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Victorian Laois mansion goes up for sale at reasonable price – but there is a stipulation for the buyer

Back in May, Laois County Council executed a Compulsory Purchase Order on a derelict mansion in Abbeyleix.

They have since put the Victorian mansion up for sale with an asking price of €150,000.

However, there is a stipulation for whoever buys it as they will have to invest in completely restoring the building.

Power Property are the agents for the property and they describe the current state of the building.

They say: “Millbrook House is a detached five-bay two-storey Victorian house with dormer attic, dating from 1885, built as steward’s house originally.

“The house, which is a protected structure, is set back from the road on its own grounds comprising 1.7 Ha (4.2 acres) in total which includes a mill pond.

“The grounds to the site are severely overgrown. There is a detached two-storey masonry built coach house in the courtyard adjoining the main house.

“Internally, the property is in very poor condition and in need of total refurbishment.

“The accommodation on the ground floor includes two reception rooms, a study, dining room, kitchen, parlour, and a number of additional rooms.

“The first floor accommodation includes seven / eight rooms in total. A similar number of rooms are on the second floor in the attic space.

“In the courtyard to the northeast of the main house, there is a storey and a half coach house which has two coach bays and one of those is a tool shed/garage with double doors and a pit for maintenance. It also has two/three stables and a tack room.

“Expressions of interest are being sought from parties who have an interest in acquiring and preserving this important period building.

“Application forms and additional information is available from sole selling agents Power Property.

“Expression of Interest Applications are to be received by Power Property not later than 4pm on Tuesday August 24.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.