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Monday 22 December 2014

£1 million Ulster mansion - yours for just £100,000

Glynn Park, Carrickfergus
'Glynn Park' in Carrickfergus
'Glynn Park' in Carrickfergus
'Glynn Park' in Carrickfergus
'Glynn Park' in Carrickfergus
25. Highfields, 46a Craigdarragh Road, Helens Bay, Bangor, County Down, BT19 1UB For Sale Offers Around £785,000" data-title="25. Highfields, 46a Craigdarragh Road, Helens Bay, Bangor, County Down, BT19 1UB For Sale Offers Around £785,000" >
25. Highfields, 46a Craigdarragh Road, Helens Bay, Bangor, County Down, BT19 1UB For Sale Offers Around £785,000
24. Charlemont, 45b Deramore Park, Belfast, County Antrim, BT9 5JX For Sale Offers Around £795,000" data-title="24. Charlemont, 45b Deramore Park, Belfast, County Antrim, BT9 5JX For Sale Offers Around £795,000" >
24. Charlemont, 45b Deramore Park, Belfast, County Antrim, BT9 5JX For Sale Offers Around £795,000
23. 6 Rowreagh Road, Kircubbin, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 1AS For Sale Offers Around £825,000" data-title="23. 6 Rowreagh Road, Kircubbin, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 1AS For Sale Offers Around £825,000" >
23. 6 Rowreagh Road, Kircubbin, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 1AS For Sale Offers Around £825,000
22. "Oakwood", 2 Brackenwood Lane, Dunmurry, Belfast, County Antrim, BT17 9JJ For Sale Offers Around £850,000" data-title="22. "Oakwood", 2 Brackenwood Lane, Dunmurry, Belfast, County Antrim, BT17 9JJ For Sale Offers Around £850,000" >
22. "Oakwood", 2 Brackenwood Lane, Dunmurry, Belfast, County Antrim, BT17 9JJ For Sale Offers Around £850,000
21. 33 Knockdene Park, Belfast, County Antrim, BT5 7AD For Sale Offers in or Around £895,000" data-title="21. 33 Knockdene Park, Belfast, County Antrim, BT5 7AD For Sale Offers in or Around £895,000" >
21. 33 Knockdene Park, Belfast, County Antrim, BT5 7AD For Sale Offers in or Around £895,000
20. 'Mervue House', 23 Rathcunningham Road, Toye, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 9PE For Sale Asking Price £900,000" data-title="20. 'Mervue House', 23 Rathcunningham Road, Toye, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 9PE For Sale Asking Price £900,000" >
20. 'Mervue House', 23 Rathcunningham Road, Toye, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 9PE For Sale Asking Price £900,000
19. 5 Cambourne Park, Malone, Belfast, County Antrim, BT9 6RL For Sale Asking Price £950,000" data-title="19. 5 Cambourne Park, Malone, Belfast, County Antrim, BT9 6RL For Sale Asking Price £950,000" >
19. 5 Cambourne Park, Malone, Belfast, County Antrim, BT9 6RL For Sale Asking Price £950,000
18. 'Rockvale', 44 Dromore Road, Ballynahinch, BT24 8HS For Sale Offers Around £975,000" data-title="18. 'Rockvale', 44 Dromore Road, Ballynahinch, BT24 8HS For Sale Offers Around £975,000" >
18. 'Rockvale', 44 Dromore Road, Ballynahinch, BT24 8HS For Sale Offers Around £975,000
17. Winton, 3b Old Road, Ballinderry Upper, Moira, County Antrim, BT28 2NJ For Sale Offers Around £995,000" data-title="17. Winton, 3b Old Road, Ballinderry Upper, Moira, County Antrim, BT28 2NJ For Sale Offers Around £995,000" >
17. Winton, 3b Old Road, Ballinderry Upper, Moira, County Antrim, BT28 2NJ For Sale Offers Around £995,000
16. Drumadravy, Irvinestown, Irvinestown, Fermanagh, BT94 1LQ For Sale From £1,000,000" data-title="16. Drumadravy, Irvinestown, Irvinestown, Fermanagh, BT94 1LQ For Sale From £1,000,000" >
16. Drumadravy, Irvinestown, Irvinestown, Fermanagh, BT94 1LQ For Sale From £1,000,000
15. 'Loughside Hall', 19 Lough Road, Lisburn, County Antrim, BT27 6TS For Sale Offers Around £1,150,000" data-title="15. 'Loughside Hall', 19 Lough Road, Lisburn, County Antrim, BT27 6TS For Sale Offers Around £1,150,000" >
15. 'Loughside Hall', 19 Lough Road, Lisburn, County Antrim, BT27 6TS For Sale Offers Around £1,150,000
