Captain James Colthurst was leasing this property to Reverend Samuel Butcher at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when it was valued at £11 10. Lewis refers to it as the seat of Captain Colthurst in 1837 "commanding interesting views of the Middle and Lower Lakes". In 1874 the Danesfort estate of Samuel Butcher was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The house is described as "beautifully situated, overlooking the Bay of Castlelough". Bary notes that it was occupied up until the 1920s but is now a ruin.