EDEN VALE, ENNIS, COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND
A handsome and important Georgian mansion pleasantly positioned upon the steep of a little glen, across from a small oblong lake and within a private estate extending to a little over 80 acres (32 hectares). Dating to circa 1776 the house was extended and embellished in the 19th century and again extended in the 21st century, when extensive restoration works commenced.
Accommodation within the house extends to some 37,360 square feet or 3,470 square metres and includes 8 reception rooms and 15 bedroom suites and a substantial but unfinished basement level. The courtyard building comprises some 7,644 square feet or 710 square metres and could be suited to further accommodation. A comprehensive and substantial restoration programme had been significantly advanced before the programme halted in 2012. The completion works remain outstanding.
There is much to admire about Eden Vale. The position of the house is extremely pleasant, above and overlooking Eden Vale lake and looking out onto a well-timbered glen that includes some ancient specimen trees. The lands have a rich and truly ancient history with evidence found in 1903 within the â€˜Alice and Gwendoline Caveâ€™, a cave within the original Eden Vale estate demesne, identifying mankindâ€™s existence on the lands back to 10,500 BC. In a context some 8,000 years before the pyramids in Egypt were built and 7,500 years earlier than the first Stonehenge monuments.
Built in the late 18th century, circa 1776, the house is handsome and well-proportioned. For the most part comprising 3 storeys there is a central tower-like block of 3 storeys and a large basement. The extensive restoration and extension works were undertaken with a view to establishing Eden Vale as a premier boutique short-stay holiday home, where patrons would hire the entire estate complete with its working staff or in essence on a fully serviced rental basis. Subject to any necessary permissions suitable uses for Eden Vale on the completion of the restoration include use as a private family home, a boutique guest house or venue or as a sm ...