Friday 24 January 2020

Enjoy Bay to Burren views

Mountscribe, Kinvara €675k

The house in Mountscribe was built in 1999 and extended to 3,000 sq ft in 2012
The house in Mountscribe was built in 1999 and extended to 3,000 sq ft in 2012
The living room

The townland of Mountscribe, near Kinvara in Co Galway faces west over one of the multitude of inlets in Galway Bay. Away to the south, meanwhile, is the dramatic lunar landscape of the Burren.

The views of rocky coast and mountain from this detached house in the townland are enhanced by its three-quarters of an acre of gardens, where there are lawns, specimen trees and an abundance of colourful flowers, especially at this time of year.

The house was built in 1999 and then redesigned in 2012 by award-winning Belfast architect Neil Darby. A first-floor sitting room has been added, as well as a balcony, to make the most of the views.

The house now stands at 3,000 sq ft with five bedrooms. Three of these are on the first floor, around a landing that opens onto the decked balcony facing out over the sea, and the main bedroom has an en-suite double shower and a walk-in wardrobe. The snug or sitting room on this level has an oak floor and a solid-fuel stove, and there's a picture window looking seaward.

The living room
The living room

There's a second floor above that with two more bedrooms, both en-suite.

Back on the ground floor there's a sitting/dining room to the left of the entrance hall, with a fireplace and a bay window looking west. To the right are the kitchen, dining room and living room.

The kitchen is fitted with granite countertops and has a centre island and a picture window for pondering the view. The sunroom/living area has two sets of patio doors - one heading out to the front and another leading to a barbecue area at the back.

The ground floor also has a laundry room and utility room and there's a lofted garage on the grounds. Kinvara is about four kilometres away.

The agent is DNG Brian MacMahon (091) 638 638 and the price is €675,000.

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