Sunday 11 December 2016

A palace with fishing rights

Price: €475,000
Where: Knockglass House, Knockglass, Crossmolina, Co Mayo
Details: Large Georgian house on 52 acres, including a three-bed cottage

Published 08/07/2011 | 05:00

Formerly the bishop's palace for this area, Knockglass House is an impressive Georgian home that dates back to the late 1700s.

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The property was extended and remodelled in the late 19th Century, and more recently served as home to the last four bishops of Tuam, Killala and Achonry.

Now in need of sensitive restoration, Knockglass House offers potential buyers the chance to acquire an elegant period home.

The house is on 52 acres and includes a walled garden, woodland, a three-bedroom cottage, a courtyard and fishing rights on the River Deel, on to which the property fronts.

The residence is a fine example of Georgian architecture, as Knockglass House retains most of its original features and layout.

With a floor area of more than 500sqm, there is ample space, and the property includes four large reception rooms with shuttered sash windows, decorative plasterwork, ornate fireplaces and panelled doors.

The drawing room and dining room are to the front of the house, and have 11ft ceilings with ornate cornicing and fine marble fireplaces.

Upstairs, there are six spacious bedrooms with original features, along with three bathrooms.

The hallway has an impressive tiled floor and fanlight over the door, while there is a good-sized kitchen and utility room to the rear of the house.

Outside, there is a walled garden, enclosed courtyard, cottage, boiler house, glass house, fuel storage, sheds, four coach houses, seven stables and several other outbuildings.

The lands are laid out around the property and includes approximately 22 acres in grazing.

Contact: Knight Frank 01 662 3255

Irish Independent

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