If you’ve got the cash, a desire to buy property in Ireland, and a decent drive, Sherry Fitzgerald has a 10-acre listing that might be right up your alley, complete with a 9-hole, 18-tee box golf course backyard.
The property, called Bellevue, located in Ferrybank, Co. Waterford, is listed for $1.16 million ( just under €1 million). It includes a four-bedroom house complete with a modern kitchen, marble fireplaces, Canadian maple woodwork, a wet and dry sauna, antique stained glass doors and windows made by a local artist, a 1,000 bottle wine cellar for storing the wine produced from the property’s grapevines in its 1.5 acre garden, and, naturally, a sun room, dubbed the “19th hole” by the owners.
But that’s not really the selling point.
The remaining 8.5 acres of the listing are entirely devoted to a private golf course, dubbed Cuan na Mara, “Haven by the Sea.” According to the Irish Independent, which first reported on the listing, the Par-3 course’s 18 tee positions lead golfers through a 2,488 yard course from the tips, and 2,355 yard course from the front positions.
The property includes “a lake, sand bunkers, shrubberies and flower gardens and many hundreds of semi and mature landscaped trees. It also comes with a professional computer controlled watering system maintaining all nine greens and most of the tee placements.”
The home’s current owners - also its builders - are a couple based in the U.K. who wanted an Irish holiday home and a base from which to visit their family in Wexford. They bought the property in the 1970s and soon realized that, when not visiting family in Ireland, all they wanted was to golf, and decided to convert their backyard into a custom-designed course using the natural topography of the land.
It was completed in 1994, and, according to the couple, they have hosted groups of up to 20 guests and no “fores” have ever been called.
For more information, check out the listing at Sherry Fitzgerald.