Updated: 27/10/17 : 05:38:24
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Former Sligo sporting hotel for sale

A 17-bedroom mansion at Ballinafad in Co Sligo which hasn't been lived in for 57 years is now fow sale.

It comes with a gate lodge, 275 acres (100 acres in grass and 175 in woodland) and direct frontage to Lough Arrow.

It was the former seat of the Ffolliott family, the three-storey-over-basement 18th-century Georgian property was last a sporting hotel. See video below depicting a family's holiday spent there in 1938.

The property is remarkably solid for 57 years vacant. It was re-roofed 20 years ago, the floors seem solid, it has original windows, cornices, ceiling detail, as well as a farm and stock yard.  

However you'll need a comprehensive survey. This house is enormous and could throw up any number of unforeseen issues.

It will certainly need a complete re-plumb, rewiring, new heating, kitchens, bathrooms and on it goes. Its sheer size means kitting it out will be very costly task indeed.   

It's on the market at a listed price of €3.75m and will require at least another €1m to restore depending on the survey.

So the buyer could end up with decent estate or a wonderful boutique hotel with its own lake to bring in fishing guests from around the world.  

For more information call Bjorn Schiller at Schiller and Schiller