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Ileclash House put back on the market for €2.75m

Stately Fermoy pad was once home of notorious British fascist Sir Oswald Mosley


An aerial view of Ileclash House

An aerial view of Ileclash House

One of its former owners Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s

One of its former owners Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s


An aerial view of Ileclash House


The stately Fermoy pad once owned by the controversial UK politician and founder of the British Union of Fascists, Sir Oswald Mosley, has once again gone back on the market, this time with a price tag of €2.75 million.

Set amid 12-acres of land overlooking the River Blackwater, Ileclash House is a stunning Georgian house once famously described as being "one of the jewels of the Blackwater Valley".

Built in 1830 the Georgian style house enjoyed a colourful history serving as home to rectors and socialites before falling into a state of disrepair after the Second World War.

It was subsequently restored and later purchased by the Blackshirt leader, who lived there for a time with his second wife, society beauty Diana, one of the infamous Mitford sisters. 

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The couple were married in 1936 in Berlin at the home of Joseph Goebbels, the former head of Nazi propaganda, in the presence of Adolf Hitler.

Set on top of a dramatic limestone outcrop, Ileclash House commands stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

The two-storey, 683 sq metre palatial pad boasts five bedrooms and a dressing room with en-suite bathrooms, a study, drawing room, morning room, family room and library.

The surrounding grounds include a courtyard with two fully restored guest cottages, walled garden with raised terrace, private wooded grounds, riverwalk's, cave grottos and a river slip.

The property also comes with frontage to and fishing rights over the River Blackwater and its own island, reachable by small boat. 

Licklash Castle, a one-time Roche stronghold, is to the east whilst a further Norman castle lies to the east. 

The house also boasts a commanding view of the Carrigabrick Viaduct, an imposing Victorian landmark known locally as 'The Red Bridge'. Built in 1872 as part of the Fermoy to Lismore railway line, the viaduct was immortalized in the 1966 movie 'The Blue Max'. The viaduct has laid idle since the closure of the railway line in 1967.   

Ileclash was purchased by its present owners in 2006. They subsequently undertook additional renovations to the house, including putting on a new roof and replacing more than 50 windows.

In 2008 the house was put on the market for a price believed to be in the region of €4.25 million and again in 2011 with an undisclosed asking price. Back in 2016 it was put back on the market with a price tag of €3.5 million.

It is currently on the market with Colliers International at €2,750,000.

It is hoped the secluded property will attract interest from well-heeled clients from Ireland and across the globe and the fact that it was once owned by arguably one of the most controversial figures of British 20th century politics is likely to generate additional interest from potential buyers.