Property overview

Asking price €595,000
Property type Residential
Bedrooms 5
BER Rating

The Hermitage, Ardnaditian, Manorcunningham

Asking Price: €595,000

Private substantial family residence overlooking Lough Swilly

Welcome to The Hermitage. Occupying a truly magnificent 2 acre site overlooking Lough Swilly, this is a stunning, imposing and substantial country house. Absolute privacy is afforded by the undulating and mature grounds. A rear terrace provides an exceptional lough view. Overall the property extends to around 450 sq metres. Viewing essential.

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The accommodation is arranged as follows;

Entrance porch with paved front step & double doors to;

Entrance Hall; 7.20m x 3.67m (plus further area leading to ground floor bedrooms) recess with space for hanging coats etc., door to;

Cloakroom/WC; 2 piece suite, tiled floor, mirror & shaver light over wash basin

Living Room; 7.58m x 4.53m plus depth of glazed conservatory area with panoramic view of Lough Swilly, cornice to ceiling, magnificent marble & slate open fireplace (French 18th century), tv point, glazed door to rear patio

Dining Room/Library; 4.53m x 4.27m magnificent range of solid oak book cases with cupboards below, glazed double doors to rear terrace

Family/TV Room; 6.71m x 4.67m double aspect, magnificent antique pine & slate fireplace with tiled hearth (French 18th century), tv point, attractive tartan carpet

Kitchen/Dining Room; 9.00m x 4.68m double aspect, bespoke range of fitted base units, granite worktop, Belfast double sink & drainer with mixer taps over, recess for American style fridge/freezer, plumbing for dishwasher, oil fired Aga range with double oven & 2 hotplates plus 2 ring gas hob & extractor canopy over, integrated Bosch microwave, further electric oven, central food preparation station with granite top, range of pine drawers & cupboards below, vegetable preparation sink & mixer taps, glazed double doors leading on to rear patio, door to;

Pantry Cupboard; Range of fitted shelving, worktop, tiled floor

Rear Utility Area; 4.80m x 4.13m worktop, plumbing for washing machine, wiring for tumble dryer, Belfast sink with cupboards below, tiled floor, door to walk in hotpress, door to;

Cloakroom/WC; White 2 piece suite, mirror & shaver light over wash basin

Games/Recreation Room; 7.20m x 7.00m triple aspect overlooking grounds, fitted wooden venetian blinds

Stairs to first floor;

Office; 4.30m x 4.20m (max) double aspect, loft access, tv point, telephone point,

Shower Room; White 2 piece suite, mirror & shaver light over wash basin, separate fully tiled shower cubicle

NB: Recreation room & office combined with the shower room could provide a guest annexe/suite for aged relative etc. if required

Bedroom 2; 4.71m x 3.40m (front) double aspect overlooking front garden, wooden venetian blinds, semi solid stained oak floor, door to walk in wardrobe with shelving & hanging rail, door to;

En-Suite; Fully tiled walls, tiled floor, white 2 piece suite, mirror & shaver light over wash basin, corner shower cubicle

Bedroom 3; 4.12m x 4.09m (rear) double aspect with magnificent lough & country view, fitted curtains & roman blinds, built in double wardrobe

Adjacent Bathroom; Half tiled walls, tiled floor, painted tongue & groove timber to half wall height, white 3 piece suite, shower attachment over bath, mirror & shaver light over wash basin, fully tiled shower cubicle with gravity fed shower

Bedroom 4; 4.91m x 3.05m (front) solid oak floor, range of built in double wardrobes, wooden venetian blind

Staircase to first floor;

Landing; Window to front overlooking front grounds, door to;

Master Bedroom Suite; 6.55m x 5.29m double aspect, magnificent lough & country views to front from 2 large skylight windows, range of built in double wardrobes to both sides of the room, tv point, telephone point, door to;

En-Suite Bathroom; 3.40m x 3.16m attractive tiling to half wall height, fully tiled surrounding to panel enclosed bath with shower attachment & screen, WC, wash basin with cupboards below plus mirror & shaver light over, 2nd wash basin with further extensive cupboards below, fitted linen cupboard, door to loft storage area, solid pine floor

Outside; Grounds of c.2 acres in total, beautifully maintained with fine sweeping lawns, mature trees, hedgerow & rockery, etc. The property is approached from 2 local stone entrance pillars & cattle grid with a long sweeping drive to a courtyard at the front of the property providing car parking for numerous vehicles. Attractive paved area immediately to front of property with mature clematis, ivy, etc. attached to trellising & front of house. Covered carport/lean to at side of property suitable for cars during winter months or for garden machinery.

Workshop: Timber double doors, good range of fitted shelving, cylinder for beam vacuum system


  • Doors made from Kauri – a rare & exclusive wood from New Zealand
  • High quality carpets throughout
  • Grounds of c.2 acres
  • Magnificent views of Lough Swilly & surrounding countryside
  • Spacious living accommodation
  • LPT €1,035


Proceeding from the Manorcunningham roundabout towards Derry take a left turn signposted Ballylawn after approximately 3 miles. Continue on this road for a further 1.5 miles the property will then be found on the left hand side identified by our For Sale sign.

Manorcunningham village offers a modest range of shopping amenities with churches and schools located  close by Drumoghill N.S. and Moyle N.S.. Letterkenny is within a 5 minute drive and offers a more comprehensive range of shopping, sporting and recreational amenities with additional secondary schools at St. Eunans, Loreto Convent and the Vocational School.

City of Derry Airport c.45 minutes, Belfast International Airport c.2 hours, Dublin Airport c.3 hours



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.

The Hermitage, Ardnaditian, Manorcunningham