14. ' Eastern Lodge ',2, King Street, Co Down, County Down, BT33 0HD For Sale Price Guide £1,200,000" data-title="14. ' Eastern Lodge ',2, King Street, Co Down, County Down, BT33 0HD For Sale Price Guide £1,200,000" >
14. ' Eastern Lodge ',2, King Street, Co Down, County Down, BT33 0HD For Sale Price Guide £1,200,000
13. 374 Belfast Road, Ballygilbert, Bangor, BT19 1UH For Sale Offers Around £1,245,000" data-title="13. 374 Belfast Road, Ballygilbert, Bangor, BT19 1UH For Sale Offers Around £1,245,000" >
13. 374 Belfast Road, Ballygilbert, Bangor, BT19 1UH For Sale Offers Around £1,245,000
12. Strawhill Country Estate, Donaghcloney, Hillsborough, Down For Sale Asking Price £1,250,000" data-title="12. Strawhill Country Estate, Donaghcloney, Hillsborough, Down For Sale Asking Price £1,250,000" >
12. Strawhill Country Estate, Donaghcloney, Hillsborough, Down For Sale Asking Price £1,250,000
11. 'Skea Hall', 94 Moss Road, Carryduff, Belfast, County Antrim, BT8 8HX For Sale Offers Around £1,275,000" data-title="11. 'Skea Hall', 94 Moss Road, Carryduff, Belfast, County Antrim, BT8 8HX For Sale Offers Around £1,275,000" >
11. 'Skea Hall', 94 Moss Road, Carryduff, Belfast, County Antrim, BT8 8HX For Sale Offers Around £1,275,000
10. The Fort, 171 Clay Road, Derryboy, Nr Killinchy, BT30 9LS For Sale Price £1,280,000" data-title="10. The Fort, 171 Clay Road, Derryboy, Nr Killinchy, BT30 9LS For Sale Price £1,280,000" >
10. The Fort, 171 Clay Road, Derryboy, Nr Killinchy, BT30 9LS For Sale Price £1,280,000
9. 22 Circular Road West, Cultra, Holywood, BT18 0AX For Sale Offers Around £1,295,000" >
9. 22 Circular Road West, Cultra, Holywood, BT18 0AX For Sale Offers Around £1,295,000
8. 23 Cultra Avenue, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0AZ For Sale Offers Around £1,300,000" data-title="8. 23 Cultra Avenue, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0AZ For Sale Offers Around £1,300,000" >
8. 23 Cultra Avenue, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0AZ For Sale Offers Around £1,300,000
7. Eagleton, 29 Seafront Road, Cultra, County Down, BT18 0BB For Sale Offers Around £1,400,000" data-title="7. Eagleton, 29 Seafront Road, Cultra, County Down, BT18 0BB For Sale Offers Around £1,400,000" >
7. Eagleton, 29 Seafront Road, Cultra, County Down, BT18 0BB For Sale Offers Around £1,400,000
6. Derrykeel, 17 Sheridan Drive, Helens Bay, County Down, BT19 1LB For Sale Offers Around £1,495,000" data-title="6. Derrykeel, 17 Sheridan Drive, Helens Bay, County Down, BT19 1LB For Sale Offers Around £1,495,000" >
6. Derrykeel, 17 Sheridan Drive, Helens Bay, County Down, BT19 1LB For Sale Offers Around £1,495,000
5.70 Tullynagardy Road, Newtownards, BT23 4TB For Sale Offers Around £1,500,000" data-title="5.70 Tullynagardy Road, Newtownards, BT23 4TB For Sale Offers Around £1,500,000" >
5.70 Tullynagardy Road, Newtownards, BT23 4TB For Sale Offers Around £1,500,000
4.Quintin Castle, Kearney Road, Portaferry, Down, BT22 1QB For Sale Price £1,650,000" data-title="4.Quintin Castle, Kearney Road, Portaferry, Down, BT22 1QB For Sale Price £1,650,000" >
4.Quintin Castle, Kearney Road, Portaferry, Down, BT22 1QB For Sale Price £1,650,000
3.Moorbrook Lodge, 46 Glebe Road, Castlerock, BT51 4SW For Sale Offers Over £1,750,000" data-title="3.Moorbrook Lodge, 46 Glebe Road, Castlerock, BT51 4SW For Sale Offers Over £1,750,000" >
3.Moorbrook Lodge, 46 Glebe Road, Castlerock, BT51 4SW For Sale Offers Over £1,750,000
2. Craigdarragh House, 57 Craigdarragh Road, Helens Bay, Bangor, County Down, BT19 1UB For Sale Guide Price £2,000,000" data-title="2. Craigdarragh House, 57 Craigdarragh Road, Helens Bay, Bangor, County Down, BT19 1UB For Sale Guide Price £2,000,000" >
2. Craigdarragh House, 57 Craigdarragh Road, Helens Bay, Bangor, County Down, BT19 1UB For Sale Guide Price £2,000,000
1. Mourne Park, Kilkeel, Co. Down, BT34 4LB For Sale Offers Around £3,500,000" data-title="1. Mourne Park, Kilkeel, Co. Down, BT34 4LB For Sale Offers Around £3,500,000" >
1. Mourne Park, Kilkeel, Co. Down, BT34 4LB For Sale Offers Around £3,500,000

