DescriptionThis historic example of a Nineteenth century Donegal country residence together with its extensive range of charming stone buildings provides a unique opportunity to live in the midst of Fanad's picturesque countryside and world acclaimed sites.
To the west the truly spectacular coastline of Mulroy Bay is just minutes away, whilst to the East world renowned Portsalon and its miles of golden sandy beaches are just a five minute drive.
- This residence with architectural features typical of rural Donegal of the 20th century, lies in the lea of the lovely Springfield mountain and Newton Hill
- The outbuildings include a former lofted stone cottage still known as Muirishes with its open fireplace.
- Adjoining are two more stone buildings.
- Extending South of the residence and its garage the walled ruins of the animal & fowl buildings, and the more recently built “Calf Shed”.
- Beyond the front lawn and behind the mountain stream and tall conifers is a secluded paddock of c 0.75 acre, a rich pasture formerly the walled orchard.
In addition to its stunning location the property has a captivating history dating back to the 1600's and beyond.
Henry Patton, Great Grandfather of General George Patton of WW2 fame, built the first house at Springfield in 1691. Later, through the 1700s / 1800s, five of The Pattons were elected Governors of the State of Virginia.
Another name of note from the history books on Springfield, is that of Dr Campbell, Ship Surgeon on the renowned expedition fleet of Captain Richards who charted the waters of the eastern Canadian seaboard.
More recently the Dill family occupied Springfield. This family of Ministers, Doctors, Lawyers had a significant theological and academic impact in Ireland during the 1700 to late 1800s
Included in sale
The sale includes all existing floor coverings, blinds and light fittings together with built-in / integrated electrical appliances.
Entrance Porch 1.97m x 2.289m. Hardwood entrance door, laminate flooring. Small inner hall with storage cupboards and stairs leading to bedrooms.
Living Room 4.491m x 3.333m. Laminate flooring, tiled hearth with large solid fuel stove. Built-in cupboards either side. Dual aspect.
Sitting Room 4.386m x 3.440m. Fireplace with brown metal surround, tiled hearth and cast iron insert, recess ceiling lighting, drylined external walls.
Understairs Inner Hall leading to
Kitchen 3.291m x 2.846m. Range of fitted units and cupboards with concealed lighting between the base and top cupboards plus glazed wall tiling, bowl and a half stainless steel sink. Whirlpool four burner gas hob with extractor hood. Built-in electric oven and small separate oven with grill. Plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Tiled floor. External door.
Bedroom 4.442m x 3.109m. Double aspect, built-in wardrobe with top cupboards. Trap door to roof space. Drylined external walls.
Bedroom 4.459m x 2.993m. Double aspect, drylined external walls.
Bedroom 3.085m x 2.67m. Double aspect, drylined external walls, pine ceiling.
Bathroom 3.291m x 2.848m. Bath with shower taps and overhead shower and wash hand basin on raised storage cupboard with mirror and shaving light. Storage cupboard underneath. Linen cupboard with pine doors and separate hotpress with insulated water tank fitted with Willis immersion heater. Pine louvre doors plus extractor fan linked to the ceiling light. Wc with concealed cistern.
Garage 6.197m x 4.40m. Corrugated iron roofing. Electricity installed.
Outside There are a number of outbuildings which may be renovated, (subject to planning). The house and outbuildings stand on 0.72 Ha (1.80 acres) with an additional 0.39 Ha (0.98 acres) across the avenue which, subject to planning, could be a residential site for an additional property.
FeaturesVodafone broadband installed.
PVC double glazed window frames, many Georgian style .
Internal timber panel doors throughout.
Modern wiring, plugs and light / plug switches.
Oil fired central heating with solid fuel stove.
External dry lined walls.
Kerbed gravel driveway from public road.
Mature secluded grounds with lawn to front.
Septic Tank & Private Water Supply.
BER DetailsBER: F
BER No: 114560774
Performance Indicator: 386.09
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Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Letterkenny on 074 9122211