A remarkable estate in the west of Ireland - a haven of peace and tranquillity.
This idyllic west of Ireland Victorian house stands on approximately 113 acres on the shores of Lough Conn, with Nephin as a majestic backdrop. It is situated amidst wonderful grounds: many fine specimen trees and shrubs populate the extensive grounds which are a walker's paradise.
ARCHITECTURE & LAYOUT
Massbrook House dates from 1890 and was designed by the eminent Victorian architect, Sir Thomas Drew. Drew who was born in Belfast, was consulting architect for both St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. He was responsible for the design of the Ulster Bank on Dame Street, Rathmines Town Hall and the Graduates Memorial Building at Trinity College. His most significant work in Belfast was St Anne's Cathedral, completed in 1899.
The main house, which is approached by a long, tree lined avenue, extends to some 630 sq. m. (6,800 sq. ft) and comprises 4 reception rooms and 5 bedrooms (3 en suite). The house is beautifully positioned with a west facing aspect to the rear and overlooks Lough Conn to the east. The property enjoys almost a mile of lake frontage and is surrounded by some 113 acres approx. of pasture and amenity lands.
An elegant and welcoming hall is enhanced by original wood panelling and solid wood floors. On either side of the hall are two magnificent reception rooms: the drawing room and dining room, each with a feature fireplace with marble surround, and hardwood flooring. Also entered from the hall is the billiard room boasting a full sized table. There is also an additional guest w.c. in the rear hall. An excellent study off the drawing room enjoys a magnificent aspect over the garden. The ki ...