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Five-bed coastal retreat with guest wing and private gardens for €3.5m

Lough Rusheen House is ten minutes from Galway city, but it feels like another world entirely.

1galway Source: Daft

LOUGH RUSHEEN HOUSE is a luxurious five-bed home that might just be the epitome of the phrase ‘the best of both worlds’.

The property sits in complete seclusion on the west coast, surrounded by 23 acres of private land – but it’s just 6km from Galway city. 

According to the Irish Times, Lough Rusheen House was a former riding stables, bought by a Carlow-based family who renovated and extended it.

The property now covers 457 sq m, has its own guest wing and is on the market for €3,500,000.

3galway Source: Daft

Upon entering, a tiled porch leads to the bright and airy hallway with solid wood parquet flooring, and a wide staircase. Head on up and the staircase wraps around to a landing leading to four of the five bedrooms.


An open plan kitchen takes advantage of the Barna Bay views and combines classic and modern design flawlessly. The formal dining space and traditional seating contrasts with the sleek design of the kitchen island and granite work surfaces.

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Large windows and folding doors in the living area let you put your feet up and enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of the lounge. And don’t be surprised if you see a flock of swallows passing by in the skies outside – the site itself sits in an area known to be a migratory path for birds.

The folding doors open out to the patio and BBQ area, perfect for al fresco entertaining in the warmer months.

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Upstairs, there’s a mix of bedroom sizes. Two large bedroom suite have walk-in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms – and the master has corner windows with sea views. Two more bedrooms, plus one en suite bathroom and a family bathroom complete this floor.

Walk from the main house through a brightly lit hallway and you’ll find the guest wing, home to another bedroom and a self-contained kitchen, living area and bathroom, ideal for guests who value some privacy during their visit.

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The patio is, of course, south facing and soaks up the views of the sea. Venture on and it’s not hard to stumble upon the walkways that meander throughout the grounds. Explore further and a bank of solar panels, a paddock and acres of lush gardens leave plenty of room to breathe.

Galway city is a mere ten minute drive away with a wealth of schools, shops, restaurants and bars, so even in your coastal retreat you’ll never be far from the action.

Lough Rusheen House, Road, Barna, Galway City Centre is on the market for €3,500,000 through Philip Guckian via Daft.ie.

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