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Goblusk House, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

£1,350,000 (€1,540,568) SALE AGREED
Detached House | 5 Beds
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  • For Sale by Private Treaty

Sale agreed date: 04 July 2018

Property Description:

A truly superb residence framed by magnificent mature gardens and grounds, in a private position with views over Lough Erne

Goblusk House occupies a prominent, south-facing position within its mature grounds. Access is via a bell-mouthed entrance with piers, electric wrought iron gates and railings. A tarmacadam sweeping tree-lined avenue leads to the front of the house where there is a gravel parking area and expansive views over the bay.

The original house at Goblusk was constructed as a dowager house on the Irvine Estate. It was fully restored in the mid-1990' s to create a magnificent country house. It was designed by the award winning Edinburgh architect, Nicholas Groves-Raines, based on Palladio' s Villa Forni-Cerato, with further influences taken from a neighbouring Victorian Italianate mansion and it is a rare example of a modern home constructed with many classic Georgian features. The plan of the house is centered on a dramatic elliptical stair surmounted by a glazed cupola, with the well-balanced accommodation equally suited for entertaining and contempary family living.

The interior and exterior of the house are presented beautifully with harmonious proportion and symmetry. Features of the internal accommodation include cornicing, working shutters, sash and case windows, shutters and timber flooring.

The accommodation is laid out over two storeys, as set out on the accompanying floor plans. A magnificent loggia provides access to the front door and the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall: An elegant entrance hall with Georgian style fan light over the entrance door and arched recesses with built in cupboards over.

Reception Hall: Oval in shape, this outstanding reception hall features an open fireplace with marble surround. The curved self-supporting staircase with wrought iron balustrade and curved handrail stands is a stunning focal point. The ceiling is vaulted and light floods through both floors from the central cupola.

Drawing Room: Located at the front of the house, this large reception room benefits from a dual aspect and an ' Adam' style open fireplace with antique brass surround and marble inset.

Dining Room: Located to the left hand side of the hallway with a dual aspect and double doors to:

Kitchen/Family Room: An open plan room with bespoke ' country style' kitchen units. A Palladian window over the sink provides a perfect view of the elegant formal side garden. The Noble oil-fired cooker serves as an attractive focal point to this exceptionally homely room. The adjoining living area features an open fireplace with built-in display units.

Sun Room: Set off the kitchen/living area, this room includes vaulted ceilings, arched windows, a porthole feature window and terracotta floor tiles. Two pairs of French windows, with Georgian style fanlights, lead to the paved terrace and manicured gardens.

Home Office/Study: Located to the rear of the house and including built-in cabinets and storage presses. Double French windows lead to the rear of the house.

Utility: Accessed off the reception hall and situated to the eastern side of the house, the utility room includes traditional style cupboards, enamel sink and terracotta tiled floor. A guest WC is located off this area.

First Floor

Master Bedroom: Located at the front of the house with exceptional views over Goblusk Bay, built in wardrobes, an open fire place and access to Bedroom 4.


Bathroom: Includes a ' Charlotte' period style free standing bath and fabulous views of Goblusk Bay.


Bathroom: With roll top bath, WC, WHB.

Bedroom 2: Located at the front of the house with dual aspect and en-suite shower room.

Bedroom 3: Includes an en-suite shower room, located at the rear of the house with lake views.

Bedroom 4: Double bedroom located to the rear and with lake views. With access to the master bedroom, it is ideal for use as a nursery/children' s room.

Bedroom 5/Sewing Room: Located to the eastern side of the house with a courtyard view.

Adjoining the eastern side of the house and with an internal access is a self-contained apartment. Forming part of the traditional range of outbuildings, it was converted at the same time as the main house. The main driveway continues to the rear of the house, off which, the principal entrance to the apartment is accessed. With accommodation laid out in an " L-shape" and over two stories (as set out on the accompanying floor plans), it provides additional accommodation for staff or guests. The apartment includes an office which could also serve as a gym or children' s play room.

An impressive stone wall encloses the two sides of the apartment and creates a courtyard, with parking on a cobblestone base.

The traditional range includes two carports/former coach houses, stables, a tack room and a store.

The driveway continues beyond the house and apartment to a hanger which occupuies an elevated site, with space to house a helicopter or boat. It is of modern construction and includes five loose boxes, a WC and office.

There is a gardener' s store which is of traditional construction.

