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Drimneen House, Knockillaree, Oughterard, Co Galway, H91 R25W

€495,000 - Asking Price Sold 387 sqm approx


Drimneen House is a fine “Country House” style riverside residence fronting and overlooking the Drimneen River; a tributary of, and only a short boat ride to, Lough Corrib. Drimneen Set amidst four acres of grounds, made up of developed gardens, lawns, shrub beds and two paddocks, it is accessed off local road via a short fine gravel avenue.

Aughanure Castle is close by and also fronts onto the Drimneen River and has access to some of Lough Corrib’s best fishing around Oughterard Bay, Greenfields and Birchall. Oughterard Golf Club is approximately 700 metres from the house.

The residence was built by its current owner in 2003 and offers a high standard of fitout and accommodation. It is evident on entering this home the amount of thought, care and attention to detail that went into the design and fit out of this home.

Extending to approximately 387sq m (4166 sq ft) approx. , its rooms are large, bright, well-proportioned and all take full advantage of its countryside setting overlooking the gardens and the river. From the feature stairwell in the entrance hall to the specially treated solid oak timber floors (suitable for under floor heating) to the Rayburn Stove in the kitchen, and many dual aspect rooms, you can appreciate the care this home has received.

The house is large, well planned and it offers potential purchasers the opportunity for a large family home or a potential opportunity for guest accommodation.

Approximately 75 metres of frontage onto the Drimneen River gives a very pleasant aspect as well as the opportunity to fish and gain access via boat to Lough Corrib.

Accommodation Floor Area 387 sq m (4166 sq ft) approx.

Entrance Porch: Tiled floor

Entrance Hall: Solid oak timber floors, feature stairwell

Sitting Room: Dual aspect room, solid oak timber floor, feature marble fireplace with cast iron inset, double doors to patio.

Dining Room: Dual aspect room, solid oak timber floors, double doors to the kitchen

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: Tiled floor, feature solid oak fully fitted kitchen, granite work tops, Belfast sink, integrated oven and hob, Rayburn cooker

Back hall/Entrance: Tiled Floor

Pantry Room: Tiled Floor

Store Room

Utility Room: Tiled floor, fitted presses with boiler for central heating, work top, plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer, door to downstairs shower room

Downstairs Shower Room: Shower, toilet, wc & whb

Living Room: Solid timber oak floor, feature marble fireplace with cast iron inset and gas fire, double doors to decked patio area.

First Floor

Landing: Feature stairwell, carpet flooring, hotpress, access to extensive floored attic

Bedroom 1: Dual aspect double room, semi solid oak floor

Ensuite: Ball and clawstand alone bath, wc, whb and shower

Bedroom 2: Semi solid oak floor

Ensuite shower room

Bedroom 3: Semi solid oak floor, dual aspect room

Ensuite: Shower room

Bathroom: Tiled floor, ball and claw stand alone bath, wc, whb

Bedroom 4: Semi solid oak floor

Ensuite: Shower room

Bedroom 5: Semi solid oak floor, dual aspect room

Ensuite: Shower room

Attic: Large open plan attic ready for conversion with service facilities

Garden Entered via timber pillar gates onto fine gravel avenue with lawns/gardens on either side. Ground parking area to the front and side of residence.

Planned/developed shrub beds with mature shrubs and trees. Boundaries are a combination of mature hedges, stud rail fencing, mature hedgerows and on eastern boundary by Drimneen River approx. 75m frontage to same. Cobblelock paved paths and patio areas around the house. Veranda and timber decked area off the living room facing west to enjoy the evening sun.

Detached Garage: 10.55m X 5.5m. Timber double doors, pvc windows, loft area. Room at rear as workshop/storage with electric power.


• Water

• Septic tank drainage

• Gas fired heating, underfloor throughout most of the house

• Double glazed pvc windows

• Treated solid and semi solid timber floors suitable for underfloor heating

• Concrete floors on the first floor level

• Natural slate roof on the house and garage

Directions: Directions: Travel on N59 Galway to Clifden Road, as you approach Oughterard approx. 1 mile before the village turn right (sign post for Oughterard Golf Club) travel down this road, the road veers sharply to the right, take this turn and Drimneen House is approx. 200 yards on the left just before Aughamore Castle on the right.

BER: C3 • BER No: 106287352

Energy Performance Indicator: 200.04 kWh/m²/yr

BER Information

  • Rating: BER C3
  • Number: 106287352
  • Energy Performance Indicator: 200.04

About the Area

Oughterard is a quaint town on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the western shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway. Located some 26 km northwest of Galway on the N59 road, Oughterard is the chief angling centre on the lough.

The Quiet Man Bridge is located 5 miles past Oughterard, down the Leam Road, which was the setting for the 1950s film "The Quiet Man" starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Also close to Oughterard, the Glengowla Mine (abandoned in 1865) is noted for its rare and beautiful octahedral crystals of fluorite and quartz.

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