Quirky cottage stands out in Donegal property market

written by Staff Writer May 16, 2022

A unique cottage for sale in St. Johnston has property fans’ opinions divided over the interesting interiors.

Aishling House at Glentown is for sale with Property Partners Paul Reynolds at an asking price of €199,950.

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The stone cottage was originally built in 1940, but extended and renovated to blend old with new.

Aishling House has been on the market for a year, but a recent feature on ‘Cheap Irish Homes’ has people divided.

The Cheap Irish Homes site called it a rare find and said: “It comes some pretty bonkers interiors, but nothing you couldn’t fix.⁣”

The country style kitchen and rooms are filled with an eclectic mix of art, photos and crockery.  While the property listing describes the interiors as bright and beautifully styled, others did not agree.

Aishling House, Glentown, St. Johnston, Donegal. Image: Property Partners Paul Reynolds

Aishling House, Glentown, St. Johnston, Donegal. Image: Property Partners Paul Reynolds

One positive comment said it was “beautiful and dreamy” while another said it was “a little cluttered but could be simplified and present(ed) lovely.”

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One commenter loved it and said: “Disagree re bonkers interiors. Individual, looks like lots of original pieces, not mass produced along with the usual magnolia walls and ply flooring. But I guess taste is such an individual thing.”

Another said: “Omg I absolutely love it. I could see myself very happy there.”

The 90m2 cottage comprises a kitchen/dining area, living room, sun room with vaulted ceiling and 3 no. bedrooms all with high ceilings.

Aishling House, Glentown, St. Johnston, Donegal. Image: Property Partners Paul Reynolds

There’s much more to the property that meets the eye, as the listing goes on to describe the site and hidden gems on the land.

The cottage occupies approx 1 acres and is nestled amongst a mature wooded area with slate paths and old natural steps leading to hidden nooks and seats with views of Lough Foyle and Northern Ireland in the distance.

The site boasts many features such as a 30ft pond, well stocked with fish and a small orchard with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees to name a few. There are a number of outhouses on the site, one of which was formerly ‘The Old Shop’ from old, and other outbuildings also built with stone from Glentown quarry and ideal for potting sheds, storage sheds etc.

Aishling House, Glentown, St. Johnston, Donegal. Image: Property Partners Paul Reynolds

Aishling House, Glentown, St. Johnston, Donegal. Image: Property Partners Paul Reynolds

“Seldom does a property like this become available for sale and early viewing is highly recommended,” said Property Partners Paul Reynolds.

For more see: https://www.propertypartners.ie/residential/brochure/aishling-house-glentown-st-johnston-donegal/4504607

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