Inside the idyllic Irish home frozen in the 1800s and on the market for bargain price

By Michelle Cullen

Take a step back in time to this incredible property located in Carrowtrasna, Churchill, Co. Donegal.

This home looks as though it has been taken straight out of a romantic Irish novel with its traditional style and spectacular setting.

Very rarely does a property of such character and history come to the market in Ireland and for just €175,000.

Whitehill House dates back to the early 19th Century, with the layout remaining largely unchanged due to its listed and protected status.

The stunning house has many of its original features still in place, such as sash windows and shutters, stone slab flooring, hairpin gates, lime render finish, original fireplaces and cobble flooring to the outsheds.

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The property sits on a wonderful 0.39 Hectare/ 0.96 Acres, with views of Lough Akibben, making it the ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The property rests against a plantation of trees, with the Derryveagh mountains forming as a backdrop to the NorthWest.

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This home could make the perfect hideaway for any creative mind to draw inspiration from, as the view from the windows look as if they have been painted on.

The Late Georgian residence dating back to the 1820s was primarily used as a residence and farm for the Marshal family and is noted as being of regional importance in Donegal.

The internal layout is formal for the era, with a dining room and drawing room at ground floor level on either side of the entrance hallway and staircase with a storeroom to the rear.

The kitchen and scullery are located in a single-storey extension to the rear, with servant sleeping quarters situated in part of the extension roof space.

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This space can be accessed via a ladder from the kitchen.

Three bedrooms are located on the first floor, around the central stairway and landing.

An outside toilet is still in place, and there are multiple vernacular style out sheds and barns on site, some previously utilised for the threshing and storage of grain and feed.

This property could make a dream home for someone who has the time and money to invest in it.

With its breathtaking location and outstanding scenery, this incredible house could make a sensational home.

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