Charming 3 Bed House in Maam, Galway

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Maam, Galway, Ireland, Cur (Ireland)

3 Bedrooms · 2 Bathrooms · 120Floor area



No parking

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms



No pool

Not furnished


Welcome to your potential dream home—the Old School House—in Maam, Galway, Ireland. Nestled at the foot of the impressive Maamturk Mountains in Kilmilkin, Maam, this property is not just a house, but a piece of Irish history. Constructed in the year 1884, this two-storey marvel was once a cherished local primary school, serving the community until the year 1963. Thanks to careful restoration, it now stands as a comfortable and appealing family home.

Much of the original building has been preserved, but necessary adjustments have also been made to create a homely space. One such significant change came in 1978, when a first floor was added to the structure. This upper level consists of a well-equipped kitchen and relaxation-friendly living room, while the three cosy bedrooms and two refreshing bathrooms are housed downstairs.

Here are some key features the property boasts:
- Double-glazed windows for great insulation
- Enhanced attic and first-floor insulation
- A modern oil-fired burner
- Google Nest Smart Thermostat control
- Roof solar tubes
- A log-burning stove with a back boiler for heating and hot water.

The living room on the first floor is a sizeable, airy space, offering mesmerising views of the surrounding countryside. The solid fuel stove in the room further adds to the tranquil, cosy, yet exhilarating atmosphere. The neighbouring kitchen is well-fitted with integrated appliances, a built-in oven and gas hob by Zanussi, and topped off by a Kenwood microwave. The pleasing outside view and supreme lighting make the kitchen a delightful place to prepare meals.

A unique attribute of this property is the glass lean-to at the gable - functioning as a greenhouse which allows year-round gardening. This space also doubles up as a sun-drenched conservatory area during the warmer months of spring, summer, and autumn.

Outdoor lovers are in for a treat, as the property brags breathtaking views of picturesque mountains and a calming nearby stream. A mature garden full of fruit-bearing trees—four apple trees to be precise—along with black currant bushes, raspberries, blackberries, a wide assortment of herbs and shrubs, further augment the charm of the Old School House.

Location-wise, this property is a dream come true. The charming tourist-friendly villages of Leenane and Maam are a brief drive away, with the property itself situated just 3.8 km from Maam village and a mere 9.1 km from Leenane.

The area of Maam belongs to the eclectic region of Connemara, known for its raw natural beauty and vibrant local culture. It boasts a peaceful and welcoming environment, surrounded by lush greenery and panoramic mountainous views. Its climate is typically Irish, with mild winters and cool summers, ensuring you can enjoy the outdoor lifestyle comfortably year round.

The Old School House offers a unique opportunity to relish a distinctive lifestyle, in a home steeped in Irish history. Living in this property, you'll enjoy gorgeous views, modern comforts in a bucolic setting, and the distinctive charm of Connemara. Whether you are an investor looking for a holiday home or a family eager to start a new chapter in Ireland, The Old School House in Maam, Galway, might just be the right fit for you.

(Side note: To reach the property from Galway, take the N59 Galway - Clifden road to Maam Cross. In Maam Cross, take a right turn onto the R336 and continue to Maam. At the T junction, turn left towards Leenane. You'll find our jewel after approximately 3.8 km, on the right side of your path).

For a fair price of 245,000 Euros, this meticulously restored 120m² house could be your home in the heart of Ireland. With lush landscapes, enchanting views, and plenty of local charm, what's not to love about The Old School House?


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