Donaghmore House, Castlefin, Co Donegal, F93 HKF7

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For Sale €1,200,000 - Residential
595 sq m (6,400 sq ft) approx, 36 ha (90 acres) approx. 10 Bedrooms Print

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Substantial Victorian (c.1870) country house on 36 ha (90 acres) approx. incorporating an attractive detached cast iron conservatory, two gate lodges, walled gardens and a range of outbuildings.

The house is accessed by a flight of cut stone steps to the entrance vestibule with wrought iron boot scrapers and flanked by cut stone plinth walls.

Accommodation is arranged over four floors, basement, ground, first, roof space and a single storey return to the rear which would have been the former staff quarters.

The Main House extends to 595 sq m (6,400 sq ft) approx.

Original features include sliding sash window frames, original cornicing, fireplaces, extra high ceilings etc. etc.

The holding extends to the bank of the River Finn on the other side of the N15 roadway and offers an interesting opportunity for an owner occupier or for business purposes to develop a hotel or myriad of other such uses for commercial purposes (subject to planning approval).

It is believed the Donaghmore House was associated with the Spence family from c.1750 until c.1800 of which at least two members (father and son) served as ministers of the church. The original house appears to have ceased to have been used as a rectory in the 1860’s and the present, more substantial house, may have been built shortly after this time.


Special Features

  • Period property c.1870 with many original features.
  • Frontage to River Finn.
  • East Donegal location in the heart of rich farm land.
  • Easy reach of Letterkenny, Lifford / Strabane and Ballybofey / Stranorlar.
  • Ideal restoration / reclamation project.



Ground Floor  
Entrance Porch  2.48m x 1.49m (8’2″ x 4’11”)

Entrance Hall  4.96m x 2.99m (16’3″ x 9’10”)
Morning Room  4.87m x 6.41m (16′ x 21′) plus  3.31m x 1.39m (10’10” x 4’7″)

Sitting Room  6.41m x 4.88m (21′ x 16′) plus  3.28m x 1.15m (10’9″ x 3’9″)

Dining Room  4.84m x 3.70m (15’11” x 12’2″)

Internal Hall  6.34m x 1.51m (20’10” x 4’11”)
Kitchen  3.68m x 2.07m (12’1″ x 6’9″)


Former Staff Quarters  
Wc and whb / Utility  2.91m x 1.39m (9’7″ x 4’7″)
Bedroom  4.94m x 3.49m (16’2″ x 11’5″)
Store  1.72m x 2.84m (5’8″ x 9’4″)
Living Room  4.11m x 5.58m (13’6″ x 18’4″)
Rear Entrance  2.73m x 3.89m (8’11” x 12’9″)
Store A  2.70m x 1.85m (8’10” x 6’1″)
Store B  2.74m x 1.87m (9′ x 6’2″)


First Floor  
Master Bedroom  4.95m x 3.80m (16’3″ x 12’6″)

Dressing Room  3.34m x 2.03m (10’11” x 6’8″)

Cupboard  1.87m x 1.49m (6’2″ x 4’11”)

Bedroom   4.89m x 3.84m (16’1″ x 12’7″)

Dressing Room  3.30m x 1.97m (10’10” x 6’6″)
Cupboard  1.86m x 0.87m (6’1″ x 2’10”)
Bedroom 5.37m x 3.82m (17’7″ x 12’6″)

Bathroom  3.64m x 3.22m (11’11” x 10’7″)

Bedroom  4.89m x 3.79m (16’1″ x 12’5″)
Airing cupboard  2.42m x 1.52m (7’11” x 5′)
Bedroom 3.96m x 3.65m (13′ x 12′)

Staff Staircase with Half Landing incorporating whb and wc  


Roof Space

Bedroom  4.90m x 4.15m (16’1″ x 13’7″)
Bedroom  4.83m x 4.00m (15’10” x 13’1″)
Bedroom  5.97m x 4.92m (19’7″ x 16’2″)
Bedroom  6.03m x 5.28m (19’9″ x 17’4″)
Bedroom  5.39m x 4.12m (17’8″ x 13’6″)



Donaghmore House sits on 36 ha (90 acres) approx. 23.27 ha (57.50 acres) are situated above N15 and surround the Main House. Below the road there is a further 12.65 ha (31 acres) which is dissected by the old Donegal Railway 0.851 ha (2.10 acres). The land below the road borders the River Finn.



There are a range of outbuildings which could be converted to residential / commercial use (subject to planning permission). There is also a walled garden. There are two Gate Lodges at the east and west avenues which are currently let. The Gate House to the east comprises a five bedroom cottage and to the west a two bedroom cottage.



The property is outlined on the attached map on page 3 and title is currently held in the Registry of Deeds.


BER Details BER exempt.



Strictly by prior appointment with the joint selling agents.

Sherry FitzGerald Rainey and Henry Kee & Son Auctioneers.


National Inventory & Architectural Heritage

The property is a listed building and full details can be found on the National Inventory & Architectural Heritage website or click on the link below.


Travelling from Lifford / Strabane take the N15 road towards Ballybofey / Stranorlar / Donegal Town / Sligo. Pass through Castlefin and on the immediate outskirts Donaghmore House is located on the right, easily identified by our prominent “For Sale” board.

Latitude: 54.803586 Longitude: -7.60921 (copy into Google Maps for location / streetview).

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