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Mintiaghs Lodge, Mintiaghs Lodge,

Drumfries, F93A9T3

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Asking price €750,000

4 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

3 Receptions

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Asking price €750,000


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Wood Pellet

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  • Georgian residence built c.1820.
  • 4/5 bedrooms / 3 reception rooms / 2 bathrooms.
  • Mature grounds of 2.46 Ha (6.09) Acres of land.
  • Woodland, lawns and garden.
  • Solar panels installed, heats water.
  • Wood burning pellet heating system.
  • Solid fuel range with back boiler.
  • This is a rare opportunity to own a charming Georgian property dating back to 1820, boasting original and unique features.
  • The property offers substantial grounds and outbuildings with the potential for conversion into a music studio, games rooms, or work-from-home offices, among other possibilities.
  • Nearby seasonal car ferries from Buncrana to Rathmullan and Greencastle to Magilligan open up exciting options to explore North West Donegal and the Derry/Antrim coasts.
  • Championship golf courses at Ballyliffin and Lisfanon are within a 10- to 15-minute drive.
  • Glorious sandy beaches are also easily accessible.
  • Well-located with schools in Drumfries, Clonmany, and Carndonagh.
  • The City of Derry Airport is just 30 minutes away, and Belfast International Airport is within a 2-hour drive.
  • The property is well-presented and ready for immediate occupation.
  • 10 Minutes drive from Buncrana.
  • Derry City Centre: 34 km | 21 miles.
  • Derry City Airport: 42 km | 26 miles. Belfast City Centre: 146 km | 91 miles.
  • Belfast Airport: 125 km | 78 miles.
  • Dublin City: 275 km | 171 miles.
  • Letterkenny: 52 km | 32 miles (All times and distances are approximate.)

Extraordinary Period Residence on 6 Acres of Tranquil Grounds


A remarkable opportunity awaits you – the chance to acquire a truly unique period residence accompanied by outbuildings and set amidst six acres of mature, wooded grounds and exquisite gardens. This captivating property, originally constructed circa 1820 as a hunting lodge, is a testament to timeless elegance, boasting a host of original features that whisper tales of its storied past. Nestled in a serene and secluded setting, the estate offers unparalleled privacy, yet it's conveniently situated within a mere 10-minute drive north of Buncrana, granting easy access to sandy beaches, championship golf courses, fishing, boating, hill walking, and much more.


The property is situated on an exceptionally private site spanning approximately six acres, featuring an abundance of flora and fauna. A meandering brook adds to the soothing ambiance of the grounds.


The house is a spacious property with additional outbuildings. This exceptional house, originally constructed as a private dwelling and later serving as a constabulary barracks, stands as an architectural gem. Its unique neo-medieval details, including ogee surrounds, a crenellated parapet, and studded doors, make it a rare and extraordinary property. Its well-preserved outbuilding, boasting similar quality and architectural features, further enhances its historical significance. Mintiaghs Lodge is a valuable contribution to the architectural heritage of the area, representing a remarkable piece of history that can be cherished by its new owners.


Originally built by the Harvey family over 200 years ago has been lovingly restored by the current owners and enjoyed many a colourful character over the the years including a pet monkey, Captain Ernest Coachrane, Mary Loullier, a well-regarded headmistress, The Grindalls of Devon and John McGinley of Buncrana, all of whom enjoyed the breathtaking landscapes of the lakes and moorland.



The Lodge is located on an extremely private site of c. 2.46 Ha (6.09 Acres) with extensive flora and fauna throughout and is bounded by a brook providing soothing water sounds.



Ground Floor Accommodation

Entrance Conservatory 4.69m x 1.48m (15'5" x 4'10") Feature large flagstone flooring, double folding external doors opening onto a paved patio area. Georgian glazed arched door to inner hallway.

Inner Hallway 4.38 x 1.79m (4.38 x 5'10") Incorporates staircase to first floor.

