Donegal is one of Ireland's most beautiful counties. With the Wild Atlantic Way, famous Mount Errigal and Glenveagh National Park, it's the perfect place for nature-lovers to call home. If you're dreaming of moving to the hills of Donegal, have a look at this light-filled house near the village of Downings.
Before you even enter this four-bedroom property in Downings, you’ll be struck by the breathtaking views over the seaside. From its elevated position, this house offers 180-degree views of The Boat Yard, Mulroy Bay, Harry Blaney Bridge, Rosapenna Golf Links, Tramore Beach, Monks Bay and onwards towards Ards Forest Park.
Local estate agent Kiara Rainey of Sherry Fitzgerald says, “This is a truly remarkable and unique modern home with all the necessary mod cons.” With approximately 5,317 sq ft, the house has been built to make use of natural light, with large windows taking in the impressive views.
Enter via a large hallway on the ground floor, which has a sweeping, carpeted stairways to the upper level. Bright, modern floor tiles and elegant wallpaper immediately make the place feel homely.
Elsewhere on the ground floor, there are five reception rooms; including a living room, sunroom, kitchen-cum-diner, dining room and sitting room. There is also an en-suite bedroom, utility room and guest WC.
The first reception room has three large picture windows, allowing the greenery outside to feel part of the home. With high ceilings, a cosy cream carpet and a feature fireplace, it makes for a relaxing family room (though perhaps not for young children with crayons...)
For more close-up views of the surrounding water, nip to the spacious sunroom with wall-to-wall windows. The current decor in this room matches the natural scene outside, and is something the new owners might like to replicate themselves. Ceiling spotlights set the mood for when natural light begins to fade.
The kitchen of this 2009-build features all mod-cons, including an American-style fridge-freezer and a large centre-island (which doubles as a breakfast bar). Like the other rooms, the kitchen is bright and spacious, with scenic views.
Upstairs, the master bedroom comes with a dressing area and is covered in floor-to-ceiling wardrobes and cupboards. It also has an en-suite bathroom with a luxurious free-standing bath, ‘his and hers’ hand basins, and a waterfall shower / wet room.
This master suite also has double doors to a glazed balcony area with magnificent views over Rosapenna and Tramore. Two of the other bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes and en-suite wet rooms too.
Outside, there is a garage with a loft floor, which could easily be converted into a one-bedroom apartment, subject to planning. The local estate agent says it could also be used as a games room, study, home-cinema, gym, or studio.
Photos via: Kiara Rainey at Sherry Fitzgerald via Daft.ie
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