'The Downs', Ogonnelloe, Killaloe, Clare, V94F8K1Sold C1

4 Bed Detached House 464.5 m² / 5000 ft²

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Harry Brann Auctioneers offer you the unique opportunity to acquire a circa 5,000 sq. ft. architecturally designed residential property, built on a circa 2.5 acre elevated site, boasting spectacular views of Lough Derg, located circa 2.4 miles from the popular lakeside town of Killaloe. The property is nestled among the Clare Hills in a most tranquil setting with a bordering stream.


Services to include: Oil fired central heating system with 2 Popular boilers, private well & septic tank. Water filter system. Alarm system.
Double glazed hardwood windows & doors.
Extensive manicured gardens with numerous mature trees & shrubbery protecting privacy.
Property is accessed via electric timber gates with a meandering tarmacadam driveway.
Located within walking distance of the University of Limerick Activity Centre & slipway access to Lough Derg.

Killaloe, home of Brian Boru, the former High King of Ireland from 1002 to 1014 is situated on the banks of the River Shannon, amongst the Slieve Bernagh mountains of Clare and the Arra Hills of Tipperary at the lower end of beautiful Lough Derg. Killaloe and its twin town of Ballina are linked by an impressive 13 arch bridge which allows the River Shannon to pass through en route to the Atlantic Ocean. Lough Derg is a true pleasure lake, with ideal conditions for water sport enthusiasts to include fishing, sailing, windsurfing & water-skiing.

'The Downs' is currently in the ownership of the University of Limerick and was formerly the home to its President. Located within a short walk of the aforementioned King Brian Boru's home, this massive residence was built in 1996 over 4 levels with 5 balconies and its design has undoubtedly been influenced by the works of the legendary American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
The property is accessed via electric timber gates and a sweeping tarmacadam driveway. Once inside the entrance gates, one can not but admire the beautifully manicured gardens with mature lawns, trees and shrubbery. By now the unique residential structure will be in full view. Those familiar with this much sought after area will not know of anything similar for miles around. The purchaser will certainly possess something different. Inside, the American designer's touch is very evident with open plan living areas, large master suite, roof-top sun room, high ceilings and plenty of glass openings leading to 5 balconies from where you can almost touch the breathtaking views of the 32,000 acre Lough Derg.

The Downs enjoys mature manicured gardens behind enclosed natural boundaries of hedgerow and trees. There are mature lawns and shrubbery beds to the front, side and rear. A natural flowing stream borders the property while there is a man made pond amidst a shrubbery bed in the front garden. The driveways are kerbed with a tarmacadam finish. Privacy is the order of the day here.

BER Details



Accommodation to include: Reception hall, lounge with formal dining area, kitchen/dining area, roof top sun room, study/leisure area, 4 bedrooms - 2 en-suite, bathroom, wc, boiler room/laundry area, gymnasium/leisure area & large garage.
Built in 1996 over 4 levels with 5 balconies to include a roof top sun lounge.


From Dublin, travel along the M7 and take exit 27 for Birdhill following the signs for Ballina/Killaloe. Once in Ballina turn left over the bridge into Killaloe. Take the first right from the bridge out the Scariff road (R463) and continue for 4.2 kms to the Two-Mile-Gate amenity area. Take the slip road to the left opposite the pier and the property is 0.7 kms up on the right.

Room Details

Main Reception Hall - 5.54m x 5.23m
Double hardwood entrance door. Timber floor. Alarm controls. Built-in closet space.

WC - m x m
Timber floor. Wc, whb & extractor fan.

Corridor (1st Floor) - 5.85m x 2.06m
Timber floor.

Study/Leisure Area - 5.53m x 5.23m
Carpeted with stairs to ground floor. Access to roof top sun room.

Lounge - 8.36m x 7.0m
Carpeted. Open sandstone fireplace. Access to balcony area. TV point.

Formal Dining Area - 4.46m x 3.16m
Carpeted. Access to balcony area. Chandelier overhead.

Roof Top Sun Room - 3.15m x 1.63m
Timber floor. 2 sets of double doors to balcony area. Telephone & TV points. Glass roof with blinds.

Kitchen/Dining Area - 8.27m x 3.27m
4.02m x 0.72m Fully fitted Maple shaker style kitchen units with granite worktop to include integrated double oven, hob, extractor, dishwasher & fridge/freezer. Island unit with granite worktop & storage. Over counter tiling.

Corridor (Ground Floor) - 5.73m x 3.97m
5.11m x 2.32m Red deal timber floor. Access to basement area.

Bedroom 1 - 5.55m x 5.25m
Timber floor. Built-in slide robes. TV point.

En-suite - m x m
Shower off mains, bidet, wc & whb. Tiled floor & tiled around shower area. Recessed lighting.

Master Bedroom - 10.45m x 7.02m
Carpeted. TV & telephone points. Sandstone fireplace. Access to balcony area.

En-suite - m x m
Bath, shower off mains, bidet, wc & whb. Tiled floor & tiled around bath.

Walk-in Wardrobe - m x m
Carpeted with railed space.

Bedroom 3/Study - 4.25m x 4.2m
Carpeted. TV & telephone points. Access to balcony area.

Bedroom 4 - 4.16m x 3.15m
1.15m x 0.73m Timber floor. TV point.

Bathroom - 3.23m x 3.1m
1.79m x 0.83m Tiled floor & tiled around bath & shower. Shower off mains, bidet, wc & whb. Recessed lighting.

Boiler Room - 5.76m x 4.17m
2 Popular boilers. Back up Generator.

Laundry Room - m x m
Plumbed for washing machine/dryer. Sink unit & storage cabinets.

Leisure Area/Gymnasium - 9.8m x 5.67m
1.52m x 1.25m Carpeted. Acces to rear garden & garage.

Garage - 6.19m x 4.59m