Property overview

Asking price €225,000
Property type Residential
Bedrooms 4
BER Rating

Jacobs Cottage, Lettermacaward, Dungloe

Asking Price: €225,000

Unique & fascinating 200 year old cottage on Trawena Bay

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Jacobs Cottage has been a labour of love by the present owners over the last 18 years. As can be seen from the photographs the end result is a home of great character, warmth and style. The property was cleverly extended in the Scandinavian log cabin style, to incorporate 3 extra rooms. The extension also has a thatched roof and in our view compliments the original cottage extremely wall. A detached timber summer cottage was also added and has provided a modest summer rental income. A charming, enclosed summer barbecue house has enjoyed good use over the years! Privately situated at the end of a long lane, Jacobs Cottage is a rare gem of a property in a stunning location and your early appointment to view is strongly recommended.

The accommodation is arranged as follow;

Painted timber front door to;

Open Plan Kitchen/Living Area; 7.36m x 4.02m exposed painted timbers to ceiling, solid oak floor, open fireplace (with closing timber doors to prevent downdraft when not in use) with mantel over, fitted curtains. Kitchen Area: Base units, granite worktop with tiled splashback, Belfast sink with brass mixer taps over, Tricity Bendix double oven with 4 ring hob, tiled splashback, aperture with stone steps to;

Conservatory; 6.37m x 2.40m high vaulted ceiling & painted timbers, stone floor, glazed double doors on to decked area, magnificent bay & country views

Bathroom; White 3 piece suite, tiled splashback to bath, cupboard below wash basin, double doors to hotpress/ linen cupboard, stone effect tiled floor

Bedroom 1; 4.09m x 3.67m high vaulted ceiling with exposed painted timbers, solid oak floor, fitted curtains, door to;

Lobby; Plumbing for washing machine, wiring for tumble dryer, door to;

Scandinavian Style Timber Log Extension; Incorporating;

Bedroom 2/Office; 4.00m x 3.00m high ceiling, double aspect with magnificent sea view to front, tongue & groove pine to walls & ceiling, solid oak floor, fitted curtains, tv point, half glazed door to;

Bedroom 3; 4.05m x 4.00m double aspect with magnificent bay & country views, 2 sets of double doors to decked area, fitted curtains, solid oak floor

Shower Room; White 2 piece suite, separate shower cubicle, timber walls & floor


Separate 1 bedroom cottage;

(C.60 sq metres)

Timber step to small decked area to side & front enjoying most magnificent views of Trawena Bay, stable doors to;

Open Plan Kitchen/Living Area; Timber walls & ceiling, range  of wall & base units, Belfast sink, wooden worktop, integrated electric oven with 4 ring ceramic hob & extractor canopy, floor to ceiling windows maximising the spectacular view, door to;

Bedroom; Timber walls & ceiling, spectacular bay & country view

Shower Room; White 2 piece suite, separate shower cubicle with electric shower, heated towel rail


Outside; Grounds of c.0.5 acre in total enjoying most magnificent bay & country views, Timber entry gate, lantern external lights to gravel car parking areas sufficient for 2 – 3 vehicles, timber barbecue house, thatched & local stone storage shed for gardening equipment etc., decked area maximising the magnificent view of Trawena Bay, hot tub on separate decked area, ranch fencing to boundaries.


  • 200 year old cottage
  • Unique home of great character
  • Stunning location overlooking Trawena Bay
  • Scandinavian log cabin style extension
  • Enclosed summer barbecue house
  • Hot tub
  • Double glazing
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Beach/shore access from adjacent public road/lane
  • Eircode – F94W6Y6


Proceeding towards Dungloe from the Fintown/Doochary direction, turn left at the T junction signposted Dungloe to the right & Lettermacaward to the left. Continue on this road for approximately 2½ – 3 miles and you will climb a gentle elevation with a white bungalow on the right and 2 green & white cylindrical night-time poles which indicate the lane leading to the cottage. This lane continues for 500 – 600 metres with the property only becoming visible at the end.

Whilst located in quite a remote & very private position the busy local town of Dungloe is only 10 minutes away by car and features 3 leading supermarkets – Supervalu, Lidl & Aldi. Additionally the ever popular town of Dungloe offers a wide range of established local traders, recreational & amenities, in addition to many fine beaches.

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.

Jacobs Cottage, Lettermacaward, Dungloe