Belvoir Demesne, Belvoir, Sixmilebridge, Clare V95 H2R6

House For Sale By private treaty €380,000 3

  LOCATION

 Description

The estate originates from the late 1600`s / early 1700`s as part of the Cromwellian settlements in Clare and became part of the Wilson Lynch estates of Renmore in Galway. While the property is an extensive project, within the courtyard are 8 private residences, all of which can be immediately refurbished, offering excellent potential to the prospective buyer.
Belvoir house is accessible via 2 long avenues - one from the Broadford road and the other from the Kilkishen road.

  Accommodation

Main House
The original main house ( now a standing ruin ) – a substantial Tudor Gothic Style building – built in 1838 on the foundations of a much older house – suffered a major fire in 1888, and although is considered a ruin, the exterior walls still remains reasonably in tact.

The Chapel
Known as The `Ladye Chapel`, a catholic church built in 1862 – the Wilson Lynch family converted to Catholicism some time prior to the famine years. The `Ladye Chapel` was built for the family`s private use and there is a carved inscription over the door:

The Return
Referred to as `the return` as it is a long narrow dwelling attached to the rear of the main house – and much older than the main house - and was renovated and used as the main dwelling after the 1888 fire by the family and was occupied until 2011. This dwelling is in tact but needs substantial renovation work.

Several other buildings
Which were mainly dwellings and farm buildings surrounding a courtyard to the rear.

Walled Garden
To rear of the return with 10Ft high solid stone wall surround. At one point this was an orchard.

Woodland
The wooded areas cover approximately 18 acres of the grounds and while now overgrown, are still considered one of the most beautiful woodland estate grounds in Co. Clare with meandering walkways to ponds and streams and much of this area was referred to by the family as `The Pleasure Ground`

Pasture
The remainder of the estate consists of approximately 6 acres of pasture in 3 fields.

Heritage Council Report
In 2002, Architect Garry Miley carried out a substantial survey of the property on behalf of the Heritage Council and submitted a 19 page report (available on request) in which it is recommended -that every effort should be made to maintain the integrity of the buildings and where possible to restore them. It is also very likely that Heritage Council grant assistance would be made available to assist in restorative work.


History
There is a substantial and interesting history attached to Belvoir, not least the Belvoir Model Agricultural School, which was the first of its kind in Ireland and set up by the Wilson Lynch family to help educate the children of their workers. Whilst the school still exists (no longer part of the estate) and is now a family dwelling, an exact replica of the school was built and remains in situ in Bunratty Folk Park beside Bunratty Castle.

Notice
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.


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