Saturday 20 January 2018

A fine vantage point in Eyrecourt

Innisfail, East Galway €285k

The rotunda room above the entrance affords strategic views on three sides along the Mall
The rotunda room above the entrance affords strategic views on three sides along the Mall
The gardens include lawns, boxed hedges and a suntrap terrace

Some landed gentry showed their respect for their widows by building them special dower houses. One of the few examples of these on the market is Innisfail on The Mall in the Shannonside village of Eyrecourt in East Galway.

It was here that the dowagers of the Eyre family lived and one is reputed to have acted as sentry, keeping an eye from her eyrie on the comings and goings from the village to the gates of Eyre Castle.

Extending to 2,562 sq ft, Innisfail has been tastefully restored by the current owners, with the support of The Heritage Council. As a result, while a comfortable family home, it also retains key original features.

Its entrance door opens into a wood panelled Rotunda Hall. Its drawing room is also a panelled room, off which is a study. A family dining room with Victorian fireplace is adjacent to the kitchen which is fitted with a new Aga cooker, handmade units, oak counters and hardwood doors. There's also a relatively large, fully fitted and plumbed utility room. A cloakroom with WC is also located to the rear. Also at ground level is a large room, once an apothercary, with a separate front door.

Upstairs is the reading room with windows which look out on three sides on to The Mall and Castle gates. A family bathroom and four bedrooms, three ensuite, are also on this floor.

Outside, there are 0.75 acres of gardens with flowers, shrubs, lawns, boxed hedges, a vegetable garden and an orchard. A suntrap terrace by the back door is attractively positioned for alfresco dinning. The property also comes with a large double garage, three cut stone storage sheds and a workshop.

With its location across the River Shannon from Banagher town, Eyrecourt is a strategic base for touring both sides of the river and places as Birr Castle, Clonmacnoise, Clonfert Cathedral and Portumna Forest. Estate agent Ganly Walters 01 6623255 is quoting €285,000 for the property.

Innisfail, East Galway €285k

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