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What else could I get for... the €12 million pricetag on one of the most expensive homes in the country

We take a look at what €12 million would get you around the rest of the country.

‘SORRENTO HOUSE’ SITS in a row of some of the most expensive properties in the country.

It describes itself as “arguably one of the finest waterfront houses across Ireland” and looks out onto Dalkey Island, Bray Head and the Wicklow mountains.

The house has been refurbished to a high standard, while retaining many of its original features. These include antique Jerusalem stone flooring, high ceilings, sash windows and open fireplaces throughout.

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The inside of the six-bedroom property has more than 7,000 sq. ft. of floor space. In addition, it also has a gate lodge which affords it additional room. Combined, the lodge and external garage have a floor space of more than 2,000 sq. ft.

It is on the market for €12 million.

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Here is what else is on the market for more than €5 million around the rest of the country… 


‘Glin Castle’ is a mansion that comes with 380 acres of its own grounds and overlooks the Shannon Estuary. Built in the 13th century, it has been in the Fitzgerald family for around 700 years.

Inside the property has 21 bedrooms and maintains a number of its original features. These include decorative plasterwork and collections of art and furniture. It even has a secret spiral staircase concealed behind a bookcase.

It is on the market for €6.5 million.

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‘High Cross’ in Dartry is a detached period home that was built around 1860. It has almost an acre of its own grounds, which is a substantial amount in its much sought after south Dublin location.

The property comes with four downstairs reception areas and five bedrooms upstairs. It has been added to in recent years. What would have been the property’s ‘Coach House’ now being incorporated into the main building as a games room, but which has the potential to be used as living space.

It is on the market for €7.5 million.

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‘The Marlfield Estate’ in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, is a Georgian mansion that comes onto the market with planning permission for a hotel, 70 homes and a golf course.

The period property overlooks the River Suir and has a large amount of its own land. In total its tillage fields make up 194 acres with another 159 acres in grassland. It is around 3km from the village of Clonmel.

It is on the market for €8 million.

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Read: After taking a brief timeout, house prices are climbing up and up again

Also: Photos: Former home of Rory McIlroy on market for €3.5 million 

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