Saturday, September 18, 2021

One family from new

Grade I listed house in Northern Ireland offered for sale for the first time since it was built in 1620

 

Estate agents often wax lyrical over houses that have been sold just once or twice in a hundred years, but in the case of The Manor House at Dongaghadee in County Down, Northern Ireland the selling agents, Rodgers & Browne, have rare reason to do so with good reason. The property has never once been sold since it was built in 1620 and only now is on the market for £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million).

 

One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)
The Manor House is situated on Donaghadee’s High Street

One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)
An aerial shot of the property and its grounds

 

Situated in the heart of a harbour town and about nineteen miles east of Belfast, The Manor House was built by Hugh Montgomery and came into the De Lacherois family subsequently after Marie De Lacherois inherited the Montgomery Estates in 1750. The property is now offered for sale by the eighth generation of that family, Nicholas Day, a cattle rancher in Kenya, and of it he commented:

 

“I live in east Africa and the rest of my family live in London so there is no one to live in the house and care for it. It is a fine townhouse and I would come in and out from George Best Airport often and it is very handy to get there”.

 

“It is in the centre of the town and yet when you close the door you have peace and quiet and it is a great house for the family as there is plenty of room in it”

 

“I don’t want it to be unloved and unlived in and so it is ready for someone else to enjoy it”.

 

Described as offering “the size and grandeur of a fine country seat, yet [being] uniquely positioned in its own private grounds in the centre of Donaghadee”, The Manor House itself is some 10,522 square foot in size and comes with a stable block converted into a modern house, outbuildings and planning permission for residential and commercial development.

 

Though to some it may seem a pity to lose such a fine and historic family home, with the prospect of further investment in the town’s tourism sector, The Manor House could make what the selling agents describe as a “Hidden Ireland style guest house” or boutique hotel. It is time, they add, for “a new chapter in its history”.

 

One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)
The house is decorated in a traditional style and features imposing reception rooms

One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)
The kitchen has a distinctly country house feel to it and includes an AGA and dining area

One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)
An impressive Georgian staircase is located at the centre of the building

One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)
There are eight bedrooms in the main house in total

One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)
There are also seven traditionally styled bathrooms and shower rooms

One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)
A range of outbuildings are situated within a courtyard adjoining the main house

One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)
A former stable block has been converted into a three bedroom house

One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)
The total plot extends to 1.25 acres and includes gardens and land with development potential

 

 

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    6 COMMENTS

    1. A crying shame to divide it up after all these years together but I can see why the coach house units would make for good shops and the tennis court area could easily be sectioned off. Splitting up the house though – Good God no. Don’t do it. It belongs as one with the stable conversion and the garden. A lovely property and sad to see the eighth generation letting their ancestors down.

    2. No wrecking ball required!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Don’t ban me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) They’ve already wrecked it themselves and they plainly don’t give tuppence for their ancestry!!!!!!!!!!! In Oz we’d call that criminal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3. What a magnificent property, and so so cheap. It obviously must be location, location, location.
      I wouldn’t want to go down in the history books as the one to let it go out of the family.

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