Few offerings compare to the privacy, history, and idyllic surroundings of The Pastures Green estate in Kinsale, Ireland. Fronted by a 12-foot-high stone wall dating back to the 16th century, it is comprised of 25 pristine acres, expansive waterfronts, lush gardens, and four richly appointed houses, creating an otherworldly retreat. And now it could be yours! The estate, which encompasses a historic Georgian mansion with 14 bedrooms, is currently listed for $9.925 million.
“It’s truly the most magical place I’ve ever been!” says co-listing agent Dominic Labriola with LH Spaces at Compass, who shares the listing with Tara Hotchkis and Brent Fuchs. “It is a remarkable property, nestled between the banks of the River Bandon and County Cork, and is supremely situated on over 25 acres of picturesque lawns, fields, walled gardens, and quiet woodlands with full privacy.”
Built in the 1770s and refurbished in the early 2000s, the property retains much of its original grandeur. In total, the estate consists of four houses – the 18,400-square-foot Mansion House with 14 bedrooms and 14 en-suite bathrooms, a 1,840-square-foot Stone Cottage with four bedrooms and four and one-half bathrooms, a 1,200-square-foot Coach House with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and the 2,800-square-foot Lodge with six bedrooms and four and one-half bathrooms.
“Since the estate is only an hour flight away from London, Paris, and Amsterdam, it is a highly desirable base for international executives,” adds Labriola.
“For golf enthusiasts, it’s conveniently located near the Old Head Golf Links, the world’s premier luxury golfing destination.”
Currently, the estate operates as an exclusive private rental for events of all types, including personal, corporate, and weddings. However, it is poised to operate as a Boutique Hotel and Spa Resort, since its expansive grounds allow for up to 10 new four-bedroom cottages. The property is also ideal to function as a corporate headquarters or retreat.
The largest of the four houses – the mansion – affords a number of exquisite spaces to entertain. All of its bedrooms are individually themed and no two are alike. Each showcases a sophisticated mix of antique and modern-day touches.
Among the highlights are a grand ballroom, which serves as the formal dining area and seats up to 50 people, as well as a garden room that is a reconstruction of the old greenhouse. It is now the main function area for guests. Other amenities include a private bar and pub, a retro-themed bubbly bar, a library, and additional dining room.
And the Ireland estate is riddled with a fascinating past. According to the property website, it has a rich cultural history reaching back to the 18th century and “Due to its location near Ireland’s international transportation links, the property has always been home to owners who spent extended periods abroad for work or travel. From dignitaries to a convent to foreign ambassadors, it has passed through the hands of Europe’s most accomplished figures and families. Today, the estate’s cosmopolitan legacy endures through its structural details left by its many storied owners.”
Will you be the one to write its next chapter in history? Get a bird’s eye view in this enchanting property video and watch the estate’s dramatic beauty unfold.
Dominic Labriola, Tara Hotchkis, and Brent Fuchs with LH Spaces at Compass have listed The Pastures Green for $9.925 million.