A castellated home fit for a Presidential visit
Published 17/05/2011 | 05:00
Reduced from an asking price of €1.5m to €695,000 in recent days, Busherstown House is a unique Georgian castellated house set on 10 acres.
Busherstown House was bought in 1973 by the current owners, the Rudd family, known for their specialist pork business and Grand National-winning son Tom.
Since riding Glebe Lad to victory in the National for trainer Michael O'Brien in 1999, Tom has been breeding thoroughbreds at Busherstown House.
Located close to the well-publicised village of Moneygall in Co Offaly, the property is approached by an impressive tree-lined avenue and includes mature woodland and gardens, a courtyard, walled garden, large two-storey studio, converted coach house and stabling.
The three-bay, two-storey castellated house was the seat of the Minchin family and dates back to 1815, when it was built on the site of an O'Carroll castle.
The house's eclectic character is due mainly to the fact it was constructed in various phases.
The most notable addition was probably the 19th century gothic revival frontage, complete with towers and parapet.