Altnapaste Mill, Altnapaste, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal

Sale Agreed Energy Rating F93 F951 4 beds3 baths273 m2


A beautifully restored mill house situated in a woodland setting alongside a mountain stream leading to the River Finn Altnapaste Mill is a renovated former mill house situated in a picturesque woodland setting near the River Finn. The property has been sympathetically restored throughout the years and features attractive exterior stonework and a wealth of period features internally in addition to well laid out accommodation suitable for modern day family living. It is located in a secluded valley and surrounded by mature ancient woodland with Altnapaste Mountain overlooking it from the Blue Stack Mountains. The property is approached from a quiet lane off the R253, where a private gated entrance opens onto a tree-lined gravel driveway with ample parking to the front. Upon entering the mill, the hallway provides access to an office, perfect for those who are looking to work from home. There is also a large utility/boot room with a wc. Adjacent to the office is a sitting room with an open fireplace, exposed ceiling timbers and the original great spur wheel system that drove the mill stone above. The kitchen/dining room is a spacious and bright area with wooden flooring, fully built-in units, and island, and half-barn door which overlooks the courtyard. There is also a sunroom connected off the kitchen. A spiral staircase from the kitchen area leads to the first floor and the spacious master bedroom suite. The first floor is also accessed from the main entrance hall and has three further bedrooms, including one further ensuite and a family bathroom. There is a large open area featuring the original mill stone which can be used as another quiet sitting room or other uses to suit the family. In all the accommodation extends to about 2,938 sq ft/ 273 sq m, with a full layout shown on the adjoining floorplans. Outbuildings There is a large two-storey barn beside the house which features two double doors (extending to about 1,189 sq ft / 110 sqm). This is ideal as a workshop or for vehicle storage. A log store is also attached to the side of the barn. Gardens & Grounds Altnapaste Mill is located in a serene and secluded woodland setting, nestled alongside the banks of the River Finn. The gardens and grounds are enveloped by majestic tall trees which create a sheltered ambience. At the front of the house is a delightful courtyard which adds to the charm of the property. Towards the back of the house is a picturesque woodland area with trails that meander alongside the beautiful stream. The garden and surrounding woodland areas of the property are a haven for a wide variety of wildlife. Here you can feel totally submerged in nature with the sounds and tranquillity of the flowing stream running alongside the property. The head race, which supplies water from 90 metres upstream is still in operation. A hydroelectric turbine, installed when the initial restoration was undertaken, has the potential to be upgraded and supply part of the electricity for the house. In all the grounds extend to about 0.64 acre/0.26 hectare.



  • Period former mill house dating from 1838
  • Picturesque setting alongside a mountain stream
  • Tranquil woodland setting
  • Courtyard area
  • Two storey barn

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BER: D2 BER No: 109253583


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