed Rossaveal granite with entire copper roofing and complemented wonderfully by the rich Rationale windows, Dovecote is genuinely a lovely home. The site is very well landscaped and has matured wonderfully over the years.

Views to the rear are of tall trees in various colours in Summer, combined with the most stunning views of Lough Corrib all year.
The residence is finished to a high standard - accommodation comprises a large foyer with Rioja Spanish marble. To the right of the entrance are the guest quarters hosting two double bedrooms (both with en suite & one en suite cleverly doubles as the guest WC). Three steps up the split level, one enters the formal lounge and dining area - a room drenched in natural light with dual-aspect windows and doors. Double French doors lead to the rear patio and gardens. The informal lounge is adjacent to the formal lounge. This room hosts Canadian timber flooring and an imposing marble fireplace with a solid fuel insert stove, and this room also benefits from doors leading to the rear patio. The large open-plan kitchen & dining area is quite impressive with a fitted kitchen & matt porcelain flooring & all requisite Neff built-in appliances, and double French doors to the gardens. Three steps down is another reception area with doors leading to the covered carport - ideal for Irish weather. The utility and boiler room with newly are adjacent to the kitchen. The hallway at this juncture also allows access to both the front and rear of the residence. The accommodation includes three double bedrooms -all of which are en suite and the master benefits from a vast space with wall-to-wall and walk-in wardrobes. The en suite in the master also comes with a Jacuzzi bath and separate shower.
Double French doors from the main bedroom allow access to the rear patio. A remarkable feature of Dovecote is the fabulous covered decking area, ideal for al fresco entertaining complete with a fountain, heating - electric & gas, BBQ, lighting & tables with seating for eight people.

An outside deck comes with a hot tub & adds to the enjoyment of this super space! - the deck is cleverly positioned to capture afternoon and evening sunshine. It is a great space to sit & enjoy watching the majestic "Corrib Princess" meander the Corrib river during the Summer, Canoeing, & rowing from the nearby university & Corrib boat club pass several times a day.

There is also a tower on site; the original site hosted a "Dovecote" - a building used as a bird sanctuary in the last century and was rebuilt and the house named in its honour. Electric gates & state of the art monitored alarm systems ensure total privacy & security. This fabulous residence is exceptionally well located - within a 5-minute drive to the city centre. Close by are excellent local shops and friendly bars, and a well-renowned Kelehans Bar and restaurant, to mention but a few.


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Property Details

Size

Private Residence with 2 levels
5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3013 square feet, 280 square meters

Bedrooms

King, King, King, King, and King
8 guests maximum

Nearest airport

Shannon Airport
1 hours 30 minutes drive

Property View

Stunning Corrib views from the entire rear aspect.

Property ID

38893

Amenities

Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Handicap Accessible

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House Rules

No smoking in the property.

Activities of Interest

  • Arts
  • Equestrian
  • Fish
  • Golf
  • Hike
  • Shopping
  • Watersports
  • Galway City Museum (12 mins drive) Fragments from the 16th and 17th centuries are presented in the “Medieval Stone Collection”, which has corbels, plaques, coats of arms, chimney fragments and two complete 16th-century fireplaces.
  • Corrib Princess River Cruise (12 mins drive) On the river you’ll pass the ruins of Menlo Castle, a 16th-century mansion that burnt down in 1910 and is now completely taken over by ivy.
  • Lynch’s Castle (17 mins drive) The house afforded extra protection from raids to its owners, the Lynch family who had Anglo-Norman roots and were one of the 14 tribes that held sway in Galway in the period.
  • Aran Islands. The islands are still defended by prehistoric forts like the awesome Dún Aonghasa, posted atop 100-metre-high cliffs on Inishmore.

Places of Interest

  • Latin Quarter (15 mins drive) If you’re on the hunt for classic Irish arts and crafts you’ll be in luck at the Latin Quarter, where shops like the Galway Woollen Market.
  • Eyre Square (15 mins drive) Galway’s main public space is just up from the Latin Quarter, and was originally a town green in front of the old gates, used for markets.
  • Galway Cathedral (8 mins drive) The architecture has Romanesque influences in its plain walls, Gothic in its traceried rose above the main portal, and Renaissance in its barrel vault and magnificent dome reminiscent of Il Duomo di Firenze.