Prospect House, Old Ballygaddy Road, Tuam, Co. Galway, Tuam, Co. Galway

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Detached House
5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Detached House


Contact Name: Declan Todd

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Todd

PSR Licence Number: 004532

Email Agent Call 093 26622
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Key Features

Oil fired central heating
Six over six original sash windows with rolled glass and window shutters
Original doors
Cut glass door handles
Brass electrical fittings
Marble fireplaces
Double glazed PVC windows to the rear
Limestone boundary wall
BER Exempt
1.9ac / 0.77ha with further development potential.
Extents to approximately 421.8sq m / 4540sq ft

Property Description

A charming Georgian residence set on 1.9 ac / 0.77 ha of superb grounds perfectly positioned on an elevated private site nestled between Ballygaddy Road and Old Road overlooking Tuam town centre. This period residence offers a combination of privacy, tranquility & accessibility.
A very peaceful private location in Tuam town centre. This prime location offers the perfect balance of privacy yet with the convenience of living in the town providing easy access to the amenities and attractions of Tuam and its surrounds.
Prospect House is set amidst mature gardens. This fine five bay residence dates to the early nineteenth century - 1820. Prospect House was previously known as Plunket House and was once Tuam National School.
The entrance into Prospect House is from Old Road. The gateway comprises dressed limestone piers with string courses and caps. The 90m tree lined driveway is surrounded by lush mature gardens & native trees.
A detached five bay two storey gem awaits. A solid teak front door with brass lionís head door knocker, original brass doorbell, and attractive coloured glass panels on either side takes you into the porch with original floor. Admire the wide and elegant entrance hall with original herringbone wooden floor and a graceful, curved teak staircase with carved flower trim. Notice the beautiful ornate ceiling coving in the entrance hallway. A magnificent and breathtaking drawing room awaits with original timber floors. This room is light filled as it has a triple aspect. A canted bay window allows for plenty of natural light for reading or playing cards. Alternatively relax in front of the fire with marble surround on a winterís evening. This room is no doubt the focal point of the house. A second reception room, a sitting room with open fire, enjoys a view to the rear garden with mature trees to watch the seasons change. The third reception room is a welcoming dining room, perfect for formal gatherings or intimate dinner parties. The room enjoys two sash windows and an open fire. Opposite the dining room, is a cloakroom with a wash hand basin.
The traditional kitchen with period charm has fitted units, solid fuel range and traditional floor and wall tiling. From the kitchen there is a utility area, a boot room and a guest toilet. There is also access from this area to an internal single garage, a storeroom, the rear garden and the basement. Completing this space is a room overlooking the front lawn which would make an ideal office / study.
Ascending the stairs to the first floor you canít help but notice the impressive height of the ceilings and the window placed perfectly on the return. The first floor boasts five bedrooms. The bright master bedroom is complimented by triple aspect sash windows overlooking the front lawn and gardens. The master bedroom has an ensuite with bath and wash hand basin. This ensuite can also be accessed from the hallway. Along the hallway there are four additional double bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms enjoy a view over the south facing front lawn and the remaining bedroom overlooks the rear garden. The part tiled family bathroom is complete with bath, wc and wash hand basin. Completing the first-floor accommodation is a stairwell to the floored attic with a Velux window. The generous attic space is 33.75sq m / 363sq ft.
Vehicular access is via a beautiful 90m tree lined driveway. The pedestrian access is from Ballygaddy Road with a square headed wrought iron pedestrian gate with quadrant rubble limestone walls, limestone pillars on either side and limestone cut steps which lead you to the house. Limestone cut steps and traditional slate paths allow you to explore the grounds and gardens which have evergreen trees, native Irish trees, and wild garlic.
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage Prospect House is registered under Reg No. 30331002 Description Detached five-bay two-storey house, built c.1820, having shallow flat-roofed entrance porch, and with canted bay window to east gable. Hipped slate roof with wide eaves and two rendered chimneystacks set near ends of ridge. Rendered coursed rubble limestone walls. Square-headed six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows with painted limestone sills. Rear and gable windows mainly replacement uPVC. Rendered entrance comprising square-headed doorway with sidelights flanked by simple Doric-style pilasters with plinths and supporting entablature with cornice and pediment. Gateway comprises dressed limestone piers with string courses and caps, with flanking square-headed wrought-iron pedestrian gate and quadrant rubble limestone walls. Source
Appraisal This is good example of an early nineteenth-century house set in its own grounds on the edge of Tuam. It was used as a free school for many years from 1826 and thus has social history as well as architectural interest. Source
SERVICES Mains water connection Mains sewage ESB
LOCAL AMENITIES Excellent local schools both National & secondary Preschools & creches Sporting clubs; rugby, soccer, GAA, cycling, cricket, athletics Bridge club Gymnastics Tuam Library Palace Grounds Ė tree lined park with playground Coral Leisure Centre Ė state of the art gym and 25m pool Aldi, Tesco, Super Valu & Lidl supermarkets Excellent selection of restaurants, bars and shops Frequent bus to Dublin City & Dublin Airport Almost hourly bus to Galway City Tuam bypass M17 / M18 Motorway to Gort / Ennis / Shannon M6 Galway to Dublin Motorway - 27km
PROXIMITY Galway City 33km Ireland West Airport Knock 55km Shannon Airport 95km Dublin 216 km Claregalway 22km Athenry 29km

Entrance Hall 6.3m x 7.2m

Drawing Room 7.2m x 4.2m

Sitting Room 5.1m x 4.1m

Dining Room 7.5m x 4.0m

Hall 1.0m x 1.5m

WC 1.0m x 1.5m

Cloakroom 1.6m x 2.3m

Kitchen 5.1m x 3.1m

Utility Room

Office 3.4m x 2.5m

Boot Room 1.5m x 2.5m

Garage 3.4m x 5.0m

Store Room 4.6m x 2.0m

WC 1.5m x 2.0m


First Floor Landing

Bedroom 1 7.3m x 4.2m

Ensuite / Bathroom 1.9m x 2.7m

WC 1.9m x 1.2m

Bedroom 2 4.1m x 3.8m

Bedroom 3 3.3m x 3.3m

Bedroom 4 4.0m x 7.6m

Bedroom 5 2.7m x 3.9m

Bathroom 1.9m x 2.0m

Hot Press 1.9m x 1.2m

Attic 4.5m x 7.5m

BER Details

Energy Performance Indicator: 0.00 kWh/m2/yr

This property was last updated: 4 days ago

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Selling Agent

Sherry FitzGerald Todd
High Street Tuam Co. Galway

Contact Name: Declan Todd

PSR Licence Number: 004532

Call 093 26622
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