Live life in luxury at period property
The lovely round figure of €2m is being quoted for Bessborough House, Balrath, Co Meath.
Located around 25 miles from Dublin and for sale by private treaty, the period residence is being sold with 104ac and a range of out-offices.
Bessborough House is described by Pat O'Hagan of Savills as "a fine period residence".
Extensively but not completely restored, the property is described as a work-in-progress waiting for the finishing touch.
The property is just off the N2 Dublin to Slane road, and includes three apartments in a converted courtyard and a three-bedroom bungalow.
Bessborough was originally the home of renowned horse trainer, Peggy St John Nolan. It extends to 8,640sqft and has been re-roofed, rewired and re-plumbed by the vendor.
The house includes an entrance hall, dining room, drawing room, kitchen and a family room on the ground floor. There is also a bathroom, study and wine cellar on this floor, with six bedrooms on the first floor, two of which have en-suite facilities.
The rooms are spacious, bright and airy and, while in various states of renovation, maintain many of the original period features of the house including Georgian solid wood doors and ornate marble fireplaces.