Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a look at a few real estate listings marketed by our friends at Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty.
THE ABBEY LEIX ESTATE
A splendid and most distinguished Irish 18th-century mansion positioned within a remarkable and ancient woodland demesne of over 1,000 acres. Abbey Leix is one of the most venerable 18th-century houses in Ireland and, following a spectacular restoration, it is also one of the most congenial. In any list of important Irish country houses, Abbey Leix has a prominent place. The late-18th-century mansion designed by noted architect James Wyatt is clothed in the Italianate manner in 1859-60, enjoys a remarkable position within a private estate comprising some 1,120 acres, and includes some of Ireland’s most notable remaining ancient woodland and extensive frontage to the River Nore. The accommodation is grand and beautifully executed with the mansion comprising some 26,910 square feet or 2,500 square meters. The mansion is augmented by 10 lodges and cottages on the estate. Offered at $24,322,024. See more HERE.
The Sopwell Hall Estate
A most distinguished early 18th-century Irish country house positioned within an estate of some 300 acres or 121.4 hectares, including attractive parkland and mature woodland and a 16th-century castle. Sopwell Hall is situated in a triangle of the historic towns of Birr, Roscrea, and Nenagh. The nearest small town is Borrisokane, which is some 5 miles or 8 kilometers away. The house is privately and centrally positioned deep within mature parkland. The castle, built circa 1590, is now unoccupied but largely intact. The stone outbuildings are of the highest quality and richly augment the house and castle. The accommodation is grand and beautifully executed, with the principal house comprising some 14,235 square feet or 1,322 square meters and including 5 principal reception rooms and 10 bedrooms. A studio and 4 estate lodges combine to present some 18,342 square feet or 1,704 square meters of possible accommodation in total. Built in 1745, to a design attributed to the renowned architect Francis Bindon, Sopwell Hall is imposing yet welcoming and conforms to the best traditions of early Georgian architecture. Offered at $10,336,860. See more HERE.
A magnificent Victorian Italianate mansion enjoying a truly spectacular position overlooking Killiney Bay, with remarkable and panoramic sea vistas from the rocks of Dalkey Island to those of Bray Head. Summerhill House is one of Dublin’s finest residences. Occupying an enviable position on Marino Avenue West, off Killiney Hill Road, the generous grounds of some 5 acres or 2 hectares afford privacy and remarkable sea views over Killiney Bay. Often referred to as ‘Ireland’s Bay of Naples’ Killiney Bay is renowned for its picturesque quality. Views extend from the obelisk on Killiney Hill towards the rocks of Dalkey Island over the sea to Bray Head and around to the Wicklow mountains. Dating to circa 1850 the house is built in the Victorian Italianate or Neo-Renaissance architectural style. The accommodation comprises two stories over a basement level with all the principal reception rooms and bedrooms facing south and enjoying superb coastal views. Accommodation within the house extends to some 7,550 square feet or 701 square meters and includes 5 reception rooms and 7 bedrooms. The Guest Lodge extends to some 1,485 square feet or 138 square meters and includes 1 reception room and 2 bedrooms. Offered at $10,823,300. See more HERE.
A very attractive country residence pleasantly situated within its own
totally secluded and private historic estate set above the river Lee and including magnificent mature gardens with interesting specimen trees and shrubs. Comprising some 80 acres or 32 hectares the undulating grounds are exceptional and a particular feature of the estate. Enjoying a sheltered position deep within the private estate Oakgrove House is a pleasant and manageable home. The current Oakgrove House dates from 1924 and incorporates the castellated part of an earlier circa 1750 house, once the holiday home of the famous Edwardian actress and singer Lily Elsie, best known for her starring role in Franz Lahar’s operetta ‘The Merry Widow’. Comprehensively restored and remodeled some 25 years ago, circa 1996, the present residence is extremely comfortable and homely. Accommodation includes 6 reception rooms and 4 bedrooms and extends to some 8,778 square feet or 815 square meters, including the pool complex and garage. An attractive stone cottage has 3 bedrooms and extends to some 1,238 square feet or 115 square meters. Offered at $3,222,668. See more HERE.
A classical Georgian Mansion built in the Palladian style and enjoying a riverside position fronting onto the River Suir and with stunning views over the surrounding verdant countryside, including the Comeragh Mountains and the Galtees to the west. The riverfront façade is much less formal and quite beautiful. In all about 17.7 acres or 6.95 hectares. Separate 17.9 acre or 7.25-hectare lake. Marlfield House is a most attractive and imposing 18th-century Georgian Mansion set on the banks of the River Suir and including a stretch with fishing rights and a lake within the village of Marlfield. Marlfield represents a wonderful example of Irish architectural excellence and significance. William Tinsley, one of Ireland’s finest architects, and Richard Turner, a highly regarded designer and manufacturer of Glass Houses or Orangeries, were both commissioned at Marlfield. Offered at $1,641,737. See more HERE.