AT THE peak of the market Cregg Castle and lands in Galway sold for around €5m — now it has come back on the market with an asking price of €6m.
The higher price is partly explained by the addition of 15 acres of grazing land as well as the planning permission for a 99 -bedroom hotel and a nine-hole golf course which was secured by the business consortium who bought it in 2007 and which adds to the potential of the property.
Sited on 180 acres, near Corrandulla, nine miles north of Galway City , Cregg Castle operated before its 2007 sale as a thriving guesthouse popular with musicians.
Its accommodation includes 12 bedrooms, some with en suites, and nine with marble fireplaces.
A private chapel, separate apartment with a recording studio and a music room are also in the castle.
An entrance hallway leads to a great hall which acts as a large living room and a dining room.
A drawing room and study are also located at entrance level.
Agent Helen Miryam Cassidy points out that a bell tower is a feature of the yard which is surrounded by stables.