DescriptionPrivate estate with a spectacular coastal situation
Moyview is a magnificent residential and agricultural estate, set on beautiful, mature grounds and extending to about 131 acres (53 hectares) in total. It is situated in the west of Ireland and on the banks of the tidal River Moy Estuary, with magnificent views and a haven for wildlife. The estate includes an impressive principal house with mews cottage, two further cottages, a derelict cottage and a useful range of outbuildings. The productive farmland lies within a ring-fenced block and there is no excluded or unowned property within the boundary.
The house is approached through a bell-mouthed stone wall with piers and electrically operated, wrought iron gates, which open to an attractive sweeping tarmacadam driveway, flanked by terraced lawns and leading to parking at the front of the house. Moyview House occupies a private, south-easterly facing position. A key feature of the estate is that the western boundary is formed by about 1.4 km of waterfrontage which offers stunning views over the glistening River Moy Estuary and rolling countryside.
The bright accommodation is laid out over two floors of generous and elegant proportions, as shown on the accompanying plans. Notable internal features include ceiling roses and cornicing, architraves, open fires with decorative fireplaces and timber beams. External features include dressed stone quoins and foliage on the front façade. There is double glazing and broadband.
The accommodation is entered through a light-filled vestibule which leads onto a further four reception rooms and a conservatory. The bedroom accommodation is laid out on the first floor and includes three-bedroom suites, plus a master bedroom suite comprising a bathroom and a dressing room with an extensive range of fitted wardrobes. It also has two large windows with fabulous, uninterrupted views of the River Moy Estuary which joins the Atlantic Ocean.
The house includes a swimming pool complex situated within a wing to the south. Beyond the swimming pool complex is a mews cottage which includes a kitchen/sitting room/dining room and two bedrooms. The mews has a separate entrance to the rear of the house.
Adjoining the rear of the property are multiple storage areas and two garages which are separated by a two-storey tower.
The house is situated within mature gardens. With the accommodation being laid out in a "U" shape, a courtyard is created to the rear of the house. The fourth side is enclosed by a wall to create a private garden with a terrace and beds which are well-stocked with shrubs and flowering plants and separated by paved paths. The garden grounds surround the house and include an array of attractive mature trees, interspersed by areas of lawn and a green house.
Situated off the avenue is a detached, single-storey cottage. The accommodation is laid out in an "L" shape and comprises:
Hall, dining kitchen, sitting room, three bedrooms (one en suite), bathroom, utility room and store.
There is double glazing, an attached garage, parking and a garden predominantly laid to lawn.
The cottage is presently vacant.
A charming detached, two-storey lodge cottage of traditional construction is situated at the main estate entrance and comprises:
Vestibule, sitting room, dining kitchen, inner hall, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a store.
The lodge is a beautiful stone structure beneath a pitched slated roof and has undergone a programme of renovation and redecoration. It has double glazing, a parking area and a small garden.
The cottage has previously been used for short-term rental accommodation.
A single-storey former gate lodge is situated at the farm entrance. It is of traditional construction and is in a derelict state of repair. Subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent, it could be developed to provide further residential accommodation.
A range of outbuildings is situated to the south of the main house. These are a combination of traditional and modern construction and provide accommodation for livestock and general-purpose storage. The farm yard is accessed off the main driveway and also has a separate farm access from the main road.
The farmland at Moyview is let on a Conacre basis to a number of local farmers for silage and grazing. The ploughable pasture lies within a ring-fenced block and is generally level, with a gentle westerly elevation and rises from the estuary on the west to about 26 metres (85 feet) on the south easterly corner. It is presently all in grass with extensive road frontage on the eastern side and good internal farm roads.
There is a mains water supply to the land and electric fencing.
The estate is located in the beautiful county of Sligo amidst the unspoiled landscape of rolling hills and glimmering beaches. Sligo is well known for its literary heritage and has a close association with W B Yeats. Situated in the townland of Rinroe, the estate is a short distance from the Sligo-Mayo county border.
Enniscrone (6 km), is a beautiful seaside town snuggled into the Sligo Coastline on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Enniscrone is a popular tourist attraction with breath-taking landscape and coastal scenery. This vibrant town is well catered for with shops, pubs, amazing seaside cafés and restaurants along with great hotels and camping facilities.
The picturesque, sandy beach of Enniscrone stretches 5 km and is home to a range of activities. From horseback riding along the water's edge, learning how to surf in either of Enniscrone's two surfing schools or just having a relaxing stroll along the tranquil sand dunes and scenic beach, there is something to be enjoyed by all.
For golfing enthusiasts, the charming Enniscrone Championship Golf Links Course is located 4 km to the north. The challenging course offers panoramic views across the Atlantic and is known for having some of the largest dunes in Ireland as well as being rated in the top 100 courses of Britain & Ireland. Ballina, Strandhill & County Sligo Golf Courses are all accessible to the estate.
The town of Ballina in County Mayo is 9 km distant and has a rich variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels. It is Mayo's largest town and is famous for its exceptional salmon fishing along the River Moy, producing several thousand salmon to the rod annually. The renowned Ridge Pool, a salmon anglers paradise, is located in the heart of the town.
A variety of primary and secondary schools can be found in the area. Private schooling is available at Sligo Grammar School, a co-educational boarding school located in Sligo Town.
It is understood that Moyview was formerly part of the Wingfield Estate owned by the Wingfield family of Powerscourt. Moyview was let to other families at different times, including, from the 1850's, the Warren family of Castlewarren, County Cork. The renowned Irish ornithologist, Robert Warren, lived at Moyview and during his time at the estate, wrote extensively on the subject. The original house was an eighteenth-century single-storey thatched residence and was the former house of the Hon. Colonel Wingfield. The estate is reported by David Hicks to have been purchased by Arthur Hicks and his wife Harriet (daughter of Captain Annesley Knox of Rappa Castle, County Mayo) in 1910 for £1,210. They originally lived in the cottage but subsequently built a two-storey residence.
The present owner's family purchased the estate in 1993 and have carried out a significant programme of renovation and redecoration to the house, cottages and outbuildings.
A stud farm was previously run at Moyview by the family.
- 4-bedroom house with 2-bedroom mews cottage
- Swimming pool complex
- Gate lodge (3 bedrooms), cottage (3 bedrooms), lodge cottage (derelict)
- Helicopter hanger, stables, cattle shed and stores
- Ring-fenced productive farmland
- About 1.4 km of coastline
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BER No: 112226667
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Savills Dublin - Country on + 353 (0) 1 663 4350