An exceptional home, boasting panoramic views and set in an outstanding location with complete privacy within the village of Rosses Point
Down Yonder is a most impressive house perched on an elevated position with magnificent uninterrupted views onto the Atlantic Ocean and Benbulben Mountain. The property offers seclusion and privacy whilst being within walking distance of Rosses Point village and only 8 kilometres from Sligo Town.
The house is approached through a walled entrance, flanked by stone piers and cast-iron gates, via a sweeping tree lined, hardcore driveway which leads to the front of the house. Built in 2003, the house was comprehensively refurbished in 2017.
The bright and spacious accommodation extends to approximately 8,114 square feet. The large bay windows are a key feature of the house, benefitting from exceptional panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean, County Sligo Golf Course, Slieve League and Benbulben. The detail and finishes are notable internally, with the accommodation being suitable for both modern family living and entertaining in equal measure.
Upon entering the house, an aura of elegance is evident with the reception hall setting the tone for the entire dwelling. Although a contemporary property with modern services, it has been tastefully designed to incorporate many internal period features including, architraves, cornicing, decorative fireplaces as well as quality handcrafted original woodwork believed to date back to the 1860s. The high ceilings provide an additional feeling of space.
The house comprises four principal reception rooms on the ground floor, which, along with the impressive reception hall are well laid out for formal entertaining. The elegant drawing room and sitting room are positioned to the west of the house and are connected via a bright conservatory/breakfast room. The bespoke solid wood hand-painted kitchen is positioned to the rear of the property and was designed and fitted by local master craftsman Declan Scanlon. It is well laid out with beautifully crafted and extensive range of floor and wall mounted units as well as an island and Aga cooker. A focal point of the house, the kitchen has stunning views onto the Atlantic Ocean and rolling countryside. It has French windows, providing access to a private patio area. Also on the ground floor is a stylish dining room with marble fireplace, a study, utility room and WC.
The bedroom accommodation is split between the ground floor and first floor. Situated on the ground are four well-proportioned bedroom suites. The master bedroom suite is located on the first floor and comprises a bathroom, a lounge area and dressing room. There are four further bedroom suites on this floor.
A basement area provides flexible accommodation with an independent access.
As well as being a family home, since 2013, Down Yonder has been run as a boutique bed & breakfast on a part-time basis. Winning many awards for its service & location, including being voted by TripAdvisor No. 1 in Ireland and No. 10 in the world. Further information is available at www.downyonder.ie.
The property benefits from three-phase electricity to the basement, allowing for charging points for electric cars.
Down Yonder has an unrivalled situation in the vibrant, coastal village of Rosses Point, which lies within a spectacular peninsula, also taking the name of Rosses Point. The house is located in the beautiful county of Sligo, amidst the unspoiled landscape of dramatic mountain ranges, verdant rolling hills, ancient woodlands, pristine lakes and glimmering beaches. Sligo Town is conveniently located 8 km to the east. Rosses Point is a popular, picturesque fishing village with beautiful views of Knocknarea Mountain to the south and Benbulben (occasionally referred to as Irelands Table Mountain) to the north, forming part of the Dartry Mountains. Standing on the far reaches of the Wild Atlantic Way, the peninsula of Rosses Point is bound by Drumcliffe Bay to the north and Sligo Bay to the south. Rosses Point has stunning Blue Flag Beaches and the bay is ideal for windsurfing and other water sports. The village has many excellent restaurants, quality accommodation and friendly pubs. The local area has a number of spectacular walks around Rosses Point and up to Knocknarea Mountain, with its breath-taking views inland over five counties and seaward over Sligo Bay to the monastic island of Innismurray, far out in the Atlantic Ocean. Sligo, nestled between Mayo, Leitrim and Donegal on Irelands Wild Atlantic Way, is the capital of the Northwest region and one of Irelandâ€™s largest towns. It offers a wide range of services, amenities, cultural activities and educational opportunities. As the educational hub of the northwest it has two universities, along with top class secondary and primary education. Built on the banks of the Garavogue River, Sligo connects Lough Gill to the Atlantic Ocean and enjoys the magnificent backdrop of Benbulben Mountain. The Sligo coastline is the home of spectacular beaches and coastal villages, including Rosses Point, Strandhill, Mullaghmore, Enniscrone and Streedaghs beach where three Spanish Armada ships floundered some 400 years ago. Renowned for its history, culture and mythology, Sligo is the pulsing heart of the Northwest. Sligos celebrated cultural heritage includes the poetry of WB Yeats, the traditional music of Michael Coleman and the paintings of Jack Yeats, a rich tradition which continues today with its vibrant theatre, music and arts scene. The ancient county is an archaeological treasure trove of 4,000-year-old megalithic sites including the nearby grave complex at Carrowmore. For outdoor enthusiasts Sligo offers an abundance of activities including golfing, horse riding, hiking, sailing, surfing, kayaking, fishing and hunting. For golfing enthusiasts, County Sligo Golf Club, located a short walk from Down Yonder, is a Championship links golf course host to The West of Ireland Championship. Other courses include Strandhill Golf Club and Castledargan Golf Club. Sligo Yacht Club is close by and has a long history of running many National and International regattas. The area has an excellent transportation system with the N4 and mainline train connecting Sligo to Dublin in under 3 hours and the N17 connecting Sligo to Galway and Limerick. Ireland West Airport at Knock is 61 km to the south of the property and offers flights to a range of European destinations.
753.82 sqm - 8114 sqft
Gardens Grounds The house sits amidst wonderful mature gardens which are mainly laid to lawn. A notable feature of the garden is the cobblestoned patio area positioned to the rear of the house which is a tranquil spot to enjoy the superb views onto the Atlantic Ocean and Benbulben Mountain. The property also comprises about 16.5 acres of permanent pasture which are located to the north. The land is gently undulating with a spectacular backdrop onto Sligo Bay and the rolling countryside. As well as enhancing the properties privacy, the land also gives security that the stunning view will never be impeded.
Directions: Eircode F91 DK26.