THERE’S a unique opportunity to be king or queen of your own castle and enjoy majestic views of the Beara Peninsula with this week’s property.
All you need is €4.5m and you call pull up the drawbridge and call An Culu, a 9,000 sq ft Gothic Revival castle, home.
To describe this 20-year-old castle as lavish, would be an understatement considering among its many jaw-dropping features is a grotto pool made by forming a cave from rocks; a private marina; a surrounding moat; stone bridge and more – lots, lots more.
Accommodation is spread over four floors with bedrooms on the second and third levels; a breathtaking living room overlooking Kenmare Bay and Beara Peninsula on the fourth and with the lower ground floor housing the pool and spa.
The grounds extend over five acres and include a cascading waterfall and a cannon-lined terrace.
An Culu was designed and built by London entrepreneur Kevin Reardon, whose father is from Cork. He left school before he was 16 and was hugely successful in many areas, most recently real estate.
The property was put on the market in 1997 for €15m and again in 2013 for €10m, making it almost a bargain with its current price tag.
Among the many standout features are an octagonal- shaped dining room, a Tudor style staircase, and a Minstrels Gallery.
The master suite also has a his and hers ensuite.
For more contact Savills, South Mall, Cork; tel 021 4271371.