Picture No. 42
229.28 sq m
Guide price €390,000( ₫)

Hill House and Blueberry Cottage, MoneskBlacklion, Co Cavan, F91 F7Y7

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2019
  • 3-bedroom archetypal cottage
  • On approximately 2.4 hectares / 6 acres
  • Pretty cottage gardens
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Wonderful setting in the Lake District of Ireland

A beautifully restored sandstone farmhouse and cottage set on 6 acres

About this property

  • Nestling in the foothills of Ben Mountain on the Glenfarne Plateau, Hill House and Blueberry Cottage are a pair of distinctive stone properties comprised of a traditional farmhouse and archetypal cottage, both restored and renovated to a very high standard.

    Hill House
    Hill House is a tastefully restored, high energy rated farmhouse, refurbished to an excellent standard. Situated in a true rural landscape with beautiful views the property offers an outdoor lifestyle, nature and a country life. A pleasant driveway leads to the front of the properties where ample parking is available.

    On entering the property via the entrance hall, a boot room leads to the sitting room with French oak floors, southwest panoramic windows and a Nestor Martin wood burning stove. It is a bright, homely space ideal for family living and entertaining. This area takes full advantage of the pretty garden and benefits by passive solar gain. Off the boot room, there is a utility room, toilet and shower room.

    The sitting room leads through to the spacious attractive kitchen dining area with a Rayburn.

    The bedroom accommodation is set out over two floors incorporating three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, and a ground floor guest bedroom en suite.

    Hill House has been featured in many magazines and articles, including Irish Home and Garden.

    Blueberry Cottage
    Blueberry Cottage is a delightful sandstone cottage. Accessed by a separate driveway, the property comprises 3 en-suite bedrooms, all with separate entrances. Each bedroom is uniquely named Lily, Viola, and Peony. A large garden room overlooking the wildlife pool provides a spectacular view. The living space is an open plan design and includes kitchen, dining and living room area with a wood stove.

    This quiet countryside haven has been featured in Green Door Inspirational Homes Ireland and featured among The Sunday Times 20 best places to stay in Ireland.

    Various outbuildings on the grounds include a Cambridge greenhouse and large 3-bay barn and stable.

    Set on grounds of about 6 acres, wonderful gardens and woodland surround both properties featuring mature oaks and specimen trees. The gardens are wonderfully laid out with wild fauna and flowers. A wildlife haven, the gardens and pond attracts newts, frogs, dragonflies, beetles, hoverflies, and bees. There is an abundance of birds including hawks, herons, and buzzards. Wildflowers in the adjoining fields and meadows add to the colourful scene and seasonal rare orchids can be found in the lower streamside meadow.

    BER Details - BER B3 - BER No.109557751

It is very rare to come across such a unique property as Hill House, it is a splendid example of a complete restore and renovation of a traditional sandstone farmhouse. Both Hill House & Blueberry cottage ooze charm, while the cottage also provides a stream of income throughout the year. Ideal opportunity for those looking to enjoy the good life or as a wonderful escape.

Cianan DuffProperty agent

Local information

  • Located in the Lake District of Ireland, Blacklion is situated between Upper and Lower Lough Macnean and nestled on the borders of Cavan, Leitrim, and Fermanagh. The region is a haven for wildlife and lake fishing with Upper Lough Macnean renowned for fine course fishing.
  • The nearby village of Blacklion (7km) is conveniently located with shops, pharmacy, pubs and the five-star Macnean House, Restaurant and Cookery School, providing one of Irelands finest dining experiences. A short drive to Manorhamilton provides further amenities including shops, banks, and restaurants. There is also the Leitrim Sculpture and Arts centre and The Glens Theatre, a popular arts venue within the town.
  • Sporting and recreation are popular in the surrounding area with Lough Macnean being a paradise for water sports as well as fishing for Coarse and Trout. Ancient and historical sites nearby include The Marble Arch Caves, Florencecourt and Cavan Burren Global Geopark. Local outdoor activity centres offer canoeing, caving, angling and bike tours. For the equestrian enthusiasts, Drumbaragh stables offer treks and lessons for all abilities.
  • Various sporting pursuits in the area include fishing, hill walking, wild swimming, water sports, golf, fungi hunting, flora and fauna walks, wildlife and bird watching. There is also the wonderful lakeside and waterfall walks on Lough Macnean, Claddagh River and Fowleys Falls to enjoy.
  • The scenic 26km Cavan Way is a hike which runs from Blacklion to Dowra through the Cuilcagh Mountains passing a myriad of prehistoric sites of interest. The area is popular with hillwalkers and cyclists for its scenic beauty. There are lovely lakeside and woodland walks which can be accessed from the property.
  • Golfing enthusiasts can enjoy Blacklion Golf Club set on the shore of Lough Macnean (6.8 km), Enniskillen Golf Club (28 km), the Championship course at Bundoran Golf Club (45 km) and Slieve Russell Golf Club which was voted the No. 1 best golf resort in Ulster 2018 (46 km). The award-winning Lough Erne Golf Club in Enniskillen also offers enthusiasts further course challenges.
  • Primary and Secondary schools in the local area includes St. Columban's Primary School (8 km), St. Clares Comprehensive School (18km), Mount Lourdes Grammar School (27 km), Enniskillen Model Primary School (27 km) and Enniskillen Royal Grammar School (27 km).

Additional information

  • Directions: Eircode F91 F7Y7