Six-bed Meath period home on 104ac proves popular at over €2m
It is proving difficult to sell bigger houses with larger farms and indeed many come back to the market in more manageable lots.
However, Bessborough House, described by Pat O'Hagan of Savills as a fine period residence on 104ac, sold in the entire recently for a price believed to be greater than €2m.
Originally the home of renowned horse trainer Peggy St John Nolan, the house was in the process of being renovated and could be described as a work in progress waiting for the finishing touch.
Bessborough is located at Balrath, just off the N2, Dublin to Slane road.
Accommodation in the main house includes six bedrooms, a range of reception rooms, a kitchen, bathrooms, a study and wine cellar.
Three apartments were developed in the original stable courtyard and there is also a separate three-bedroom manager's bungalow that needs some attention.
The land extends to 104ac of old pasture that was grazed until recently.
While the ground is good Meath farmland with very little waste, it could benefit from attention to bring out its full potential.