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CONTENTS 3 COUNTRY HOMES REVIEW 4 ABOUT US / MEET THE TEAM 5 ROBERT GANLY JOINS SHERRY FITZGERALD 6 KILDARE 8 WICKLOW 10

MEATH

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CLARE

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TIPPERARY

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DUBLIN

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KERRY

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COUNTRY HOMES REVIEW AUTUMN 2018 The country homes market experienced a delayed start to the year due to severe weather conditions witnessed across the country with the result that it didn’t have the opportunity to get into full swing until May. However, since that period has passed, several very fine homes have come to the market, including the historic property Seafield House in Donabate, Co. Dublin on approx. 80 acres. There is no doubt that the market is certainly quieter this year as our traditional UK buyers currently lack confidence due to the uncertainties associated around the impact of Brexit. The UK market has also felt this cooling off period for properties at the higher end, which we believe will continue to impact our market for the next few months until we find ourselves in the routine of Brexit and Ireland’s new norm. The US buyers who played a prominent role last year, have now stepped back a little and aren’t as plentiful in the middle level market although they will come forward with expressed interest on the trophy estates. China is an emerging market for our country homes. The Chinese buyers adore the idea of owning so much space, house and land, which is at such a premium in their home country and so we see these buyers as a very welcome addition to this specialist market. The Irish buyer is active and seems plentiful in the middle level country homes market. The Dublin market is still thriving and so some buyers are looking for alternatives. The country homes market offers great value in comparison and we are seeing an increasing number of Irish buyers looking for second homes outside of Dublin. The ex-pat market is quite strong as we witness many returning from the US, UAE and Asia. These buyers are looking for quality country estates, with large amounts of land, water frontage, fishing and shooting facilities. Location is key for any international buyers, preferring to be within a relatively short commute of an international airport. Country home buyers are looking for period residences, land, privacy, water frontage along with easy access to motorways and airports. We believe that international buyers will now start looking at Ireland favourably, due to Brexit. Many of the larger banks and businesses are looking to relocate to either Ireland or France. With English being our first language, many companies will look to move their companies here. Our stamp duty rates are also advantageous against the UK and range from 1% to 2% in comparison to 12% and 15% in the UK. Many of our US and international buyers are also pleasantly surprised to find our level of local property tax is attractive in comparison to their own levels which gives another good incentive to explore a purchase in Ireland!

ROSEANNE DE VERE HUNT DIRECTOR HEAD OF COUNTRY HOMES, FARMS & ESTATES


ABOUT US Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms & Estates is Ireland’s largest estate agency. No one knows the land and prime luxury homes market better than us. With a formidable centralised network of specialist teams in Country Homes, Farms & Estates, we provide a very special, premier service for our clients, both locally and internationally. Our team have an intimate and passionate knowledge of the top-end market. As Christie’s International Real Estate’s exclusive Irish partner, our reach extends way beyond national boundaries. This allows us to anticipate trends well in advance and devise bespoke marketing campaigns to reach buyers anywhere in the world. With 940 Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate offices specialising in the luxury real estate sector worldwide, we have unrivalled access to the largest global database of high net worth individuals. We can bring your property to the attention of an international audience. Who is Sherry FitzGerald? Founded in 1982, Sherry FitzGerald is Ireland’s most successful estate agency, with offices the length and breadth of the country. Our services include Residential, Commercial, Lettings and Financial Services. For further information, please visit sherryfitz.ie

MEET THE TEAM

Roseanne De Vere Hunt

Philip Guckian

Robert Ganly

Head of Country Homes,

Associate Director

Business Consultant

Farms & Estates

T: +353 1 237 6308

T: +353 1 237 6300

T: +353 1 237 6402

M: +353 87 660 8639

M: +353 86 255 3507

M: +353 87 412 2356

E: philip.guckian@sherryfitz.ie

E: robert.ganly@sherryfitz.ie

E: roseanne.hunt@sherryfitz.ie

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ROBERT GANLY JOINS SHERRY FITZGERALD “We are delighted to welcome Robert into the company. He has been a key player in the residential market for over 30 years and his appointment reflects the strength of the country homes sector and our clients will benefit greatly from his broad experience. Robert will work closely with our Country Homes team, our Dublin branch offices and our network of franchised offices across the country”, says Michael Grehan, Managing Director of Sherry FitzGerald. Formerly of Ganly Walters, Robert has joined Sherry FitzGerald in a business development role focusing on country homes and Dublin residential sales. Ganly Walters, which can trace its origin back to 1847, has been one of Ireland’s most respected estate agency brands and is probably best known for its leading position in the Irish Country Homes market over many years. Robert was the driving force behind this part of the business. Robert began his career in the property industry in 1973 and has a wide range of experience in all aspects of estate agency from residential to commercial. His particular expertise is in the country homes and Dublin residential markets is reflected in some recent notable sales. These include Danes Hollow in Howth which sold in late 2017 for in excess of €8 million and Westport House in County Mayo, the largest country sale of the year last year which came on the market quoting €10 million. He is a former President of the IAVI (Irish Auctioneers & Valuer’s institute) now operating as SCSI (Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland). Speaking about his appointment Robert says, “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Sherry FitzGerald team and whilst the Ganly Walters brand disappears across the country the Sherry FitzGerald brand is one that I’ve always admired and respected. I’m excited about the prospect of working with Roseanne De Vere Hunt and her team and I look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of the firm.”

