For Sale by Private Treaty
Overall Floor Area: 170.9 Sq. Metres (1,840 Sq. Feet)
Viewing by appointment can be arranged outside of open viewing times.
Heskin Auctioneers are delighted to have the opportunity to present this 3 storey period townhouse to the market. No.7 Nuns Island is nestled on the banks of the River Corrib; 5 mins walk from Galway city centre.
This property was built between 1820 and 1840 and is one of the original houses on the street, of which ten houses remain. These were substantial residences built by Persse's Distillery for its managers. Persses made Galway Whisky at its distillery at the top of Nuns Island for over 60 years, producing 10,000 gallons a week, and employing more than 100 people. It closed in 1908.The 1911 Census shows the owners at that time were Presbyterian, so it is likely that after the closure of the distillery the house served as the Rectory, or Manse, of the local Presbyterian Church which is opposite the house, and is now Nuns Island Theatre. Unverified accounts state that this property has had only four owners in its history.
Lovingly restored by its current owners this 4 Bed, 2 Bath home retains many of its original features.
Inside as you wander through this home the winding staircase brings you on a lovely journey through the property. Stop on the first-floor landing and take a moment to gaze out at the view towards the river. Stop again on the second-floor landing and get a glimpse at a slightly different view.
Outside it is all about the River Corrib, the sound of which dominates. No photograph or written description can adequately capture the atmosphere. You need to stand at the bottom of the garden and experience it for yourself.
For those who dream of being a city dweller this home offers the prospect of their dream becoming a reality!
The accommodation in brief consists of the following: entrance hallway, kitchen, dining/living room, downstairs WC, upstairs sitting room, 4 bedrooms and main bathroom. Outside there is a separate utility room, garden shed, mature trees and shrubs and patio area down at the river's edge.
TOTAL FLOOR AREA: 1,840 sq ft
Hallway: 4.3m x 1.8 m
Entry is through a solid teak front door into the 2.7-metre-high hallway with its original terracotta floor tiling and its coved ceiling and centre rose. The skirting is the original moulded solid natural timber. Taking 2 steps down and the 8.3 metre inner hallway stretches into the property with a cloak area and storage to the right-hand side.
Living Room:4m x 3.6m
Open plan living/dining area. The living area has original brass and cast-iron fireplace with inlayed mahogany surround, and tiled hearth. Coved ceiling with centre piece. Wide board oak flooring.
Dining Room:4.3m x 2.9m
Double aspect room. The oak flooring continues into the dining area. Down 2 steps are a set of double glass doors open into the kitchen.
Kitchen:3.7m x 2.8m
The kitchen has views out onto the river at the end of the rear garden through a large window. The solid wood kitchen units are covered with a solid oak tongue and groove counter top and incorporates a Belfast sink and an integrated dishwasher. All drawers have dividers and soft closing hinges. Under counter cupboards have a swing out mechanism for ease of access. The combined gas and electric "Rangemaster" cooker has 5 gas rings and one electric hotplate, a double oven and grill with a heating drawer underneath which can also be used as storage space. The cooker also has an extractor fan. The "Fisher & Paykel" fridge freezer has a double door to the fridge and a pull-out drawer freezer section underneath. A built-in microwave and coffee machine are also features of this kitchen. Tiled flooring is carried into the kitchen from the hallway.
Downstairs WC:1.9m x 1.8m
Hall tiling continues into this room. Tiled walls, electric shower, WC and w