GALLERY: Landmark Donaghcloney building on the market for £300,000

Michael Scott


Michael Scott


One of Donaghcloney's landmark buildings is back on the market.

The former Donaghcloney Care Home is up for sale, with offers in excess of £300,000 being invited by sole selling agents Hannath.

The property includes Donaghcloney House, a Grade B1 listed building which provides accommodation over ground and first floors, and Monree Lodge, a purpose-built nursing home which was operated until recently providing accommodation over ground and first floors.

Set on a site spanning 2.2 acres, Donaghcloney House measures 7,956 sq ft while Monree Lodge is 8,330 sq ft.

The care home was operated Four Seasons Care Homes. At the end of 2015 the company announced that they were shutting down the Donaghcloney facility along with six other homes.

While some of those homes were bought over and remain in operation, Donaghcloney Care Home did not reopen and has been vacant ever since April 2016.

Before it was a care home, Donaghcloney House was a private dwelling, built in the 19th Centry by the Coomb-Barbour, who called it 'Coomb's Castle'.

The Coomb-Barbour family were ship builders and had connections with the linen industry.

When the Coomb-Barbours moved to England Donaghcloney House and the surrounding land was bought by the Nicholson family. They were cousins of the Liddel family who co-owned the well-known linen factory in the village.

It was then bought in 1933 by the McCartan's who lived there until the 1970s. Donaghcloney House became a nursing home in June 1988, with Monree Lodge opening in October 1988.

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