There’s such a lot of traffic on my website lately (well by family history website standards) apparently because the Paget family ancestral pile (Knockglass House, near Crossmolina, Mayo, Ireland) is to be auctioned on Thursday 14th of February. The price has come down to only 340,000 Euros, or about the cost of the average boring Australian suburban home in Australian dollars currently. What a bargain! A beautiful secluded Georgian mansion on 53 acres with river frontage, pretty much as the Pagets left it! Very tempting. Does anybody want to go shares in a classy B&B on the other side of the world? I hope whoever does buy it won’t stuff it up with unsympathetic renovations. Here’s the story of the Pagets of Knockglass for those interested in the history of the house:
UPDATE 20-2-13 Sold at auction: see comments.