A stunning 18th Century mansion has gone on the market in Donegal for a cool €750,000.

Inch House, located on Inch Island in Inishowen, is a 15-bed property boasting panoramic Lough Swilly views, a walled courtyard, coach house and cottage.

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Built between 1710 and 1720, the historic building is packed with potential, as it blends grand period features together with modern conveniences.

Inch House – Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey

Inch House Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey

Inch House Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey

The listing, by Sherry FitzGerald in Letterkenny, describes Inch House as the setting of a number of important events and the location for ITV film Agnes Jones.

In recent decades, some of the early stages of the Peace Process were played out here, as meetings took place between politicians and clergy, with notable guests including Mr John Hume.

In the mid-1980s, the house was bought by visionary genealogist Pat ‘Inch’ Dougherty and used as the O Dochartaigh Genealogy Centre. Famous visitors such as Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich came to trace their roots. More recently, Inch House was an Irish Studies Centre for visiting university students.

Inch House Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey

Inch House Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey

Inch House Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey

The main Inch House building comprises of six reception rooms and five large bedrooms, with many original features remaining.

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On-site lies a substantial detached converted stables and coach house, which was extended in recent years and which now comprises 348.42 sq m. The coach house can accommodate up to forty guests in eight bedrooms.

There is an additional detached two bedroom cottage with separate shower room and open plan kitchen / living / dining room.

Coach House: Inch House – Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey

Coach House Lounge – Inch House Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey

Coach House Meeting Room at Inch House – Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey

Another draw is the location. The house is beautifully positioned on an elevated site overlooking landscaped gardens of approximately 3.28 acres with commanding views over the countryside and Lough Swilly. Buncrana, Letterkenny and Derry City are all within easy reach.

The asking price is €750,000, check out the full listing for more on https://www.sherryfitz.ie/buy/house/donegal/inishowen/inch-house-moress-inch-island-co-donegal-518150


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