Four on the market: Georgian-era mansions
If you are in the market for a Georgina-era mansion, then here are four impressive properties currently available to buy.
Donnybrook House, Co Tipperary
€650k REA Eoin Dillon, (067) 33468
Built in 1730, Donnybrook House in Ballymackey, Nenagh, was acquired some two centuries later by the Howard family, who've owned the property since. It's now a protected structure. It's 4,921 sq ft on two storeys over a raised basement, and with an attic level as well where there are two bedrooms, with three more bedrooms on the first floor. At entrance level are two formal reception rooms, with a kitchen and living room in the basement. It's on just under 13 acres with lawns and walled gardens, and outbuildings. It's 11 kilometres from Nenagh and a little under two hours' drive from Dublin via the M7.
Mill House, Boyne Road, Co Meath
€530k DNG Royal County, (046) 907 3737
Mill House is said to have been built in 1806 to house the manager of Blundell's flax mill at Athlumney. He must have been pleased with the accommodation, right next to the River Boyne in Navan. Its occupant today can turn left immediately outside the gate and begin a walk along the Boyne Way. The house is on three storeys and a basement and measures 3,208 sq ft, needing some refurbishment. There are five bedrooms, with the master having an en-suite and dressing room. The ground floor has the kitchen, living room, dining room and sun room. There's a garage in the half-acre garden.
Bayly Farm, Nenagh, Co Tipperary
€750k Colliers International, (01) 633 3700; REA Eoin Dillon, (067) 33468
Bayly Farm in Ballinaclough, has been owned by the Bayly family since it was built in about 1820. Since then it's gained a modern extension and has latterly been used for guest accommodation. It's on 29 acres with both young and mature hardwood trees, paddocks, gardens and traditional farm buildings. The original house has three reception rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor, and five bedrooms on the first floor (two en suite). The extension is self-contained and has an open-plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen, two bedrooms (one en suite), and a converted attic.
Newtown House, Durrow, Co Laois
€850k Sotheby’s, (01) 905 9790
You don't just get a 19th-century pile with Newtown House, you also get its adjacent four-storey stone corn mill, complete with mill wheel and mill pond, the whole on 9.4 acres of grounds with frontage to the River Goul. The main house is 3,358 sq ft with five bedrooms and three reception rooms - drawing room, dining room, and study - all at entrance level. The kitchen is on the lower ground floor and is triple-aspect with an Aga and exposed beams. There's one en-suite bedroom on this floor too and the other four upstairs. As well as the mill, other outbuildings include a coach house, cottage and grain store.