Looking to buy, or just window shopping? Either way, you’ll love the look of this extravagant plot that’s just gone up for grabs. Prepare for some property envy.
None other than the famous Guinness family’s former home has gone up for sale in Co. Wicklow.
The €28 million site, with 5,000 acres of land to boot, is located in the heart of the Wicklow Mountain region. The official name is the ‘Luggala estate’.
The Guinness family lived there for a time in the late 1930s, and its views are breathtaking. Having changed hands nearly ten times, its history is immense.
If you fancy expanding your bitta land (and you have a few million quid behind the couch cushions) maybe you should give it a chance?
You can even go for a look around the grounds right now without committing, as a lot of the 5,000 acres are actually open to the public.
The estate is listed on Daft.ie as having 15+ beds and 18 baths. Enough space?
It’s described as ‘hidden inside a secluded Irish valley’ with a ‘special brand of eighteenth-century gothic that rejoices in little battlements, crochets, trefoil and quatrefoil windows and ogee mantelpieces’.
“The landscape at Luggala contains one of the few remaining 18th-century landscape gardens and includes two native Irish oak woods. Luggala is a place of primeval colours: the greys, greens and browns of the landscape, the darkness of the lake, the whiteness of the beach, the yellow of the primrose and the gorse, the contrast of the bluebells and the purple of the heather.