Fully refurbished cottage with views of Lough Keel & c.25 acres

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Privately situated at the end of its own lane (c.500 – 600 metres), a charming c. 100 year old cottage with absolute privacy in a bucolic setting with fine views of Lough Keel. The small farm of c.25 acres will now require some cultivation but it has been intermittently grazed in recent years. This highly desirable home has been in the same family for 100 years and therefore this is the first time it has come to the market. Possibility exists for substantial extension if required (subject to planning permission). The property’s boundary goes to the shore of Lough Keel, has its own jetty and fishing rights to the Lough. Your early appointment to view this interesting and unique property is strongly recommended.

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The accommodation is arranged as follows;

Concrete ramp to half glazed front door leading to;

Entrance Hall; 2.56m x 1.40m tiled floor, curtains & pelmet to side window, half glazed door leading to;

Kitchen/Dining Room; 4.23m x 4.12m comprehensive range of painted wall & base units, worktop with tiled splashback, single drainer sink unit, ‘Hotpoint’ washer/dryer, ‘Beko’ dishwasher, ‘Rangemaster 110’ oil fired range with double oven & 5 ring gas hob plus hotplate, extractor canopy over, large ‘Indesit’ fridge/freezer included, recessed lighting below wall cupboards, aperture to;

Inner Hall Area; Double doors to hotpress, double doors to cloaks cupboard, loft access

Living Room; 5.60m x 2.71m (front) fine views of Lough Keel & surrounding countryside, wrought iron Olymberyl solid fuel burner (heating up to 15 radiators), tv point, wooden vertical blinds (curtains not included), high quality neutral carpet

Bedroom 1; 4.50m x 3.34m (rear – currently used as a 2nd living room) wooden vertical blinds, good quality carpet, tv point, wrought iron solid fuel burner

Bedroom 2; 3.50m x 3.20m (rear) range of built in double wardrobes with sliding doors, wooden venetian blind, good quality carpet

Bathroom; High quality tiled walls, tiled floor, white 3 piece suite including Victorian style roll top & claw feet bath with mixer taps & shower attachment, vanity mirror over wash basin, corner shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, wooden venetian blind

Outside; Grounds of c.25 acres in total, in the main good quality level farmland now in need of some cultivation. This highly desirable property is approached via a long curved gravel lane from the county road with wrought iron double entry gates, gravel drive to front, side & rear affording car parking area for numerous vehicles. Commanding view to front of Lough Keel & surrounding countryside. Paved patio/sitting area to side of property. Screen of fine mature trees to rear of the cottage. The property is idyllically located affording absolute privacy & offers tremendous potential for the new owner to extend if required (subject to planning permission). Housing for central heating boiler.

Byres/Stone Outbuildings; Currently used for wood storage to ground floor, external stone staircase to first floor with boarded floor & double windows – suitable for home office/recreation room with electricity. Further stone outbuilding with corrugated roof used for storage. Timber garden shed in good condition.


  • C.100 year old cottage (in the same family for just over 100 years)
  • Private setting overlooking Lough Keel
  • Pine joinery
  • White pvc double glazing
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Grounds of c.25 acres
  • Scope for extension subject to planning permission


Going through the village of Kilmacrennan take the first right signposted to Lough Keel & Lough Salt. Continue on this road and up the brae for a distance of c.1/4 mile. Continue straight ahead as the road bears to the left and proceed for c.1 mile to a T junction with the main county road. Turn right and continue for a further 1/3 mile turning right by an unpainted storey & a half bungalow and a white dashed bungalow on the left. The property will then be found at the end of this stone lane of c.500 metres.

The property is conveniently situated for Milford (c.10 mins) and Letterkenny (c.12 – 14 mins). The popular coastal regions of Creeslough, Portnablagh and Dunfanaghy are also within c.15 minutes.


Franklins property details are intended as a guide only and do not form part of a contract, nor are they guaranteed. Buyers should satisfy themselves as to any information contained therein, measurements, structural condition and boundaries. Franklins are not chartered surveyors. Prospective buyers are recommended to employ their own surveyor/architect for independent guidance and advice.



Screen, Kilmacrennan, Co Donegal