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Ileclash House in Fermoy is on the market for €2.75m. Credit: Colliers International
Ileclash House in Fermoy is on the market for €2.75m. Credit: Colliers International
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Take a look at this incredible Cork mansion on the market for €2.75m

IF you have a cool €2,750,000 to hand and are thinking of relocating, one of Cork's most opulent properties is currently on the market.

Set amid 12-acres of land, Ileclash House in Fermoy is described as "one of the jewels of the Blackwater Valley".

The Georgian property boasts five bedrooms and six bathrooms, along with a drawing room, sitting room, dining room, extensive kitchen and family room, utility room, office and library.

Library in Ileclash House. Credit: Colliers International
Library in Ileclash House. Credit: Colliers International

Situated in a sheltered courtyard adjoining the main house and also with separate access are two restored guest cottages.

What is perhaps most beguiling about the property, however, is not its extensive land or luxurious finishes, but the fascinating history behind Ileclash House.

Ileclash House is on the market for €2.75m. Credit: Colliers International
Ileclash House is on the market for €2.75m. Credit: Colliers International

The property, which at times was known as Licklash and Rock Ville, was built in about 1830 and was once the house of the infamous British fascist, Sir Oswald Mosley.

Mosley rose to prominence in Britain in the 1920s and became leader of the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s. 

Three years after his first wife passed away in 1933, Mosely married Diana Mitford in a ceremony at the home of Joseph Gobbles in Berlin - the head of Nazi propaganda.

Kitchen of Ileclash House. credit: Colliers International
Kitchen of Ileclash House. credit: Colliers International

The wedding was attended by Adolf Hitler.

After a period of internment after World War II for endorsing Nazi policies, Mosely and his wife moved to Ireland in the 1950s, where they lived for a few years in Ileclash House before settling in France.

Ileclash House underwent a four year period of restoration when the current owners acquired it.

Ileclash House is set amid 12-acres of land. Credit: Colliers International
Ileclash House is set amid 12-acres of land. Credit: Colliers International

The work was completed by Frank Murphy and Partners, who also worked on property for Michael Flatley.

Ileclash House also features a conservatory, overlooking the expansive grounds, which are the home to rare Irish Red Squirrels and various native Irish song birds.