Saturday 16 December 2017

Fit for a President - peek inside Mary Robinson's lakeside estate for sale at €2.75m

Mary Robinson's home which is on the market for €2.75m
Mary Robinson's home which is on the market for €2.75m
Mary Robinson. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

Former Irish president Mary Robinson and her husband Nick are to sell their 113 acre lakeside home in the west of Ireland with a market price of €2.75m.

The Robinsons are selling Massbrook House, which they purchased in 1994 during Ms Robinson's term as president.

The pair are downsizing from the estate, which sits alongside Lough Conn outside Ballina, Co Mayo for almost a mile.

Speaking about their move, Mary Robinson said ““We hope that whoever buys Massbrook House will find, as we did, a haven of peace and tranquillity.”

Sherry Fitzgerald head of country homes Roseanne de Vere Hunt described the house as a "remarkable property".

"While we expect keen domestic interest in the property, we also anticipate strong international interest as it really is a piece of paradise.”

Sherry Fitzgerald is handling the sale alongside Christie's International Real Estate.

“Our house prices are 25pc higher than in 2002 whereas UK house prices increased by 115pc in the same period. Purchasers always respond to good property and good value," Ms de Vere hunt said.

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