Tudenham Park shatters guide price to rake in €681k
Tudenham Park House on 66ac on the shores of Lough Ennell was sold last week for €681,000, almost €300,000 over the original guide price. The sale price equates to €10,300/ac.
Now a shell, Tudenham Park comprises a detached seven-bay three-storey over basement country house on the eastern shores of Lough Ennell.
Located close to the renowned Belvedere House and 8km from Mullingar, the house was built between 1717 and 1742 for George Rochfort, a brother of Robert Rochfort of Belvedere House and designed by the same architect, Richard Castle.
While the estate changed hands a number of times, the Tottenham family, who renamed it Tudenham, owned it from 1836.
Like many properties of its kind the roof was removed in 1957 to avoid the payment of rates and while the building is overgrown and dilapidated, the external walls are intact.
Sheltered by mature trees the lands are under old pasture and laid out in three principal divisions and a number of smaller portions.
The farm, which has been used in recent times for livestock grazing and forage, includes a yard comprised of a range of derelict outbuildings and a two-bay haybarn and lean-to. There are two boathouses sited on the farm.
While the auction delivered a clear-cut result, it was a complicated affair involving three rounds of bidding and up to 22 different bidders.