Ah, County Kildare.
The Lily Whites live in one of the most coveted regions in all the land, surrounded by pretty ponies, lush green fields and the faint sound of someone failing miserably to kick a football into a nearby goal.
But something they do particularly well, is state homes.
Enter, Harristown Demesne:
Driving in, you'll cast your eyes over fields of corn, acres of trees and the sheer size of this colossal 750 acre estate. The River Liffey intertwines its way through the huge land mass, boasting a seven arch stone bridge in view of the main house.
Previous owners include the La Touche family, primary shareholders of Bank of Ireland when it opened way back when, in 1783.
Upon entering the sensational structure, you'll notice grand double-sized reception with 5m ceilings, oakwood floors, exquisite marble columns and a beautiful wood carved fireplace.
The six bedrooms upstairs (of which there are nine in total) have barely changed since their heyday, boasting 17th century Chinese wallpaper and family portraits.
Included in the sale of the Harristown Demesne are three lodges of about 93sqm each, a huge stable block and manager’s house of 186sqm, and an impressive farmyard.
As well as this, a tunnel runs underground from the main house for about 75m to the stable-yard, including twelve loose boxes.
Harristown also boasts:
- C. 367 Acres under winter corn, c. 187 acres in permanent pasture
- Three gate lodges, a stable block with three residences, a manager's house, grooms cottage and dairy cottage
- A truly extensive farmyard comprised of mainly two storey stables with loose boxes and utility units
- And c. 12,000 sqft of generous living accommodation, paired with a c. 6,000 sqft basement
Basically, it's not too shabby. Like, at all.
For a more in depth look at this insane home, check out the full listing here.
Until then? We recommend you save your pennies, as this home is the most expensive home for sale in Ireland right now.