Lot 2 - Walled garden extending to about 6 acres
Situated in the centre of the estate and to the south east of the castle is a walled garden extending to about 1 acre. It is constructed of brick with ornate railings and a decorative entrance gate. There are potting sheds and the remains of a greenhouse outside the walled garden. About 5 acres of mature woods surround the walled garden and are included in Lot 2.
Gilford Castle Estate is an exceptional residential, agricultural and sporting estate with amenity extending to about 207 acres (84 hectares) in total. The historic, category "B1" listed castle occupies a commanding position within the heart of the estate and dates from circa 1865. It is constructed in the Scottish baronial style and includes well proportioned principal accommodation, plus two flats. Adjoining the castle is an extensive range of traditional outbuildings, including a former farm yard, sawmill and kennels. There are two flats within an impressive tower which formerly served as the coachman's quarters and forms part of the traditional outbuildings. The estate includes attractive formal gardens, a walled garden and parkland. The agricultural element of the estate comprises productive arable land which is presently let on a Conacre basis and lies in a contiguous block. There is a general purpose farm building. Due to the topography, the established woodlands provide the foundation of an exciting driven pheasant shoot. The River Bann, Northern Ireland's longest river, passes through the estate and provides fishing. The estate is partially enclosed by a traditional stone wall. There are many lovely walks within the estate, with a network of paths and tracks to follow, which are particularly attractive by the river.
METHOD OF SALE
Gilford Castle Estate is being offered for as whole or in 5 lots.
Gilford Castle stands in a glorious position above the River Bann, on the fringe of the village of Gilford in County Down. The estate enjoys a private setting - in large part thanks to its beautiful trees and woodlands - and yet i ...