Corravahan House was built to the design of architect William Farrell in Georgian style, and constructed around 1840 by Reverend Marcus Gervais Beresford. It was an imposing 9000 sq ft rural vicarage, replacing an early 18th century parsonage. Used as a rectory until 1870, it was owned by the Reverend (later Bishop) Charles Leslie, a cousin of the Leslies of Glaslough, County Monaghan, who are the owners of Castle Leslie.
Corravahan House passed in 1855 to the Leslie family. As a result of their residence there until 1972, the house retained all its original features and character. The surrounding gardens and mature woodlands continue to be restored to offer tantalising glimpses of the 19th century and earlier 18th century splendour. The garden includes numerous specimen trees and shrubs.
Corravahan House is once again a family home of the Elliotts. It is open to visitors, on published dates, for a small fee. Due to the ongoing restoration of the house and gardens, it is advisable to contact the owners in advance of your visit. You will receive a warm welcome.
- Peaceful historic house and gardens to explore.
- The house retains many original Georgian features.
Check out tours of the house and gardens during Heritage Week.