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Maggies Cottage, Melmore, Downings, F92 V2R6

Asking Price: POA

Charming 1 bedroom cottage


Downings 10mins – Derry 75mins – Belfast 170mins

Positioned just a few hundred metres from one of Donegal’s most famous coastal features – The Murder Hole, this charming 1 bedroom cottage dates back to the late 19th Century. Sympathetically renovated in the 1980’s the cottage in its current state offers modest living however with a large plot the opportunity exists to turn this compact property into a dream ‘Bungalow Bliss’! Viewings by appointment only, through Franklins.


€295,000 is approx £251,000 stg


The accommodation is arranged as follows;

Hard wood half door to;

Open Plan Kitchen/Sitting room; 5.00m x 6.00m modest range of base units, work surfaces, stainless steel single drainer sink unit, open shelving, electric cooker point, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, stone built fire place with solid fuel burning stove, laminated flooring

Second Room; 4.00m x 5.00m laminated flooring, stone built fire place, ladder to mezzanine with built in bedding, velux windows, exposed beams

Outhouse; Within the site boundaries there is a second building providing a shower, wc and washbasin. This also doubles up as a utility room for the current owners.

Outside; Access to the property is through a gate at the county road. From there the ‘driveway’ is over the grass to the Cottage which is sheltered inside the local stone built walls. With the vendors owning a further 42 acres around the property the option exists to purchase additional land.


  • Coastal cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Ample room to extend
  • Area of outstanding natural beauty
  • C 1 acre plot
  • Option to purchase an additional 43 acres
  • Spectacular views
  • Connected services


Downings is consistently one of Co Donegal’s most popular coastal towns. Not without good reason. Its beaches are amongst the finest in the county and stretch for miles. The town has limited shopping amenities and three first class hotels, The Downings Bay, The Beach Hotel and of course, the renowned Rosapenna Golf Hotel with its 2 championship 18 hole links golf courses. The area is an essential part of the wild Atlantic Way circumnavigating some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in Ireland.

A few minutes drive away Carrigart village has a good range of local shops, bars and take-aways. Letterkenny the county’s main town is about 35 mins by car – with a comprehensive range of amenities. En-route there is a Lidl supermarket at Milford.

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