Secluded country house comes with woodland gardens

Galway Daily property Secluded country home comes with woodland gardens

This detached house in the woodlands near Moycullen offers a beautiful oasis of seclusion in a large and uniquely designed home that is perfect for a family getting away from the city.

This four bedroom house at Ballinahalla, Moycullen comes with a half hectare site of green woodland surroundings, as well as ample living space indoors.

The property features an open place design that creates a wonderful sense of space that pervades through the ground floor living area.

Light and air flow freely from the moment you step in the front door, where the vaulted entrance area opens directly onto the kitchen and living rooms.

The design of the home is a truly unique blend of modernist features such as the open plan setting and geometric entryways between rooms, and traditional touches such as the exposed beams in the entrance hall and dining area.

The main living area manages to be a cosy den despite the open floor design, centring around a stone feature fireplace, and with floor to ceiling windows that can flood the room with light. 

These full length windows are also a prominent feature in the dining area, offering incredible views of the surrounding woods. The tiled kitchen features a stove and kitchen island that makes it perfect for informal dining and family gatherings.

A guest bathroom and a utility room complete the layout of the ground floor of the house. The four large bedrooms of this house are located upstairs, as is the main bathroom.

Two of the front bedrooms have access to additional living space in the form of a first floor balcony which offers a place to soak in the summer sun while looking out over the woodland scenery. Or if you’re not using the balcony at that moment, they still enjoy spectacular views and natural lighting from the veritable wall of windows.

The main bathroom is extremely spacious, with plenty of space left over even taking into consideration the shower and corner bath.

A perfect place to enjoy a bit of seclusion and privacy surrounded by the beautiful nature of the west of Ireland, this house is nonetheless just 10 minutes away from the village of Moycullen, and it’s just a short hop from there to the city.

For a family that likes to enjoy nature this is a perfect spot at the end of a secluded residential laneway. Looking past the woodlands right outside the front door, Lough Corrib is just a short distance away, and Moycullen is very much an entry point to all the beauty of Connemara beyond.

This house needs renovation and modernisation, but the combination of factors such as its secluded country location, the large amount of space to lay your own design over, and the bones of the property offering a style rarely seen in Irish houses, make it an ideal project for a family looking to settle down.

O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers are offering this property for sale by private treaty, with an asking price of €260,000.

To enquire about this property, call O’Donnellan & Joyce at 091 564 212, or check out more on their website at