A 4,500 square foot home on The Heritage resort in Killenard has come on the market with a €1.1 million price tag.
The house, No 1 at The Fairways in Killenard, was constructed in 2007 at a cost of €2.1 million.
It has its own 442 square foot ballroom and an entertainment balcony that has views of the second fairway on the Heritage golf course and all the way to the gardens in Emo Court.
The Portlaoise-based Hume Auctioneers are selling the property.
The Irish Independent reports that the owner of the property is Stephen Grant, who founded Grant Engineering in Birr in 1978.
The entrepreneur has rarely used the house since its construction in 2007 on the grounds of The Heritage, the five-star hotel and golf resort which today includes one of the top five spas in Ireland.
The Irish Independent adds that Grant spent an estimated €2.1m on the property, the cost of constructing the modern mansion on the acquired site and the following bill for antique furniture and high-end fittings – including the chandeliers imported from the Czech Republic.
Grant intended the mansion at The Heritage as a short-term investment, but the property crash put paid to those plans.
The property has tall pillars to the front entrance supporting the Kilkenny blue limestone balcony. There is a Romanesque inner courtyard with an antique water fountain, and the outdoor landscaping includes a stone driveway, a stone patio, and a lawn.
The substantial high ceiling reception hall comes with a marble floor and its centrepiece is a handmade sweeping staircase with a multi-tiered chandelier hanging from the double-height ceiling.
The galleried landing on the first floor has a set of double doors that leads to the feature balcony overlooking the fairways.
On this level, all four bedrooms are ensuite, with heritage sanitaryware to those bathrooms, and all but one bedroom has walk-in wardrobes. The ensuite to the master bedroom comes with a Jacuzzi bath.