Echoes of Austen in an unspoiled corner of Co Donegal

Set on 46 acres near the village of Ramelton, Carniseal House is now on the market with a guide price of €2.75 million

Carniseal House, Cairn Low, Ramelton, Co Donegal: a residential and agricultural estate on 46 acres of parkland, with about 600 metres of frontage directly on to the western shore of Lough Swilly

On the northern tip of Ireland, Lough Swilly dramatically cuts into the Donegal landscape between the Inishowen and Fanad peninsulas. The scene of many landmark events in history – from the Flight of the Earls in 1607, right up to the late 1930s when the British handed back what had been known as the Treaty ports – the lough is also the backdrop to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt coastline in the country.