Behind the scenes of one of the most expensive farms on the market at the moment
Aghade Lodge near Tullow in Co Carlow is one of the more elegant properties on the market at the moment.
The house is on 202ac of tillage and pasture ground and can be bought in its entirety or in parcels that include the house on 8.8ac or on 40ac.
The guide price for the entire is €3.7m while the house on 40ac is guided at €1.4m or on 8.8ac at a guide of €925,000.
The sale is being handled by David Ashmore of Sotheby's, who describes the place as an excellent property with a fine house and four courtyard apartments surrounded by a top-class arable farmland with 2.25km of river frontage on to the rivers Dereen and Slaney.
The residence is a late 19th century structure extending to 5,000sq ft. It was the home of the O'Grady Roche family and most recently belonged to the Richardson family.
The estate is on an excellent site with the Slaney River running close to the residence and forms the major natural feature of the holding. Included in the sale is an island in the Slaney.
Accessed through a stone entrance, an old tree-lined avenue leads to the house with another entrance leading to the farmyard.
The house is accessed through a small porch. The ground-floor accommodation includes a porch, drawing room, library, dining room, cloakroom with WC, kitchen, family room, laundry room and WC. The reception rooms have many of the original features including high ceilings and windows, decorative plasterwork, wide floorboards, original shutters and panelled doors.