A mansion in Co Cork which has hosted famous musicians and been the venue for numerous art festivals is on the market.
The property is called Liss Ard, which means ‘high fort’ in Gaelic, and is a magnificent early Victorian Mansion.
The owners of Liss Ard, in Skibbereen, Co Cork, have dropped a staggering €2.5m off the original asking price and the property is now available to buy for €5m.
The picturesque Victorian Mansion house was built in around 1850 by the O’Donovan Chieftain of the O’Donovan Clan and other buildings, including the Summer House have been added since.
The Mansion house has six bedrooms, while the adjacent Mews House has 9 bedrooms and the Lake Lodge has 10 bedrooms.
During the 1990s, Liss Ard was a hugely popular with musicians. Major stars such as Nick Cave, Van Morrison, Lou Reed, Oasis and Patty Smith performed outdoor concerts on the grounds.
The property was also a go to venue for musicians and supermodels to hang out at private functions and parties.
The huge estate includes 163 acres of land and is now primarily used as a wedding venue and hotel. It is also home to the popular Liss Ard Arts festival.
It is owned by the Swiss based Stern family who will be hoping the significant drop in price could be enough to attract interest from buyers.
The estate is located in the popular West Cork region which has maintained its strong position in the property market, while other parts of Ireland have seen sales fall.
Other impressive features include a 40-acre private lake and beach, a ‘Sky Garden’ created by American artist James Turrell.
The Sky garden includes a man-made crater that was designed as the perfect setting to view the skies.
The grounds of the estate are a mixture of woodlands, meadows, lakes and waterfalls.
It is being sold by joint agents Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes and Charles McCarthy.
The listing reads: “One of the most distinctive features of the Estate is its incredible rural and peaceful setting in wonderful mature woodland, interspersed with meandering paths and gardens, open glades and vistas as well as sympathetically landscaped water falls, ponds and streams running into the picturesque Lough Abisdealy.”
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