An earlier house had existed in the grounds of the present building. The "Ladies Boyle" held Court Macsherry House in fee at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when it was valued at £30. The building seems to have become the Esplanade Hotel by the time the 25-inch map was published in the 1890s. The Irish Tourist Association survey of the 1940s refers to it as the "beautiful demesne and summerhouse of the Earl of Shannon, now reconstructed as the Esplanade Hotel". This building continues today as the Courtmacsherry Hotel (www.courtmacsherryhotel.ie).