Country life continues to appeal despite pandemic

There has been a spike in demand for rural properties during 2020, not only from Irish urban dwellers but also from international buyers

Magheramorne Estate in Larne, Co Antrim was sold by Savills back in March. The 2,835 square-metre house is set on 40 acres

When Ireland entered lockdown in March of this year, very few were predicting that 2020 would prove to be a vintage year in the market for country houses.

However, nine months later, our dedicated team of agents specialising in the sale of country houses has achieved a number of key milestones, when looking back over the last decade, including the number of buyers registered, viewings carried out and houses sold.

Most notably, since the travel ...