Riverwalk House is located within walking distance from the picturesque village of Oughterard, which is often described as the "Gateway to Connemara". The attractive town is positioned along the banks of the Owenriff River near the shores of Lough Corrib. Oughterard provides for everyday amenities, including several hotels, restaurants, bars, a post office, bank, service station, and supermarket.
Connemara, situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland, is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places it's possible to find within Ireland. Maam Cross (14km) is famed for its October horse fair and the mart with its livestock sales of Connemara ponies. It is one of Irelands oldest and most historic fairs in the West of Ireland. From the rugged Twelve Bens Mountain range in the north through lake rich Roundstone bog, to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, it is regarded as one of the most picturesque landscapes on the west coast of Ireland.
The 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate is just 23 kilometres away and is a beautiful spot to enjoy afternoon tea, enjoy a serenity walk along the banks of the magnificent Lough Corrib or dine at one of their many restaurants including the 2 AA rosette award-winning restaurant, Pullman Restaurant. Glenlo Abbey's Championship Golf course designed by Ryder Cup legend Christy O'Connor Jr is a great test for the keen golfer. Other exceptional courses nearby include the championship Oughterard Golf Club (3.5 km), Galway Bay Golf Resort (41 km), and Connemara Championship Golf Links (65 km).
Horse Racing is held every year in July in Galway, and it has become the destination for people to gather from all around the country. Kylemore Abbey, Victorian Gardens (52 km) and Connemara National Park (55 km) make a perfect day out to enjoy the beauty and history of Ireland's west coast.
Primary education is available locally in Oughterard at NS Scoil Chuimin & Catriona and secondary education at St Pauls Secondary School. The area is also well served for private education including Yeats College, Galway. National University of Ireland Galway is one of Irelands leading third-level universities which serves the Connacht region.
There are good transport links nearby including the M6 motorway which is 35 kilometres from the property which connects Galway to Dublin via the M4 interchange. Bus �ireann Route 419, from Galway serves Oughterard daily. Galway train station (28 km) also provides regular train service to Dublin and Limerick.
Riverwalk House is a impressive 9-bedroom property believed to have built circa 1991 located within walking distance from the picturesque village of Oughterard.
Presently in use as a Guesthouse, the house can be easily adapted for comfortable family living. Entering into a spacious entrance hallway, there is a sitting room with coving, ceiling roses, and a decorative fireplace with a stove to the right which opens into the breakfast room and conservatory. The conservatory opens up onto the beautiful garden and terrace. The kitchen can be found through the hallway with a utility room off this.
The bedroom accommodation is split over the two floors with three ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor and a further five bedrooms on the first floor, and the main bathroom.
The house offers spacious accommodation extending to approximately 291 sq m / 3,140 sq ft. A full layout of the accommodation is shown on the adjoining floorplans.
There is a garden room to the rear of the property and also a storage shed to the side of the house.
Gardens & Grounds
The gardens are a particular feature of the property with a mature site which is mostly laid to lawn both to the front and rear of the house with beautiful, maintained flower beds, well-maintained hedging, and a rockery. A decked area to the rear is ideal for enjoying al fresco dining during the summer months.
The grounds extend to about 0.15 hectare / 0.39 acre in all.
Strictly by appointment with the joint selling agents, Savills Country Agency and Michelle Burke MIPAV MMCEPI Auctioneer & Letting Agent.
BER Number: 111095360
Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some items may be available by separate negotiation.
Oil fired central heating, mains water, mains sewerage and mains electricity.
Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.