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Striking modern design at this contemporary Galway villa with a sunlit interior

8 Ard An Locha is on the market for €895,000.

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LOCATED ON A site of just under an acre in Bushypark on the outskirts of Galway city, 8 Ard An Locha doesn’t shy away from grabbing attention. 

The four-bed property has a striking exterior with a stone facade, bold shapes and a feature window which spans two floors.

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No 8 also has an unusual interior, with the living areas on the first floor and the bedrooms on the ground floor. A granite staircase leads to the front door, which in turn leads to the spacious open-plan living accommodation with solid porcelain floors. 

In here, a floor-to-ceiling bay window and Velux windows flood every corner of the room with natural light. The lounge is positioned here to overlook the surrounding greenery, while a cut-stone fireplace adds a cosy feel. 

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Across the room, a solid timber boundary separates the kitchen from the lounge. The kitchen sits as an island in the middle of the space and features ample storage space in sleek units and integrated appliances. The dining area is located beside the kitchen and provides room for a large table to host up to 12 guests, while French doors open to a large balcony. 

There’s also a separate living room on this floor, complete with a feature cut-stone fireplace, timber floors and access to a balcony. Smaller in size, this space is ideal for evenings when you’d like to unwind in private. A utility room and bathroom complete the first floor accommodation. 

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Moving downstairs via a timber staircase, there are four bedrooms here. The first bedroom is a suite that is sure to be a hit with any teenagers seeking independence in the family, with its own lounge, steam room and large double bedroom. 

The master suite is even more impressive, with a solid wood walk-in wardrobe, built-in bedroom furniture and en suite bathroom with a double shower and jacuzzi bath. This bedroom enjoys views through the floor-to-ceiling feature window on this level. The remaining two bedrooms are doubles and each features its own en-suite bathroom.

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Outside, there’s a large two-storey garage. The ground floor is a traditional garage, while the first floor comprises an open plan area with a kitchen, two separate rooms and an en suite bathroom. Depending on the new homeowners’ needs, this space could easily be transformed into a functional home office or extra accommodation. 

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As for the grounds, mature trees surround the rear and the sides of the property, providing a sense of privacy, while there’s a lawn and a large parking area to the front. 

No 8 is a 15-minute stroll from NUIG Sports Pavilion, while the university itself is a five-minute drive away. Galway city can be reached by car in 10 minutes.

8 Ard An Locha, Upper Dangan, Bushy Park, Co Galway is on the market for €895,000 through REA McGreal Burke via Daft.ie.

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