An imposing country manor house on landscaped grounds of c.2.5 acres
Gort Manse is a highly desirable country house of immense character occupying an elevated site overlooking its own substantial grounds and countryside beyond. The house itself extends to c.450 sq metres. Behind numerous outbuildings including a double garage, the remainder being suitable for a home office, gymnasium, etc. The owners have substantially updated the house over the years to include solar panels, dual central heating and a new kitchen 3 years ago. Constructed c.1890 most original features remain intact. Accommodation is well-proportioned. A highly desirable country house, private and within close proximity of Letterkenny. VIEWING ESSENTIAL.
The accommodation is arranged as follows;
Entrance step to double front doors to;
Entrance Vestibule; Mosaic tiled floor, secondary door to;
Entrance Hall; 8.60m x 2.10m original cornice to ceiling, dado rail, door to;
Family Room; 4.55m x 4.51m double aspect enjoying fine views over grounds & countryside beyond, original cornice to ceiling, dado rail, high quality lined curtains & roller blinds, neutral carpet
Living Room; 5.00m x 4.51m double aspect enjoying fine views over grounds & countryside beyond, original cornice to ceiling, high quality lined curtains & roller blinds, grey marble fireplace with marble hearth, tv point, neutral carpet, ,
Study/Library; 7.90m x 4.90m impressive range of fitted book shelves, high quality curtains & roller blinds, neutral carpet, original cornice to ceiling to one section, marble fireplace
TV/Dining Room; 4.80m x 4.41m solid oak floor, sovereign oil fired range (serving domestic hot water), fireplace surround with mantel, cornice to ceiling, high quality curtains & roller blinds, half glazed double doors to;
Kitchen; 5.30m x 4.91m double aspect enjoying fine views over grounds & countryside beyond, comprehensive range of magnificent shaker style wall & base units (kitchen replaced 3 years ago), granite worktops & splashback, inset sink unit, integrated dishwasher, integrated Neff 4 ring ceramic hob with extractor canopy over, integrated Neff electric oven & microwave above, recessed halogen spotlights, large square porcelain floor tiles, door to;
Utility Room; 4.57m x 4.00m further range of wall & base units matching those in kitchen, worktop, stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, wiring for tumble dryer, zoned heating controls, matching porcelain floor tiles to those in kitchen, door to storage/pantry cupboard, door to outside, door to;
Shower Room; White 2 piece suite, vanity mirror over wash hand basin & cupboard below, double width corner shower cubicle with Aqualisa power shower, half tiled walls, large square porcelain floor tiles, recessed halogen spotlights, roman blind
Ornate staircase to first floor;
Mezzanine Landing; Further stairs to;
Main Landing; Original ornate cornicing & mouldings, magnificent far reaching view from front window & view over grounds, walk in hotpress
Master Bedroom; 5.73m x 4.54m views over gardens, high quality curtains & roller blinds, neutral carpet, original Adams style fireplace, tv point, cornice to ceiling, door to walk in wardrobe with a comprehensive range of cupboards, recessed halogen spotlights, door to;
En-Suite Bathroom; 5.34m x 2.50m magnificent country views, high quality marble tiling to half wall height, white 3 piece suite, shower cradle & attachment to bath, medicine cabinet with mirrored door over wash hand basin, large fully tiled corner shower cubicle with Aqualisa power shower, cornice to ceiling, recessed halogen spotlights, roller blinds
Bedroom 2 (opposite); 4.50m x 4.00m fine garden & country views, original period wrought iron fireplace, dado rail, high quality curtains, neutral carpet, wash hand basin with cupboards below & medicine cabinet over
Bedroom 3; 4.50m x 4.07m double aspect with magnificent garden & country views, cornice to ceiling, high quality lined curtains, neutral carpet, original Adams style fireplace, wash hand basin with cupboards below & mirror over, dado rail
Bedroom 4; 4.54m x 4.09m double aspect with magnificent garden & country views, cornice to ceiling, high quality lined curtains & roller blinds, original Adams style fireplace with marble hearth
Bedroom 5; 3.90m x 3.00m fine country views, good quality lined curtains & roller blinds
Family Bathroom; 4.90m x 2.71m double aspect with fine country views, fully tiled walls, white 4 piece suite including bidet, brass fittings, crosshead taps & shower attachment to bath, recessed halogen spotlights
Outside; On grounds of c.2.5 acres, Gort Manse is approached from the county road through substantial entrance pillars & walls along a curved tree-lined drive with external ‘lantern’ lights. The trees lining the drive date we imagine to the construction of the house c.1890 & are quite beautiful. The grounds are largely well kept lawn. Nearer the house shrub borders feature an interesting diversity & maturity. A deep carp pond is bordered with a decked & paved patio area. Fine views are enjoyed from the elevated postion of the house. A further access by the outbuildings/garages exists from a lane to the side of the grounds which is owned by Gort Manse but provides a right of way to local farmers’ land.
Outbuildings; Magnificent range of outbuildings;
- Storeroom of c.10 sq metres with wc & range of cupboards
- 15 sq metres currently used as an office, fluorescent lighting, laminate wooden floor
- 20 sq metres, range of fitted cupboards, staircase to a first floor storage area of a similar size
- 00m x 6.00m sliding up & over doors, 3 skylight windows, ideal for home gym or further office etc.
- Double Garage
- Double glazing
- Oil fired central heating
- Solar panels
- Gas tank on the premises which can be used if required (gas fires to most rooms)
- Underfloor heating to ground floor shower room
Proceed out of Letterkenny on the dual carraigeway to the Manorcunningham roundabout. Proceed in the direction of Lifford turning left after about 500 metres where the property will be found on the left hand side after a further 500 metres.
The town of Letterkenny is accessible in less than 15 minutes whilst in the opposite direction Lifford and Strabane can be accessed in just over 15 minutes. The City of Derry is about 20 minutes by car.
Letterkenny takes its name from the Irish Leitir Ceanainn meaning ‘Hillside of the O’Cannons’ – the O’Cannons being the last of the ancient chieftains of Tir Conaill. Letterkenny is the county’s principal town providing the necessary commercial, retail, social and economic facilities.
There is a large 8 screen cinema complex in the town plus the popular An Grianan Theatre. Behind the latter is the Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre. The Letterkenny Shopping Centre is the largest centre in the county with leading multiple and individual retailers.
The main schools are Educate Together N.S., Scoil Mhuire Ghan Smal N.S., Ballyraine N.S., Woodlands N.S., Glenswilly N.S., Scoil Colmcille N.S., St. Eunans College, Loreto Convent, The Vocational School, Coláuste Ailigh and the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.