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258ac estate with ‘restoration opportunity’ on the market for €2.5m

€2.5m is Sherry Fitzgerald Gleeson’s guide price on Annesgrove Estate, Aherla, Co Cork.

The selling agent views this as a “rare and exciting opportunity” to acquire a “private and substantial” residential estate needing restoration and refurbishment on approximately 258-acres.

Annesgrove Estate

Commenting on the listing, which is new to the market, John Gleeson of Sherry Fitzgerald Gleeson said:

“This restoration opportunity provides significant scope to retain and reinstate many of the original features. There is undeniable potential to extend and modernise the overall dwelling if desired, subject to the appropriate permits.”

Annesgrove House

The primary residence, Annesgrove House, originally dates to c. 1720, with subsequent extensions and alterations in c. 1800 and 1872.

According to the firm, the property has been idle for several years. Therefore, it now requires “complete” restoration and refurbishment to return it to its “former splendour”.

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The main house, extending to over 3,500 sq. ft over two floors, is “bright and spacious” with “well-proportioned” rooms.

It includes three reception rooms, six bedrooms and a range of ancillary rooms suitable for conversion to include bathrooms / en-suites etc.

There is also a separate farmhouse (currently tenanted) on the estate’s southwestern side.

Out-offices consist of a derelict stable yard and disused sheds immediately north of the main house with a separate farmyard to the southwest.

“There is an interesting range of outhouses in poor condition, but with significant potential for further development.”

Besides, there is a “charming” former stable yard with what the selling agent described as “huge potential”.

“This restoration opportunity provides significant scope to retain and reinstate many of the original features with the undeniable potential to extend and modernise if desired.”


The entire holding extends to approximately 258-acres, which includes 40-acres of forestry and approximately 8-acres of a former quarry.

The former quarry is near the eastern boundary of the lands and is currently being backfilled under licence. The local authority granted planning permission in 2013 under TP Ref. 13/5008.

Furthermore, of the balance, some 180-acres were previously farmed under contract for the last seven years. “This contract has now expired,” the selling agent confirmed.

Finally, there are some “attractive” stone features throughout Annesgrove Estate.

These include a traditional Cork Stone wall enclosing the picturesque tree-lined avenue and the imposing period entrance of stone and cast-iron railings and gates.


Annesgrove House is 25 kilometres (25-minute drive) west of Cork City Centre and Cork International Airport, on the periphery of Aherla.



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