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What else could I get for the... €1.35 million pricetag on this Cavan mansion?

We take a look at what around €1.35 million would get you around the rest of the country.

ALTHOUGH MOST PEOPLE most likely have no idea who Thomas Coote was, he has his place in Irish history.

From 1696 to 1697 he was Lord Chancellor of Ireland – which as the time was the highest judicial office in the country. He also had a notable career as a politician, sitting in the Irish House of Commons and holding a number of other offices.

Interestingly, he was also friends Jonathan Swift, author of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, and once sought a testimony from Swift on his own character.

Bellamont Forest in Cavan was built by Coote in 1725 and is where he lived until his death in 1733. It has been modernised in recent times while maintaining a number of its original features. Its interior has a floor space of more than 11,000 sq. ft.

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The house comes with five bedrooms, all of which have their own en suites and two of which have their own walk-in dressing rooms. The lands surrounding it measure around 1,000 acres, of which 477 acres are afforded sporting rights.

The house was built in a Palladian style by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, Thomas Coote’s nephew and the same architect who designed the Bank of Ireland building on College Green in Dublin.

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Here is what roughly €1.35 million would get you around the rest of the country…


Avoca Lodge in Malahide is on the market €1.25 million, a pricetag which can be attributed to its prime location. It is just a short walk from all the local amenities situated in the Malahide village. 

The interior of the property is in reasonable condition but is somewhat dated and its ‘F’ BER rating could do with being improved. The four-bedroom was built in the early 1900s with a granny flat added to the rear of the property in the 1940s. It has one-third of an acre of its own grounds that are hemmed in by mature trees and hedgerows – leaving room for expansion. 

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This house is situated within the walls of the Mount Juliet Estate, which is said to maintain a “strong family culture”, and is situated next to the Mount Juliet Golf Club. The property is close to the course’s club house and 10th fairway and purchase of the property includes two memberships to the golf club. .

Inside the house there are four double bedrooms, all of which come with en suites. These are all situated on a ground floor level with the living space on the first floor level. These include a dining room, sun balcony and an additional lounge.

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‘Bayview Sorrento Heights’ in Dalkey will appeal to those with a taste for the unusual. The €1.5 million home was built to specification in 2007 and has been designed to maximise on natural light. Inside it has more than 2,000 sq.ft. of floor space and four bedrooms, one of which is en suite.

The property is situated a short stroll from Dalkey village and the local DART station, giving it good access to the city centre.

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