Lakeside home of former Olympic Champion goes on the market

written by Staff Writer September 14, 2022

A beautiful lakeside home outside Carrigart, owned by former Winter Olympic gold medallist is going on the market.

Glen Lough House was originally built by Lord Dixon, Baron of Glentoran and former Olympic Bobsleigh Champion as a private fishing lodge.


It is a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning lakeside home finished to an exacting standard with water and countryside views. Located on a mature private site at the tip of a peninsula, this property features outstanding privacy and enjoys direct access to Glen Lough for swimming, boating, kayaking and fishing.

Architecturally designed and built in 1993, this home extends to 197 sq m (2,210 sq ft) over two floors and enjoys a gorgeous mature site of 0.53 Ha (1.30 Acres) approximately, offering a haven of tranquillity and an escape from the daily hustle and bustle.

Arriving at the property you are greeted with a tree lined avenue leading to the house with a log cabin and children’s play area in the grounds. The access is from the rear of the house through a solid timber door with cast iron doorknob and knocker.

The flagstone covered floors, which were salvaged from a shipwreck off the coast of Dunfanaghy, 200 years ago, window shutters, farmhouse style internal doors, sliding sash windows and the Iroko hardwood floors in the sitting room shipped from South Africa are some of the features that give the property its charm and homely feel.

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