This Ireland Manor Asking $11M Is a Dream Holiday Home

With images of the British royal family retreating to castles around the holiday season and plenty of Hallmark movies that romanticize this same idea, having a grand holiday home with pillars and sweeping grounds is the stuff dreams are made of. That dream isn’t that far off for someone with deep pockets now that this stunning stone manor right on the water in Dublin is up for sale asking slightly more than $11 million.

Dubbed Seafield House, the picturesque 9,633-square-foot home has all the characteristics of a castle, just without the title. Though titles were once very important in this area, the 80-acre property does just fine without one. Legend has it the home was originally built by prestigious architect Sir Edward Lovett Pearce around 1730 and later added to in 1857, giving it the best of both Georgian and Victorian architecture. This special blend is felt as you glide from room to room, taking in the ornate moldings, commanding fireplaces, and high ceilings tall enough to hold the grandest Christmas tree or most statement-making menorah.

With eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, no one needs to be left off the guest list either. The only thing better than feasting here with family and friends during the cozy winter months will be enjoying the greener-than-green grounds the rest of the year as well.

Roseanne de Vere Hunt of Christie’s International Real Estate has the idyllic listing.