Ruins with a view for €1.25m in Waterford
The 163ac Summerville Estate is steeped in Irish history and also had connections with Napoleon Bonaparte
Published 29/07/2015 | 02:30
A substantial farm in Co Waterford and former home of one of the most historic and interesting families in the country is on the market by private treaty.
The 163ac holding is centred around a neglected manor house originally built to a design by Charles Barry, the architect responsible for the 19th century restoration of the British Houses of Parliament.
Summerville Estate at Corballymore between Dunmore East and Tramore sits on 163ac of coastal land and can be bought by private treaty in its entirety or in lots. The entire comes with a guide price of €1.25m while the house on 23ac has a guide price of €175,000.
Corballymore is situated 5km from Waterford Airport, 7km from Dunmore East 7km and 11km from Tramore with Waterford City just 14km away.
The property was the seat of the Wyse family, a dynasty associated with Waterford since Norman times.
The family has an amazing history and as one of the last remaining "Old English Catholic" families its fortunes very much mirrored the twists and turns of Irish history down the centuries.
The Wyse lands were confiscated under Cromwell, returned under the Restoration; the family suffered under the Penal Laws and one of the most illustrious family members, Thomas Wyse, became active in support of Catholic emancipation.
He engineered the defeat of the local grandee, Lord Beresford in the 1826 election campaign, a win that encouraged Daniel O'Connell to seek the Clare seat in the by-election of 1828.