Stella Maris, Ballycastle

OVERVIEW

  • Property Type Period
  • Contract Type Sale
  • Location Mayo
  • Size 9,013 Sq Ft
  • Bedrooms 12
  • Bathrooms 12
  • Sleeps n/a
  • Price € 875,000.00
  • Distance to the nearest pub/restaurant n/a Meters
  • Distance to the nearest shop 3 Kilometers
  • Distance to the beach amenities n/a Meters
  • BER rating(Building Energy Rating) Exempt
  • Distance to nearest primary or secondary school 3 Kilometers
  • Distance to nearest town and name of that town 3 Kilometers

Stella Maris, Ballycastle

Price € 875,000.00

Sale

Located on the ocean, along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Stella Maris commands spectacular views of this stunning Atlantic coastline, Downpatrick Head sea stack and the picturesque coastal landscape of Ballycastle in north County Mayo.

Stella Maris is a unique oceanfront house which sits majestically on the edge of Bunatrahir Bay, commanding panoramic views of the rugged north Co. Mayo coastline, Ballycastle beach, Downpatrick Head Sea stack and out to the Atlantic Ocean.

A trove of interesting history, the property has been an integral part of the Ballycastle community since the mid to late 1800’s.

Originally home to the local coastguard, later to an order of teaching sisters, it was eventually turned into a family-run guesthouse with apartments.

The current owners purchased the property in the 1990’s and after an extensive renovation, transformed it into a wonderful home and a perfect venue for their seasonal country house hospitality business, featuring sophisticated accommodation with antique furnishings throughout.

Over the course of 12 years, Stella Maris operated as a member of the Ireland’s Blue Book, an imprimatur of the high quality and standards of the establishment. Stella Maris comprises two 3 storey end towers with a 2 storey central block.

The main reception rooms are conveniently laid out in the ground floor central block, interconnecting with each other and all opening out to the large conservatory which maximizes the panoramic sea view.

The bedrooms command superb views of the Atlantic Ocean, Ballycastle Pier and Downpatrick Head sea stack.

The north tower is a self-contained comfortable apartment with 360° panoramic views. The current owners carried out a detailed renovation project which re-roofed, re-plumbed, re-wired, re-floored and insulated the entire property.

Today Stella Maris presents itself in excellent order and while the building has been operated as an upscale country house hotel, there are a myriad of options for alternative use, a family holiday home, water sports activity base, boutique country house hotel, romantic wedding venue or a specialist lifestyle centre.

Total accommodation approx. 853 sq mt / 9013 sq ft (This includes the Function Room 193 sq mt/ 2077m sq ft) Ground floor An impressive oceanfront conservatory runs the length of the main house, has a tiled floor; double French doors to the front terrace and three separate doorways give access to the main house.

The bar and sitting room are interconnecting rooms both with solid wood floors. The sitting room has an original marble fireplace.

The bar has a fireplace, bar counter and a store room to the rear.

Adjacent to the bar is the dining room which was originally four separate rooms.

This has a solid wood floor, central fireplace, a door to the conservatory and access to the commercial kitchen, bar and rear hall.

The office is well located in the centre of the house, to the rear of the bar.

This is a small room with shelving, telephone & Wi-Fi connections and housewide system controls.

At the north end of the conservatory and the dining room, a further hallway leads to the guest restrooms and has a back staircase connecting the first floor.

There is a lady’s WC with tiled floor and walls, two separate WCs and a WHB.

The Gents has tiled floors and walls, two urinals, a WC and WHB.

A wheelchair accessed WC has tiled floor and walls, WC and WHB.

To the rear of the dining room is the large commercial kitchen.

The laundry room is housed in the south tower.

It is plumbed for washing machines, tumble dryers, stainless steel sink and there is a back door.

The old style function room is at the back of the main building and currently is not in use.

It has its own external access, together with access through the kitchen.

The Ballyliffin bedroom is in the south tower and has a carpeted floor, fireplace and ocean view.

The en suite bathroom has a tiled floor and part tiled walls, a large walk-in shower, WC, WHB, handicap rails.

First Floor South Tower The St. Andrew’s bedroom is in the south tower, has carpeted floor, garden & side-window beach views.
The en suite bathroom has tiled floor and part tiled walls, WC, WHB and shower.

The Valhalla bedroom is also in the south tower, has carpeted floor and ocean views. The en suite bathroom has a tiled floor and walls, shower, WC, WHB.

First floor The Connemara bedroom has carpeted floor and ocean view. The en suite bathroom has tiled floor and part tiled walls, WC, WHB, bath with shower.

The Carne bedroom has carpeted floor and ocean view. The en suite bathroom has tiled floor and part tiled walls, WC, WHB and bath with shower.

The Enniscrone bedroom has carpeted floor and ocean view. The en suite bathroom has tiled floor and part tiled walls, WC, WHB and bath with shower.

The Rosses Point bedroom has carpeted floor and ocean view. The en suite bathroom has tiled floor and part tiled walls, WC, WHB and bath with shower.

The Murvagh bedroom has carpeted floor and ocean view. The en suite bathroom has tiled floor and part tiled walls, WC, WHB and bath with shower.

The Rosapenna bedroom has carpeted floor and ocean views. The en suite shower room has tiled floor and part tiled walls, WC, WHB and a shower.

Second Floor South Tower The Pebble Beach bedroom has carpeted floor and ocean views. The en suite shower room has tiled floor and part tiled walls, WC, WHB and a shower.

The Augusta bedroom has a carpeted floor, garden & side-window beach views. The en suite shower room has tiled floor and part tiled walls, WC, WHB and a shower.

Self-contained Tower The self-contained annex is in the north tower and is laid out over three floors.
At ground floor level there is an interconnecting kitchen and living room. The main bathroom is on the first floor and it has a tiled floor, WC, WHB, bath with shower and storage cupboards. The bedroom is found on the second floor and boasts 3 unusual, triangular-shaped, Oriel bay windows with views from every angle.

The Grounds The property is on approx. 2.00 acres which takes in areas around the building, the lawns to the front and the paddock to the rear.

There is a boathouse to the side of property which is a split level building. Services Mains water with water storage facility and water treatment system, Gas central heating (bulk tanks), Bio Cycle filtration septic system, Broadband.

Tenure Freehold

Protected Structure The property is listed on the Record of Protected Structures, Mayo County Council Development Plan. Ref 0189 Fixtures and Fittings Fixtures included in the sale are: carpets, curtains and light fittings.

Other contents are available by separate negotiation.

BER DetailsBER Exempt


GENERAL AMENITIES

  • Sea view
  • Sea front
  • Private parking
  • Walking distance to beach
  • Stove/Open fire
  • Central heating

AGENT INFO

Harriet Grant

| harriet.grant@savills.ie |


Mobile Number: + 353 (0) 1 663 4350

Postal Address: 20 Dawson Street Dublin 2



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