Anthony Skyrme's mother, the Hon Suzanne Lyle (1915-94), youngest daughter of the 1st Baron Lyle of Westbourne, married, in 1938, Sir William Thomas Charles Skyrme KCVO CB CBE TD JP, and had issue, two daughters and a son,
Anthony Lyle Skyrme (37 South Eaton Place, SW1), who wedded, in 1972, Carole-June, daughter of W J Glover, of Sandown House, Belfast.Sir Saxon Tate, Bt, CBE (1931-2012), Chairman of the Industrial Development Board of Northern Ireland, 1982-85, was the last occupant of the house.
The estate was thereafter divided into two farms and both were sold.
Two-thirds of the land and Eglantine House were bought by the Falloon family with the intention of converting the house into a hotel or country club.
However, planning permission could not be obtained for this project and the house lay mostly unoccupied until it suffered a catastrophic fire on the night of Sunday, 23rd September, 1990.