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  • 6 bedrooms
  • Over 50 Years Old
  • Aquatic Activities
  • Area Boat Dock
  • Area Boat Ramp
  • Area Fishing
  • Area Hiking
  • Area Horse Riding/Stables
  • Area Hunting
  • Area Pool
  • Area Tennis
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Community Slip
  • Deep Water Mooring
  • Golf
Property description
THE HYDRO, Portumna, County Galway, H53 DF30 , IrelandAn idyllically positioned historic home on Abbey Street in Portumna town, itself magically set on the shores of the expansive Lough Derg and with notable harbour and marina facilities. Large private grounds extend to about 0.5 acre or 0.2 hectare. 4 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms.
Dating to circa 1860 the Hydro uniquely retains an impressive amount of the original features, including the original courtyard, outbuildings and large garden to the rear. Comprising some 2,954 square feet or 274.5 square metres the accommodation includes 4 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen. Whilst in need of restoration the house appears to be in sound structural condition and has a pleasing layout that will adapt for 21 st -century living preferences. The outbuildings extend to some 1,120 square feet or 104 square metres.
The location at the top of Abbey Street, historically the principal market street in Portumna, next to the large and picturesque public park within the original grounds of Portumna Castle and Abbey, is exceptional. Most especially as you have the ‘ hustle and bustle’ of active town life outside the front door and yet utter privacy and solitude within the house and grounds of the Hyrdo. The beautiful castle park next door has pleasant timbered parkland walks that take in the castle tea rooms, the harbour and marina and access the larger ‘Forest Park’. The Hydro is opposite the town police station library and literally beside the Castle Park and nearby a very well-equipped public playground, outdoor gym and art gallery. Restored the Hydro will make an attractive family home or has great potential, given the excellent location, as a boutique guest house.
Historically a market and postal town Portumna is now a popular destination town, most especially for keen boaters, golfers and anglers. Positioned on Lough Derg there is access to the renowned Shannon Waterway. In addition to trails within the Forest Park, Portumna is the southern trailhead of the Hymany Way which forms part of the Beara-Breifne long distance walking and cycling trail between the Beara Peninsula in county Cork and Blacklion in county Cavan. The River Shannon and Lough Derg provide excellent boating and watersports (including water skiing and wakeboarding), and there are several angling spots near Portumna (fishing most commonly for pike, perch, bream and roach). Portumna Golf Club has an 18-hole parkland course (par 72) set within the Forest Park nearby to the Hydro. Portumna annually hosts the Shorelines Arts Festival (September) and Portumna’s Great Outdoors Festival (June). Sports clubs in the town include Portumna GAA, which has a notable hurling pedigree, Portumna Town FC soccer club, a rugby club and a tennis club.
Town facilities include a post office, library, 2 churches, two doctor’s surgeries, a physiotherapy clinic, convenience stores and a large grocery store, pubs, cafes and restaurants (including take-aways and deliveries), a car dealership, flower shop, a bank, beauty and hair dressing salons, primary and secondary schools, petrol stations and other typical small-town conveniences. Galway city 44 miles or 71 km (1 hour driving), Dublin city 96 miles or 155 km (2 hours driving), Cork city 104 miles or 168 km (2 hours 15 minutes driving), Belfast city 166 miles or 268 km (3 hours 30 minutes driving).
Dublin International airport 1 hour 55 minutes driving, Shannon International airport 1 hour 14 minutes driving, Cork International airport 2 hours 21 minutes driving.
Eircode [property specific address code] H53 DF30, GPS location 53.0897251, -8.2201378. Elevation above sea level 138 feet or 42 metres.
BER (Building Energy Rating Certificate): E2
For additional information, including floorplans Selling Agent David Ashmore in Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty

The Hydro, Portumna, Connaught, Ireland
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