A derelict property in Co Carlow sold at auction yesterday for €250,000.
Bagenalstown House was sold by auctioneers Knight Frank just seven years after a Northern Irish developer had paid €10 million for it.
The 20-acre property had a guide price of €130,000 and boasts expansive grounds, stables and a walled orchard.
Calls had been made for Bagenalstown Town Council to buy the property but it is believed that they did not have the financial resources to do so.
The property currently comprises a substantial protected structure set on expansive grounds which include stabling for horses and an old coach house, a large garden and walled in orchard with two large fields.
The house is a three bay double bow fronted period residence with two five bay wings arranged on two floors over a basement level, measuring approximately 6,500 sq. ft (604 sq. m). There was a two storey extension built to the rear in the 1840’s which has recently been damaged by fire. The house has been derelict for a number of years and is in need of complete renovation.