Masinass, Creeslough, F92F6FV

4 Bed Detached House

Guide price €475,000

4 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

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Henry Kee & Son

PSR Licence: 001334

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Guide price €475,000

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Detached House






For sale

property description imageCúlfraoich is an Edwardian period house in an idyllic waterfront estuary setting alongside the Faymore River and overlooking the calm inlet of Sheephaven Bay. Exuding old world charm, the house was built c. 1908 and is privately situated within private gardens and its own grounds extending to about 20 acres. The translation of Cúlfraoich means back of the heather as it is nestled at the foot of Muckish mountain which offers an impressive backdrop.

A gated entrance opens onto a sweeping driveway which leads down towards the house. An impressive porch with a four-column veranda to the front of the house opens into the entrance hallway which offers access to the main reception rooms. The kitchen features a tiled floor, sash windows and access to the courtyard, while the living room includes a stunning fireplace, coving, ceiling rose and shuttered windows. Continuing through the hallway there is a sunroom with a south facing aspect. There is a shower room / WC on the ground floor. The first floor includes the master bedroom with feature fitted wardrobes and an ensuite. There are two further double bedrooms. The accommodation of the main house extends to approximately 170 sq m / 1,835 sq ft. There is also a self-contained annex which includes a bedroom suite and a charming artist’s studio which requires some renovation and modernisation. This offers a further 47 sq m / 512 sq ft of accommodation, and we understand this extension was built in c.1960’s by the artist Richard Haworth. In all the accommodation extends to about 218 sq m / 2,347 sq ft, with a full layout shown on the adjoining floorplans.

There is access to a courtyard from the kitchen which connects to a carport and general-purpose stores, extending to about 8.6 sq m / 92 sq ft, to the side of the house.

Gardens & Grounds:
The gardens and grounds are a key feature of the property providing utter privacy in a mature woodland setting. The house itself is surrounded by native rowan, beech, holly trees, a fig tree, clematis, rhododendron and hydrangea shrubs. There is a small orchard with mature apple, conference pear, damson, plum, greengage trees and scotts pine. Local wildlife found here include otters, foxes, badgers, rabbits and deer. Immediately to the north of the house is a formal garden with a magnificent outlook over Sheephaven Bay. Mature woodland surrounding the house provides wonderful walks and amenity. Abounding the
Faymore River, there was previously a small jetty that could take a small sailboat at high tide. The farmland consists of mainly grassland which bounds the Faymore River to the northwest. The adjoining Faymore River flows into the inlet of Sheephaven Bay and has extensive salt marsh which has developed on the low-lying farmland surrounding the property. There is plentiful wildlife in this area including barnacle geese, whooper swans which arrive on 14th February every year, oyster catchers, snipe, brent geese (migrating from Greenland to winter on the salt flats and tidal strand in the Autumn). In all, the grounds extend to about 20 acres / 8 hectares in total.

Originally built in c.1908 as a summer house for one of the family members of Masinass House, Cúlfraoich has stayed true to its heritage for over 100 years as a private home for families to enjoy its isolation with the surrounding nature, wildlife, mountains and ever-changing seascapes. It was sold to the artist Richard Haworth and his wife who was a potter in the c.1960’s who extended the property adding the artists studio. The present owner’s family visited The Gallery, an art space in Dunfanaghy,in 1977 and admired one of Haworth’s works. They however were told that the piece had already been sold but they could visit him at his home Cúlfraoich to see more of his work. They bought one of his oils and very much admired his Edwardian home and surprisingly Haworth told them the house was also for sale, so they decided to buy both the painting and the house that day.

General Remarks:
Strictly by private appointment with the joint agents Savills Country Agency and Henry Kee & Son Auctioneers. Given the direct access to the water from both properties, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection.

F92 F6FV

BER rating - G
BER number – 115993180

Fixtures & Fittings:
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some items may be available by separate negotiation.

Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity, septic tank, private well, broadband. Please be advised that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.

Mulrine Solicitors
Port Road
Co. Donegal
E: [email protected]
T: 074 9124505

Environmental Designations:
The property is protected by the Sheephaven Special Area of Conservation.

Entry & Possession:
Entry is by agreement with vacant possession.

Offers may be submitted to the joint selling agents:

Henry Kee & Son Auctioneers, Main Street, Stranorlar, Ballybofey, Co Donegal.
Email address: [email protected]

Savills, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
Email address: [email protected]

Best Offers Date:
A date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the joint selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.

Financial Guarantee:
All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.

Wayleaves and Rights of Access:
The property will be sold with the benefit of all existing wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The purchaser will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such rights and others.

Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail.
Photographs taken in August/September 2022 and brochure prepared in February 2023.

Cúlfraoich, Masinass, Creeslough, Co. Donegal F92 F6FV
A charming Edwardian period home with a waterfront setting overlooking Sheephaven Bay on about 20 acres.

Creeslough 1 km, Portnablagh 7 km, Glenveagh National Park 12 km, Carrickart 12.5 km, Downings 15 km, Letterkenny 26 km, City of Derry/Londonderry Airport 47 km, Donegal Airport 57 km (All distances approximate)

Entrance hallway * kitchen * sitting room * dining room * sunroom * shower room/wc * master bedroom suite * two further bedrooms

Self-contained annex:
Artist’s studio * kitchen * sitting room * bedroom (ensuite)

Carport * general-purpose stores

Gardens & Grounds:
Gated pillared entrance * sweeping driveway * courtyard * mature woodland setting * formal gardens * grassland About 20 acres / 8 hectares

For Sale by Private Treaty

Henry Kee & Son Auctioneers, Main Street, Stranorlar, Ballybofey, Co Donegal
Tel: +353 (0) 74 913 1050
PSRA Licence 001334

Savills Country, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (0)1 618 1300
PSRA Licence 002223


A charming Edwardian period home with a waterfront setting overlooking Sheephaven Bay on about 20 acres.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hallway
Sitting Room

Size: 4.50 x 4.32

Size: 4.55m x 4.45m
Dining Room
Size: 4.34m x 2.41m

Size: 4.09m x 2.64m
Shower Room / WC
Store off Entrance Hallway
Self Contained Studio Suite
Including Artist's Studio, Sitting Room, Kitchen, and En-suite Bedroom
extending to 47 sq m / 512 sq ft of accommodation.

First Floor

Master Bedroom

Size: 4.52m x 4.45m
Bedroom Two

Size: 4.32m x 3.66m
Bedroom Three

Size: 4.32m x 2.95m

Size: 4.6m x 4.45m
Car Port

Size: 5.18m x 5.18m
Store 1

Size: 2.39m x 2.01m
Store 2

Size: 2.46m x 1.42m

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