Sunday 26 March 2017

Restored manor in historic landscape

Co Mayo
Detached manor home on 30 acres
Millars House, Killala
€1.5m

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to acquire a fascinating 18th century property located on 30 acres of land, various outer buildings, and some 20 rooms, including seven large bedrooms.

Located 10 miles north of Ballina, the property dates from the 1890s, built for Augusta Gertrude Knox Gore by her brother the Rt Hon James Knox of Belleek Castle.

The grounds are extremely interesting: they were once known as Foclaidh Woods where St Patrick baptised the first Irish Christians.

It was also here that St Patrick had his first defeat of the druids in battle at Tulladh na Druids where the river Cnog na Ba enters the sea from Meelick Lough.

The house went through various owners through the years. After falling into disrepair, it was thoroughly refurbished in the late 1990s. The current owners have lived there since 2003.

The detail within the house is hugely impressive. There's a large entrance hall, dining room with bay window, original carved oak fireplace and ornate ceiling plasterwork.

There's a sitting room with polished pine flooring and mahogany fireplace, as well as an office, laundry, staff quarter, and large drawing room.

The main kitchen has quarry-tiled floor, four-oven Aga cooker, fitted maple kitchen units with Franke sinks and InSinkErator waste extraction, American fridge freezer and freestanding dishwasher.

The master bedroom comes en suite (with freestanding cast iron bath), while there are three other double bedrooms with marble fireplaces and wood flooring, and two further bedrooms (one of which is en suite).

The main bathroom has a ceramic bath, pedestal wash hand basin and slatted pitch pine flooring. There is also a secret room with cast iron fireplace and en suite that could double as a bedroom.

Outside there are attractive gardens and an inner courtyard with cottage and stores, and outer courtyard containing 4,834sq ft of stable buildings.

Contact Sandra Conmy, Sherry FitzGerald Feeney West on 096 72828

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