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This picturesque woodland escape with its own pond is on the market for €225,000


By Sarah Finnan
26th Sep 2022
This picturesque woodland escape with its own pond is on the market for €225,000

This Donegal home is a haven of greenery and nature, with a wildflower garden, its own polytunnel and a small pond amongst the property’s most notable features. 

Originally built in the 1940s, Ashling House has been lovingly renovated over the years. Seamlessly blending old with new, the old quarry cottage is traditional yet modern with the interior accommodation comprising a kitchen/dining area, living room, sunroom with vaulted ceiling and three bedrooms.

A sage green island with wooden counter stands in the centre of the kitchen. The room has ample storage courtesy of several pastel cabinets and an open-face shelving unit beside the fridge/freezer. A multi-fuel stove has been fitted in this room for warmth. Appliances range from a kettle, to a microwave, a four-burner stove/oven and a washing machine. 

A dining table and chairs can be found elsewhere in the room, overlooking the lush garden outside. Elsewhere, the sunroom allows plenty of natural light to flood the interior by day. 

The property has three bedrooms – one of which has a mezzanine above – each with built-in wardrobes and a chest of drawers. 

Outside, the property is rooted in nature, spanning one acre of lush green landscape. Surrounded by mature woodland, a slate path and old natural steps lead to a hidden viewpoint of Lough Foyle – known only to locals. It also boasts its own 30ft pond, teeming with fish and a small orchard with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees to be found planted there. 

There are a number of outhouses on the site, one of which was formerly ‘The Old Shop’ (previously known as McCool’s). This building has huge potential for conversion and could be remodelled into a home gym, office or children’s playroom. All of the outhouses have been built with stone from Glentown quarry and have their own electricity supply. 

Plants include wisteria, clematis, camelia roses and snowdrops. A polytunnel can be found to the rear of the property – ideal for those with an interest in growing their own crops/herbs. 

Located not from St Johnston, the property is well set up with a number of local amenities nearby ranging from a doctor’s practice to a small pub, primary/secondary schools for those with children, a post office and a newsagent to name but a few. Letterkenny is just under 20km away while Derry is approximately 12km by car. 

Click through our gallery to see the full tour of this home, which is currently on the market for €225,000.