Around the world in 80 properties: A $30M miniature castle in Ireland

(credit: Antionio Martinelli for Sotheby’s)

While to us this castle, in the tiny village of Roundwood, Ireland, is pretty impressive, according to its listing, with Sotheby’s International, it “‘boasts all the appurtenances of a grand castle but on a miniature scale.”

(credit: Antionio Martinelli for Sotheby’s)

There’s nothing miniature about its price of $30 million, though, nor the 5,000 acres of lush woodlands that come with it. Called Luggala, the 19,000-square-foot castle was built in the eighteenth century in the “Strawberry Hill Gothic” style. The grand “appurtenances” it offers include battlements, crockets, quatrefoil windows and limestone obelisks.

(credit: Antionio Martinelli for Sotheby’s)

It has 27 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms spread among the main house, guest and estate lodges on the property. There’s also an 18th Century landscaped garden on the property, though we think you’ll agree that the rolling hills of the property are even more stunning.

We spot crowds of curious deer, a serene lake, a waterfall, rolling green hills and lovely moss-covered paths.

(credit: Antionio Martinelli for Sotheby’s)
(Credit: Walter Pfeiffer for Sotheby’s)
(Credit: Walter Pfeiffer for Sotheby’s)
(Credit: Walter Pfeiffer for Sotheby’s)
(Credit: Walter Pfeiffer for Sotheby’s)
(Credit: Walter Pfeiffer for Sotheby’s)
(Credit: Walter Pfeiffer for Sotheby’s)
(Credit: Walter Pfeiffer for Sotheby’s)
(Credit: Walter Pfeiffer for Sotheby’s)
(Credit: Walter Pfeiffer for Sotheby’s)