COOLMORE MANOR HOUSE, DONEGAL BAY, COUNTY DONEGAL, IRELAND
A delightful late-Georgian County Home spectacularly positioned overlooking Donegal Bay, above sandy Rossnowlagh beach, and presented in superb condition. Dating to circa 1820 the Manor House is positioned within some 11 acres or 4.45 hectares of pastoral lands and includes 2 Coach House guest apartments, leisure facilities and an equestrian complex. Accommodation within the house extends to some 3,551 square feet or 330 square metres and includes 3 reception rooms, a country kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The guest apartments combined comprise some 2,878 square feet or 267 square metres of accommodation and provide a further 3 bedrooms. In all the accommodation extends to some 6,429 square feet or 597 square metres and is in excellent condition.
Coolmore Manor House is idyllically positioned along Ireland’s renowned and picturesque ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, on the periphery of the small village of Rossnowlagh and within a short stroll of its sandy beach. Rossnowlagh is noted for its long and wide sandy beach and celebrated restaurants and taverns. There are many walks in the area, including the famed Cliff Walk from the village to Bundoran town. Breathtaking views look over the bay to the Blue Stack and Slieve League mountains. The serene position of Coolmore Manor House is of little surprise, given it was historically a boutique hotel. It is locally recanted that the author Margaret Mitchell stayed at the hotel as a long-term resident while writing or preparing for her classic novel ‘Gone with the Wind’, no doubt inspired by the enviable beauty. Bundoran town is 9 miles or 14.8 km away and Donegal town 12 miles or 19.5 km away.
Presented in excellent condition Coolmore Manor House was extensively and sympathetically renovated between 2008 and 2011, and has since been meticulously maintained and further improved. The accommodation features all the charm and eloquence of Georgian design but has been thoroughly upgraded to allow enjoyment as a comfortable home with modern conveniences to hand, yet with an historic charm and provenance. The renovation and upgrading programme extended throughout the property with 2 well-appointed apartments created in the old coach house, a small leisure suite with a hot tub and sauna and treatment room created to nestle into a secluded courtyard immediately behind the house and high-specification equestrian facilities created. An absolute highlight of the gardens is a gravelled walk up to the highest point of the property, Bellevista, where simply spectacular panoramic views can be enjoyed over Donegal Bay and the Blue Stack and Slieve League mountains.
The stable yard occupies a central position on the lands and has an independent laneway to the road. A large American style barn is equipped with a feed room, hay loft, tack room, wash bay and 8 large stables, 6 opening out to fenced outdoor yards. A well-drained outdoor arena measures 50 metres by 25 metres (roughly 165 feet by 82 feet), remarkably positioned and with superb views. In all there are 12 fenced grazing paddocks. Where equestrianism is not to be of any interest the barn is insulated and constructed so that the internal divisions can be removed to provide a large open space ideal, perhaps, for motor cars, occasional parties or indoor sports. The outdoor arena could readily be converted into an outdoor sports court or other such uses as permitted.
The adjacent village of Rossnowlagh has a little shop, a primary school and noted taverns and restaurants. The beach at Rossnowlagh is long and wide and links to designated walking paths. Other sandy beaches nearby include Murvagh beach and Tullan Strand in Bundoran. The surrounding area offers beautiful scenery, clean sandy beaches, mountain ranges, many historical sites and charming towns and villages.
BER (Building Energy Rating) C3
Selling Agent David Ashmore [PSRA Licence 003640]
Coolmore Manor House, Rossnowlagh, U, County Donegal, Ireland