Stunning period property outside Coleraine on market for £1.9m

Agivey House is a 135.9-acre 17th century property located around nine miles southeast of Coleraine in Co Londonderry.

It is over four floors, including a basement, and boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms and four reception areas.

The stunning country residence, which is on the market for £1,900,000, was once the location of Agivey Castle and mansion which was destroyed during the 1641 Irish Rebellion.

The exterior and grounds of Agivey House

Most recently, the property underwent a comprehensive renovation in 2005 by the current owners, who have held the property in their family since 1951.

The site’s history dates back to 1614, when the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, a London Livery Company, was granted almost 20,000 acres of land in Aghadowey.

George Canning, the first agent charged with managing the vast new property, built bridges, erected a mill, repaired a church, and – on the same site of the current Agivey House – constructed his castle and bawn.

After the rebellion, the castle was never rebuilt but his son Paul Canning constructed a new house in its place.

The large estate remained in the hands of the Canning family for a further 21 years. By 1725 the house was discovered to be “much out of repair and unsafe to live in” .

A year later, Agivey House was taken out of the hands of the Canning family and placed into the hands of James Cunningham, a local linen merchant . He is said to have attempted repairs on the building.

One of the four bedrooms in Agivey House

Unfortunately, the stunning house was falling to ruins and by 1842 the Ironmongers called for a new lease to be given to anyone if the house was torn down and rebuilt.

The now standing Agivey House was built following the lease renewal and bought in 1844

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