Kildare estate sells for €21,500/ac
Period house on 223 acres near Maynooth goes for €4.75m at auction at auction
Ravensdale House on 223ac between Leixlip and Maynooth in Co Kildare was purchased at auction last week for €4.75m or €21,500/ac
This marks the strongest price paid for a farm of that size so far this year. The estate was bought by a solicitor acting in trust for one of the larger domestic equestrian enterprises.
Ravensdale is one of the more substantial rural properties to come on the market in the greater Dublin area in recent times.
The two-storey over basement mansion was built in 1765 by the Duke of Leinster as a Dower house to the nearby Carton Estate.
It is described by Philip Byrne of selling agents REA Coonans Maynooth as a truly spectacular Georgian home and one of the best houses of its type in Leinster.
The 223ac of land is comprised of top quality free draining ground that is currently used for tillage and grazing purposes. Road frontage extending to 1.5km gives access to a separate rear entrance and three separate gate lodges on the estate.
The main residence consists of a two-storey over basement house with four main reception rooms all with high ceilings and original decorative plasterwork. The original features of the house are evident throughout with ornate cornicing, ceiling pieces and fireplaces.
The first floor accommodation consists of six main bedrooms, three dressing rooms, one guest toilet, one bathroom, and a study.