Shriff Cottage,


Shriff Cottage,
Shriff Cottage,
On Lough Gill, Dromahair, Co Leitrim
Shriff Cottage
On Lough Gill, Dromahair, Co Leitrim
On c. 28.32 Hectares (70 Acres)
For Sale by Private Treaty
A hidden period retreat, in a mature & magical setting with magnificent views
over the famous Lough Gill and pleasantly sheltered by mature trees and shrubs.
• Sligo 14km • Knock International Airport 62km • Dublin City & Airport 200km
Shriff Cottage
• Entrance Hall • Drawing Room • Dining Room • Ante-Room • Kitchen
• Breakfast Room • Sitting Room • Downstairs WC • 5 Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
Fisherman’s Cottage
• Sitting Room • Kitchen • Bedroom • Bathroom
Out Buildings
• Courtyard • Coach House • Stables • Glass House
Gardens, Lands & Amenities
• Walled Garden • Paddocks • Woodland • Lake Jetty
Set amid c. 70 acres, Shriff Cottage is a charming and immensely appealing period
residence dating from the early 1800’s overlooking Lough Gill, and Yates’ Lake Isle of
Innis Free. The Palmer family, who built Shriff cottage originally as a hunting lodge
adding later additions over the years, remained in residence until the 1950’s. The
current owners who bought Shriff over 30 years ago embarked on a full restoration
of the property and grounds, including reroofing of all the buildings, sensitive window
restoration, rewiring and plumbing, while retaining all the character which one would
expect from a period property. An unassuming avenue leads to the front of the
property where one will instantly be captivated by the magical location, where rushing
water of a waterfall fills the air and the eye stretches out over the calming waters of
Lough Gill and the surrounding countryside. Situated in the heart of Yates country on
lovingly restored the original c. 2 acre walled garden, which is filled with flowering
the Sligo/Leitrim Border, the cottage comes with an interesting history. It is said that
shrubs and vegetables in summer. A lawn to the front of the house leads to the
former British Prime Minister Robert Peel, hunted at Shriff. The current owners have
river and waterfall which cuts through the lands to the lake. The lands which
lovingly restored and maintained the cottage, while retaining a wealth of period features
surround the house is divided into c. 20 acres of grazing land and c. 50 acres of
and simplicity so as not to detract from the picturesque surroundings. The spacious
old woodland. The woodland which surrounds the property is estimated at over
accommodation is laid out over two floors with bright and spacious reception rooms
200 years old, and is designated an area of Special Scientific Interest, due to the
and comfortable bedrooms. The ground floor comprises entrance hall, dining room,
age of this mixed broadleaf woodland and the many creatures which inhabit it.
ante-room, kitchen, breakfast room, sitting room and bedroom. A winding stairs leads to
the first floor where there is a bright and spacious drawing room, four further bedrooms
and two family bathrooms, there is also a back staircase once for servants. To the rear
of the property is the original cut stone courtyard which houses coach houses, stables,
a vinery and further storage rooms. The courtyard could easily be converted, subject to
the necessary permissions, to provide for further accommodation.
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of Shriff and the owners have
A gentle slope leads down to the shore of Lough Gill, which is separated from the
remainder of the lands by the road which surrounds the lake. Overlooking the water’s
edge is a charming Fisherman’s Cottage which the owners also restored and comprises;
sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. For the boating enthusiast there is a
private jetty stretching into the lake, where one can row out and enjoy the same views
that inspire Yates’ famous poetry.
Shriff Cottage is located on the western shores of Lough Gill on the Sligo - Leitrim Boarder,
basic day to day needs. Sligo town is approximately 14km away, and is the largest town
an area renowned worldwide of its natural beauty and landscape. The Lough Gill system
in the North-West of Ireland the town has a range of shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and
consists of the River Bonet that flows into the eastern end of the lake and the River
good transport networks with a regular train line to Dublin and bus services to the rest
Garavogue which drains the lake to the west near Sligo Town. The picturesque lake is
of the country. Knock International Airport, a busy Airport, flies throughout Europe is
surrounded by woodlands, such as Slish Wood, Dooney Rock, and Hazelwood all of which
approximately 62km drive while The cities of Dublin and Belfast with their respective
contain popular nature trails and viewing points along the lake. The wooded hills of Slieve
International Airports are both about 2hrs 30 minutes away.
Killery and Slieve Daean dominate the south shore. The lake contains about twenty small
islands, most notable being the Lake Isle of Innisfree, made famous by W. B. Yeats’ Poem
of the same name. The village of Dromahair is a short drive away and will provide for
For the sporting enthusiast there is boating available on the Lough while If you are a
competitive sailor one can join the well known Sligo Yacht Club situated at Rosses Point
or you can walk the beach at low tide and find oysters at Drumcliffe and razor clams at
Sligo is an area of renowned cultural significance being the home to both W B Yeats
Portavard. The region has a number of excellent golf courses including the internationally
the world renowned poet laureate who is buried at Drumcliffe and The Countess
known links courses at Rosses Point and Enniscrone,. The area is renowned for both sea
Markievicz, the renowned Irish freedom fighter who lived at Lissadell House, which is
and river fishing. In recent years this part of Ireland has become a Mecca for surfers with
now open to the public. Parkes Castle once home to the Parke Family is situated just a
world renowned surfing at Mullaghmore, Strandhill, Enniscrone and Rosses Point. The
short 5 minute drive away on the lough shore has been sympathetically restored a now
main hunt of the area is the Sligo Harriers who meet regularly during the season and is
is a well-known visitor attraction.
within easy boxing distance. Shriff Cottage retains the sporting rights over 6 adjoining
townlands while excellent woodcock and snipe shoot is available locally.
Approx. 343.9 sq.m (3,702 sq.ft)
Shriff Cottage
From Sligo follow the N4 turning on to the N16 and then turn right on to the R286.
Continue on this road until you pass Parkes Castle on your right. Continue for
approximately 3km until a Y in the road with a small white cottage, turn left at the Y
and continue up the hill and the entrance to Shriff Cottage is on your left hand side.
Reception Room/ Living
and Circulation Areas
• OFCH • Mains Water • Septic Tank
Strictly by Appointment
01 662 3255 | 8-34 Percy Place, Dublin 4
Robert Ganly - [email protected] | Celia Lamb - [email protected]
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