The well-known Annesgrove House and 258ac estate in Co Cork is on the market. It is being sold by private treaty by joint agents Cohalan Downing and Sherry FitzGerald Gleeson with an asking price of €2.5m.


Annesgrove is located at Aherla Beg, on the periphery of Aherla village. It is 25km west of Cork city centre. The property includes the main house and a second spacious farmhouse, plus a farmyard and stable yard, both now derelict.

Period residence

The main entrance is imposing with spear-headed cast-iron railings and square cast-iron piers with cast-iron gates. The tree-lined avenue leads on to the main house and then continues onto the large former stable yard.

The main entrance at Annesgrove.

The house dates back to about 1720 and is 3,500sq ft in area over two floors. It has been idle for a number of years and now requires complete restoration and refurbishment.

Auctioneer Maurice Cohalan of Cohalan Downing describes as bright and spacious with well-proportioned rooms. There are three reception rooms and four bedrooms.

Another entrance into the estate.

Second farmhouse

The separate farmhouse is located on the southwestern side of the estate and is currently rented out. It has its own entrance from the public road. Beside this house are a number of derelict outhouses.

The second house is currently rented out.

The farm extends to 258ac of which 180ac are let on a rental agreement expiring at the end of 2021. The balance of the land includes approximately 55ac of low-lying marginal land, 15ac of forestry and an 8ac former quarry.

The quarry is currently being backfilled under planning permission granted in 2013 under Reference 13/5008 to restore it to agricultural land.