This charming room is named after the French nobleman, Victor de Massigny, who in 1842 married Caroline, the only daughter of Sir Charles and Lady Caroline Coote.

Today, rather fittingly given its French connections, this room is hung with toile de jouy. On each side of the bed are late-eighteenth-century oval mirrors framed with studs of blue and white glass and above the chimneypiece is a tender sibling portrait by the Irish painter Sir Martin Archer Shee, the only Irish-born President of the Royal Academy. The painting by the bed, by contrast, illustrates the mythological world of AE, the poet and artist, George Russell, whose work often shares in the mystic realms of his friend, W.B. Yeats.

Room size

Small entrance hall.


Overlooking water cascade 20 sqm (270 sq ft).


Overlooking water cascade 8 sqm (86 sq ft).