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COUNTY KILDARE CASTLEFARM HOUSE, RATHCOFFEY Castlefarm House is a magnificently presented family home built in 2004 and deigned by the renowned architect David Pimm. The house, with stunning views over the surrounding countryside, was constructed to the highest standards and incorporates all modern conveniences, while still retaining the charm of a country home. The accommodation includes 3 reception rooms, 4 well-proportioned bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The residence is privately positioned on some 0.75 acre with beautifully presented landscaped gardens. The true elegance of this property is the ease at which it turns from a family home into an entertaining venue, and beautifully links the gardens with the house.

ASKING PRICE: â‚Ź895,000

Call Philip Guckian Tel: 01 237 6308

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COUNTY WICKLOW BELFIELD HOUSE, KILPEDDER Super period residence with 460 sq m / 4,951 sq ft approx. of living space over 3 levels, situated in a mature setting on 41 acres / 16.58 hectares approx. of superb agricultural lands, within a short commute of Dublin City Centre. The lower ground floor houses 2 guest bedrooms, a snooker room, wine cellar and a cocktail bar with access to a balcony overlooking the river. There is a sunroom with access to the swimming pool, BBQ area and beautiful gardens. Further accommodation includes a 2 bedroom staff apartment and also a 2 bedroom detached residence with own private gardens. Equestrian facilities: 2 stables, 2 mare and foal stables with space for 2 other stables and floodlit sand arena.

ASKING PRICE: â‚Ź3,250,000

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Call Philip Guckian Tel: 01 237 6308

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COUNTY MEATH BOLTOWN HALL, KILSKYRE, KELLS A superbly renovated and beautifully presented period residence build circa 1860 and privately located a short distance from the historical town of Kells in County Meath. Situated on approx. 41 hectares / 102 acres of quality pasture lands and private landscaped gardens and grounds with excellent farm and equestrian facilities built to an immaculate standard. The graceful accommodation of approx. 430 sq m / 4,628 sq ft incorporates 3 generous reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, shower room and a family bathroom, together with a one-bedroom courtyard apartment for staff or guest accommodation.

ASKING PRICE: â‚Ź2,500,000

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Call Philip Guckian Tel: 01 237 6308

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COUNTY CLARE BUNGLASHA LODGE,OGGONELLOE, KILLALOE Spacious modern light filled residence of approx. 471 sq m / 5,070 sq ft of luxurious accommodation, in a stunning setting on 2.23 hectares / 5.5 acres on the shores of Lough Derg. Commanding exceptional views, Bunglasha Lodge is approached through wrought iron electric gates to this mature backdrop with its own 200m of lake frontage and private jetty. Boasting 6 bedrooms, zoned heating and a computerised electrical system, the property has its own paddocks and also offers 3 restored stone built houses, which could be converted into guest accommodation, staff quarters or stables.

ASKING PRICE: €1,500,000

Call Roseanne De Vere Hunt Tel: 01 237 6402

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COUNTY TIPPERARY FORT HENRY, BALLINA A superbly renovated and beautifully presented period residence build circa 1860 and privately located a short distance from the historical town of Kells in County Meath. Situated on approx. 41 hectares / 102 acres of quality pasture lands and private landscaped gardens and grounds with excellent farm and equestrian facilities built to an immaculate standard. The graceful accommodation of approx. 430 sq m / 4,628 sq ft incorporates 3 generous reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, shower room and a family bathroom, together with a one-bedroom courtyard apartment for staff or guest accommodation.

ASKING PRICE: â‚Ź2,750,000

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COUNTY DUBLIN SEAFIELD HOUSE, KILCREA, DONABATE Magnificent and romantic Palladian mansion, built in the 1730’s, it has a rich history and a stunning location. Close to Dublin city centre and Dublin international airport, the house and grounds are totally private and have been refurbished and maintained to the highest standards. Set out over some 32 hectares / 80 acres of gardens to include a walled garden, yew tree walk, arable land, 15 acres of forestry and lake. Mansion approx. 895 sq m / 9,634 sq ft approx. Coach and stable yard with staff flat and gate lodge.

ASKING PRICE: €9,995,000

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COUNTY KERRY LITTLE HAY & GARDEN COTTAGE, SHEEN FALLS, KENMARE

A pair of enchanting thatched cottages on some 1.09 hectares / 2.7 acres with breath-taking views, Little Hay and the Garden Cottage sit on the shores of Kenmare Bay and close to the acclaimed five-star Sheen Falls Hotel. Built in the traditional style to utterly modern standards, this pair of cottages are completely private, extending to 265 sq m / 2,852.4 sq ft (Little Hay) and 130.4 sq m / 1,403.6 sq ft (Garden Cottage) and are accessed through electronic gates. Buyers also have the option to purchase a third cottage, Marianne’s Cottage, which has its own separate entrance.

ASKING PRICE: €1,750,000

Call Roseanne De Vere Hunt Tel: 01 237 6402

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A SELECTION OF RECENTLY SOLD COUNTRY HOMES ATHGARVAN HOUSE, ATHGARVAN, COUNTY KILDARE ON 5 ACRES APPROX.

DOWDSTOWN H OUSE STUD, MAYNOOTH, COUNTY KILDARE ON 26 ACRES APPROX.

KYLEBEAG HOUSE, PIKE OF RUSHALL, PORTLAOISE, COUNTY LAOIS ON 57 ACRES APPROX.

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A SELECTION OF RECENTLY SOLD COUNTRY HOMES MWEELOON, MAREE, ORANMORE, COUNTY GALWAY

THE RED HOUSE, CASTLETOWNSHEND, COUNTY CORK

THORNVALE HO USE, MONEYGALL, BIRR, COUNTY OFFALY ON 21 ACRES APPROX.

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Country Homes News, Autumn 2018  

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Country Homes News, Autumn 2018  

Read our interactive magazine to see what our Country Homes team have to offer this Autumn.