Cruit Lower, Kincasslagh, Co Donegal, F94 NR27 | Property for sale | Savills
85 Ac(34.40 Ha)
Guide price €950,000

Cruit Lower, KincasslaghCo Donegal, F94 NR27

  • Sale Agreed
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Water views from all rooms
  • Beautiful thatched cottages
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Excellent sporting facilities nearby
  • 11km to Donegal Airport

Magnificent beachfront home on about 85 acres

About this property

  • Lower Cruit has an unrivalled position in the Northwest of Ireland with breath-taking views over the Atlantic Ocean. The setting is magnificent and with two beaches on the grounds, it is without doubt one of the finest waterfront opportunities to come to the market in a long time.

    Owned by the one family since the 1800's, the main house was constructed in 1934 and comprises of a 4-bed farmhouse over two floors with cosy accommodation and beautiful views. Although in need of modernisation, the property is presented well and ready for immediate occupation. The ground floor comprises a sitting room with an open fire, a kitchen/dining room with a fireplace and fitted units and a bedroom which is useful for families and guests.

    Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a shower room with WC off the landing. All of the bedrooms have their own feature fireplace, and each room has a magnificent view over the grounds and the water. To the west of the main house is an old granary building that is in good order and could be renovated to provide extra accommodation or indeed an extra income subject to the necessary planning permissions. There are also 2 derelict cottages on site which can provide extra accommodation subject to the necessary permissions. These cottages date back to pre-famine times and are a beautiful piece of Irish heritage.

    Grounds and Land
    Surrounding the house is a well-cared for lawn and a feature stone wall and gorse border that provides privacy and shelter. The land extends to about 34 hectares / 85 acres and is bound on the east and west by the sea and several beaches including many rod fishing spots.

    There is one beach on the east side of the holding, called 'Greenport' which is below the thatched cottage and is completely bounded by land that is within the ownership of the family – this is a rare offering and a very special amenity. On the west side, beyond the lake, there is an island called 'Oileán Carraig' which can be accessed at low water by foot and The Cruit Island Golf Course bounds the property to the north-west. The land itself is undulating and best suited to general amenity use rather than a farming enterprise. Importantly, the land is split by a road giving road frontage to a huge part of the property and maybe the potential for development subject to the relevant planning permission.

    BER rating – G
    BER number – 116737891

    Strictly by appointment by Savills Residential and Country Agency.

    Given the water side location, we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection.

    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.

    A public water supply and a septic tank service both the main house and the thatched cottage.

    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, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail.

    BER Details - BER G - BER No.116737891

Local information

  • County Donegal is one of the most beautiful counties of Ireland, offering unrivalled scenery with its many spectacular land and seascapes. The Atlantic shoreline is etched with a multitude of beautiful bays and glorious sandy beaches. Overlooking much of this coastline are the rugged mountains and hills, stretching from the unique Mount Errigal in the north of the county, to the beauty of the aptly named Blue Stack Mountains in the south.
  • Much of the appeal of this region of Donegal is owed to the hundreds of rivers and lakes that are interspersed throughout the county and are home to salmon, trout and sea trout for which Donegal is renowned.
  • Cruit Island is a beautiful small island with natural wildlife and amazing scenery. Cruit is one of the main islands of the Rosses and is one of only two inhabited islands: the other being Aranmore.
  • The island is connected to the mainland at Belcruit by a bridge, which was built at the time of World War II and is renowned for its spectacular scenery with panoramic views of the wild Atlantic. With Owey Island, Aranmore Island and Mount Errigal forming part of the scenery together with Cruit Island's golden beaches, the island is an exceptionally attractive and desirable part of Ireland.
  • The island has a strong community presence and a wonderful feeling of remoteness, yet basic facilities are provided by Kincasslagh village which is approximately 6 kilometres away. A more comprehensive range of facilities and services can be found at Dungloe (13 km).
  • An abundance of sporting and leisure activities are available, with Saoire Mara Charters, Kincasslagh offering coastal boat tours & deep-sea angling. Maghery Coasta Adventures, an outdoor water activity centre offering kayaking and various sea activities is located close by (19 km).
  • For golfing enthusiasts, Cruit Island Golf Course is one of Ireland's finest links courses and became the first Irish golf club to appoint a lady president. Gweedore, Dunfanaghy & Ballybofey Golf Courses are all accessible.
  • Local schooling is available at, Scoil Mhuire Belcruit, Kincasslagh, (5km), Scoil an Aingil Choimheádaí, Burtonport (11 km), St. Cronas National School, Dungloe (13 km) and Rosses Community School, Dungloe (13 km).
  • Donegal Airport is just 11km from the property.

Additional information