Lug­gala Es­tate could be yours... for €28m

Bray People - - NEWS - By MYLES BUCHANAN

LUG­GALA ES­TATE has been placed on the mar­ket for €28 mil­lion.

Lug­gala Lodge was built in 1787 for the La Touche fam­ily.

In 1937, Ernest Guinness bought Lug­gala and gave it as a wed­ding present to his daugh­ter, Oon­agh Guinness, on her mar­riage to Lord Oran­more and Browne.

The site in­cludes an ex­quis­ite 18th- Cen­tury house at the cen­tre of an es­tate com­pris­ing of 5,000 acres.

Lug­gala Lodge con­tains three sub­stan­tial re­cep­tion rooms as well as a wealth of smaller cham­bers on both the ground and first floors, with the lat­ter’s size not be­ing ex­ter­nally ap­par­ent.

There are seven bed­rooms within the main house, four within the guest lodge and a fur­ther 16 in seven es­tate lodges and cot­tages through­out the es­tate. In all the ac­com­mo­da­tion within the es­tate ex­tends to some 1,521sq.m or 16,379sq.ft.

The hunt­ing lodge un­der­went a €6m over­haul from 1996 to re­store the main house to its orig­i­nal glory.

Re­cently Lug­gala was avail­able to rent at £22,000 per week. Famed singer Michael Jackson stayed there for a pe­riod of time not long be­fore his death.

Garech Browne, the 77-year-old founder of Claddagh Records, cur­rently re­sides at Lug­gala. Other fa­mous guests in­cluded Mick Jag­ger, Bono and Lu­cian Freud.

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