Located just three miles from Omagh, Erganagh House (listed at £795,000) dates back to 1780 and is steeped in a wonderful history – a former rectory, the main house was used as a base for American Troops and Generals during the Second World War, and artefacts can still be observed on the grounds today, including photographs showing the families and staff who lived and worked in Erganagh House many years ago. The house was also home to the late, renowned painter, John Wright, whose impressive works of art can also be viewed throughout the property.
The current owners have taken great care in completing a thorough restoration of Erganagh House, preserving as many of the original features as possible, including but not limited to: the specialised process of restoring the iconic egg and dart plaster-work and cornicing by hand, original polished floors in many of the rooms, original restored cast iron insets and marble fireplaces, restored and fully functional slide and sash windows, the replacement of approximately 7,500 Banger Blue roof slates, as well as the restoration of the original walnut and oak spindle banister staircase.
The estate is accessed via private lane and boasts a beautiful walled garden, as well as substantial mature lawns and grounds, which make for stunning views from all angles as well as ensuring privacy, and a sense of peace and tranquillity.
The exterior of the main house is simply exquisite – double-fronted, built with sandstone, and with steps leading to the front door – this is a house that leaves a lasting impression. The interior throughout has been decorated and furnished in a style true to the time period, which lends a sense of authenticity and grandeur.
Upon entering the property, you are greeted by a warm, welcoming and spacious entrance hall with a wood burning stove. The ground floor features three magnificent and substantially sized reception rooms, which are currently being used as a living room, formal dining room, and drawing room. The fitted kitchen is traditional in style, with a white enamel Belfast sink, multi-fuel burning stove, and range cooker.
The first floor of the main house has five double bedrooms, four with modern en suites, and all with original marble fireplaces, as well as a family bathroom with a free standing enamel bath with hand-printed design and white bathroom suite. The basement of the main house has its own access from the courtyard and features a kitchen, bathroom, games room, two bedrooms, and a wine cellar, all of which are very generous in size.
Erganagh Estate comprises two additional properties – the Gate Lodge and the Gardener’s Cottage. The Gate Lodge bungalow was added to the estate to restore it to its former glory, and was designed and built in a style reflecting the Georgian era. It consists of one reception room, one kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a self-contained garden. The Gardener’s Cottage is a restored building on two floors that features one reception, one kitchen, two bedrooms, and a bathroom, with the property backing on to the walled garden.
While the estate would no doubt make a substantial family home, it also offers multiple opportunities for investors and the business-minded, including the option to live in the main building while renting the Gate Lodge and Gardener’s Cottage, or the option of turning the estate into a secluded and historical Guest House.
Regardless of what the new owners of Erganagh Estate decide to do with the property, they will be investing in one of Northern Ireland’s finest pieces of architecture, which has been lovingly restored to one of the finest examples of its era.
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