Listings to Love in Ireland: Two Estates Where Majestic Landscapes Shine

Listings To Love In Ireland Two Estates Where Majestic Landscapes Shine Dumore Bay 8 2

Dunmore Bay mansion and Horse Island in County Clare | Photo: James Fenlon/Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty

If you’ve ever been to Ireland, then you know that from Dublin to Galway and everywhere in between, the country’s swaths of green, stone castles, and cozy pubs always tempt you to extend your stay. So, why not have a foothold in Ireland where you can consistently retreat to?

For those with generous budgets and a love of Irish landscapes, St. Patrick’s Day is a ceremonious time to start house-hunting here. Try these two listings on for size first.

Listings To Love In Ireland Two Estates Where Majestic Landscapes Shine Longueville House 2

Longueville House in County Cork | Photo: James Fenlon/Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty

Country Manor Bliss in Cork

A 180-acre property is asking €4.5 million (roughly $4.8 million USD) in County Cork, not too far from where you can kiss the Blarney Stone if you dare. Offering exquisite grounds for keeping livestock, horseback riding, gardening, or farming, the estate screams legacy property. Especially as it is centered by a beautifully outfitted and maintained manor dating way back to 1720.

Overlooking Blackwater river valley, Longueville House is a typical Georgian. It shows off satisfying symmetry and has had a few transformations in its time. The home first was enlarged in 1800 and then expanded again in 1862 when the Victorian Turner Conservatory was added. All of these updates, and more recent ones to make way for 21st-century living, contribute to the fabric of the 23,933-square-foot mansion.

While stately rooms with high ceilings and intricate moldings grab the eye, it’s the home’s 12 bedrooms that really steal the show. Dramatic yet delicate, they each have their own personality while feeling cohesively elegant and patterned.

When it comes to the vast landscape, there is much to explore, but an interested buyer could actually gain up to 430 acres for an additional cost. This would add apple orchards, a distillery and cidery, and part of the River Blackwater to the property.

David Ashmore and Pat Falvey of Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty share the listing.

Living on the Edge: An Estate Right on Dunmore Bay

Why venture to the Cliffs of Moher when you could have your very own west coast stretch of rugged land? Looking like something out of The Banshees of Inisherin, this coastal County Clare property spans 60 acres, including a private beach and Horse Island attached by a thin land bridge. All of this comes at a steep listing price: €9.75 million or approximately $10.4 million USD.

At this property, when you’re not wandering the green grounds, you can stare off into the distance from inside the glass-clad contemporary home. Whether relishing in moments of wellness or throwing a St. Patty’s Day soirée, you can take in the landscape from any vantage point.

The large roof terrace and rooftop reception room may become fast favorites for hosting. Further highlights include a huge indoor pool with walls of glass, a champagne room, a great room facing the sea, and a lavish primary suite. And, who could forget about the James Bond-esque helicopter pad?

You may need to update the interiors with a fresher style, but the four-bedroom home’s layout and site create a prime foundation for any cosmetic changes. David Ashmore of Lisney Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.