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A Cheap Mansion

Part refurbished Irish Georgian stately home for sale for just £136,000; it was originally built by the Fry family

 

What could be one of the cheapest Georgian stately homes ever has been placed on the market for just £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000).

 

Three storey, five bay, mid-18th century Frybrook House in the centre of the town of Boyle in County Roscommon, Ireland – the birthplace of Maureen O’Sullivan (Jane in the Tarzan movies) – stands in 3 acres of land beside the River Boyle

 

A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000).
Frybrook House appeared to be in much better condition externally in the early 2000s

 

Described recently by The Times as a “hot stately home,” the 8 bedroom, 8 bathroom mansion was built for Henry Fry, a merchant from Somerset, after he established a weaving operation on the site in the 1740s. It was run as a bed and breakfast in the early 2000s and last offered on the open market for £309,000 – with additional land and properties – in 2015.

 

Period features include fine restored plasterwork, original cornicing, window shutters, marble fireplaces and roll top baths and though the property appears to be in some state of disrepair and dereliction, it is described as “partly restored and refurbished.” Sadly, pictures also show the setting is somewhat spoilt by a modern industrial building to the rear.

 

Frybrook House is listed by REA Seamus Carthy.

 

Frybrook House – The Numbers

September 2017 – £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000) with 3 acres of land and various outbuildings.

 

July 2015 – £309,000 ($406,000, €340,000 or درهم1.5 million) with 6 acres of land, 4 houses on an adjoining street and a “period building” housing a café.

 

A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000). A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000).A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000).A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000).A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000). A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000).A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000).A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000).A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000).

Comments

9 comments on “A Cheap Mansion”

  1. I wonder why the exterior is so neglected in comparison to the interior. What went wrong? A dispute or a repossession? Such a pity but probably quite easily put right. Too much for a little old pensioner like me though sadly.

  2. I’d pay £250k NOT to live there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The industrial parks next door on both side probably spill pollution everywhere and the house itself is so ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knock it down!!!!!!!!!!!! Wrecking ball required —— very urgently in this case!!!!!!!!!!!! Build more industrial park!!!!!!!!!!! That’s all this land is fit for!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. I don’t think that it is ugly. Quite the contrary. It is a classic example of a fine Palladian house, and the rooms are well proportioned.

      The low price reflects the industrial area, and the fact that it could use another 3-4 acres.

      Personally, I rather like it.

  3. The Irish property market is awash with stunning houses that seem cheap still. Speaking as a property professional, I shall say the time to buy is indeed now if you are after a house of this type.

  4. It could make a spectacular events venue given its proximity to the town – weddings, celebratory gatherings, conferences, etc. Plenty of space for car parking, marquees, etc. Someone will snap this up I’m sure.

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