Friday December 6, 2019

Grand design to save Cloontykilla pays off

Owner of Roscommon castle seizes back control from vulture fund, with aim to complete conversion into country-house retreat

24th November, 2019
Sean Simon picture in and around Cloontykilla Castle, Rockingham, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Photo Brian Farrell

The owner of a Roscommon castle that featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs show has snatched back control of the property from a vulture fund and secured finance to complete its conversion into a luxury country retreat.

Seaconview, a vulture fund linked to US giant Cerberus, sought to auction off the property last year, but owner Sean Simon prevailed in the end and halted the sale.

A white knight in the form of US...

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