Take a look inside this mansion once owned by former President Mary Robinson

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Former President Mary Robinson has out her mansion up for sale

Take a look inside this stunning mansion, which was once the home of Ireland’s former President Mary Robinson.

The property – Massbrook House – is on 113 acres of land, including 60 acres of woodland.

It was designed by Sir Thomas Drew, who was consulting architect for St Patrick’s Cathedral and Christ Church in Dublin as well as St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast.

The home is in Pontoon, Co Mayo and is situated in a tranquil area surrounded by woodland and with views of Lough Conn.

The rooms are large and spacious with mostly wooden floors. Many come with special luxurious features.

For example, the drawing room contains a marble fireplace within a large arched recess, which was a regular feature in medieval banqueting halls.

There is also a marble fireplace in the dining room, which boasts stunning views of the lough.

There are five bedrooms in the house, three of which are ensuite. The largest of the bedrooms have beautiful views of the lake.

Other rooms in the mansion include a study, which has views looking out onto the gardens, a billiard room and a library with floor to ceiling shelves.

Outside the main house is a guest apartment which has one bedroom, bathroom and sitting room. There are also tennis courts on the grounds, a short walk from the main house.

The former President and her husband Nick have bought the mansion in 1994 and lived there for 25 years before selling it for €1.55m in 2019.

Take a look inside


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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling