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Benmore House, 32 Binmore Road, Derrygonnelly, Enniskillen BT93 6AZ


Key Information

Address Benmore House, 32 Binmore Road, Derrygonnelly, Enniskillen
Price Last listed at Offers around £1,450,000
Style Country House
Bedrooms 8
Receptions 5
Bathrooms 5
Heating Wood pellet
EPC Rating D63/D63
Status Sale Agreed

Additional Information

‘Benmore House’



Montgomery Finlay & Co. are proud to bring to the market this outstanding, fully renovated, period property in the heart of the Fermanagh countryside. Built in 1829 by reverend Hamilton as the rectory for the Inishmacsaint Church, Benmore House is a beautiful and extensive Georgian property, sitting centrally in its substantial mature and private grounds of circa 12 acres. With a mixture of woodland, gardens and paddocks, this secluded property is a rare example of period beauty.

With some of its stone structure originally coming from the old Church of Church Hill, and with plaques of historic interest built into its walls, this substantial 3 storey over basement stone residence was recently taken back to its robust stone shell, and completely and sympathetically renovated to allow it to retain all of its period charm and features, while removing all of the challenges normally associated with period property living.

In the mid 1800’s, the sisters of Dean Tottenham’s wife started a lace school at Benmore House and established Inishmacsaint needle lace, which was highly prized and was given to royalty as gifts. As a child in the early 1900’s, the author C.S. Lewis was known to have visited his grandfather, the rector at that time for holidays. Since the 1940’s the property has been privately owned by a succession of different families, but was standing derelict for several years at the turn of the millennia, until the current owners purchased and completely restored the property to its former glory.  

Key Features

  • One of the finest and superbly finished period countryside dwellings to come to market in the West of Ireland, offering a substantial 3 storey stone period property over basement, linking seamlessly to a beautifully finished 2-bedroom annex.

  • Land stretching to circa. 12 acres, including beautifully manicured gardens including fruit trees, mature woodland, several fully enclosed paddocks for horses, a large pond and a covered outside entertainment area including a stone-built fireplace and numerous raised vegetable and flower beds.

  • The property embraces the original period features including original timber flooring, beautiful cornice detailing and centrepieces, stone to fireplaces and fantastic ceiling heights reaching to 13ft.

  • Accommodation provides endless opportunity, currently established to include Games/Cinema Room with ceiling projector, Gym, Wine Cellar and Home Office.

  • Designed and renovated for a comfortable living experience with a commercial grade Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system installed, providing continuous fresh air circulating throughout.

  • Complete refit of electrics and plumbing, including CAT5 data cabling installed throughout the houses.

  • Basement has a new electro-osmotic dampcourse and insulation being installed under the original flagstone floor.

  • The property enjoys two separate entrances, both with bespoke ornate wrought iron gates, one set being electric.

  • Renewable energy heating system via wood pellet boiler.

  • A CCTV camera system is installed around the houses, with sensor alarm system in place in the main residence.

  • A generator that can power both houses, is located in its own outbuilding.

  • Located 10 miles North West of Enniskillen Town Centre, 20 miles from the beaches of Donegal.In addition, the estate offers close proximity of Lough Erne Resort & Faldo Golf Course, various National Parks and the shores of Lough Erne.    

  • Viewing strictly via the instructed agent Montgomery Finlay & Co..


Ent. Porch:  12’7” x 5’7”

  • Timber frame front door.
  • Beautifully detailed centrepiece to ceiling.
  • 2 No. Arched windows.
  • Original Mosaic tiled floor.
  • Antique style radiator.

Entrance Hallway:  27’11” x 6’7”

  • Entrance door with original decorative stained-glass insets.
  • Arched ceiling and recessed lighting.
  • Original timber floor.
  • Antique style radiator.

Library:  11’1” x 9’1”

  • Antique fireplace with slate hearth.
  • Built in bookcase, floor to ceiling.
  • Cornice ceiling detail.
  • Original timber floor.
  • Antique style radiator.

