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Apple Tree House, Gortflugh, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal

Detached House | 4 Beds | 4 Baths
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  • For Sale by Private Treaty
Overall Floor Area: 374 Sq. Metres (4,026 Sq. Feet)

Property Description:

For sale by private treaty
Apple Tree House is a superb modern house in a unique position sitting at a height with panoramic sea views and direct access to the beach.

Please note access to the virtual tour is through Savills website.

Apple Tree House is all and more of what one would look for in a coastal property. The main house, which dates back to the 1980' s, was completely renovated and extended in 2006/2007 and today boasts luxurious accommodation, all of which take the upmost advantage of the stunning sea and distance rolling hill views. In addition it is surrounded by idyllic gardens which lead directly to a sandy beach. The property is also superbly located close the quaint village of Rathmullan and surrounded by an abundance of excellent amenities.
The bright and spacious accommodation is laid out over two floors and on entering the stunning views are immediately evident through many of the floor to ceiling picture windows. The drawing room boasts the most specular Apex window and hours could be enjoyed watching the ever changing scenery of the sea and always present wildlife.
The house is a split level property and is entered at first floor level where the main reception rooms and three bedrooms are arranged off the central hallway. At ground floor there are further reception rooms and a guest bedrooms suite, which all open to private terrace and the wonderful gardens.
Apple Tree House has been created by the current owners to enjoy the landscape and the wonderful seaside location and there are a number of sheltered, sunny spots to enjoy the gardens and the surrounds. The house its self has terraces and a large balcony for alfresco dining and the gardens have many quiet spots in which to relax, including the gazebo. This sits on a small mount and boasts 360 degree views of the house, gardens, sea and beyond.
The owner' s renovation project went far beyond the main house and they have invested considerable time and energy into creating unique gardens which are a delight to wonder through. An adventure in the garden may bring you walking on stepping stone by one of the streams; heading over the pond bridge to the island or simply taking the garden gate to the sandy beach and eventually finding yourself in Rathmullan Village.
A second entrance to the property gives access to the solid oak garden or workshop building, which was designed by Roderic James Architects and built from solid oak by Carpenter Oak Ltd. This 2 storey building is charming in appearance and with the necessary planning permission could be converted into an excellent guest accommodation. The building has wiring and plumbing and at approx. 138 sq. m. (1,488 sq. ft.) it could make a spacious four bedroom guest house.

The property comprises the main house of approximately 4,030sq. ft., the oak framed barn, all set within 2 acres of the most beautiful landscaped gardens. The property has two entrances and access to the beach.

First Floor
The property is entered at first floor level into the entrance hall. The Kitchen come living room has built in kitchen units with a central island and AGA Cooker, this is a spacious room with double doors to a sheltered terrace. The drawing room is a magnificent room with high beamed ceiling, a floor to ceiling apex window, marble tiled floor and fireplace with a solid fuel stove. The dining room also has floor to ceiling windows and opens to a wraparound balcony. The useful utility room has built in storage cupboards, sink and is plumbed for a washing machine and dryer.
The master bedroom suite has a large ensuite shower room, bedroom with stunning views and two walk in wardrobes. The ensuite shower room has a walk-in double shower, two WHB' s, WC, heated towel rail with tiled floors and walls.
Bedroom 1 also has an ensuite shower room with WC, WHB, heated towel rail and large shower. Also found at this level is Bedroom 3 and the main bathroom which has bath, WC, WHB, heated towel rail.
Ground Floor
There is a large central reception room or games room which also has floor to ceiling apex window and double doors to the patio. The library has built in shelving and ample storage. There is a sun room or play room which also takes in the garden and sea views. The bedroom suite has its own door access and is a spacious room with a private ensuite bathroom and French doors to the patio and garden.
There is also side access at this level with a boot room, the boiler house and an outside WC.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is on approx. 2 acres which is an oasis of mature gardens with specimen trees, stone pathways which lead over steams with rambling roses overhead and through the flower beds and shrubbery and on to the lawns. The center piece of the garden is the large pond which has its own island connected by a bridge. A pathway leads up to the raised gazebo where one could enjoy many an afternoon or evening. There are also raised beds which are currently producing fresh vegetables and as the name might suggests there are a number of old fruit trees including apples and plums.
Rating: B3
31.05 KWH/m2/yr

SERVICES GFCH (Calor gas), Oil fired AGA cooker, alarm, broadband, septic tank, group water scheme.


See Articles on Apple Tree on the following links
Irish Times 14th June 2015

Irish Independent 15th January 2016

Letterkenny 25.9km/16 miles
Ramelton 13.2 km /8.2 miles
Derry Airport 70 km /43.4 miles
Belfast 191 km /118 miles
Rathmullan 2.2 km /1.3 miles

County Donegal sits perched on the most north westerly tip of Ireland and is considered one of Irelands most beautiful and unspoilt places which is all about its history, heritage and landscape. Donegal is typified by its dramatic towering sea cliffs, rolling lush hills and stunning beaches.

Rathmullan is a small seaside village on the Fanad Peninsula in County Donegal. It is situated on the western shore of Lough Swilly, 11 km north-east of Ramelton and 12 km east of Milford. It has a choice of fine local pubs, restaurants and a wealth of accommodation. The ever popular coastal area of Rathmullan is accessible in less than 5 minutes with its expansive sandy beach, pier and well known Rathmullan Country House Hotel.

There are an abundance of places to visit and things to do in the vicinity, including The Glenveagh National Park, the Atlantic Drive, Rosapenna Links Golf Club, the Giants Causeway and there are the most beautiful beaches on the door step including Rathmullan and a bit further to Port Salon.


From Letterkenny take the N56 signed Ramelton. After 2km take a right hand turn onto the L1352, signed Ramelton. Arriving onto the main street of Ramelton, at the T-junction take a left hand turn and take an immediate right after the river onto the R247. Continue for 10km to Rathmullan and in Rathmullan the road veers left (staying on the R427) drive for 2km out of the village (passing the Rathmullan House Hotel). Apple Tree House is on the right hand side.

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  • A superb coastal property with direct beach access
  • Approx. 374 sq m / 4030 sq ft
  • On approx. 0.809 ha / 2 ac
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 ensuite bathrooms
  • Impressive landscaped gardens
  • Large pond with a bridge to an Island
  • A gazebo with stunning 360 degree views
  • Two storey oak framed barn

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BER No 107424699
Energy Performance Indicator: 31.05 kWh/m2/yr

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Date Entered/Renewed:

27/5/2018 (yesterday morning)

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