Set in one of the most scenic positions in Downings, the Pier House commands an elevated position beside the entrance to the pier and just beside Downings Bay Beach.
The property was constructed in the early 1930s by a local man who trained as a ships carpenter. There is evidence throughout the house of this type of craftmanship such as the panelled ceilings in the two front rooms which reflect the ceilings on cruise liners of the time.
The internal accommodation is of generous proportions in line with the time of construction with many period features still intact throughout the home including the sash windows, detailed coving and feature high ceilings. The entrance hall provides access to the main reception rooms namely the drawing room and living room, which are bright and spacious.
To the rear of the house is the kitchen, utility area, family bathroom as well as a storeroom which could easily be used as a 4th bedroom.
On the first floor, there are 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom, all centred around a beautiful landing space. The main bedrooms are light-filled and expansive with the added benefit of period fireplaces and sea views. The layout of the bedrooms lends itself to the inclusion of ensuite bathrooms and walk in wardrobes.
In all the house extends to approximately 142 sq m / 1,534 sq ft. A layout of the accommodation is shown on the accompanying floorplans.
The icehouse was built to store ice for the local fishing industry and is one of a few dotted around the Irish and UK coastline. Ideally suited to store a boat or indeed water sports equipment but could also be converted to a beautiful office space subject to the necessary planning permissions.
There is a small terrace to the rear of the house as well as seating space to the front of the house to sit and enjoy the water view.
Mains electricity, mains sewerage, mains water.
County Donegal is located on the north-westerly tip of Ireland and is considered one of Ireland’s most beautiful and unspoilt counties which is renowned for its history, heritage, and landscape. Donegal is typified by its dramatic towering sea cliffs, rolling lush hills and stunning beaches.
Excellent amenities such as shopping, bars and restaurants are all available in Downings with the main shopping hub located in Letterkenny. Letterkenny is the largest and most populous town in Donegal and is considered to be the economic centre of the north-west region.
For golfing enthusiasts, while Rosapenna Golf Resort in Downings (2 km) has two championship links courses – Sandy Hills and Old Tom Morris – and a third course St Patrick’s Links by Tom Doak which recently opened in the Summer of 2021, Dunfanaghy Golf Club (24 km) also offers one of the finest links courses in Donegal.
Donegal is also famed for its quality water sports with many tourists coming to the area specifically to surf and sail the coast at all times of the year. The surrounding beaches at Downings Bay Beach (100m), Tra Na Rossan, Gortnalughoge and Sheephaven Bay are visually magnificent and some of the best in the country for enjoying with family.
Nearby airports include Donegal Airport (56 km), offering local connections within Ireland and Scotland, and City of Derry Airport (78 km) for UK destinations and onwards.
BER No.: 113294508
Energy Performance Indicator: 428.57 kWh/M2/yr