Central Stairwell:  10’10” x 13’6”

  • Timber finished double return staircase.
  • Timber spindles and handrails.
  • Ceiling centrepiece.
  • Original timber floor.
  • Antique style radiator.

W.C.:  5’11” x 3’0”

  • W.C. and Vanity unit.
  • Partially tiled.

Lounge:  16’1” x 15’9”

  • Solid multi-fuel log burner.
  • Original stone hearth, timber surround and over mantel.
  • Folding shutters to window.
  • Cornice ceiling.
  • Antique style radiator.
  • Original timber floor.

Dining/Living Area:  22’0” x 16’0”

  • Multi fuel stove with original stone hearth and timber fire surround.
  • Cornice ceiling detail and centrepiece.
  • Antique single radiator.
  • Gorgeous 13ft ceilings providing a stunning airy space.
  • 11ft high square arch leading to Kitchen.
  • 3 No. 8’6” windows maximising the natural light.
  • Original timber floor.
  • Integral French doors leading to raised terrace and views over manicured gardens.

Kitchen:  21’7” x 16’0”

  • Excellent quality range of high and low level hand painted Kitchen units.
  • Double bowl Belfast style sink with mixer taps.
  • Classic Deluxe 5 gas ring and 2 electric Rangemaster.
  • Tiled splashback to Rangemaster.
  • White quartz worktops.
  • Stunning 8’9” x 4’1” Kitchen Island with Pop up Power point.
  • Spacious double larder.Integrated vertical fridge and separate vertical freezer.
  • Original wooden shutters to windows.
  • Corniced ceiling detail and centrepiece.
  • 3 No Antique style radiators.
  • French doors leading to raised terrace and garden area.

Mezzanine Bedroom 1:  15’10” x 16’0”

  • Cornice detail to ceiling.
  • Double radiator.
  • Dual aspect windows with Lough Erne and countryside views.

Mezzanine Bedroom 2:  15’0” x 16’0”

  • Original Antique fireplace with timber surround and stone hearth.
  • Nicely designed window seat.
  • Cornice detailing.
  • 2 No double radiators.

Master Bedroom:  22’0” x 15’9”

  • Original Antique cast iron fireplace.
  • Cornice ceiling and centrepiece.
  • Magnificent 12ft ceilings, magnifying the spacious room.
  • 3 No windows overlooking grounds.
  • Timber finished floor.

Walk-in Dressing Room:  11’0” x 11’8”

  • 6 double and 2 single bespoke built in wardrobes.
  • Cornice detailing.
  • Antique style radiator.

Ensuite:  15’9” x 10’5”

  • Walk in, fully tiled shower with rain shower head.
  • Bespoke Porto double basin vanity unit.
  • Free standing cast iron bath and telephone hand held shower and mixer taps.
  • Heated towel rail.
  • High flush toilet.
  • Antique style radiator.
  • Low and high level windows with picturesque views over manicured and landscaped gardens.


Bedroom No 4:  16’0” x 15’5”

  • Antique horseshoe fireplace.
  • Dual aspect windows with views of Lough Erne.

Bathroom:  15’2” x 16’4”

  • High flush toilet and white hand basin.
  • Walk-in shower, fully tiled.
  • Freestanding cast iron bath.
  • Heated towel rail.
  • Half tiled walls.
  • Tiled floor.


  • Beautifully preserved original flagstone flooring to Hallways.

Wine Cellar:  12’7” x 5’0”

  • Original built in stone wine arches.
  • Original flagstone floor.
  • External door to front of house.

Study/Office:  9’3” x 9’0”

  • Built in office bench.
  • Recessed lighting.
  • Double radiator.
  • Timber floor.

Bedroom 5 / Snug Room:  15’3” x 10’2”  +  15’6” x 10’6”

  • Antique fireplace.
  • Recessed lighting.
  • Timber floor.