It's a £1m stately mansion set in mature gardens with an indoor heated pool, a library and a cellar for your wine.

But you don't need to be a millionaire to snap up this rather grand home on Belfast Lough.

'Glynn Park' in Carrickfergus is set to go under the hammer in a property auction – with a reserve price of just £100,000.

The 10,000 sq ft property, which sits on an elevated site on Prince Andrew Way, is just one of a host of lots to be sold to the highest bidder by BRG Gibson Auctions at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast tomorrow.

And with its price slashed to a tenth of what it once was, it is likely to attract significant interest from bidders. Glynn Park is described as "one of the most important houses in the Carrickfergus area" but is in need of extensive modernisation.

Set over two floors, it has seven bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, two cellars, a driveway and views over Belfast Lough.

The mansion is one of 80 properties to be auctioned off at 7.30pm tomorrow. With prices slashed by 85%, many of the addresses are expected to be snapped up by canny house-hunters and investors.

There are also houses with guide prices from £3,000.

Another stand-out lot is a one-bedroom apartment at St John's Wharf Belfast. The former £250,000 home, which overlooks the River Lagan, is going for around £50,000. Meanwhile, The Lusky Mill House in Comber – a painstakingly restored original stone property – is going for as little as £100,000. Only a short time ago this property changed hands for £600,000.

The big win is for first-time buyers. A luxury apartment in Bridge St, Portadown, could fetch £15,000. There are some 20 properties on offer, for less than the cost of a second-hand VW Golf.

Such is the appeal that the BRG Auctions team has held hundreds of viewings.

Nicholas Gibson, chief auctioneer of BRG Auctions Belfast and Dublin, is eager to get going with the 'Sale of the Century'.

He said: "Auctions are the new barometer for the housing market in Northern Ireland and people feel they can get real value for money in the process. It's win win for everyone."

For more, see www.brggibson auctions.com. Catalogues are available from BRG Gibson in Holywood, tel 028 9039 3966.

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