A €1.75m mini-mansion off the beaten track but within walking distance of Galway city
Rosshill Lodge, Rosshill, Galway €1.75m
A community group has been set up to protect the Roscam peninsula to the east of Galway city, near the corner of Galway Bay. The peninsula overlooks the Galway Bay Special Area of Conservation and also has an exceptionally rich archaeological heritage.
There is an early Christian to medieval enclosure comprising a church, a round tower, a cemetery and a bullaun stone.
As part of the county’s development plan, the area is zoned for low-density residential development, which the Save the Roscam Peninsula group wants to reverse.
If successful, this will mean existing residents will have the place to themselves.
Rosshill Lodge is at the western end of the peninsula, at the end of a cul-de-sac, with views west and south over Galway Bay and the scenic hills and landscapes of the Burren.
The best rooms are located on the west and south elevations, to make the most of the view. To the right is an open plan kitchen, dining room and living room, and to the left is a second living room and an arched living room and dining room.
At the back of the house there is a kind of courtyard-patio surrounded by a games room, a TV room and a gym.
There are six bedrooms, all en-suite, plus a master bathroom and guest toilet. With expansive windows in all directions, this home is well equipped to take in the famous scenery that surrounds it.
Inside, the space amounts to 5,500 square feet and sits on a 1.7 acre lot with lawns and patios and a detached garage.
The house is four miles from Galway, although city traffic is what it is, you may want to allow a little longer than the 15 minutes suggested by Google Maps.
Rosshill Lodge is for sale for €1.75m from DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard (091) 565 261.