Grey Gate Lodge, Belass, Foxford, Co. Mayo
- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 194 m²
Recently Renovated Victorian Style Gate Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, Foxford, County Mayo, Ireland ADVERTISING-ON-BEHALF-OF-VENDOR Euroresales Property ID: 9826218 ***Offers in excess of €429,000*** LOCATION Grey Gate Lodge Foxford County Mayo Ireland F26 FXC3 PROPERTY OVERVIEW With a welcoming atmosphere and breathtaking natural scenery, Ireland continues to be one of the most desirable places across Europe to be at any time of year. On offer here is a chance to invest in this magnificent part of the world with this unique and charming property. Located near the picturesque village of Foxford, Mayo, Grey Gate Lodge features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Highlights include a custom kitchen, stunning bathrooms, vaulted living room with reclaimed Victorian mantle, dining room, home office, butler's pantry & Powder room. Other features include alarm system, heat pump and underfloor heating, private walled and gated garden on 7 acres of land with greenhouse, garden shed, raised bed organic vegetable garden, wildflower & landscaped gardens and extensive parking area. In an era where we all need to be more environmentally aware, this property certainly plays its part with numerous eco-friendly features including a heat recovery ventilation system, spray foam/double insulation, all new energy efficient appliances and more. This earned the house a coveted BER rating of A3. Not only are these features setting the standard we all need to follow in terms of environmental awareness, but they have the added benefit of huge savings on energy bills for the lucky owner! This property is not just a fantastic chance to invest in a spacious and comfortable home in a glorious location, but also offers buyers an established venture into the holiday rental market, which is rising rapidly in Ireland thanks to the emergence of direct rental websites such as Airbnb and Booking.com. Foxford is set right in the heart of Ireland's breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way and a great base to explore nearby Connemara, Westport, Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey, Achill Island, Enniscrone & Strandhill beaches and so much more. Along with many areas of stunning natural beauty close by, there is the fantastic urban and commercial areas such as Galway (1.5 hours drive) and Ireland's iconic capital, Dublin (2.5 hours by car or train). This area attracts tourists from all over the world looking to sample some of Ireland's fascinating and unique beauty & culture. The holiday rental potential of the property has already been established as the current owner has run the property as a hugely successful boutique B&B in 2020, with a 5* Google rating and a 'Superb 9.4*' rating on booking.com. Just google 'Grey Gate Lodge'. Foxford, Co Mayo is world renown for its Salmon angling on the River Moy, as well as its close proximity to many excellent walking, hiking, cycling and coasteering areas. Sports enthusiasts will also be drawn to the local GAA, Soccer and Rugby Clubs and matches. The area is also ideal for Golfers as the property is surrounded by many excellent courses including Ballina, Swinford, Westport and Enniscrone Golf Clubs. In addition, the added Irish attraction of local castle hotels (Mount Falcon, Belleek, Ashford and Ballynahinch Castles) with their restaurants and walking paths are close by too! This property is very well-connected via transport with a direct bus to Dublin Airport & train to Dublin only 15 minutes walk away. Ireland's West Airport Knock Airport is also just 17 miles drive away. This of course provides another massive advantage in the context of holiday rental and commuter markets. PROPERTY DETAILS Imagine waking up in a luxurious and charming 'Victorian Gate Lodge' style home. Quality open spaces, 4 bedrooms (all ensuite) and an office to work from home (with 5G broadband readily available!) Newly designed and completed with superior quality finishes by an Interior Designer/Property Developer. This high-end, custom property has so much to offer, evident in every unique detail. A charming 'modern Victorian' style but also a highly efficient home with minimal overhead (BER: A3). Conveniently positioned off the Foxford to Ballina road on 7+ acres, 1.6km from Foxford town with a lovely walk down a country lane to Foxford Woollen Mill & Cafe and nearby fishing on the River Moy! Within easy reach of the shores of Lough Cullin & Conn (Pontoon) for kayaking or SUP. Hiking and biking trails begin just behind the property! Short drives from the Coast, Connemara, Achill, Westport, Enniscrone & more! This recently completed home offers a secure, private lifestyle with luxurious finishes and energy efficient specifications. The property will impress the most discerning buyer seeking a property with a difference. Grey Gate Lodge has a modern Victorian charm and 'Grey Gate Farm' offers organic vegetable & wildflower gardens, greenhouse and extensive parking with uninterrupted views of surrounding fields and mountains. House hunters with a yearning for a convenient countryside location and open views but for whom proximity to an airport and Dublin are still necessary will find this property a tantalising prospect. Foxford train station and bus stop are each 3 minutes drive or a short walk away. Making access to Dublin City & Airport easy, with Knock Airport only a 30 minute drive. Excellent Foxford schools are also only minutes away. Inside there is an outstanding range of integrated appliances, custom kitchen & added extras set over two floors. The light filled interior is finished to an exacting standard and awaits a discerning purchaser for this exceptional detached, state of the art modern residence. Built to the absolute highest of