Property overview

Asking price €210,000
Property type Residential
Bedrooms 7
BER Rating

The Old Post Office, Ballynashannagh, Kerrykeel

Asking Price: €210,000

Appealing home of great character with c.5 acres

The Old Post Office at Ballynashannagh is a 300 year old traditional Irish farmhouse. The second storey was added in the 1800s using timbers from the wreckage of the Saldanha that sank in nearby Ballymastocker Bay (Portsalon) in 1811. The three room self-contained annex was originally used for carding flax and subsequently as the country store and post office. This highly desirable property now comes to the market fully refurbished in excellent condition and with the added advantage of solar panels for hot water. Old stone outbuildings (dilapidated) could be developed if required and the property includes a small holding of c.5 acres with possible building potential for 1 or 2 sites.

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The accommodation is arranged as follows;

Half glazed front door leading to;

Kitchen/Dining Room; 6.28m x 3.13m comprehensive range of walnut wall & base units, granite worktop with inset stainless steel sink unit, tiled splashback, ‘Rangemaster Professional’ range with electric double oven & 5 ring gas hob with extractor canopy over, Bosch dishwasher, solid maple floor, high vaulted pine tongue & groove ceiling, 2 velux skylight windows, exposed stone to front wall above front door with ledge over, glazed door to rear leading on to decked area

Living Room; 5.62m x 3.93m double aspect with original windows, fine far reaching country views to front, solid pine floor, stone fireplace with timber mantel & solid fuel burner

Family/TV Room; 5.65m x 2.80m tongue & groove ceiling & 1 pine tongue & groove clad wall, solid fuel wrought iron burner with tiled hearth, book shelving to recess, solid maple floor, tv point, door to;

Vestibule with staircase to first floor;

Landing; Front window overlooking grounds to front & countryside beyond

Bedroom 1; 3.55m x 3.30m fine views over grounds & countryside beyond, full range of sliderobe double wardrobes, fitted carpet, lined curtains to front

Bedroom 2; 3.60m x 2.36m (front) fine views over grounds & countryside beyond, fitted carpet, loft access

Bedroom 3; 3.95m x 2.26m (rear) wash basin with tiled splashback & mirror, fitted carpet, loft access

Bedroom 4; 2.88m x 1.89m (rear) views to rear of property

Bathroom; White 3 piece suite, shower attachment & screen to bath, tiled splashback

Cloakroom/WC; White 2 piece suite

Second staircase (off kitchen) to first floor;

Office/Bedroom 5; 3.48m x 2.66m telephone point, velux skylight

Cloakroom WC; White 2 piece suite

Self Contained Annex

Half glazed front door leading to;

Entrance Hall; Door to;

Kitchen/Living Area; 4.02m x 3.60m worktop with stainless steel sink unit & cupboards below, range of fitted book shelving, fitted carpet & curtains

Bedroom 2; 2.93m x 2.73m (rear) fitted carpet & curtains, door to;

En-Suite; White 2 piece suite, separate fully tiled shower cubicle

Stairs to first floor; Door to;

Bathroom; White 3 piece suite

Bedroom 1; 4.24m x 2.70m (max) skylight window, fitted carpet

Outside; Grounds of c.5 acres in total, c.2.5 acres to side & rear of property plus further 2.5 acres opposite. Front garden with retaining wall & wrought iron gate, paved path to front door & walkway to front of property, established flower/rockery beds. Land opposite – c.1 acre of flower & organic vegetable gardens with 2 greenhouses & further 1.5 acres planted with mature trees. Decked area to immediate rear of property (accessed from kitchen). Steps from decked area to rear yard, concrete hardstanding with parking for numerous vehicles, range of dilapidated stone sheds (no roofs) – potential to develop/refurbish if required subject to usual planning permission. Side access with entrance pillars & wrought iron gate leading to rear of property. Remaining land to side of property currently overgrown but with maturity to boundaries, potential for 1 or possibly 2 sites if required (subject to planning permission) although the sale of the property will not in any way be subject to planning applications

Glazed door to;

Storage/Utility Room; Tiled floor, door to main living room, separate door to workshop/boiler room with plumbing for washing machine

  • 300 year old traditional farmhouse
  • Interesting history
  • Fully refurbished
  • Solar panels
  • Oil fired central heating – radiators to all rooms
  • Grounds of c.5 acres & dilapidated outhouses with building potential
  • Eircode – F92X24V
  • LPT €405

Proceeding from Kerrykeel in the direction of Portsalon carry along the banks of Mulroy Bay for 0.5 a mile, bearing right at the fork in the road.  Continue for a further 0.5 a mile, turning left at the crossroads at Drumfad N.S.  The property will then be found on the left hand side after about 75 metres.

Local primary schools include Kerrykeel N.S. and Drumfad N.S.  Secondary schools include Milford Loreto College and St. Eunan`s Letterkenny.  This fine property is also extremely convenient for the popular coastal area of Portsalon with a challenging 18 hole links golf course and extensive sandy Magherawarden beach.  Rathmullan can also be reached within c. 10 minutes having a further 9 hole links golf course and equestrian amenities.  Letterkenny town centre benefits from comprehensive shopping, sporting and recreational amenities and is c. 30 minutes distant.



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 Old Post Office, Ballynashannagh, Kerrykeel