A STUNNING mansion from the 18th century, which is so big that it takes 30 minutes to walk around it, could be yours for a hefty price.
Set on 1,050 acres of ancient woodland, the estate in Co Laois, Ireland, costs an eye-watering £18 million – but no one has bought it yet.
The Irish estate includes part of ancient woodland and is made up of 1,050 acres
The entrance hall to the mansion will stun any visitors
The mansion in Co Laois has been on the market since June 2019 – and will set you back £18million
Abbey Leix boasts nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms
The stunning property is currently owned by Sir David Davies, an 83-year-old Welsh businessman and president of the Irish Georgian Society, and is still up for grabs.
Abbey Leix Estate was set up by a group on monks back in the mid-12th century – and is currently the most expensive property on the market in the Republic of Ireland.
Davies bought the nine-bedroom mansion in the 1990s, and after restoration work, he decided to sell it in June 2019.
Built by architect James Wyatt in 1773, Abbey Leix comprises of 26,910-square-feet, with a scattering of 10 lodges and cottages on the grounds.
The country house has a remarkable position within a private estate, and includes some of Ireland’s most notable remaining ancient woodland and extensive frontage to the River Nore.
But visitors should be warned – it takes a full half-hour to tour the three-storey mansion alone, and extra to walk around the immediate grounds.
Abbey Leix Estate is currently the most expensive property in Ireland
The property can be bought for £18million
Huge bay windows and large crystal chandeliers can be seen around the country house
Filled with classic Irish furniture and art, some of the pieces may be available to new owners if they want to purchase them.
The luxury home has seven bays on the outside, and an impressive entrance hall with Ionic columns.
With a dining room encompassing a suite of 16 Wyatt chairs, the home has a stunning family room, kitchen, 10 bathrooms, and butler’s pantry.
The original library was replaced with the new state dining room – but a smaller library still remains in its place.
Huge bay windows and large crystal chandeliers can be seen around the country house.
And in the entrance hall, a large stag head sits above the white fireplace, stunning guests who enter the home.
The grounds continue the grandeur – with sculpted greenery and intricate garden designs, which overlook the ancient woodland.
Abbey Leix is on the market with a guide price of in excess of €20million (£18million).
The sale is being handled by Collier International in conjunction with Sothebys International Realty.
The stunning £18million mansion has extensive frontage to the River Nore
Filled with classic Irish furniture and art, some of the pieces may be available to new owners
Visitors should be warned – it takes a full half-hour to tour the three-storey mansion
Abbey Leix comprises of 26,910-square-feet, with a scattering of 10 lodges and cottages on the grounds
No one has bought the property yet – despite being on the market for a year and a half
The stunning mansion boasts of 10 bathrooms
The property could be yours if you can afford the price tag