Home of the Week: An Irish Countryside Castle

Join us on a trip to Ardee, Ireland for a look at a 14th century castle nestled in the countryside.

Our focus on our finest international properties enters its last week as we travel to Ardee, Ireland for a look at a castle that looks like it was plucked right off the set of Game of Thrones.

Located in the idyllic Irish countryside, Knockabbey Castle was originally built on over 30 acres way back in 1399. The $2,660,000 property was further extended in 1650 with a six bay, three story Queen Anne extension and once again remodeled in 1754 by the new owner Thomas Tenison (who was the Archbishop of Cantebury). The 11 bedroom estate may be over 600 years old, but the current owner has meticulously renovated and restored the residence and gardens to the highest of standards. The home now features modern aesthetic touches but maintains its signature 14th century look that you’d expect from an ancient European castle.

The estate wouldn’t be complete without phenomenal grounds, and this property certainly does not disappoint! The gardens have undergone major restoration and feature water gardens originally started as early as the 11th century by monks from the local abbey. The entire property is steeped in history and is the embodiment of the distinct eras during which it underwent modifications.

Click here if you’d like to learn more about this beautiful castle listed by Coldwell Banker Estates.

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