Excellent opportunity to acquire a unique residential holding in a wonderful setting
comprising two semi-detached former linen houses in need of completion together with limestone outbuildings and walled paddocks and gardens.
Part of the former Jameson Estate
Nestling on c. 10 acres of walled paddocks
The property is located in a picturesque country setting situated just a few minutes drive below Skehana Village and past Screenes Pub of Gilkagh on the left hand side in off the main road. The property enjoys an idyllic rural setting in a peaceful country location and with good access in off the main road together with a secondary side road access. The property is located approximately 5 miles from Monivea, 5 miles Abbeyknockmoy and within easy access of the nearby local towns of Moylough and Mountbellew. The soon to be opened M17 Galway-Tuam Motorway with access at the Annagh Hill junction just outside Abbeyknockmoy offers excellent accessibility to the wider catchment area.
The property comprises two old semi-detached two storey dwelling houses in shell and core finish. The houses have been re-roofed, together with new floors and joisting to the first floor in recent times. The property has an attractive render façade with a pitched slate roof and new windows.
The outbuildings comprise a large ‘L’ shaped barn shed and stable block property with new roof providing good dry storage and extending to approx. 2,100 sq.ft.
The shed has various independent chambers / stables with separate doors and large front door. There is coble lock to some of the floors. The paddocks are mainly defined with fine natural dry stone walls of top quality comprising lovely enclosed paddocks and gardens in the holding. In all we understand the holding extends to circa 10 acres. There is water supply on the lands via troughs and the boundaries are well defined with beautiful stone walls and internal field divisions.
This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a small country estate type property combining two adjoining semi-detached former linen / staff houses and standing on a beautiful circa 10 acre walled holding being part of the former Jameson Windfield Estate and situated 22 miles from Galway City in the heart of East County Galway and in an area known for its high quality land.
The property offers excellent opportunity for a variety of country business ventures and pursuits in this attractive country setting, large residential block, horse stables and outbuildings, walled gardens etc. ideal for home industry, cottage industry, business pursuits and other land based country and leisure activities. Seldom does property of this type and attraction come to the market and with such an historical past being part of a large country landed estate and in such easy proximity to Galway City which is about a half hours drive. Excellent possibilities abound this attractive property coming to the market.
The property has a significant historical past being part of the former large Winfield Estate in Moylough, Co. Galway. The Jameson family purchased the property which originally formed part of the Blake Estate in the 1820’s. The Jameson family were a Dublin family well known in the 19th Century distilling and banking circles in Dublin and Jameson bought the Windfield Estate, Moylough in the Barony Tiaquin, Co. Galway from the Blakes in the early 1820’s.
The Jameson name is synonymous with the Whiskey and the distillery business and by the turn of the 19th Century it was the largest producer of Whiskey in Ireland and also the largest in the World producing one million gallons of Whiskey annually. Dublin at the time was the centre of world Whiskey production and it was the second most popular spirit in the world after rum and internationally Jameson had by 1805 become the World’s No. 1 Whiskey.