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When the Flatley family bought Castlehyde estate outside of Fermoy, Co. Cork, in 1999, it was generally regarded as a house beyond repair.

Through a massive investment and an ambitious and extensive restoration project, four years transformed this once almost derelict house into an incredible family home, turning it into one of the most impressive houses in Ireland nestled along the banks of the River Blackwater.

Unfortunately, due to work commitments, the Lord of the Dance has decided to put an end to his time in this magical Irish 18th-century mansion, selling the property for an estimate of $22 million (€20 million).

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Image: Knight Frank.

Although this is a rather hefty price tag, once you take a look inside the former seat of the Hyde family, one of whom was Douglas Hyde, the founder of the Gaelic League and 1st President of Ireland, it will seem more than worth it.

With ten bedrooms, twelve bathroom and ten reception rooms, across 3,250 sqm, each of them looking simply majestic, you won’t be able to chose a room of your own.

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Image: Knight Frank.

The glorious mansion even comes with its own beautiful indoor swimming pool and a warm bar for all the parties you’d just have to host to show off your new place.

Image: Knight Frank.

Image: Knight Frank.

Image: Knight Frank.

Image: Knight Frank.

Even the halls look larger than most New York apartments with each window looking out onto a different scene of rolling green gardens.

Image: Knight Frank.

Image: Knight Frank.

Within close distance to Cork and just a few hours’ drive from Dublin, the estate takes full advantage of the fantastic salmon-fishing on the Blackwater with front lawn sprawling down to the river bank.

Image: Knight Frank.

Image: Knight Frank.

For further information on the property listing, you can visit knightfrank.ie.