Period estate with 410 acres
Summerhill, Co Meath, Three houses with 410 acres in two lots, €2.1m
A PERIOD country house, reputed to have been the former dower house on the family estate of the Duke of Wellington, is to go for auction with 410 acres. Ginnet's Park House will be sold in two lots, one of which is the period house, along with two other houses on 260 acres near Summerhill, Co Meath. The guide price on this lot is now €1.6m – a sharp discount to the €2.8m quoted for the property when it was brought to the market in 2010.
The second lot consists of 150 acres half a mile away at Breemount with extensive road frontage. Its guide price is €550,000.
The main house at Ginnet's Park in Co Meath is now a five-bedroom period home extending to 418sqm with three en suite bedrooms.
At ground level there are four reception rooms, one of which is the west-facing library with fitted bookcases and a carved marble mantelpiece. From this, double doors open to the south-west-facing drawing room with a hardwood floor and marble mantelpiece.
The dining room, like the library, has parquet flooring and a marble mantelpiece, while the breakfast room has fitted cupboards and leads to the attractive, vaulted ceiling kitchen with a range of oak-fitted units, double oven and hob, dishwasher, and ceramic-tiled floor.
In addition, a steward's three-bedroom house with a floor area of 93sqm is connected to the main house. At the estate's entrance the 74 sq m gate lodge could provide two bedrooms, a reception room and bathroom but it needs refurbishment.
The stable yard contains a selection of 14 loose boxes and an office, as well as two garages, stabling for more horses and grain stores.
There is also a groom's apartment. Around the extensive cattle yard are haybarns, machinery sheds and silage facilities.
The grounds surrounding the main home are laid out in lawns, including a grass tennis court and flower beds as well as a large amount of mature trees. There is also a small vegetable and flower garden with a greenhouse.
Some 110 acres are laid out in fields and 150 acres are mature woods suitable for pheasant shooting in this Royal County haven.
The Breemount lands are also located on the main Trim to Summerhill road. While its 150 acres are good land, its keen guide price of €3,666 per acre reflects how 104 of its acres were planted with hardwoods in 1994 and have some years to go to maturity.
The auction will take place on June 27.
Auctioneers: Goffs Country 045 981048 and Murtagh Bros 044 9342512