The Pier House, Downings, Co Donegal, F92 K065 | Property for sale | Savills
183.95 sq m(1,980 sq ft)
Guide price €415,000(£363,968)

The Pier House, DowningsCo Donegal, F92 K065

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in January 2024
  • Small terrace to rear of house
  • Opportunity for an excellent rental income
  • A stones throw to the beach and pier
  • One of the most visually beautiful areas in the country

Pier front home with incredible views over Sheephaven Bay

About this property

  • 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 1930's 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
    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.

    Strictly by appointment with Savills Country Agency. Given the hazards of the coastal setting of the property, we urge the strictest of caution when viewing or inspecting the property.

    F92 K065

    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.

    Mains electricity, mains sewerage, mains water.

    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.

    Entry & Possession
    Entry is by agreement with vacant possession.

    Offers may be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
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    Best Offers Date
    A date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the 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.

    Brochure prepared and photographs taken in June 2023.

    BER Details - BER F - BER No.113294508 - Energy Performance Indicator: 428.57 kWh/M2/yr

Local information

  • 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.

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