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The Old Garda Station, Doochary, Co. Donegal F94 RX71

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Main Street, Doochary,
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Guide Price :  €225 ,000  

                                                 ‘Unique holiday home and successful Airbnb Retreat’


This beautiful period home is perfect for those seeking an escape and their very own Donegal dream. Formerly the local Garda Station, this rich historic property is currently a high-end holiday let, generating a profitable income of €1,000 + per week.

Architecturally this building is exquisitely Georgian, built in circa 1790 from quality stone. Inside it’s bright and airy with an expansive hallway, symmetrical layout, high ceilings and traditional 5ft tall windows. Upstairs it has 4 well-proportioned double bedrooms each room more impressive than the last. At the front of the house there is ample street parking while a private walled garden awaits at the back.  This south facing sun trap is not overlooked and is ideal for long relaxing days and alfresco evening dinning. The remnants of the granite outhouses are  gorgeous but could easily be repurposed into an office, a man cave or outdoor kitchen.


The Old Garda Station has a refined elegance and can be sold with or without its contents. Decorated in Farrow and Ball period colours, it’s been furnished with interior flair and a meticulous eye for detail. All original features have been sensitively preserved including the 200 year old staircase, bedroom fireplaces and the solid wooden panelled doors.


The open plan kitchen and dining area is spacious and has a relaxed farmhouse feel and the living room area is intimate, with a coveted log burning stove. There is a further cosy reception room across the hall called the ‘snug’ best enjoyed in the evening with a large glass of wine and a good book.


The owners have refurbished the entire property; it’s been re wired, re-plastered and re-plumbed. Oil fired central heating has been installed with chic cast iron old-school radiators. The bespoke wooden kitchen is handmade with glossy granite worktops, traditional Belfast sink, Range Master oven and American Smeg fridge freezer.


A separate utility room houses a hot press, an additional sink, useful linen storage, and a Hotpoint washer/dryer. The bathroom is spacious with wooden panelling and comes complete with an authentic high cistern, freestanding shower and luxurious roll top bath.


This exclusive Donegal property is in a little Gaeltacht village, Doochary, right in the heart of the Rosses. It is set among breath-taking scenery on the Gweebarra River, renowned for its wild salmon and trout fishing. The village is conveniently positioned as the gateway to the spectacular Glenveagh National Park. It is also a 15 minute drive to Dungloe town and ‘Dooey’ a stunning blue flag beach.

The charm of this home must be seen to be appreciated. Honest feedback can also be found on the property’s Airbnb reviews section.

  • Fully restored semi detached former Garda Station

  • Close proximity to Dungloe Town with numerous beaches to visit and festivals

  • OFCH/Solid fuel stove

  • Original features preserved

  • Beautifully decorated through out

  • Large enclosed rear courtyard




Entrance Hall                      8.2×1.7m

Tile floor (Encaustic tiles), Cast iron radiator x 1

Living room/ Kitchen       7.6×3.5m

Laminate wood floor, Cast iron radiators x 1, Large window x 1

Stove with wood surround and cast iron fender

High/Low level painted wood units, tiled between. Belfast sink, Rangemaster electric cooker with double oven. Cast iron rad x1

Sitting room                     3.6×2.5m

Laminate floor, Large window, Cast iron rad x 1

Utility                               2.1×1.9m

Tile floor. High/Low level units Tiled in between. Hot press

Stainless steel sink.

Cloakroom                     1.9×1.7m

Tiled floor

Bathroom                      3.4×2.5m

Tile floor, Cast iron free standing bath, High level cistern and toilet.

Walls tiled 7/8 behind shower and sink.

Remaining walls half wooden panelled half painted.

Large shower enclosure.

Landing /Stairs Windowsx2, Window seat, Wooden stairs painted

Bedroom1                 3.4×2.8m

Original wood floor, Large window, cast iron rad x1

Bedroom 2               4.7×3.4m

Original wood floor, Large window, Cast iron rad x1

Bedroom 3              3.4×2.5m

Original wood floor, Large window, Cast iron rad x1. Fireplace

Bedroom 4              4.5×3.4m

Original wood floor, Large window, cast iron rad x1. Fireplace

Boundary area walled with old stone.

Patio area gravelled.

Various remains of outhouses from old stone to rear of the garden.

Features: All cast iron radiators

Genuine 4 panel pine doors

Large original long length windows

Antique brass toggle switches.

Address: Main Street, Doochary
Zip: F94 RX71
Country: Ireland
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Property Id : 22360
Rooms: 9
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 1790
External Construction: Block
Structure Type: Brick
Floors No: 2
fenced yard
private space
Wired for Cable Television

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