Tuath Na Mara, Fanad, Co. Donegal

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Detached House
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Detached House


Contact Name: Liam McCarthy

Agent: Savills Country Homes

PSR Licence Number: 002223

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Key Features

A stunning coastal property
Direct beach access
3 bedrooms
Panoramic sea views
180m of waterfrontage
About 7.9 acres in total
Portsalon 6 km
Milford 20 km
Rathmullan 23 km

Property Description

*** Date for Best and Final Offers at noon on Wednesday 11 September 2019(unless previously sold) ***

Tuath Na Mara is an impressive and unique house, striking in appearance and designed to appear free-floating amongst its stunning rugged coastal landscape surroundings. In recognition of its striking design, the property has won a number of architectural awards, including the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland ' 'Best House' ' prize and the Institute' s first ever ' 'Public Choice Award' '. The property is designed to act as a channel by encapsulating and mirroring its natural surroundings with splendid views of Lough Swilly to the East and sea views to the North.

Designed by award-winning MacGabhann Architects, the blueprint design was to release a meditative mood throughout which is immediately realised upon arrival at the property, as it is hidden and accessed from high ground.

The house extends to about 145 sq m / 1,556 sq ft. Approached via a hidden raised driveway, this leads into a pebbled forecourt with ample parking. A raised step leads up to the front entrance which opens into a vestibule and hallway. The hallway doubles as a library with feature fitted bookshelves and also connects to the two separate living areas of the house. On the south facing section of the property is a spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen area. It includes two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The north facing section features a similar compact style open-plan living/kitchen room. Off this is the master bedroom with en-suite shower room. A reading nook is situated in the hallway/library and there is also a utility room.

The house can be divided into two separate self-contained units or as one combined space. There are decks on either side of the house.
Features include a zig-zag style roof, designed to catch both the rising and the setting sun. The zinc cladding and roof was specifically designed to blend in with the hues of the nearby rocks between high and low tides and also with the natural tones of the flora and fauna on the grounds.
The grounds extend to about 7.9 acres and are bound on the east side by the beach. Grazing land to the north and east of the house give protection and a countryside feel. To the side of the house is a planted wood, pond and a garden with mature tree fern and Rhedodendrons. There is natural scrubland and rocky outcrops to the westerly elevation of the property which shelter the house.

One of the most special and truly unique features of Tuath Na Mara is direct access to a sandy beach. The beach is complete with inlet caves and coastal rock features. It includes about 180 metres of water frontage.

For golfing enthusiasts, Portsalon Golf Club (6 km) is a fine links course and one of Irish golf' s best-kept secrets. Ballyliffin Golf Course, Irelands most northerly golf complex can be accessed via the Lough Swilly Ferry. The ferry service connects the Fanad and Inishowen peninsula with daily crossings between Rathmullan and Buncrana.

There is plenty of choice for thrill seekers with Adventure One Surf School in Fanad (7 km) and Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports School (24 km) both offering courses on the water for children and adults.

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.

There is an abundance of attractions to visit in the vicinity, including The Glenveagh National Park and the Wild Atlantic Way, coupled with some of Ireland' s most incredible beaches.

The Fanad peninsula lies between Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay, a highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way on the North coast of Donegal. This stunning peninsula stretches north from the village of Milford to Fanad Head and continues down to the Georgian village of Ramelton. It features some of the most remarkable coastlines and cliff scenery in Ireland. Fanad Head Lighthouse, which sits on the western shore of the peninsula, has been voted as one of the beautiful lighthouses in the world.

Nearby Portsalon (6 km) offers local amenities including a shop and fine dining at The Olde Stores Bar and The Pier Restaurant. The larger towns of Milford (20 km) and Rathmullan (23 km) offer further amenities, schooling and restaurants including the well-known Rathmullan Country House Hotel. Ballymastocker Beach in Portsalon is a beautiful golden beach stretching from Portsalon to the Knockalla Hills. It is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Letterkenny (36 km) is the largest town in Donegal. It is a market town with atmospheric pubs, some excellent restaurants, hotels and impressive cultural centres that host top local and international artists.

Airports - City of Derry Airport (84 km) is the gateway to the North West of Ireland and offers connections to Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Liverpool, London Stansted and Manchester. Donegal Airport (76 km) services both Dublin and Glasgow International Airports.

The Eircode for the property is F92 E640

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BER No. 112459847

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Savills Country Homes
33 Molesworth Street Dublin 2

Contact Name: Liam McCarthy

PSR Licence Number: 002223

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This Detached House located at Tuath Na Mara, Fanad, Co. Donegal is currently for sale. This property was last updated by Savills Country Homes 1 day ago. Tuath Na Mara, Fanad, Co. Donegal is priced as: €475,000 and has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. View all properties for sale in Fanad, Co. Donegal. View properties for sale with 3 bedrooms in Fanad, Co. Donegal.
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