Palladian Kildare estate sells for €4.6m
Gay O'Callaghan, a renowned breeder of thoroughbreds at Yeomanstown Stud near Naas, recently bought nearby Landenstown House and Estate on 338ac at Sallins in Co Kildare.
It is believed a price in the region of €4.6m was paid for the estate, some way off the original price tag of €6.5m.
There is no doubt but a buyer from the equestrian set was always destined to acquire Landenstown.
The property includes a listed 18th century Palladian mansion with some unapproved renovation work done.
The work is in need of substantial correction and further renovation is required to the spacious premises.
In its present state it is uninhabited and uninhabitable.
The property includes gate lodges, a cut stone courtyard of similar vintage to the main house with all in need of extensive work.
Located on the banks of the Grand Canal the land is in rolling parkland and the best of Kildare ground but like the house and buildings it too needs attention.