Will Ferrell buys stunning 400-year-old lakeside home in rural Ireland

Will Ferrell buys stunning 400-year-old lakeside home in rural Ireland

AMERICAN actor and funnyman Will Ferrell has reportedly snapped up a stunning mansion on the shores of Lough Sheelin in Mountnugent, Co. Cavan.

The Elf star is believed to be the lucky new owner of the 400-year-old former home of Lord Farnham of Cavan, 'Arley'.

The eight-bedroom house, most recently owned by an Irish film industry executive, had been on the market for a whopping asking price of €700,000 (£618,000/$805,000).

According to Meath Chronicle, it was recently sold by Savills and will be a holiday home for the Irish-American entertainer.

'Arley' in Co. Cavan was most recently on the market for €700,000 (Image: Savills)

A number of Ferrell's ancestors came from Co. Longford, which is just a short drive away from his new residence.

Situated within its own plot of woods, 'Arley' also comes with an exposed brick fascade, bay windows, five bathrooms, a double garage and a boathouse on Lough Sheelin.

The property will provide the perfect amount of privacy for Ferrell, who previously wore a Longford GAA jersey while being interviewed for Irish radio.

"I’m committed to my Irish roots. James Joyce spent a lot of his time living outside of Ireland, I too have spent a lot of time living outside of Ireland. But it doesn’t make me any less Irish," he joked.

"I’m so committed in fact that I will continue to drive on the left-hand side of the road.

"Will it be dangerous? Yes. Is it illegal? Highly. But that is how committed I am."