Spacious detached home on part of Lorna McMahon’s renowned Ardcarraig garden

Ardcarraig, Oranswell.

Ardcarraig, Oranswell.

O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is offering for sale this wonderful detached residence situated on a large, mature landscaped site - which formed part of Lorna MacMahon's famous Ardcarraig garden.

Located in the popular Oranswell, Bushypark area between Galway city and the village of Moycullen, Ardcarraig is a beautiful detached property with ample living and reception space.

The property was originally constructed c1968 and has been extended to offer a large home which soaks in the sunshine on all sides and offers a wonderful family home environment.

The unique layout of double sized reception rooms with extra-large windows makes the home feel bright and airy throughout, however the property would benefit from modernisation and upgrading internally.

Ardcarraig offers a fully fitted kitchen with adjacent breakfast bar, flooded with natural light. An adjoining lounge and dining area with feature curved walls leads to a private patio situated on the south side of the property.

The large living room offers an ideal lounge space which benefits from ample natural light and overlooks part of the much-acclaimed Ardcarraig Garden which features ornamental grasses, exotic plants and shrubbery surrounding the pea-gravelled driveway.

Ardcarraig offers lots of bedroom space throughout with five possible bedrooms over two storeys. All rooms offer space and storage, while the main bedroom has an en suite.

There is a study/office overlooking the gardens and this room also contains a staircase to the first floor attic space, with a dark room for photographic development, a wc and two additional rooms. The main family bathroom completes the internal living space.

Lough Corrib and the local woodlands give a picture-perfect postcard view from the first floor of this home and future development would yield a very tasteful outcome, should one have the appetite to modernise or redevelop this property.

The property avails of its own adjacent garage which is adjacent and accessible through the utility room. This could offer further potential for further living space (subject to planning permission ).

Ardcarraig is situated on a site of approximately 0.36 hectare (0.88 acre ) and offers off-street parking around the property.

Part of Lorna MacMahon's Ardcarraig Garden is situated within the folio and comprises a variety of trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, and heathers which are colourful and create a wonderfully tranquil setting surrounding this home.

A short stroll through the gardens in the fresh air and sunshine relaxes the mind. The sound of birds and undisturbed nature that surrounds the home creates a very private and tranquil setting.

To the rear of the property, the full-sized tennis court has been used as a herb garden in recent years and is a sun trap on the beautifully landscaped perimeter.

Ardcarraig is approximately 5km from Galway city, UHG and University of Galway. The area offers a quiet setting while still being close to all amenities.

The area is popular for its large, detached homes offering views over Lough Corrib and the wooded landscape in between.

Ardcarraig is an exceptional home that would be the perfect family residence given the ample accommodation and excellent location. The property would benefit from modernisation internally but given its size, the potential is limitless.

Viewing of this wonderful home is highly recommended as words cannot do it justice.

The BER is G. Asking price is €490,000.

Contact Colm O’Donnellan or Hugh O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers on 091 564 212 or view online at


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