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Ancient cottage for Sale.
Charming old well restored building.

Located on Termon-Peninsula,
North-West Coast of Ireland,
about 8 kilometers southwest of Dungloe, County Donegal,

It is a rural country place.
Some 40.000sqm (9,5 acres)
of bog and peat, bordered by the water of the North Atlantic. Private beaches and a little bay in the meadow, useful as storm proofed mooring place for your boat.

The Cottage was built around 1940.
The total living area is about 80 sqm.
The building substance is in good condition, not least because of thoroughly done restorations.

Asking price 220.000,00 € 


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Aerial Photograph


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Location of the cottage


Driving from Dublin to the Cottage (Dungloe) takes approximately 5 to 6 hours by car (or public bus).

Distance between the cottage and downtown Dungloe is around 8 Km




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Being a little more specific about the cottage and it’s (natural) surrounding – the site at a glance


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Yellow-blooming GORSE (ulex europaeus) lines the last mile of gravel road to the cottage


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Scenery of private beaches


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Inlet to a sheltered Bay, a storm-proofed mooring place for a boat


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For centuries serving as navigational guiding light on position “Rough Point” in nearby Killybeg Harbor, now - as an act of charity? - this authentic light buoy performs as “garden lamp” in front of the cottage


Numerous lakes in the vicinity of Dungloe, as well as the high sea fishing grounds of the Atlantic Ocean “in the backyard” of the cottage offer an extensive variety of sport fishing.

A hilly countryside with lots of embedded lakes, deep-green meadows taking turns with vast regions of wasteland, challenges bikers and backtrackers.

The pleasing little town of Dungloe is rather well equipped with it’s supermarkets
“Super Value”, “Aldi”, “Lidl” and “The Cope”.

A well-kept “Local Hospital” provides doctor’s help if necessary.
A public library, quite e few shops, comfy pubs and restaurants offer a little entertainment.



And yes, there is even a little Airport around.
Carrick Finn (CFN) offers a daily flight to / from Dublin.
It takes about 25 minutes driving time to get from the Cottage to the Airport. “Rush hour” at Carrick Finn “International” Airport.




The Cottage in particular, technical hints. Most probably the little house was erected around 1940. Solid stonewalls of some 50 cm thickness and the well-established, storm proofed technique of slate roofing prevented the cottage from being deteriorated over the time. When the today’s owner took over in 1982, a period of frequent refurbishing works started. Repairs were done, where necessary, re-erections and extensions were carried out, where basic requirements demanded solutions or promised a little more comfort.

For instance – a tumbledown henhouse was rebuilt and converted into a bath room, while one each porch on the front- and rear side of the cottage was built newly. While the front side porch is primarily functioning as a wind breaker on stormy days, keeping unwanted draft out of the living room, the porch on the backside (seaside) of the cottage turned out to be the right place for the galley. An enjoyable place to peel potatoes and sizzle fishes, because every time you make a little break and look through the large glass-panes of the XXL-windows, you`re rewarded by a breathtaking panorama-view across the site, all the way down to the beaches and the sea.

Heating of the living area is accomplished by three different fire places: A convection-oven in the bedroom, a back-boiler-range with linked radiators, using the return flow out of the radiators for floor heating (living room) and another back-boiler-range is used in the kitchen room, mainly for cooking purpose, while residual heat from the back-boiler is servicing attached radiators as well. All fire places are working on solid fuel, like turf (peat) timber and coal.

Supply-connections to public services: Electricity - Electricity supply is provided by a single phase, 230V ac / 15 amp – connection.

Telephone - It turned out, that a fixed telephone in this rural country side, connected to the public line, is quite an expensive object. Additionally the ongoing standing charge during (years of?) absences truly is a waste of money. So a mobile phone proved to be a suitable substitute. This in particular, in case the phone supplier offers a “joint venture” with a provider for a wireless internet connection.

Water - The house-water system was deliberately not connected to the public supply line. Even though, the public water supply hose runs along the cottage in just some 20 meters distance and a connection could have been made easily, it was decided not to “depend” on this public service. Irish predecessors used rainwater since ever. So did the present owner for 35 years. Actually, roof-collected rain water, scalded, was used for cooking as well, without any troubles.


How does it look inside the Cottage?
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The front porch on the south side of the Cottage, facing the public road


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…and talking about the front porch – this is how it looks from outside, viewed from the road. Front Porch with solid mahogany sliding-door at main entrance (to the left) and a little storehouse (right hand side) for the main rainwater tank.


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Living room, road-side window.


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Living room, with a 10 KW back-boiler range “on fire”. The back-boiler’s heating water passes through three radiators. Thereafter the return flow is piped through a floor heating system.


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Living room, Sailor’s Corner: “Knots & Ropes”.


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Living room, pass through to the galley of the sea-side porch.    


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Living room, entry to store-room and exit to front porch.


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Bedroom, crew bunk, convertible into a writing table.


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Bedroom, “crew bunk” converted into writing table.


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Bedroom, convection oven.


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Bedroom, dressing corner with mirror & drawer.


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Bedroom, master’s bunk.


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Bedroom:
Two more bunks upstairs on gallery-level. Access via folding ladder. Master’s bunk at floor level. Dressing corner, wardrobe.


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Not really an annex, but some kind of a shelter as well:
A weather protected workshop & store. Although this room neighbors the living room (!) it was blocked for restauration ever since, because the “all inclusive” restoration job demanded a place for a workbench, sufficient space to deposit tools and a dry place for bunkering the solid fuel. By the way – tools are not for sale


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Porch sea side, cooking section. Gas Cooker, Back Boiler-Range, Sink & Fridge. Original marine portholes. Back boiler serving two radiators.


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Porch sea side, original marine sky light overhead cooking area.


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Porch sea side. When galley in use, sky light may come handy.


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Porch sea side, “living room” section.


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Porch sea side, “living room” section at night fall.


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Porch sea side, outside round the corner, facing East:
Place for breakfast during sunrise.


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Porch sea side, outside round the corner, facing West:
Place for teatime and for the sundowner during sunset.


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Porch sea side, seen from the backyard.


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Porch sea side. Outlook, overviewing the backyard.


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Porch sea side, seen across the “house-marina”.


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Annex. Former henhouse. Reconstructed as bathroom / toilet.


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Annex. Former henhouse. Bathtub. Waterpump.


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Annex. Former henhouse.
Transparent hose water-quantity indicator.
Coat rack with Walrus-(?) Eddy-Bones as
“wardrobe-hooks” & WC.


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Barn: Appearance after re-erection of sidewalls and rebuilding of roof. New Slates.
Electricity supply (connection) scheduled. Actually: An earth cable runs from the barn to the sea-side porch.
(For the time being - Building is unused)


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Barn: Restored roof, renewed rafters


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Barn: Attached shelter.
Intended as “engine room” for a diesel - generator unit to generate
a 3-phase power supply to run electric driven heavy duty machines.
                                                                


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Barn. Attached shelter:
This 6,5-hp Armstrong-Siddeley Diesel engine was intended to drive the generator. (Purchase optional).




The above particulars are issued by this office on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through this office. Every care is taken preparing particulars but this firm does not hold itself responsible for any inaccuracies. All reasonable offers will be submitted to the vendors. O.S.I. No. AU0024906

For more information and appointments please contact us:

Schiller & Schiller
Licensed Auctioneers & Sole Agents
Ardtarmon Castle
F91KW88 Ballinfull P.O., County Sligo
Rep. of Ireland


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