Iconic property sold! Clonhaston HouseSeptember 28, 2020
An iconic piece of Enniscorthy history was sold recently by our office having been bought by a young couple from the local area, achieving close to the asking price of €439,000. The Georgian residence extended to 298 sq mts with a large tract of land of 6.77 acres approx. built by Admiral Rudd Emily Caroline Rudd (née Goodison) in 1862 and was inherited by Jeam Lamont whose mother was a Rudd. From her A.K. Shriver Roche bought the property in 1952/53 and it passed to the sellers. It has many unique features including impressive high ceilings, beautiful honeyed timber flooring, feature cast iron and marble fireplaces, orginial doorcase with panelled pilasters supporting “Cavetto”- detailed cornice on fluted consoles to name but a few. All of these highlight the artistic potential of a period home having historic connections with the Rudd family including Ellen Rudd (b. 1864) and Susan Dora Rudd (b. 1869), artist and exhibitor at the Royal Hibernian Academy.The new owners commented that:
We were delighted to complete the purchase of Clonhaston house as our first ever home and are really excited to start putting our own stamp on it while maintaining its heritage. It is such a unique property with so much potential, we really can’t wait to get started
Declan O’Leary, managing director of Sherry FitzGerald O’Leary Kinsella also commented that
It was an honour for office to be involved in such a high profile sale in Enniscorthy and to see it pass to a new generation of family, one who I am sure will look after the property as well as it has been maintained throughout the years. It also just shows that even in this covid-19 market, property is still very strong with good prices still being achieved.