standards, this most impressive home boasts a number of special features including: triple glazed windows, underfloor heating, alarm system, custom light fittings, chevron style flooring, Quartzite countertops, custom cabinetry, detailed carpentry throughout, a vaulted ceiling with oak beams, just to name a few. A quintessential Irish 'Gate Lodge' style home with the benefits of a modern and efficient build. Ground floor accommodation consists of large entry hall with oak stairs, living room (with vaulted ceiling, oak beams, wood-burning stove and reclaimed Victorian mantle); eat-in custom kitchen with large centre island, barn slider to pantry closet and access to garden; separate butler's pantry with laundry with direct access to garden; formal dining room; large office; ground floor (low mobility) accessible guest bedroom with ensuite; and a powder room. First floor consists of master bedroom (boasting a well-appointed ensuite, featured standing tub in alcove, and generous custom-made closet area); two family bedrooms are also both ensuite. All rooms are light filled spaces with amazing views over the countryside, rolling mountains and garden. Bathrooms, kitchen and butler's pantry boast superior tile, fittings, and unique finishes you won't easily find elsewhere! The extensive driveway/parking area off the public road leads through custom stone pillars, walls and custom timber gates. There are mature trees, shrubs and newly planted landscaping, along with a completed foundation for a large garage/studio (bathroom, home gym, office mezzanine) with full planning permission granted and materials for structural build. To the rear is a fenced organic garden with raised beds, greenhouse on concrete pad and timber shed. An exceptional 'ready-to-move-in' opportunity to buy a new, highly efficient (BER A3) luxurious home. Built to a very high specification, just completed in 2020, this approx. 1,940 sq ft. property is in new, state of the art condition throughout. (Can be sold partially furnished subject to negotiation.) New insulated foundation and studio walls are in place for new owner to complete per their own requirements. Ideal as a garage, home office, library, workshop or other. Make this space the perfect answer to the current 'work from home' movement. Fibre broadband hookup available to this property too. The studio measures 5m by 10.29m plus a mezzanine of 4.5m x 4.7m for an additional finished space of 70m+ once a new owner completes it per their own needs. ABOUT THE AREA Mayo really is the Ireland of your imagination. Come and discover this beautiful and inspiring region. It is hard not to fall in love with Mayo, here you will have brilliant moments and make memories that last a lifetime. Expect the unexpected and your experiences will make your break truly exciting. Come and discover our wild unspoiled nature and get in touch with our rich heritage and history. Be amazed at the breathtaking landscapes and fascinating countryside. Discover the spectacular scenery of the many lakes, explore the green and peaceful valleys, walk up to the peak of wild mountains or experience challenging outdoor activities. Appreciate the stunning islands and stretches of coastline; take pleasant strolls on the wonderful, yet unspoiled, beaches and enjoy the pure and crystal waters. If culture, music and history inspire your curiosity, you'll find them in the treasures of Mayo; in touch with legends, myths and stories, get a haunting sense that here the past is a living spirit. Come just in time to enjoy yourself joining in the many local festivals and events. Mayo people are warm and friendly and take pride in making our land your land. They are among the most welcoming people in Ireland! Situated on the River Moy, the picturesque town of Foxford has an established reputation as a tourist centre due to the local beauty, Foxford Woollen Mill and exceptional fishing/angling and golfing. Nestling between the Ox and Nephin mountains Foxford is the ideal and convenient location for a relaxing, stress free break away from the routines of working life or place to call home. The warmth of the Foxford blanket is equally matched by the warmth of its people who are always ready to welcome a visitor to their midst. Foxford has much to entertain with outdoor activities, visitor centre, fishing and walking. MAIN FEATURES: Located in a peaceful and well-run community; Recently renovated to incredibly high and contemporary standards (finished in 2020); 4 bedrooms all ensuite; 4.5 bathrooms; Set on 7+ acres of lush green private land, walled and gated; Side entrance; High Building Energy Rating (BER) of A3; Custom made kitchen with tear drop chandeliers and mosaic backsplash; Vaulted living room with custom Oak beams, chandelier, reclaimed Victorian mantle and wood burning stove; Separate Home office with 4G (5G broadband access available in front of property); Separate custom design Butler's Pantry with Laundry; Alarm system; Underfloor heating, Heat Pump and Heat Ventilation System; Beautiful private garden area; Foundation for detached garage/gym/studio/bathroom with office mezzanine has full planning permission (walls now in place); Massive potential in the ever-growing Irish holiday rental market; Already been run as a hugely successful boutique Bed & Breakfast known as Grey Gate Lodge; Surrounded by many areas of outstanding natural beauty including the famous Wild Atlantic Way and nearby Lough Conn; Surrounded by numerous walking, cycling, fishing and water sports areas; Just a short drive to many stunning beaches; Close to many superb golf courses such as Ballina Golf Club and Swinford Golf Club Excellent transport links; Ireland West Airport Knock Airport just 17 miles away. ***Pictures by June Walsh Photography (Foxford, Co.Mayo)*** Contact Euro Resales Ltd to book an inspection
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