Period Property for Sale in Co. Mayo

Creagh House, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Unique opportunity to acquire a piece of history with huge potential on just under 2 acres

Creagh House was built by Colonel Knox in 1875 when the footprint of the house extended over one third of an acre! Sadly diminished in size in the 1930s by fire, there still remains today a sizeable period house of around 6000 square feet, in beautiful and secluded surroundings, habitable, and indeed inhabited, but needing further restoration. The property occupies grounds of just under 2 acres, looking toward Lough Mask. The grounds are partially wooded with lawned areas around the house. The front of the house has magnificent views over the Tourmakeady mountains and from some aspects, to the lake.

The house comprises 4 large reception rooms on the ground floor, 1 smaller room and a large kitchen and utility room. On the first floor are 5 bedrooms and a bathroom, and the second floor has 3 further bedrooms and another bathroom. In addition the tower has it s own access, a further 5 rooms on 3 floors, with a door opening on to a roof balcony, and ladder access to the tower roof, where there are views over several counties on a clear day. The tower is in need of renovation, as are some of the rooms in the main house.

There is a courtyard on the North side of the house with a separate apartment of 2 rooms, kitchen and bathroom, at present housing a resident caretaker. There are also 3 rooms presently used for storage but which could be converted into artisanal or residential use, and a large workshop. The property has 3 phase electricity supply, and a reservoir in the grounds which provides the water for the house. There is an industrial size septic tank.

The potential of this beautiful building cannot be overemphasised. At present a family house, it could be used for bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation, as an artisanal centre, as an alternative health and healing centre, as a basis for holiday courses, or divided into apartments. It s position lends itself to holiday and recreational purposes, particularly since Lough Mask can be accessed on foot without having to cross any public roads.

Price: €POA
Last update: 15th March 2017
Contact: Annie Bowyer
Tel. (IRE): 00 353 89 9721588
Tel. (UK): 00 44 7891053569