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St. Helens, Taylor's Hill, Co. Galway

Detached House | 5 Beds | 3 Baths
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Property Overview:

  • For Sale by Private Treaty
Overall Floor Area: 376.2 Sq. Metres (4,049 Sq. Feet)

Property Description:

Hidden behind its original stone walls standing on 1 acre, "St. Helens" a charming period split level home of real distinction and character. "St Helens" was built in the 1840s by the brother of Lady Gregory, who was part of the Persse Family, owners of one of the first Whiskey distilleries in Galway, which was situated in Nuns Island. "St. Helens" is indicative of its era with many period features still intact which include original sash windows and shutters, original floorboards, original fireplaces, high ceilings, coving, ornate corniced ceiling rose and picture rails.

Located on the exclusive Taylors Hill Road, "St Helens" seamlessly provides grandeur, privacy and tranquillity while retaining all of Galway city's amenities in close proximity. The surrounding area offers a host of services including excellent restaurants, bars, shops and breath taking walks along Salthill Promenade. Also, within close proximity are some of Galway's best-known schools together with N.U.I.G and U.C.H.G

Built circa 1840s, "St. Helens" is steeped in Galway's history and stands proudly on an impressive private site of 1 acre.

Upon entering the hallway ones eye are immediately drawn to the high ceilings, the ornate moulding and centre pieces and the generous proportions which give a great sense of space and light throughout. To the left there is an impressively grand drawing room with a magnificent marble open fireplace, a room that is filled with natural light and enjoys a pleasant outlook over the gardens through the four original sash windows. This room perfectly showcases the property and highlights everything you expect from this home and more.

To the right is the Formal Dining Room with original open fireplace and views over the front garden.
Taking the double doors further down the hallway one enters bedroom 1 with original fire place. At the end of this hallway is the main bathroom and access to a separate hallway which incorporates three large bedrooms all with views over the mature gardens.

Taking the stairs down to the lower level of this split level property, one's eyes are once again drawn to the original Italian porcelain tiling on the floor. Taking a left into the Dining Room, the real heart of the home which ideally leads onto the kitchen and pantry.

The French door leading out onto the large mature garden is perhaps the real focal point of the sitting room contributing to the rooms overall bright and airy feeling.

Further down the hall is the study again with majestic views over the mature garden make work that little bit easier!

The downstairs bedroom with its large accommodation and ensuite and dressing area again enjoys access to the mature garden.

Finishing off the accommodation is a scullery and downstairs W.C.

Outside, the beautiful large gardens to the front and side of the property wrap around St Helens and are a most noteworthy feature of this unique home, enjoying a South West orientation allowing for sunshine throughout the day. The side walled garden provides complete privacy and an all year round profusion of colour and perfume, laid out in lawn with mature shrubbery, flower beds and vegetables patches.

Furthermore there is an attached garage, tool shed and separate stables which could be renovated into separate living accommodation.

"St Helens" offers stylish period ambience and proportion with modern amenity and we confidently recommend viewing.

Accommodation Description

Upper Level
Entrance Sun Porch- 3 m x 2.8 m
With a Grape vine of over 50 years of age

Hallway- 4.1 m x 2.1 m
Double door entrance, original timber floor, coving with moulded plastered ceiling and centre piece

Drawing Room- 7.9 m x 5.5 m
Original marble open fireplace with cast iron and brass inlay, original sash windows with shutters, ornate cornicing and centre piece, four large windows overlooking gardens

Formal Dining Room- 5.4 m x 4.2 m
Original Open fireplace with marble surround and brick inlay, original light feature with pulley system, ornate moulding and centre piece, original sash windows and shutters, two large windows overlooking front garden

Bedroom 1: 5.5 m x 3.6 m
Original open fireplace with timber surround, large window overlooking rear yard.

Landing- 5.5 m x 2 m
Double doors leading from inner hallway, sky light, coat closet, hot press, half glass door leading to rear hallway

Bedroom 2- 4.2 m x 3.8 m
Original open fireplace with cast iron surround with brick inlay, built in wardrobe, wash hand basin, window overlooking mature garden

Bedroom 3- 5.9 m x 3.8 m
Original open fireplace with cast iron surround with brick inlay, wash hand basin, two large windows overlooking mature garden

Bedroom 4: 4.8 m x 3.7 m
Original open fireplace with cast iron surround with brick inlay, window overlooking mature garden

Main Bathroom: 3.6 m x 2.8 m
Original cast iron bath, W.C, Wash hand basin, two large built in units

Lower Level

Hallway: 9.7 m x 1.9 m
Original Italian porcelain tiling, picture rail

Dining Room: 5.4 m x 4.3 m
Oil stove, Original Italian Porcelain tiling, large window, adjoining kitchen

Kitchen: 3.4 m x 3.5 m
Built in fitted units, 1 ½ sinks, tiled splash back, serving hatch to dining room, door leading to scullery, Window overlooking rear yard.

Pantry- 3.9 m x 1.8 m
Built in units and shelving, window overlooking mature garden

Sitting Room: 5.3 m x 4.9 m
Original cast iron open fireplace with brick inlay, original parkay flooring, picture railing, French door leading to mature garden

Study: 5.4 m x 2.8 m
Open brick fireplace , large window overlooking mature garden, picture rail, Original parkay flooring

Downstairs Bedroom with EnSuite:
Bedroom: 4.7 m x 4 m
Original open fireplace with ornate feature tiling, door leading to mature garden

Bedroom Ensuite/Dressing Area: 5 m x 2.4 m

Bedroom Ensuite- W.C, Wash hand basin, free standing shower, tiled floor, partially tiled walls, double aspect windows

Bedroom Dressing Area: large window overlooking mature garden, Lino flooring

Downstairs W.C: 1.4 m x 1.1 m
Original Italian porcelain tiling, W.C, Wash Hand basin, window

Scullery: 3.6 m x 2.7 m
Large wash hand basin with double taps, built in storage, plumbed for washing machine, door to rear yard, window overlooking rear yard.


Private drive way to property with parking to front and rear and separate rear access

Front Garden- lawn area with mature shrubbery

Mature Private Walled garden/Orchard- South West facing large walled garden with lawn area and mature shrubbery, flower beds and mature fruit trees, not over looked, gateway leading to front driveway and gateway leading to rear yard.

Attached Garage- 5.4 m x 4 m - Power and light
Tool Shed: 4.7 m x 2.5 m - Power and light and water
Note: Both units are attached to house and could be incorporated into property
Separate out houses & stables: 9.9 m x 4.4 m
Over two floors, divided into three units on the ground floor, could be renovated into separate living accommodation

Original timber floors
Original open fireplaces throughout
Original sash windows with shutters
Original doors, architraves and skirting boards throughout
High ceilings throughout
Service bell system in place throughout
Electric storage heating

Heskin & Co. Auctioneers Ltd. for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice that:- (i) The particulars are set out as a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees, and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract. (ii) All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. (iii) No person in the employment of Heskin & Co. Auctioneers Ltd. has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property

BER Details


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BER No 109938522
Energy Performance Indicator: 870.84 kWh/m2/yr

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Date Entered/Renewed:

18/6/2018 (30 days ago)

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St. Helens, Taylor's Hill, Co. Galway

Distance to City Centre:

2.2 km (1.4 miles), 20 minute walk

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