For Sale by Private Treaty
Overall Floor Area: 376.2 Sq. Metres (4,049 Sq. Feet)
Hidden behind its original stone walls standing on 1 acre, "St. Helens" a charming period split level home of real distinction and character. "St Helens" was built in the 1840s by the brother of Lady Gregory, who was part of the Persse Family, owners of one of the first Whiskey distilleries in Galway, which was situated in Nuns Island. "St. Helens" is indicative of its era with many period features still intact which include original sash windows and shutters, original floorboards, original fireplaces, high ceilings, coving, ornate corniced ceiling rose and picture rails.
Located on the exclusive Taylors Hill Road, "St Helens" seamlessly provides grandeur, privacy and tranquillity while retaining all of Galway city's amenities in close proximity. The surrounding area offers a host of services including excellent restaurants, bars, shops and breath taking walks along Salthill Promenade. Also, within close proximity are some of Galway's best-known schools together with N.U.I.G and U.C.H.G
Built circa 1840s, "St. Helens" is steeped in Galway's history and stands proudly on an impressive private site of 1 acre.
Upon entering the hallway ones eye are immediately drawn to the high ceilings, the ornate moulding and centre pieces and the generous proportions which give a great sense of space and light throughout. To the left there is an impressively grand drawing room with a magnificent marble open fireplace, a room that is filled with natural light and enjoys a pleasant outlook over the gardens through the four original sash windows. This room perfectly showcases the property and highlights everything you expect from this home and more.
To the right is the Formal Dining Room with original open fireplace and views over the front garden.
Taking the double doors further down the hallway one enters bedroom 1 with original fire place. At the end of this hallway is the main bathroom and access to a separate hallway which incorporates three large bedrooms all with views over the mature gardens.
Taking the stairs down to the lower level of this split level property, one's eyes are once again drawn to the original Italian porcelain tiling on the floor. Taking a left into the Dining Room, the real heart of the home which ideally leads onto the kitchen and pantry.
The French door leading out onto the large mature garden is perhaps the real focal point of the sitting room contributing to the rooms overall bright and airy feeling.
Further down the hall is the study again with majestic views over the mature garden make work that little bit easier!
The downstairs bedroom with its large accommodation and ensuite and dressing area again enjoys access to the mature garden.
Finishing off the accommodation is a scullery and downstairs W.C.
Outside, the beautiful large gardens to the front and side of the property wrap around St Helens and are a most noteworthy feature of this unique home, enjoying a South West orientation allowing for sunshine throughout the day. The side walled garden provides complete privacy and an all year round profusion of colour and perfume, laid out in lawn with mature shrubbery, flower beds and vegetables patches.
Furthermore there is an attached garage, tool shed and separate stables which could be renovated into separate living accommodation.
"St Helens" offers stylish period ambience and proportion with modern amenity and we confidently recommend viewing.
Entrance Sun Porch- 3 m x 2.8 m
With a Grape vine of over 50 years of age
Hallway- 4.1 m x 2.1 m
Double door entrance, original timber floor, coving with moulded plastered ceiling and centre piece
Drawing Room- 7.9 m x 5.5 m
Original marble open fireplace with cast iron and brass inlay, original sash windows with shutters, ornate cornicing and cent