DescriptionImposing period property in a lakeside village setting
Although built in the Victorian era, Robin Hill is a gracious Georgian-style double bay residence which has played an important role in the history of Lough Gowna since it was built c. 1850.
Robin Hill is in-walk in condition with plenty of space for expanding families and excellent entertaining space for buyers who may wish to use Robin Hill as a weekend or summer retreat.
The accommodation on the ground floor briefly comprises entrance porch, hallway, dual aspect kitchen/dining room, family room, living room and sunroom, study/lounge, utility room, larder and bathroom. The wood burning stoves in the study/lounge and family room give a lovely snug atmosphere to the rooms and the Aga cooker adds a homely feel to the modern kitchen space. The living room has an open fire which adds a cosy ambiance on cold winter nights.
Upstairs there are six bedrooms of which four are double rooms. The two main bedrooms to the front of the house are very generously proportioned and could accommodate an en suite. These front rooms are filled with light as they have a dual aspect with views over the gardens. There is also a family bathroom on this level.
As evident from the photos, the property is very well cared for and requires little, if any, works, to appeal to modern buyers.
The property is ideal for a buyer who plans to work from home as there is access to excellent fibre optic broadband and numerous reception rooms which can be used as a study/office.
Robin Hill is approached by a short drive flanked on either side by mature trees and opens upon arrival at the forecourt. There is also a vehicular access to the property from the school side which brings you to the rear of the house.
The house sits amidst wonderful private gardens with many fine specimen trees and shrubs including mature Scots Pine, Wellingtonia, Wisteria, Laburnum, native Oak, Beech and fruit trees including apple, plum, cherry and pear. While the property is located in the centre of the village, the trees offer a sense of security and privacy.
The lawns are well tended and surround the house with direct access from the porch, sunroom, study and kitchen/dining room. The boundary is walled on the village sides which adds an extra layer of privacy and seclusion while the two other boundaries are tree and hedgerow-lined with agricultural lands on the far side.
The paddock is laid out in one division and has a hedgerow boundary with a stream on the south west side. These lands are multi-functional but would ideally suit a family who require space for a horse or pony.
There is also a garage with a shutter door together with a large storage shed and fuel shed all in one block.
BER rating - D2
BER number - 112277843.
Strictly by appointment with Savills Country Agency.
Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some items may be available by separate negotiation.
Oil-fired central heating, mains water, mains sewerage, broadband, mains electricity.
Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
Entry & Possession
Entry is by agreement with vacant possession.
Offers may be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 20 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
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Best Offers Date
A date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.
All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.
Should there be any discrepancy between these, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail.
Robin Hill is located in Loch Gowna, a stunning countryside village with spectacular scenery over the many lakes surrounding the village.
County Cavan is most commonly known as "The Lakeland County" and is characterised by its beautiful undulating drumlin landscape and 365 lakes. The Shannon-Erne Waterway passes through the county and is popular with boating enthusiasts, while the River Erne water network in the county (for which Lough Gowna is the major source) also provides many opportunities for the keen angler.
Cavan & Longford Town are two vibrant neighbouring towns just a short drive away with an abundance of quality restaurants, hotels and pubs. Both towns offer a large variety of boutiques and all the major retail stores. Further local shopping is available in nearby Arvagh and Granard.
Loch Gowna is an attractive lakeside village which provides facilities such as a supermarket, post office, popular pubs, hotel, filling station and florist.
There are excellent sporting and social amenities in the nearby vicinity. The Lough Gowna lake system covers an area of 1,800 acres. This location is a fisherman's dream as it is known as one of the best course fishing waters in Europe. There are two angling clubs in the immediate area.
The surrounding area caters for all types of sporting interests with Gowna GAA club, UCL Harps soccer club and two vibrant rugby clubs located in Cavan and Longford. Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for with numerous courses within driving distance including, Farnham Estate, Longford, Virginia and Cavan Golf Club as well as the championship course at Slieve Russell Golf Club.
This stunning lakeside village has many great places for walking, running and hacking including Derrycasson Wood, Mullaghmeen Beech Forest, and Killykeen Forest Park, all with stunning panoramic views over the lakes the rolling hills. There are many other marked ways in the area.
Local schooling is available in the area including neighbouring St. Patrick's National School which is a six-teacher school. There are school bus services to both Moyne Community College and Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School in Granard. Other secondary level options include St Patricks College, Loreto Convent and the Royal School in Cavan Town. Private schooling can be found at Wilson's Hospital Boarding School (37km) which caters for both five and seven day boarding with a day pupil option also.
Robin Hill was built around the year 1850 as a steward's house by Augusta Leviscount Stuart Richardson, Countess of Castlestewart in Co. Tyrone, who gifted the property to the Church of Ireland in 1877 to be used as a rectory. This use ceased in 1952 with the departure of the last rector to have lived there. The house remained empty for the next decade until purchased by new owners who renovated and extended the property for their intended use as a restaurant and guesthouse.
'The Robin Hill' operated very successfully as a noted eatery and provider of select accommodation up until the late 1990's. The house has remained in the family through two further generations and has been modernised and refurbished by its present owners.
- Magnificent Georgian property
- Extending to approx 2, 583 sq ft
- About 2.4 acres
- Built c.1850
- Lakeside village setting
BER DetailsBER: D2
BER No: 112277843
If travelling from Dublin, use the M4 Motorway as this is the most direct route. Travel time is approx. 75mins.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Savills Dublin - Country on + 353 (0) 1 663 4350