The Irish mansion home of a former Robin Hood actor, which was also a popular retreat for stars like Elizabeth Taylor, is now up for sale.
The basement is every kid’s idea of heaven. A long urban-themed corridor has doors exiting off either side to a games room, snooker room, wine cellar and study, plus extra rooms for necessities such as utilities and cloak rooms.
The back of the house contains a library before opening out into a grand conservatory, perfect for relaxing in and enjoying the summertime.
In total, the grounds cover 124 acres, which includes tennis courts, a lake, and two smaller cottages that can be used as guest homes for visitors.
There is also a stables and yard that could house up to 30 horses, with extra outbuildings to be used as barns and storage units.
The whole of Borleagh Manor is littered with pieces of history and charm, that make it almost impossible not to fall in love with it. The huge electric gates at the front entrance have huge eagle statues atop of the pillars either side. So huge in fact, that families of swallows have nested in the eagle’s beaks and are raising their young.
Each section of the grounds has its own welcoming signpost written in a stylish ancient font. The lake is accompanied by a plaque wishing fishermen the best of luck.
The house is what everyone could wish for and more, and is now available. The only downside to this incredible home is its price tag, with the current asking price a cool €4.75 million. Anyone who has the money, must be seriously tempted by this home.
Marcus Magnier of Colliers International said: “The estate is easily one of the finest in Ireland which has been impeccably restored and maintained. Built in the early 1700s, and rebuilt in its current Georgian style in 1840, Borleagh Manor has a fascinating history. It is a perfect haven for anybody who thrives on privacy.”