Heywood, Seapoint, Barna, Galway €2.9m
A satellite of Galway city, the Gaeltacht village of Barna is becoming increasingly populated and increasingly gentrified. Nowadays anyone living in Barna can get their hands on a dinner made with truffle oil or mesclun.
But Barna has made sure to keep its traditional character without thinking too much about it. You can still stroll down the pier in the evening and have a shot in the water with a fisherman – even in Irish.
Heywood residents get the best of both worlds. The entrance to the house is on Pier Road so it’s a two minute walk to the boats and there is a seafood restaurant at each end of the road.
Despite being in the center of the village, the property itself occupies a world of its own, with terraced gardens and patios offering uninterrupted south and west views over Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren.
Designed by an architect, it measures a whopping 8,000 square feet, with amenities such as a gym and sauna, and there is a detached office and garage, as well as an adjoining self-contained kitchen/living room and bedroom.
In the main living area, the best rooms are centered on the views and light, and among the most inviting is the split-level conservatory, which opens onto a terrace.
To one side is a formal living room with fireplace and from there steps lead to the kitchen and dining room which are separated by a fireplace.
There is another lounge off this room, also with a fireplace.
Four bedrooms are on the ground floor and on the first floor there are two ensuite bedrooms, one a gym and one a sitting room, leading off a landing with a fireplace.
Heywood is up for sale for €2.9m with DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard (091) 565 261
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