One of Ireland's finest coastal residential estates
Carniseal is a compact residential and agricultural estate with amenity centred upon an exceptional contemporary house and extending to about 46 acres (18 hectares) of ring-fenced land. A key feature of the estate is that the eastern boundary is formed by about 600 metres of frontage on to Lough Swilly. The house occupies an elevated, private setting in mature parkland and with its outstanding waterfront situation, places Carniseal in the premier league of coastal residential estates in the country.
Carniseal House is strategically positioned to take full advantage of the stunning views over the Fanad peninsula and across Lough Swilly towards Inch Island and beyond to Inishowen. The house is accessed off the R247 Ramelton-to-Rathmullan road and is entered through an impressive bell-mouthed stone wall with piers and lights, planted borders and cast-iron electric gates. A sweeping driveway flanked with lamps, lawns, hedging and deciduous trees, leads to the front of the house where there is a cobblestone turning circle and ample parking.
Arranged over two principal floors and facing southeast, Carniseal House was constructed in the 1990's. It is designed in a period style yet offers exceptional accommodation suitable for contemporary family living and hosting lavish house parties. External features of the house include two porticos, a pedimented entrance front, a hipped slate roof, red brick chimneys, cornicing and a bay window. Internally, the spacious and well-laid-out accommodation benefits from an abundance of natural light and includes many notable features, such as sash and case windows, ornate timber panelling, flagstone flooring, decorative cornicing and ceiling roses, architraves, French windows, and striking fireplaces.
The house is entered via a decorative portico and front door with fanlight above, which opens to a vestibule and an impressive reception hall with central staircase and fireplace. The reception hall provides access to the main reception rooms and kitchen. A sunroom is situated on the western elevation and is accessed via both the dining room and kitchen. Directly off the kitchen is a utility room, larder, and access to a basement cellar.
On the first floor is a galleried landing which provides access to a magnificent south-facing master bedroom suite with a dressing room and shower room. There are four further bedrooms, a family bathroom and an office which benefits from the excellent views.
Situated to the side of the house and with a separate access, is a useful annex which provides flexible accommodation. It comprises a studio, shower room, gym, and a garage.
The house, annex and garage offer luxurious accommodation extending to about 658 square metres/ 7,089 square feet in total. A full layout of the accommodation is shown on the adjoining floorplans.
Situated to the north of Carniseal House and with a separate access from the public road, is a secure general-purpose shed. It is in six bays of steel portal frame construction beneath a box profile roof with box profile cladding, concrete panel walls and a concrete base with a tank beneath. It includes insulation, an up-and-over roller door and concrete aprons. There are water and electricity supplies.
Gardens & Grounds
Carniseal House is set within wonderful mature grounds which have the most incredible views over Lough Swilly and the surrounding countryside. The landscaped gardens primarily comprise lawns and shrubs, while mature parkland surrounds the house and with a range of mixed deciduous trees creates privacy, shelter, and amenity.
The farmland at Carniseal is suitable for silage and extends to about 32 acres. Lying within a ring-fenced block and with extensive road frontage, the land benefits from stud rail fencing and hedging. It gently rises from sea level to a high point of about 19 metres (62 feet) on the south-western boundary. The fields have water via a combination of drinking troughs (fed by a mains water supply) and a natural supply (from streams passing through the fields).
The farmland at Carniseal is let on a seasonal basis to a local farmer. Further information is available from the selling agents.
BER Details - BER D1 - BER No.114378037
Carniseal offers a rare opportunity to purchase a unique Irish residential estate with water frontage. Centred upon a very special house with a private situation, it also includes an extensive coastline and a useful variety of farmland and amenity land.James Butler