County Donegal is located on the north westerly tip of Ireland and is considered one of Ireland's most beautiful and unspoilt counties which is renowned for its history, heritage and landscape. Donegal is typified by its dramatic towering sea cliffs, rolling lush hills and stunning beaches. The house is situated on the Inishowen peninsula, which is the beginning of the Wild Atlantic Way and is also Ireland's largest peninsula. The peninsula is renowned for including Ireland's most northerly point, Malin Head, and having numerous Blue-Flag beaches.
Situated 22 km from the historic walled city of Derry/Londonderry, the property enjoys stunning views of the Binevennagh hills which are listed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The elevated position of the house on the banks of Lough Swilly offers fantastic coastal views across the bay.
The Foyle Ferry runs from Greencastle (14 km) to Magilligan, offering access to the Causeway Coast and the famous Giant's Causeway. The scenic and rugged landscape of Donegal inspires and captivates the senses and locations in the county have been used in the television series Game of Thrones and the movie series Star Wars.
The popular coastal area of Redcastle is accessible with its expansive sandy beach and the well-renowned Redcastle Oceanfront Golf & Spa Hotel.
The property is situated in in the townland of Drung in Redcastle. A petrol station with shop is 1 km from the house. Local shops and amenities will be found at the nearby picturesque town of Moville (10 km). The city of Derry/Londonderry is 22 km distant and includes a wide range of amenities, services and shops.
An abundance of sporting and leisure activities are available on the Inishowen peninsula, with the coastline of Lough Swilly being ideal for all water and fishing activities. Moville's Inish Adventures – an outdoor water activity centre offering kayaking and various sea activities – is conveniently situated.
For golfing enthusiasts, Ballyliffin Golf Club (27 km) is one of Irelands finest links courses and host of the Irish Open 2018. There is also Greencastle Golf Club, an 18-hole links course on the banks of Lough Foyle in the surrounds of the Inishowen Peninsula.
Local schooling includes Moville National School and Moville Community School.
Approached via a tree-lined, rising driveway, the property is a detached modern home that has a south-easterly position. Set over two floors, the property offers flexible accommodation of approximately 184 sq.m / 1979 sq.ft. Originally built in 1993, the current owners have recently refurbished and renovated the property to provide a comfortable family living, with accommodation laid out to benefit from the truly stunning views over the coastline of Donegal.
The front door opens into a reception hall. There is access to the dining room, sitting room (with open fire) and study/bedroom 5, all enjoying splendid views across the bay. Features include cornicing, ceiling roses, bay windows and a beautiful stained, ornate glass window. The entrance hall leads to a magnificent open-plan sitting room and kitchen and includes an open fire. There is also a utility and WC.
The first floor comprises 3 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom. The master bedroom has an outlook over the rear garden and countryside beyond, as well as an en suite shower room. The guest bedroom also has views to the rear and includes built-in wardrobes. There are two further bedrooms, and a modern well-appointed family bathroom with separate shower cubicle which completes the accommodation on the first floor.
The landscaped gardens are a particular feature of the property and are enclosed on either side with mature trees. The gardens benefit from the expansive views across the bay. To the front of the property, there is an impressive split-level garden with areas of lawn and potential to create a wonderful flowerbed feature. The front boundary is enclosed by a hedge and steps lead up to the front of the house. To the rear is an area of lawn and a terrace. There is parking to the side and rear.
To the rear of the property there is a shed and garage, jointly extending in size to approximately 76 sq.m / 815 sq.ft.