Shower Room:  9’7” x 7’11”

  • W.C. & white hand basin.
  • Walk in shower with rain shower head.
  • Burlington London shower hose and mixer taps.
  • Recessed lights.
  • Fully tiled floor and walls.

Gym/Dance Studio/Bedroom 6:  12’9” x 15’7”

  • Mirrored wall.
  • Dual aspect windows.
  • Recessed lighting.
  • Double radiator.
  • Timber floor.

Work Room:  15’11” x 15’3”

  • Dual aspect windows.
  • Recessed lighting.
  • Double radiator.
  • Timber floor.

Utility:  16’8” x 6’10”

  • Range of fitted timber units.
  • Belfast sink.
  • Built in shoe rack.
  • Space and plumbing for multiple white goods.
  • Tiled floor.

Rear Entrance Hall:  9’4” x 8’4’”

  • Space for plumbed for washing machine and tumble drier.
  • Tiled floor.
  • Double external entrance doors to gardens and courtyard.

Plant Room 

  • Hot water tanks.

Cinema Room/Games Room/Old Carriage House:  24’3” x 15’5”

  • Projector and wall screen with surround sound system installed.
  • Original exposed stone walls.
  • Underfloor heating.
  • Laminate flooring.
  • 2 No Double French doors accessing courtyard.


Living Room:  18’5” x 20’8”

  • Solid fuel stove with raised hearth, slate finish and Oak mantel.
  • Fitted Oak display and storage units.
  • Wagon Wheel ceiling detail.
  • Underfloor heating.

Kitchen & Dining Area:  15’3” x 15’0”

  • Oak Kitchen with range of high and low level units.
  • Kitchen Island and Breakfast bar.
  • Double eye level ovens.
  • Bosch stainless steel gas hob and extractor fan.
  • Integrated fridge freezer.
  • Integrated dishwasher.
  • Cornice ceiling.
  • Recessed ceiling lights.
  • Underfloor heating.
  • Tiled floor.
  • French doors to outside entertainment area.

Hallway:  29’5” x 3’6”

  • Double French doors to separate entrance.
  • Tiled floor.

Bathroom:  11’3” x 9’5” (Max)

  • 4 piece white suite.
  • Walk in shower, white hand basin and vanity unit.
  • Bath, W.C.
  • Heated towel rail.
  • Recessed lighting.
  • Tiled floor.

Storage cupboard off Hallway.

Bedroom 2:  8’11” x 11’4”

  • Cornice ceiling.
  • Underfloor heating.
  • Oak flooring.

Bedroom 1:  11’5” x 10’9”

  • Built in wardrobe.
  • Oak flooring.


  • Entrance Gates and stone driveway.
  • Separate rear access leading to cottages.
  • Outside entertainment area – hardwood Gazebo building with Bangor blue slate roof, including power and recessed lights.
  • Built in stone fireplace under gazebo area.
  • Raised vegetable and flower beds.
  • Attractive original stonework wall including powered fountain, creating sectioned areas and gravel walkways.
  • Woodland and adjoining fields.
  • Pristinely manicured lawns.
  • Planted rockeries.
  • Large duck pond to rear entrance including duck houses.
  • Underground cable insitu to stable area.

Store for Pellet Boiler

  • Pellet burner and stove.

General Store/Generator store in Courtyard area:  12’9” x 12’10”

  • Mono pitched roof.
  • Underground power connection to house.

Extensive land, extending to circa. 12 acres, comprising of beautifully presented gardens, fenced paddocks for animals and woodland.


RATES:  £4,146.50

EPC:  63D

Contact Montgomery Finlay & Co.;

028 66 324485

NOTE: The above Agents for themselves and for vendors or lessors of any property for which they act as Agents give notice that (1) the particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (2) no person in the employment of the Agents has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to any property (3) all negotiations will be conducted through this firm.