A Corrib villa near Oughterard

Rinneroon, Glann Road, Oughterard. €425,000


Beautifully situated on one of Galway’s premier scenic routes, the Glann Road, is a villa-style modern detached house built inthe late 1960s.

It is one of eight similar properties built in a small development at Rinneroon, a peninsula on the south shore of Lough Corrib, across the water from Cong, about five miles outside the heritage town of Oughterard.

This five-bedroom, four-bathroom property, which has 50 metres of lake frontage, once belonged to the McGrath family, one of three families that owned the Irish Sweepstake. It last sold in the mid-noughties for near its asking price of €895,000 through now retired auctioneer Charlotte Barry.

The house is now back on the market and has an asking price of €425,000 through agents Keane Mahony Smith.

The house is set on a raised bank that sweeps 60 metres down to the water’s edge. A large boathouse, pier and lake boat – a craft with a galvanised roof – are included in the sale.

The 232 sq m (2,500 sq ft) house features a large open-plan living room with picture windows offering 270 degrees of lake views that take in Cannaver and Inchagoill Islands. The latter is home to two ancient sites: St Patrick’s Church, believed to date from the 5th century, and the tiny Church of the Saints, from the 12th century.

The sitting room has a vaulted, stained timber ceiling and maple semi-solid floors. Glazed patio doors open out to a raised timber deck.

Open hearth
An open hearth divides the sitting room from the kitchen, where two more picture window walls showcase Mother Nature’s fine work on Lough Corrib.

Four of the bedrooms are upstairs. Two of these have ensuite bathrooms. The fifth bedroom is downstairs. The house has a D2 Ber rating.

The Rinneroon peninsula is situated off the Glann Road. A quarter mile of winding road takes you to the peninsula. Galway is a 30-minute drive away.

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