Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on the site of the current house.
Built / Designed For: Grice Smyth
Comments: Mark Bence-Jones, writing of Ballynatray in "A Guide to Irish Country Houses:" "The house is gloriously situated at a point where the river does a loop. There is an extraordinary sense of peace, of remoteness from the world."
Garden & Outbuildings: Ballynatray House sits in a park of 850 acres.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 100, 1855.
House Listed: Unknown
Park Listed: Unknown
Past Seat / Home of: Grice Smyth, late 18th-early 19th centuries; Sir John Rowland Smyth, 19th century; Horace Holroyd-Smyth, until 1969. Ponsonby family, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
Ownership Details: The house is available for exclusive use accommodation
House Open to Public: By Appointment
Historic Houses Member: No