Athry House Is A Distinctive Family Residence Of Charm And Character

Listed on October 08, 2021


Athry House is a distinctive family residence of charm and character commanding a fine south facing site, with a boat jetty overlooking Lough Athry, Cashel Hill, and the surrounding spectacular mountain scenery.

Set in over 20 acres of private grounds with a mature plantation of spruce and pine trees, while an immediate acre of picturesque gardens is framed by roses, hydrangea and rhodode…
Athry House is a distinctive family residence of charm and character commanding a fine south facing site, with a boat jetty overlooking Lough Athry, Cashel Hill, and the surrounding spectacular mountain scenery.

Set in over 20 acres of private grounds with a mature plantation of spruce and pine trees, while an immediate acre of picturesque gardens is framed by roses, hydrangea and rhododendron bushes, azaleas, arum lillies, silver birch and Chilean fire trees, red and white camellias, pine, oak, and copper birch trees.

Excellent haven for anyone with an artistic passion, the very place to write that novel (or to complete your next one). The perfect place to host family and friends for dinner or a party; renowned for holding the best Burns Supper in Connemara, usually with up to 40 participants. If you are into fishing, golf, walking, hiking, hill climbing, cycling, this is the place for you too. The new greenway reaches from Ballynahinch Castle hotel to Athry and soon will connect Clifden all the way to Oughterard, and perhaps Galway city itself. Walking the greenway takes you to a parallel universe where you will feel that you are in paradise!

​Connemara is the western part of County Galway on Ireland's Atlantic coast. It is a beautiful, peaceful, magical place far from the hustle and bustle of modern city life. Here you will find wide open spaces (bogs), sparkling lakes (loughs), towering hills (the Twelve Bens and the Maamturks) and white sandy beaches.
Favourite activities include:hill walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony-trekking, watersports, painting, photography, and, best of all, listening to or playing music
and socialising in the pubs.

Athry House is in an excellent location: 38 miles from Galway city, directly on Route 59; 10 miles from Clifden (the capital of Connemara) where you will find the best pubs, restaurants, and hotels; and where, in every September, the outstanding Clifden Arts Festival is held; 10 miles from Roundstone, one of the most sought after towns in Connemara ( a pint of the best Guinness in O’Dowds will surely make your day); only 4 miles from the prestigious Ballynahinch Castle Hotel; 17 miles from Kylemore Abbey (originally built as a Castle in 1867 as a romantic gift, the abbey and the surrounding mountains and lakes are steeped in history.) and the village of Letterfrack, which contains the visitor centre for Connemara National Park.


The accommodation is spacious and all the main rooms have pleasant views. It is laid out on two floors, as follows:


PORCH 8’0”x 4’7”

Entry porch is housed between an
outer door and an inner large wooden
door, with ample room for outer clothing
and footwear.

28’5” x 12’6”

encompassing a comfortable living room
centred about a unique Connemara marble fireplace and built-in book-shelves; dining room with bar,
and serving access to the adjoining kitchen.

KITCHEN 20’7”x 18’2”

A bright country-style
kitchen, with terracotta tiled floor, centre
island, and units made from recycled
Donegal pine. A large rustic table sits in
an alcove with views overlooking the
garden and down to the lake.

It also features a walk-in wine bar.

DRAWING ROOM 20’3” x 17’9”:

This wonderful room
opens to the kitchen and through French
doors to the most inviting patio with the
water of Lough Athry sparkling below;
double doors also open up into the hall
making this the centre of the Athry House world.

A large bay window looks out on the rock garden
and the sweeping lawn while a piano graces the
wall and an inviting fireplace awaits.

HALLWAY 20’4”x 12’8”:

This is not only the functional part of the ground floor,
it is also, in its own right, the most attractive entrance way,
with black and white tiled floor accessed from the private back patio,
through double doors from the drawing room,
and doorway from the kitchen and entrance to the toilet/bathroom.

With adjoining cloakroom, it is the natural pathway that connects all …

CLOAKROOM 6’0” x 5’7”

a very spacious walk-in
cloakroom with coat racks on two
walls, a shoe closet, and plenty of
floor space to accommodate other
footware and personal items.

TOILET 8’0” x 3’9”

a convenient downstars toilet
and a large armitage shanks
wash hand basin.

UTILITY ROOM 11’5” x 10’0”

Side by side washing machine
and dryer for laundry.
Two wall mounted Potterton gas
boilers support the two zone
upstairs and downstairs- central
heating system, while a large tank
holds the hot water.



CENTRAL LANDING 10’4” x 10’3”

The bedrooms and family bathroom open on to a spacious landing at the top of the stairs

MASTER BEDROOM 19’0”x18’6”

This is a very expansive and elegant master bedroom with fitted-wardrobes
and en-suite dressing room and bathroom.

The large bay window looks out on the sweeping front lawn and the trees that border it; the view that greets the morning and soothes the evening.


This extension of the master bedroom is large enough to be a small bedroom on its own; it houses a dressing table, fitted wardrobes and a large, comfortable shower.


The essentials of a good bathroom: toilet, wash basin and cosmetic/shaving mirrors. It also houses a large bathtub, with ease of access supports.

BEDROOM TWO 16’2”x12’9”

With two large windows and two small windows, this bedroom has a commanding view of the south and
east sides of Athry, perfect for the sunrise. It has a fitted wardrobe,
a sink/wash basin and a built-in desk.

BEDROOM THREE 12’8”x 13’0”

Situated on the front (south facing) and west of Athry this bedroom has two large windows, one facing south and one west. With a fitted wardrobe and a sink/wash basin, it is comfortably outfitted.

Situated on the west/north wing of the house, this room serves as both a spare bedroom and our office. Two windows, one to the west and one to the north, provide ample light while its position to the rear of the house gives just the right measure of privacy.

BATHROOM TWO 7’10”x 7’3”

Known as the ‘pink’ bathroom, this one serves the needs of bedrooms 2, 3, and 4. It has a sink with mirror, a toilet, and a shower. One large window faces the west side.

A large attic running the full length of
the house is accessed via a fold-away
staircase.A large water tank sits on one side, filled by an electric powered pump from the pump house on the shore of Lough Athry. The attic is fully insulated and has a complete floor, capable of supporting substantial storage.

Substantial double garage with up and over doors.

Large greenhouse.

Utility storage shed with dog house.

All are fully electrified.

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Recess, Connemara, Galway, County Galway, Ireland

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