Friday 19 January 2018

Dormer bungalow in Old Newcastle

23 Dún Daingean €375k

The four-bedroom bungalow sits on a secluded corner site next to Ashley Park.
The four-bedroom bungalow sits on a secluded corner site next to Ashley Park.
The living room has a bay window and a fireplace

The townland of Dangan Upper, on the edge of Newcastle in Galway city, was once home to a scattering of country houses owned by the gentry, all surrounded by their own lavish grounds.

Very little is left of this topographical history today, although some of the fine old houses remain - among them Ashley Park, which still stands as a private house.

But whereas once it was splendidly isolated, it's now surrounded by modern housing estates.

One of these is Dún Daingean, a semi-circular development of two-storey houses off Dangan Court.

And tucked away into the very edge of the estate is one dormer bungalow - Number 23 Dún Daingean.

It's on a corner site and sheltered by trees to one side (the trees forming part of the boundary of Ashley Park), while to the front all the houses overlook a common green area.

The ground floor has a living room with a bay window and fireplace, a fitted kitchen, guest toilet, and dining room or family room, where there's a door to the back patio.

There's also one bedroom on the ground floor.

The other three bedrooms are upstairs, including the master bedroom which has an en-suite shower.

The total floor area is 1,300 sq ft.

There's a cobbled driveway to the front, for parking; the back garden is also fully paved with a patio and a block-built shed.

Number 23 Dún Daingean is also across the road from the university sports pavilion and from Galway Business Park, while the hospital is just down the road.

Because of its location, the agents point out it could either be a family home or yield a rental income.

The agent is O'Donnellan & Joyce in Galway (091) 564 212 and the asking price is €375,000.

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