| 11.5°C Dublin

Fit for a Bishop, visited by a Pope

This Edwardian period semi-detached home with separate coach house, located outside Galway city is tucked away on its own quiet and private grounds. At one time the retirement home of the late Bishop of Galway, it's widely known locally that Pope John Paul II was a brief guest at the property during his visit in 1979.

Built in 1910, St Anne's has been recently restored, and has an asking price of €1.4m. Many of its original period features have been retained throughout modernisation. Extending to some 260sqm, there are large living quarters on the ground floor of the main house, including a lobby and walk-in cloakroom, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen and utility room.

On the first floor there are three en suite double bedrooms, including a master with walk-in wardrobe and dressing area. There is another double en suite with walk-in wardrobe on the second floor.

Meanwhile, the annex Coach House, which measures 65sqm and can be accessed from both the main house and the enclosed courtyard, consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Because it has direct access to the main house, the annex could easily be incorporated and used as part of the main property.

Outside, there are several closed private garden areas of various designs. Iit is located on Maunsells Road, in the sought after Taylors Hill area of the city, which is also within walking distance of all amenities in the area.

Viewing is by appointment.

Contact O'Donnellan & Joyce Galway 091 564212

Irish Independent