Banner county estate sells for €1.7m
Published 22/06/2016 | 02:30
Newhall House near Ennis in Co Clare on 310ac sold at auction recently, making its guide of €1.7m.
Located 5.5km from Ennis and 8km from the M18 motorway the estate is centred around an 18th century mansion of some 15,000 square feet and includes gate lodges, woodlands, parklands and lakes.
Set over three floors the 15-bedroom mansion is in a 'T' shape with a distinctive brick exterior.
The lands include 150ac of private forestry in mature deciduous timber with a further 160ac in parkland and grazing. Some of the grazing land is rougher and more rushy but other parts are the best of grazing ground.
There are two linked lakes with potential for fishing and boating. The land also includes the ruins of Killone Abbey, built in the 1180s as an Augustinian convent by local chieftain Dónal Mór O'Brien.
The house also has an extensive courtyard and a range of farm buildings along with a set of twin "folly" gate lodges - each recently reroofed but in need complete refurbishment.
The sheds and storage buildings in the courtyard are in need of total renovation.
At auction it was the preference of the vendor to sell the house so practically all lots included the house.