Sitting Room 4.89m x 3.73m (16'1" x 12'3") plus 3.81m x 1.05m (12'6" x 3'5") Feature fireplace with stove insert, double aspect sash windows with shutters. Corner display cabinet. “Coffered” lattice ceiling.

Dining Room 4.89m x 3.68m (16'1" x 12'1") Brick fireplace with stone surround. Sash windows with shutters, built in display cabinet. Ceiling rose and cornicing. Open archway to kitchen.

Kitchen 4.76m x 4.39m (15'7" x 14'5") Fitted cupboards and worktop with glazed tiling above. Stainless steel sink and drainer, solid fuel range with back boiler. Black and cream quarry tile flooring. Sash windows with shutter.

Back Hall 3.03m x 1.55m (9'11" x 5'1") Shelving and coat hooks, black and cream quarry tile flooring.

Pantry / Hotpress 2.63m x 1.84m (8'8" x 6'0") Walk in pantry with cupboards and shelving and immersion heater.

Office 2.92m x 2.62m (9'7" x 8'7") plus 1.73m x 0.61m (5'8" x 2')

WC 1.70m x 0.88m (5'7" x 2'11") WC and WHB, antique style cistern and feature leather padded door.


First Floor Accommodation

Landing 6.43m x 1.78m (21'1" x 5'10") Sash window with shutters.

Primary Bedroom 4.51m x 4.48m (14'10" x 14'8") Feature 2.98m high ceiling, built in wardrobe, door to the rear, open fireplace.

Bedroom 2 3.29m x 3.45m (10'10" x 11'4") Incorporating built in wardrobe. WHB. View to the rear garden. Open fireplace. Carpet floor coverings.

Bathroom 2.38m x 1.53m (7'10" x 5') Carpet flooring. WC with antique style cistern. WHB on vanity unit and louvre doors to shower room 1.35m x 2.80m (4'5" x 9'2") jacuzzi style stand up shower with overhead and style jets. Carpet flooring. Sliding sash window.

Bedroom 3 3.67m x 4.86m (12' x 15'11") Carpet flooring. Open fireplace and WHB. Sliding sash window with view overlooking the front lawn.

Bedroom 4 4.89m x 3.64m (16'1" x 11'11") Carpet flooring. Interconnecting door with the primary bedroom and also door to the adjoining 2.08m x 4.85m (6'10" x 15'11") which could be a bedroom / an office / playroom or converted into a walk in wardrobe. WHB installed. Double aspect. Carpet flooring.



Shed 5.39m x 1.98m (17'8" x 6'6") Shelving, storage space.

Shed 2.68m x 3.39m (8'10" x 11'1") Would make an ideal part enclosed barbeque area.

First Floor Barn / Function Room 15.51m x 3.90m (50'11" x 12'10") Split level. Underfloor heating.

Wood Store 6.10m x 2.13m (20'0" x 7'0")

Wood Burning Shed 7.67m x 3.96m (25'2" x 13'0") Wood pellet heating system.

Stable 7.27m x 3.71m (23'10" x 12'2" )

Garden Room 4.11m x 2.91m (13'6" x 9'7")



SERVICES | Mains electricity, telephone, wood pellet central heating, solar panels, well water and septic tank within the grounds.

SALE METHOD | Private Treaty.

TENURE & POSSESSION | The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given at the closing of sale.

VIEWING | Strictly By Private Appointment with the selling agent.

SOLICITOR | CS Kelly Solicitors, Buncrana, Co Donegal



From Buncrana take R238 towards Carndonagh / Clonmany for approximately 5.50 miles on your way passing Cashel Na Cor Resource Centre on the left. When you reach the “North Pole” pub keep left (signposted Clonmany) and continue along this road where Mintiaghs Lake can easily be seen on the right. Take the road right at the end of the lake and after a short distance the avenue to Mintiaghs Lodge situated in the trees between the two pillars.


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