Knocknacarra, County Galway, Ireland
Lough Rusheen House, Barna Road, Galway City, County Galway
Escape into contemporary coastal luxury.
This prestigious house has commanding views across unspoilt waters, with spacious accommodation, just minutes from Galway City Centre and is located on approx. 9.51 hectares (23.5 acres) of private garden and grounds.
Lough Rusheen is a mixture of old and new. A dramatic contemporary build, full of light and space has been added to an older house in such a way as to give you a stunning five bedroomed family home, that includes separate accommodation for either guests or other family members that is connected to the main part of the residence through a glass walkway.
The main house is perfectly placed to make the most of the dramatic views, and at approximately 457 sq. m / 4,919 sq. ft., there is plenty of space with which to conjure. A tiled porch leads to the bright and airy hallway. This has classic golden-coloured solid-wood parquet flooring, and a feature staircase. To the right, a well appointed contemporary kitchen is at the heart of the home and your eye is immediately drawn towards the stunning views of Barna Bay. The kitchen embraces both traditional and modern elements that combine well with a range, island units with granite work tops, has been designed to be a creative cook's paradise.
There is also a bright and sunny breakfast area, with solid wood floors, and this space leads on to the vast living room, which also has a dining area. Wrap around windows and folding doors are a feature of this room, so that you can also feast your eyes on those incredible views. These folding doors can open completely out to create an amazing entertaining venue for the summer months and is a perfect BBQ area. Sliding glass doors lead to a cosy lounge, again with gorgeous views. French windows lead to the patio and gardens.
Also, on the ground floor find a more formal drawing room, with a marble feature fireplace. This room could also be used as a family room or play room with French windows that bring the outside in. Beyond this is a study, fully carpeted, with built in bookshelves, this an ideal space to settle down for distraction-free concentration. Upstairs there are two large bedroom suites, both with walk-in wardrobes and en-suites.
Both rooms are fully carpeted. The master has large corner windows, giving you an all encompassing view of the skies and sea. Two more generous bedrooms, one en-suite and a family bathroom are on this level.
Ideal for guests, an au-pair, older relatives, or independently-minded teenagers, the guest wing is connected to the main house at ground-floor level. It also has separate access, should that better suit your accommodation needs. Here you'll find a well-appointed kitchen / breakfast room, and large bedroom. Upstairs is a very spacious living room, and a sauna with its own gorgeous coastal views.
All in all, Lough Rusheen offers a wonderful opportunity to own a small piece of paradise. An escape from the world on one of the most gorgeous and unspoiled stretches of the Wild Atlantic Way, it is also just minutes from one of Ireland's most exciting and vibrant cities.
Open the wooden electric gates, and a flowing, fully lit driveway sweeps up to Lough Rusheen. Immediately you are in a tranquil other world, right between land and sea. The house itself is fully private, sheltered by its extraordinarily generous approx.9.51ha (23.50 acre) of grounds. These are laid out in a mixture of sheltered gardens, mature planting, a huge open back garden, and a large paddock.
A secluded but spacious south-facing patio is the ideal spot to soak up the unforgettable views of the lagoon and sea. A barbeque area allows you to make the most of long summer evenings, while private walkways weave throughout the grounds. Everything has been beautifully maintained, and there is a timeless and tranquil sense to the place. You'll also find a bank of solar panels, and dog kennels, so your family dogs have a choice of marvellous accommodation too.
Lough Rusheen House, Barna Road, Galway City, County Galway, Knocknacarra, County Galway, Ireland