A 113ac holding with a very large, stately home is on the market near Ballinasloe, Co Galway.

The property is Woodlawn House, at Woodlawn, and it has been brought to the market by Sherry Fitzgerald Country Homes. It is for sale by private treaty.

Usually, when a farm of over 100ac comes up for sale in east Galway, there’s a queue of local farmers interested.

However, this property is dominated by the house, which is an enormous 30,000 sq ft. in area and has 26 bedrooms.

So, instead, the holding will most likely be of interest to business people who see its commercial potential and to high net-worth individuals from around the world looking for a high-end, family home in a nice location.

The area is midway between Ballinasloe and Athenry, 17km north of the M6 motorway. It is 48km from Galway city centre. Kilconnell is 7km away, Ballinasloe is 20km and Loughrea is 20km.

The land lies in woodland and parkland and has not been intensively farmed.

The house needs some restoration as well as redecoration.

First floor landing.

Elevated site

Sitting on an elevated site, the house is a Palladian style building with beautiful, original features inside and out.

The original house was built in the mid-1700s and subsequently extended and added to. It now needs some restoration work and complete redecoration.

The sheer size of this house means that restoration work will be costly. That is why the guide price for this large property is just €975,000.

Outside the house, there is a red-brick walled garden, courtyards, a gate lodge, a steward’s lodge and glasshouses.

Woodlawn Woods is a beautifully preserved natural area that once formed part of the extensive Woodlawn Estate.

Now owned and managed by Coillte, it is directly on the doorstep offering a serene retreat. The woods feature a variety of trails, including the Woodlawn Woods Loop.