Former Olympic champion’s lakeside home is put on the market – Donegal Daily

A beautiful lakeside home outside Carrigart, owned by the former Winter Olympic gold medalist, is on the market.

Glen Lough House was originally built by Lord Dixon, Baron of Glentoran and former Olympic bobsleigh champion as a private fishing lodge.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning lakeside home finished to exacting standards with water and countryside views. Situated on a mature private site at the tip of a peninsula, this property offers exceptional privacy and enjoys direct access to Glen Lough for swimming, boating, kayaking and fishing.

Architecturally designed and built in 1993, this home spans 197 m² (2,210 sq. ft.) over two floors and benefits from a magnificent mature site of approximately 0.53 Ha (1.30 Acres), offering a haven of tranquility and an escape from the daily hustle and bustle.

On arriving at the property you are greeted by a tree lined avenue leading to the house with a log cabin and children’s play area in the grounds. Access is from the back of the house through a solid wood door with cast iron handle and knocker.

The flagstone floors, which were salvaged from a shipwreck off Dunfanaghy 200 years ago, window shutters, farmhouse-style interior doors, sliding sash windows and Iroko hardwood floors from the lounge shipped from South Africa are some of the features. which give the property its charm and warm atmosphere.

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Former Olympic champion’s lakeside home goes on the market was last modified: September 14, 2022 by Personal editor

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