A stunning historic manor in south Donegal has dropped in asking price from €2million to €1.8million.
Coolmore Manor at Rossnowlagh Beach is a period property lover’s dream.
And if you’re a romantic, you’ll love the idea that the house supposedly inspired the novel Gone With the Wind.
Local lore claims American-Irish author Margaret Mitchell stayed at Coolmore when it was a hotel in the 1920s while tracing her Irish roots and preparing to write the epic novel.
The house – which measures 330sq m/3,551sq ft, plus coach house, which measures, 267sq m/2,878sq ft, has a walled garden, with an eight-man Corso sauna with a glass wall overlooking it, a Canadian pine hot tub, and 11 acres – is on the market through agents Sothebys.
The manor is spectacularly positioned overlooking Donegal Bay, above sandy Rossnowlagh beach.
The property includes 2 Coach House guest apartments, leisure facilities and an equestrian complex, which was built by the previous owners – a Swiss family who used the house as a holiday home.
Coolmore boasts 3 reception rooms, a country kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The guest apartments provide a further 3 bedrooms.
The house has been extensively and sympathetically renovated between 2008 and 2011, but it contains all the charm and eloquence of Georgian design alongside modern conveniences.
“An absolute highlight of the gardens is a gravelled walk up to the highest point of the property, Bellevista, where simply spectacular panoramic views can be enjoyed over Donegal Bay and the Blue Stack and Slieve League mountains,” the listing says.
If this is your dream property, and you have €1.8million to spare, this could be yours. The good news is that agents Sothebys have reduced the asking price from €2million.
It’s the ultimate retreat estate. Imagine, after a long walk on the beach, winding down in the leisure suite and hot tub and sauna in your own secluded courtyard. Or writing a romance novel in one of the elegant sea view rooms.
If you’re interested, or want to keep dreaming about the possibilities here, visit the property listing on www.sothebysrealty.com for more.