Peacefully located & surrounded by picturesque countryside
A highly desirable ‘Arts & Crafts Style influenced’ country house located at the end of a short lane with especially attractive country views from the rear of the property and a rear boundary along the Deele River renowned for its brown trout. Extending to some 230 sq metres, accommodation features a larger than average entrance hall with a high ceiling and double doors to the main living room. The bedrooms are all spacious with the master having a generously proportioned en-suite. The integral garage provides potential for further living accommodation if required.
The River House was designed by Edel MacBride with the help of Carr architects in Ballybofey and was widely used to showcase her award winning knitting collections extending from clothing to interior soft items for a time. Features were include in The Irish Independent weekend magazing, Irish House & Home magazine, Real Homes UK (Home of the month) and The Sunday Times living section. Recent notable visitors include Gaye Byrne and Kathleen Watkins, Paddy Cosgrave and Faye Dinsmore.
The accommodation is arranged as follows;
Timber front door with bespoke leaded light glass panels (based on the vendor’s own design) to side leading to;
Entrance Hall; 6.70m x 3.70m high vaulted ceiling, skylight to first floor level, solid pine floor, half glazed double doors to;
Living Room; 5.45m x 5.17m open fireplace, solid pine floor, sliding double glazed doors to outside
Family Room; 4.60m x 4.22m (front) terracotta tiled floor
Study/Bedroom 4; 3.07m x 3.04m terracotta tiled floor, fine far reaching county views
Kitchen/Dining Room; 4.90m x 4.71m range of painted tongue & groove timber wall & base units, worktop with tiled splashback, stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, electric oven & 4 ring gas hob above, terracotta tiled floor, glazed double doors to side decked area with railing, door to;
Utility Room; Base cupboards, worktop, Belfast sink, terracotta tiled floor, half glazed door to outside
Bathroom; White 3 piece suite, mixer taps & shower attachment to bath, splashback, solid pine floor
Staircase to first floor;
Landing; Skylight window, door to hotpress
Master Bedroom; 4.60m x 3.80m (front) tv point, door to;
En-Suite; 4.60m x 3.60m (rear) fine far reaching country views, white 2 piece suite, tiled corner shower cubicle with electric shower
Bedroom 2; 5.14m x 4.87m (front)
Bedroom 3; 4.20m x 3.71m (rear) fine far reaching country views, laminated oak floor
Outside; Grounds of c.0.9 acre in total. The property is approached via a long drive from the R236, large entrance pillars with wrought iron gates leading to gravel drive at front with sufficient car parking for several vehicles, paved patio area. Further gravel drive to side, concrete walkway surrounding house. Concrete hardstanding to rear with lawned area to side, further lawned area with gate leading to rear boundary – which extends halfway into the river. NB: Further land in adjacent field available to purchase by separate negotiation
Integral Garage; (accessed via door from entrance hall) Sliding up & over door to front, windows to side, half glazed door to rear, plumbing for washing machine, wiring for tumble dryer, fitted shelving NB: Garage could of course be converted to further living accommodation if required.
- Painted tongue & groove timber doors
- White pvc double glazing
- Oil fired central heating
- Excellent Wifi
- Built c.1994
- Close to state of the art County GAA training facility
From Convoy village proceed in the direction of Stranorlar and the property will be found on the right after approximately 0.75 mile identified by our For Sale sign.
Convoy village offers some local shops including a mini supermarket attached to the filling station. Local schools include 2 national schools in Convoy village (served by a school bus) and a choice of nearby secondary schools all within a 10k radius. Stranorlar/Ballybofey are accessible in 12 – 14 minutes, home of the Finn Valley Athletics Club. Letterkenny, the county’s principal commercial town, is accessible in around 15 minutes with extensive shopping, sporting and recreational amenities. The many local walks include The Steeple Tower in Mullaghagarry Woods (originally built as an astrology tower by a local landlord) is an area of historic attraction less than 2k from the property.