We are delighted to offer for sale this striking five-bedroom, detached residence located in the heart of Oranmore village. This property was built in the late 1800s and has links to the Lynch-Athy Tribe of Galway. The Athy family were one of the original Tribes of Galway and their estate was mainly centred around the parish of Oranmore through marriage into the Lynch family of Rinville.
This listed property is a stunning historical home, oozing character and style, with a modern twist. It boasts many unique and exquisite features and the attention to detail to the interior and the external gardens can only be admired.
The current owners have done a remarkable task in restoring the property from when they purchased it in the mid 1980's. It is evident throughout the house and grounds that no expense was spared when re-designing and decorating this home. It now boasts all the advantages of a modern property, yet still holds on to its character and history and really has excellent future potential.
On entering the property, you are greeted with a tiled entrance hall that is both welcoming and warm. The kitchen; living room and dining room is open plan and oozes charm with its feature pitch pine flooring, panelled walls, oil-fired stove surrounded by original stone fireplace and a variety of fitted pine units. There is also a shower room at this level and two double bedrooms and the current owners added a fantastic sunroom to the rear of the property which is a complete suntrap and even though it is quite spacious, the heat and sunlight draws it in to one of the cosiest rooms in the house. There is vast of amount of glass in this room and the shape and design of this glass make it the focal point of the house. It boasts a high pine ceiling, Chinese slate floors and with the south facing aspect soaks up the sun, whenever it shines. This relaxing room looks out on to the beautiful grounds and gardens which have been meticulously maintained.
Leading up to the first floor, there is a landing area and three additional bedrooms, two of which have built-in wardrobes and two of the bedrooms are en suite. The character of the home is evident in the master bedroom where the original fireplace with Liscannor hearth and tiled inset is still in existence.
In 1925, 'The Old Schoolhouse' on the Maree Road was leased to the Department of Education at a rent of one penny per year and it continued to function as a school until 1971, when it was replaced by a new larger school at a different location within Oranmore. It was built in the late 1800s or early 1900s and has links going back to the Tribes of Galway through its original owners, namely Lynch-Athy who were large landowners, living in the nearby Renville House; later Bayview House. The property was leased by them to the Department of Eduacation at a peppercorn rent of one penny a year, payable on the feast day of St Brigid, if demanded. In 1946, Mary Athy transferred the freehold to Diocese of Galway, who in turn sold the schoolhouse to the present owners in the mid 1980's. They subsequently spared no expense in weatherproffing, restoring, extending as well as installing plumbing and electrics, bringing the property up to modern day standards.
Entrance Hall: 5' x 5' , with tiled flooring
Shower Room: 7' x 3' , fully tiled mosaic tiling and tiled mirror wall, shower, wc & whb.
Lounge: 18' x 19' , Beautiful open plan room with feature pitch pine flooring, oil fired stove surrounded by original stone fireplace in Lounge area, variety of fitted kitchen units, single inner sink unit, open feature pine staircase to first floor level, burren glass wall panel.
Bedroom 1: 13' x 8' , double bedroom situated to the rear of the property, with built in mirrored wardrobes and pitch pine flooring.
Bedroom 2: 13' x 6' , double bedroom situated to the front of the property, with built in mirrored wardrobes and