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The Guinness family’s Irish ancestral home is on the market in Ireland

If you’ve always fancied the idea of lording it up in an Irish ancestral home, now is your chance, providing you have a cool €28 million to spare.

The Guinness family’s Irish castle is on the market for $30 million. Image: Sotheby’s
The Guinness family’s Irish ancestral home is on the market for 28 million euros. Image: Sotheby’s

Luggala, is an authentic 18th century hunting lodge that’s for sale through Sotheby’s, and it’s at the centre of a majestic estate that sprawls across 5000 acres in Roundwood, Wicklow, just 28 miles from Dublin.

The Guinness family’s Irish castle is on the market for $30 million. Image: Sotheby’s
The Guinness family’s Irish ancestral hotel is on the market for 28 million euros. Image: Sotheby’s

The property is owned by the Guinness family, who are behind the iconic Irish drinks brand, and privacy won’t be a problem as it is nestled inside a secluded Irish valley.

The Guinness family’s Irish castle is on the market for $30 million. Image: Sotheby’s
The Guinness family’s Irish estate is on the market for 28 million euros. Image: Sotheby’s

Celebrities like Mick Jagger and Bono have stayed at the estate, which has seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. The landscape at Luggala contains one of the few remaining 18th-century landscape gardens, and it includes two native Irish oak woods.

The Guinness family’s Irish castle is on the market for $30 million. Image: Sotheby’s
The Guinness family’s Irish estate is on the market for 28 million euros. Image: Sotheby’s

There are four more bedrooms in the guesthouse, and another 16 spread among seven cottages on the estate. There is also an indoor pool, stables, a private lake, a boat house and a wine cellar.

The Guinness family’s Irish castle is on the market for $30 million. Image: Sotheby’s
The Guinness family’s Irish estate is on the market for 28 million. Image: Sotheby’s

In total,the accommodation within the estate extends to 1802 square metres or 19,099 square feet. The lodge contains some incredible architectural features, including castellated battlements, crockets and pointed and quatrefoil windows.

The Guinness family’s Irish castle is on the market for $30 million. Image: Sotheby’s
The Guinness family’s Irish estate is on the market for 28 million euros. Image: Sotheby’s

Luggala is on sale through Sotheby’s and further information is available here.

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