Sunday 26 January 2020

In class of its own in Donegal

Oak Park Drive €495k

This house in Letterkenny has 4,000 sq ft of floor space
This house in Letterkenny has 4,000 sq ft of floor space
The bay-windowed living room

There's a big choice of schools in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, at both first and second level. One of the best-known primary schools is Woodland NS, which has dedicated facilities for children with autism spectrum disorders.

The school has gone from being a one-teacher crossroads school 150 years ago, to having 35 teachers and 23 special needs assistants today.

Demand for enrolment is high and it will help if you live in the catchment area, and there's nowhere closer than Oak Park Drive - a cul-de-sac enclave of unique properties across the road from Woodland National School.

Letterkenny estate agent Franklins is selling this 4,000 sq ft detached house towards the end of the cul-de-sac, on just over half (0.6) of an acre of meticulously manicured grounds.

The bay-windowed living room
The bay-windowed living room

It was built in 2007, before the economic crash, and has many of the expensive boom-era features that home-builders splashed out on in those days. There's a central vacuum system, above-average (11ft) ceiling heights, a pressurised water system and oil-fired central heating with thermostats for each room. By way of fixtures and fittings, there's an elegant open-string staircase, an expensively fitted kitchen with an Aga, and a steam room and sauna upstairs.

The first floor has three bedrooms, including the dual-aspect master which has a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite with bath and shower.

The fourth bedroom is on the ground floor, where there's also a bay-windowed living room with a marble fireplace, and the triple-aspect kitchen with doors to the garden.

The grounds include a lofted garage, and the agents suggest the first floor could be used as a home office or gym.

Oak Park Drive is just off the Ramelton road, about 10 minutes out of Letterkenny. It's for sale for €495,000 with Franklins (074) 918 8000.

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