Photos – 400-year-old castle up for sale
A 400-year-old castle in Co Cork that was once the home of a famous fraudster has gone on sale and can by yours for €2.5m.
Anybody willing to part with that sort of cash could be in for a treat as the Tudor style Carrigrohane Castle is still standing tall and comes with 16 acres of private land.
The castle reaches out from the middle of the woodland and the views from the inside are striking. It overlooks the River Lee as well as miles of trees and countryside.
The 16 acres include plenty of woodland but half is also in pasture and is let out for farming use. The grounds include a guest house and tennis courts. The castle boasts a grand and old fashioned interior.
It had fallen into ruin by the 19th century until extensive work was carried out in the 1830s. It has been maintained ever since.
The castle has been owned by the O’Brien family since the 1970s. It was bought by property investor Leo O’Brien and his wife Mary. They lived there with their children Breifne and Daire.
However, Breifne hit the headlines last year when he was jailed for seven year after scamming €8.5m from unsuspecting victims in what was described in court as ‘a classic pyramid scheme’.
Take a look at some photos of the castle below.