For style and prospects
Where: Busherstown House, Moneygall, Co Offaly
Details: Castellated period house and coach house on 10 acres
The Rudds, a well-known family in the Irish food and horse circles, are selling their Busherstown House in the midlands. As well as its appeal as a grand family home, it also has considerable potential for a leisure or tourist business.
The castellated house itself has nine bedrooms, four reception rooms and four bathrooms. In all, there are as many as 11 rooms at ground level, including storage rooms.
The sitting room, drawing room and formal dining room come with original marble fireplaces and decorative ceiling plasterwork. A big country kitchen with an oil-fired Aga is located next to the diningroom and has a number of storage rooms within easy reach.
Upstairs, most of the seven bedrooms are of manorial proportions, with two en suite bathrooms and two further family bathrooms.
Attractively renovated, the coach house has three-bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan livingroom and a kitchen.
A building known as a studio extends to 167sq m and its catering kitchen and large downstairs room have potential for hospitality or promotional events.
Busherstown's asking price has been almost halved from €1.5m to €775,000.
Outside features include a walled garden, courtyard, a tree-lined avenue, two grass paddocks and stabling.
Located on the Tipperary-Offaly border, it is close to the M7 almost half way between Dublin and Limerick.
The agents are Knight Frank 01 6623255