The Old Convent
6,673 sq ft(619.94 sq m)
Guide price €495,000

The Old Convent and Schoolhouse, The MallEyrecourt, Co Galway, H53 A002


    Key features

    • Two magnificent properties in Eyrecourt
    • Both properties presented in superb condition
    • Four port air conditioned garage
    • Mature site with tennis court and children's play area
    • Galway 75km, Shannon Airport 107km, Dublin 165km

    A Regency style residence of classic grandeur with renovated schoolhouse

    About this property

    • The Old Convent

      The Old Convent once formed part of the original Eyrecourt Estate and was originally built c.1700. The Eyre family are synonymous with Galway, giving their name to this town and the Galway City landmark Eyre Square.

      The Old Convent is an impressive two storey over lower ground floor regency residence, which has been carefully restored and renovated by its previous owner. Features of this fine period dwelling include ceiling roses and decorative cornices.

      Approached by steps with wrought-iron gate, you enter into an elegant entrance hall. A study and library lead off this. A bright and spacious conservatory is entered via the sitting room, which is a standout feature of the property. This is a most impressive conservatory where one can enjoy a summers evening basking in this light filled space. The fabulous gardens are accessed through French windows in the conservatory.

      Stairs off the entrance hall lead to a lower ground floor, which has a dining room, kitchen, pantry, bathroom and boiler/laundry room. A back-entry hall also gives access via the rear of the house to the courtyard. Off the return on the top floor, there are three large en-suite bedrooms. The en-suite master bedroom features a walk-in wardrobe and fireplace.


      The Schoolhouse

      The present owner has refurbished the former schoolhouse and now provides additional accommodation to the main house which includes 3 en-suite bedrooms, kitchen, living room and bathroom. The property was previously used as a recording studio before the present owner refurbished the building in 2013. The Schoolhouse is independent from the main house.

      Gardens and grounds

      Set on 1.46 acres the grounds are laid to lawns to the rear of the main house and lead up to the mews at the rear of the site. Outbuildings on the grounds include an air-conditioned four-port garage and numerous multi-function rooms. There is also a tennis court and children's play area on the grounds.

      General Remarks

      Viewing

      Strictly by appointment by the sole agents:
      Savills Country
      20 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
      Tel: +353 (0)1 663 4350
      PSRA License: 002223

      Directions
      The Eircode for the property is H53 A002.

      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.

      Services
      Mains water, oil fired central heating, air-conditioned garage, septic tank, CCTV

      Please note that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.

      Entry & Possession
      Entry is by agreement with vacant possession.

      Offers
      Offers may be submitted to the selling agents, Savills,
      20 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
      Email address: country@savills.ie.

      BER
      D2

      Closing Date
      A closing date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.

      Financial Guarantee
      All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.

      Stipulations

      Wayleaves and Rights of Access
      The property will be sold with the benefit of all existing wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The purchaser will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such rights and others.

      Generally
      Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail.

      Reference:
      Brochure prepared May 2019.

      BER Details - BER D2

    Local information

    • Eyrecourt or historically known as Donanaghta is a charming country village located in Co Galway and is twinned with the French village of Gouesnach. The village is served by public house's, a shop and primary school among others.
    • The larger town of Banagher (11 km) offers further amenities, restaurants, secondary schooling and also The Shannon Lodge hotel.
    • There is a good range of sporting and amenities in the surrounding area including the local GAA club, Meelick-Eyrecourt GAA Club.
    • Anglers will enjoy seasonal fishing on the River Suck which is renowned for its good catches of pike.
    • The River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland and the UK, passes through Banagher where one can enjoy relaxing river cruising.
    • Nearby Lough Derg, accessed at Portumna, is referred to as Ireland's Pleasure Lake and is perfect for the water sport enthusiast with good sailing breezes and uncluttered expanses providing superb conditions for sailing, windsurfing and yachting. The absence of crosswinds and accessible moorings make it most suitable for water-skiing
    • For the hunt enthusiast, the East Galway Hunt and the famous Galway Blazers are both within boxing distance. Other sporting activities in the locality includes Meelick Eyrecourt GAA club.
    • The local primary national school, St Brendan's National School, is located beside the Old Convent in the village of Eyrecourt. Secondary education includes Banagher College (12 km) and Portumna Community School (16 km).

    Additional information

    • Directions: Eircode H53 A002