Oak Park, Golf Course Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, F92 F6NF

€575,000 - Asking Price For Sale by Private Treaty

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5 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms


Oak Park is an important Georgian country residence of primarily late 18th/early 19th century construction retaining much of its original form and character. Set in mature parkland overlooking Lough Swilly and the historic fording point of Farsetmore, scene of Shane O’Neill’s defeat by Hugh O’Donnell in 1567, Oak Park is believed to be located on the c. 1,000 acre ‘Carranagilly’ lands awarded to Sir John Vaughan at the Plantation of Ulster. The property had been acquired by John Wray, an ‘English gentleman’ by 1619 when a fortified two-story stone structure standing ‘in a good place for the King's service’ was in existence. Part of this early structure may have been incorporated into the present structure when it was enlarged c.1800. In the 19th century Oak Park was home to William Wray Esq., a High Sheriff for Donegal. It was also the last home of social activist Norah Lyle-Smith, an important figure in the Suffragette movement and close associate of the Pankhursts.

Located on Golf Course Road, within a short walk of Letterkenny Golf Club, Oak Park offers an interesting opportunity for restoration enthusiasts. Standing on a private 3.05 Ha (7.56 Acres) site, Oak Park House is approached through stone pillars and wrought iron gates, via a tree lined avenue from Golf Course Road, leading to the house with an enclosed courtyard and private gardens. The return extension of the main house is believed to be part of the original house inhabited by John Wray, which was enlarged to give a detached, five bedroom, three reception room, two storey over basement country home with canted projection to the centre of the south elevation and single storey open veranda. The property includes a walled garden, accessed via a pathway from the side of the house, however, it is currently overgrown, though the stone walls remain substantially intact. There is a second entrance from the road, which is disused and overgrown.

Special Features
• Period property, c. 1700’s with many original features.
• Ideal restoration / reclamation project.
• Sliding sash windows.
• Original floor boards.
• Stove in the morning room with back boiler to bedroom radiators.

We understand there is a basement accessed from the kitchen, which runs
under the butlers pantry, dining room and part of the drawing room.

Land and Boundary Map
Oak Park sits on 7 acres, 1 rood and 37 perches. A map of the boundaries is available online and / or on request from our office.

There is a former coach house (in dilapidated repair), and a range of outbuildings, which could be converted for additional residential / storage purposes (subject to planning permission). There is also a walled garden, where peas, tomatoes, courgettes and carrots were grown along with a fruit garden, where raspberries, grapes and strawberries were once in abundance.

National Inventory & Architectural Heritage
The property is a listed building and full details can be found on the National Inventory & Architectural Heritage website or click on the link below. https://goo.gl/j4jz71

Included in the sale
The sale includes all existing floor coverings, blinds / curtains, light fittings and built in appliances.


    • Ground Floor
    • Entrance Porch
    • 5.4m x 1.3m (17'8" x 4'5")
    • Entrance Hall
    • 3.9m x 2.4m (12'8" x 7'9")
    • plus
    • 3.1m x 2.3m (10'3" x 7'7")
    • Drawing Room
    • 6.0m x 5.3m (19'9" x 17'4")
    • Dining Room
    • 6.1m x 5.2m (19'11" x 16'11")
    • Inner Hall
    • 2.4m x 1.1m (7'9" x 3'7")
    • leading to
    • Cloakroom
    • 5.4m x 1.8m (17'9" x 5'9")
    • Shower Room
    • 5.3m x 1.3m (17'6" x 4'1")
    • Butlers Pantry
    • 7.2m x 2.7m (23'6" x 8'9")
    • Kitchen
    • 5.2m x 4.9m (16'11" x 16')
    • Stairs to Servants Quarters and Basement
    • Basement
    • Boiler House / Hotpress
    • 3.2m x 1.9m (10'6" x 6'4")
    • Turf Room
    • 2.9m x 2.0m (9'7" x 6'6")
    • First Floor Return
    • Bathroom
    • 4.0m x 2.6m (13'2" x 8'6")
    • Bath, wc and whb, hotpress.
    • Storage Room
    • 3.1m x 2.7m (10'2" x 8'9")
    • Former Servants Quarter
    • Stairs to kitchen and attic, water tank
    • Room 1
    • 4.1m x 3.5m (13'6" x 11'5")
    • Original fireplace.
    • Room 2
    • 3.9m x 3.2m (12'9" x 10'6")
    • First Floor
    • Landing
    • 5.3m x 2.4m (17'3" x 7'9")
    • Bedroom 1
    • 5.3m x 3.9m (17'3" x 12'10")
    • Bedroom 2
    • 3.3m x 2.0m (10'9" x 6'8")
    • Potential ensuite.
    • Bedroom 3
    • 5.4m x 3.9m (17'10" x 12'11")
    • Bedroom 4
    • 5.2m x 3.8m (17'2" x 12'6")
    • Bedroom 5
    • 5.4m x 4.0m (17'7" x 13')
    • Reading Room / Sewing Room
    • 3.1m x 2.9m (10'0" x 9'7")


From the Polestar Roundabout, take the N56 road, signposted for Dunfanaghy / Kilmacrennan / Milford / Ramelton. Continue straight, taking the second exit off the next two roundabouts in the directions of the R245 Ramelton Road. Pass Great Gas Petrol Station on the left and continue for 1.8km. Use the right filter lane, signposted Letterkenny Golf Club. Continue straight for 1km and the house is on the left, through round stone pillars and black wrought iron gates. Continue up the avenue and the house in on the right, easily identified by our prominent “For Sale” board.

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