Kildonagh House, Ballincar, Rosses point, Sligo
Kildonagh House, Ballincar, Rosses point, Sligo
|Property Type||Detached House|
Magnificent period property sitting on an elevated site with spectacular sea views. Ideally located on the Rosses Point road this property is sure to appeal and viewings are highly recommended. Location Situated in Ballincar, close to the village of Rosses Point, this property sits on an elevated site. Close to the Radisson Hotel with all its fabulous facilities and within a short three minute drive to the village of Rosses Point, this property has the best of all worlds. Sligo town is circa 2.5 miles to the East, and Rosses Point Village is 2.5 miles to the West. Description This is a magnificent period property sitting on an incredible elevated site of c. 0.6 acres. This property benefits from spectacular views of Sligo Bay and beyond. This family home benefits from spacious living set over two floors with six bedrooms, four of which are en suite. This property also benefits from an apartment at ground floor which enjoys separate access. There is also a basement area which is accessed from the main house or from the rear yard. History Kildonagh House is steeped in the legal and political history of Sligo. Originally called “Bath Lodge” it overlooks the main shipping channel, Cummeen strand, Knocknarea and over Sligo Bay. Kildonagh House was originally built by the Wynne Family of Hazelwood House and was known to be a favourite location of Lady Sarah Wynne. Bath Lodge was described as being sited on “an eminence a few perches from the sea” and the Wynne family used it for both recreational activities and as a bathing lodge. Throughout the 19th century it was rented to a succession of tenants including Captain Pritchett of the Sligo Militia. In 1879 George Moloney leased the house. He was a resident magistrate and was involved in the state trial of Michael Davitt and the Irish National Land League. In the 1900’s the Wynnes sold off the house to William Fenton who bought it for his son. His son stayed in it until the outbreak of World War 1 when he went to the war but never returned. In the early 20th century Colonel Hayford Thorold lived in Kildonagh with his Italian wife Elizabeth and two children. Rupert, his youngest son, subsequently achieved prominence as a writer of fiction. By 1917 John Tarrant had purchased the house and lived there until 1948 and renamed it to “Kildonagh House”. Ronan Tarrant (son of John Tarrant) owned the house from 1948-1960 and in 1960 the house was purchased by Albert Bothwell of Meldrums in Castle Street Sligo. Accommodation Ground Floor Entrance Porch 2.47m x 3.1m (8.1ft x 10.17ft) Finished with tiled floor and a south facing window overlooking Sligo Bay. Entrance Hall 6.2m x 1.77m (20.34ft x 5.81ft) Finished with timber floor and opens to the formal dining room and main living room. Rear Hallway 6.7m x 2.06m (21.98ft x 6.76ft) Finished with carpet floor and stairs off. Living Room 4.45m x 6m (14.6ft x 19.69ft) Finished with carpet floor and feature fireplace complete with over mantle shelving, double arch wall feature either side of fireplace and south facing window enjoying magnificent views. Sitting Room 4m x 5.7m (13.12ft x 18.7ft) Finished with carpet floor and feature fireplace complete with feature mirror over fireplace, again enjoying excellent south facing views from the large window space. This rooms opens to the kitchen/dining room. Kitchen/Dining Room 4.98m x 4.05m (16.34ft x 13.29ft) Finished with tiled floor, fully fitted kitchen. This room also has the added benefit of south and west facing windows. Utility Room 1.37m x 3.38m (4.49ft x 11.09ft) With tiled floor, fitted sink & fully plumbed for washer & dryer with WC off. Guest WC 1.5m x 1.35m (4.92ft x 4.43ft) With tiled floor, toilet, WHB and partly tiled around WHB. Guest Bedroom 3.37m x 3.95m (11.06ft x 12.96ft) With carpet floor & en suite. En Suite With bath, WC, WHB. First Return Shower Room 1.6m x 2.4m (5.25ft x 7.87ft) With WC, WHB, shower & tiled walls with carpet floor. Bathroom 2.4m x 2.5m (7.87ft x 8.2ft) With bath, WHB, WC, carpet floor & part tiled walls. First Floor Hallway/Landing 13.2m x 2.92m (43.31ft x 9.58ft) Bedroom 2 4.7m x 2.7m (15.42ft x 8.86ft) With timber floor. Bedroom 3 4.36m x 2.77m (14.3ft x 9.09ft) With built-in wardrobes & timber floor. Bedroom 4 4.07m x 4.36m (13.35ft x 14.3ft) With carpet floor, en suite & old fireplace still in place. En Suite 1.8m x 1.68m (5.91ft x 5.51ft) With WC, WHB & shower. Bedroom 5 4.15m x 3.18m (13.62ft x 10.43ft) With carpet floor & en suite. En Suite With WC, WHB & shower. Bedroom 6 4.67m x 5.76m (15.32ft x 18.9ft) With carpet floor & en suite. En Suite With WC, WHB & shower. Basement Office 3m x 2.6m (9.84ft x 8.53ft) With timber floor. Room 1 5.5m x 6.1m (18.05ft x 20.01ft) In need of refurbishment. Room 2 3.78m x 5.5m (12.40ft x 18.0446ft) In need of refurbishment. Self-Contained Apartment at Ground Floor Hallway 0.9m x 3.43m (2.95ft x 11.25ft) With carpet floor Kitchen Area 4.2m x 1.97m (13.78ft x 6.46ft) Fitted kitchen and opens to living room. Living Room 6.12m x 3.4m (20.08ft x 11.15ft) With carpet floor, fireplace & south facing aspect. Bedroom 1 3.82m x 3m (12.53ft x 9.84ft) With carpet floor. Shower Room 2.34m x 2.71m (7.68ft x 8.89ft) Finished with WC, WHB & shower with tiled floor & tiled around shower area. Bedroom 2 1.9m x 3.35m (6.23ft x 10.99ft) With carpet floor. Outside: The property is sitting on a large site of circa 0.6 acres. There is an excellent parking area to the front and also a private courtyard to the rear. The large lawn is to the side of the house overlooked by the kitchen area.
Take the Rosses Point Road out of Sligo, continue past the Radisson Hotel for c. 100m. The entrance to the property is on the left. Eircode F91 K455