Magnificent sylvan setting with remarkable grounds of just under 3 acres


Remodelled and substantially rebuilt c.2000, a most appealing country house of around 300 sq metres plus a self contained apartment of c.60 sq metres. The latter was converted by the present owners to provide a very comfortable guest suite/granny annexe and comprises a large, open plan living/kitchen/bedroom area with a luxury bathroom. Yew Tree Lodge is a captivating bucolic residence of significant residence of significant charm with a range of fully refurbished outbuildings – currently used for garden machinery, storage, etc. There are 4/5 bedrooms, 2 generous living rooms and a country style kitchen to the main residence.

The aforementioned annexe is converted from an old stable and has a large mower shed below that could provide further recreational space if required. The outstanding grounds have been landscaped meticulously and offer a rare level of horticultural interest and merit. Many trees are several hundred years old and home to hundreds of birds. To the rear of the property a magnificent, flat lawned area would prove an absolute delight to energetic children. All in all – quite exquisite.


The accommodation is arranged as follows:-

Half glazed front door with glass panels to side to;

Entrance Vestibule; Terracotta tiled floor, windows to side, glazed door to;   

Entrance Hall; 6.50m x 1.55m under stairs recess, door to;

Living Room; 5.80m x 4.61m cornice to ceiling, granite fireplace with painted tiles & black tiled hearth, tv point, exceptional quality lined curtains, glazed double doors to;

2nd Reception Room; 6.51m x 4.33m cornice to ceiling, double aspect overlooking court yard to side, tv point, aperture to;

Kitchen/Dining Room; 5.57m x 4.10m comprehensive range of pine wall & base units, worktops with tiled splashback, stainless steel single drainer sink unit, Leisure Rangemaster range with double oven & 4 ring gas hob with extractor canopy over, recess for fridge/freezer, further recess for microwave over, plumbing for dishwasher, tiled floor, recessed halogen spotlights, door to;

Pantry; Fitted shelving, worktop with cupboards below, matching floor tiles to those in kitchen, glazed door to;

Rear Lobby; Door to outside, double doors to cloaks cupboard, door to;

Cloakroom/WC; White 2 piece suite, splashback to wash basin

Utility Room; 4.47m x 4.32m worktops with stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, wiring for tumble dryer, central heating boiler, cylinder for beam vacuum system, door to;

Small Office; Range of fitted shelving

Games Room/Bedroom 5; 5.80m x4.35m double aspect, half glazed door to outside

Staircase to first floor;

Landing; Loft access, large Georgian style window to front affording fine view over the grounds to the front, door to walk in hotpress

Master Bedroom; 5.24m x 4.30m (front) views over grounds to front & countryside beyond, recessed halogen spotlights, doors to built in wardrobes, door to;

En-Suite; White 2 piece suite, shave light, separate tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, velux skylight window

Bedroom 2; 4.30m x 3.83m (front) range of first class fitted double wardrobes

Bedroom 3; 4.32m x 3.52m (front)

Bedroom 4; 4.56m x 4.16m double aspect

Bathroom; White 3 piece suite, splashback to wash basin & bath, cupboards below wash basin, tiled corner shower cubicle with power shower,

Outside; Grounds of c.2.5 acres in total being a feature of this highly desirable home, surrounding the house & laid predominantly to lawn with beautifully maintained green areas. The property is approached via a curved gravel drive with 2 entrance pillars. Several very old trees, in excess of 100 years, are home to indigenous birds. The gravel drive leads to the front & side of the house plus further car parking areas to the rear of the outbuildings providing sufficient space for numerous vehicles. Grounds to Rear of Property: An area of approximately 1 acre laid to lawn with mature trees providing complete privacy to boundaries on all sides.


The Old Mill, Self Contained Apartment/Garage – original date of construction 1802

Stone steps from courtyard by house, glazed double doors to;

Living/Kitchen/Bedroom Area; 10.40m x 4.80m triple aspect overlooking the grounds, high vaulted ceiling, solid oak floor, exposed roof timbers, integrated sound system with speakers to ceiling. Kitchen Area: Range of cream wall & base units, worktop with splashback, stainless steel sink unit, recess for fridge/freezer. Living Area: 3 skylight windows, tv point, door to;

Shower Room; White 2 piece suite, splashback & vanity mirror over wash basin, fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, high quality tiled floor, double doors to linen cupboard

Outside; Gravel street area to front of apartment, wooden fencing, access to the grounds of Yew Tree Lodge

Garage Below; Same floor area as apartment, currently used for lawn mowers, garden machinery etc.

Car Port; Sufficient covered parking for 2 vehicles

Restored Outbuilding Block; All repointed painstakingly in recent years. In 4 sections used for storage of garden machinery, etc. Attractive feature of an open central area with water feature, gravel floor & established shrubs & climbers.

  • Sale to include exceptional quality lined curtains &floor coverings throughout
  • White pvc double glazing
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Painted doors, skirtings & architraves

From The Diamond in Raphoe take the exit by McCarrons Butchers and bear right at the fork in the road after about 500 metres. Continue for about 1.5 miles and Yew Tree Lodge will be found on the right immediately after Drumineney House.

The Diamond in Raphoe offers a good range of local shops and amenities, whilst Stranorlar and Ballybofey (with the well known McElhinneys Department Store) are about 12 – 14 minutes by car. Local schools include Raphoe Central National School, Deele College and The Royal & Prior Comprehensive. Letterkenny, the county’s principal town, is 20 minutes distant.


Contract being prepared

Yew Tree Lodge, Drumineney, Raphoe, Co Donegal