Four on the market in County Galway
A choice of four properties currently on the market in Co Galway.
Ballinahalla, Moycullen €350k
DNG Martin O'Connor (091) 866 708
This detached house outside Craughwell is less than 10 minutes' walk to the railway station. From there you can get a train to Galway or Limerick; getting on the Dublin train at Athenry will take you to the capital in two to three hours. You can get to the city even faster on the M6. It stands on three-quarters of an acre of gardens, lawned with mature ornamental trees. Inside it's 1,946 sq ft with four bedrooms on the first floor (one en-suite). Downstairs there's a living room and a dining room and a black fitted kitchen.
€310k O’Donnellan & Joyce (091) 564212
This unusual property is part of a small community of one-off homes in a wooded area about four kilometres from Moycullen. Built in 1979, it was designed by a musician and stands at 2,800 sq ft and in need of some renovation. The ground floor is open-plan and includes a triple-aspect living room with an open fire, and a dual-aspect dining room and kitchen. On the first floor are four bedrooms. The front two have floor-to-ceiling windows and access to separate balconies overlooking the 1.1 acres of sylvan grounds.
Castle Ellen, Athenry
€350k DNG Maxwell, Heaslip Leonard
Castle Ellen outside Athenry is a Georgian manor house built in the early 19th century by the Lambert family. (Isabella Lambert was the mother of Edward Carson.) You can partake in its history in this detached dormer bungalow across the road from the entrance. It's set back from the road and has three acres of wooded grounds. It's 2,400 sq ft in size with a living room and sitting room on the ground floor as well as a beech fitted kitchen. There's one ensuite bedroom downstairs and four more upstairs (one ensuite).
St Joseph’s Convent of Mercy
€320k Tuohy O’Toole (098) 28000
You will need some imagination - and money - if you want to convert the former Convent of Mercy at Canrawer East, in Oughterard, to another use. It is centrally located in the pretty lakeside town on the shores of Lough Corrib, and it's detached, on 0.4 of an acre of gardens. It was built 25 years ago, and measures 2,476 sq ft complete with a skylit chapel. Elsewhere the accommodation includes six bedrooms (four en-suite), a living room, dining room, kitchen and sunroom. The energy rating is a creditable C3.