Fahan House on the market for half a million euros

One of Inishowen’s most historic buildings has gone on the market for half a million euro.

Fahan House, which dates back to 1765, has a main dwelling of over 6000 sq ft, as well as an enclosed courtyard of 1,099 sq ft, a detached cottage of 687 sq ft and a detached garage.

The house is steeped in local history and has the ruins of an important sixth century monastery, which features a seventh century cross slab of St Mura - a relation of St Colmcille.

It was also the residence of Agnes Jones, who was born in 1832 and died in 1864. Ms Jones was a nursing pioneer who trained alongside Florence Nightingale.

She is buried in the nearby graveyard and spent her early life living in the home.

Fahan House is being sold by Franklin’s Estate Agents, who have had substantial interest in the property since it was put on the market just three weeks ago.

The estate agent lists the building’s specifications on their website, which shows how the main dwelling incorporates a living room, dining room, games room, study and family room.

The first floor includes seven bedrooms and a dressing room and the basement houses a number of coach houses, storage areas, a boiler room and a workshop.

The surrounding grounds of one acre lead down to Lough Swilly and there is a further adjacent 3.5 acres.

The property is being sold for 500,000 euro or as two lots: 400,000 euro for the house and 200,000 for the 3.5 acres.

Brendan Magee, of Franklin’s Estate Agents, said the majority of applicants wish to purchase it as one lot.

He said: “There is a lot of interest in this property.

“We have already received interest from nine different parties.

“I have three more parties viewing it today. We also showed a number of applicants around the property for a second time at the weekend. It really is a super property.”