The grounds at Goblusk House extend to about 19 acres and are a particular feature. They include landscaped formal gardens, parkland and grazing paddocks.

The formal garden grounds are maticuously maintained and principally lie to the front of the house, with gently sloping lawns leading down towards the lough and including a number of tranquil resting places, from which the magnificent views can be enjoyed. An ornamental pond is the focal point of the garden grounds with an oriental-style timber bridge. A partially walled garden lies to the west of the house and features a parterre, with box hedging enclosing beds of shrubs and flowering plants, and a stone terrace, which is ideally suited for the evening sun and the lough views. The house is centered around an impressive oak tree which is situated at the rear of the house, where there is a gravel area and lawns, surrounded by a stone wall and hedging.

The grounds include parkland with mature woods comprising a variety of deciduous species. There are also paddocks well suited for the grazing of livestock.

Mains water, private drainage, mains electricity, oil-fired central heating, oil-fired range cooker, broadband.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings.

Leasehold which commenced on 1 May 1993 and has a duration of 999 years.

Enniskillen 6 miles
Omagh 22 miles
Sligo 47 miles
Knock Airport 76 miles
Belfast International Airport 85 miles
Belfast City Centre 86 miles
Dublin City Centre 106 miles

Goblusk House has a private situation on the edge of Lough Erne with a spectacular outlook. The property lies within 19 acres of its own grounds in the heart of the historic county of Fermanagh, 6 miles to the north of the town Enniskillen. A county town, Enniskillen offers the full range of services, amenities, education and cultural activities. It is also home to the 16th Century Enniskillen Castle which presently houses museums.

While the county of Fermanagh is without a coastline, it is a water-lover' s paradise, with an abundance of lakes, rivers, inlets and waterways providing fishing, boating and watersports. There are over 150 islands to explore in the county.

Lough Erne provides some of the most breathtaking lake views in the county and comprises two lakes connected by Enniskillen, the only island town in Ireland. Lough Erne is connected to the river Shannon by the Shannon Erne Waterway, a series of canals and lakes that allow navigation from Fermanagh to County Clare.

Lough Erne Yacht Club, reputedly the oldest yacht club in Ireland, is also situated in Goblusk Bay. There is a modern clubhouse, marina and a large hanger constructed during World War II to house Catalina flying boats, presently used for storing sailing dinghies. There is also a local rowing club.

The five-star Lough Erne Resort can be accessed via a short boat journey from Goblusk House and includes luxury accommodation, a spa, award winning restaurant, two championship golf courses and it played host to the G8 summit in 2013.

A short walk from the house leads to The Manor House Country Hotel which has a 9-hole golf course, restaurants, swimming pool, spa, tennis courts and marina. Golfing is also available at Enniskillen Golf Club, an 18-hole parkland course dating from 1896.

Due to the varying terrain throughout the county, there are many scenic walks, including Cuilcagh Mountain, the highest summit in the county and a part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. Fermanagh has many forests open to the public, providing a variety of charming walks.

The area is well-served for the fieldsports enthusiast, with world-class driven snipe and woodcock shooting. There is also a number of premier driven pheasant shoots in the county, with let-days available. For the fisherman, the abundance of lakes and rivers provides fishing for salmon and wild brown trout, as well as stocked rainbow and brown trout. There is equestrianism in the form of the Fermanagh Harriers Hunt, a pony club and an equestrian centre at Enniskillen. The Kingfisher Cycle Trail extends to 298 miles, with much of it passing through Fermanagh.

The county is home to many of Northern Ireland' s finest mansion houses, as well as the world-renowned pottery centre at Belleek.

The house is well located for a number of airports. Enniskillen Airport is 2.5 miles distant and offers the facility to land private aircraft. Other aiports include Knock (76 miles), Belfast International (85 miles), Belfast City (89 miles) and Dublin (109 miles).

From Enniskillen travel north on the A32 Irvinestown Road for 3.5 miles. At the roundabout take the left turn and continue along the A47 for about 3 miles. Having passed the entrance to Lough Erne Yacht Club, the entrance to Goblusk House is the next on the left.


  • Exceptional Georgian-style house overlooking Goblusk Bay
  • Hall
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Study
  • 5 bedrooms (2 en suite)
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Self contained apartment
  • Courtyard
  • Hanger

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Date Entered/Renewed:

4/7/2018 (18 days ago)

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