ONE thing Ireland is renowned for is its beautiful castles – and it is not often you could own one of your very own.
However, a unique “mini-castle” is on the market for the right owner in Co. Sligo – and will set you back less than your average house around the country.
The West Gate Lodge of Markree Castle, in Collooney, was originally built back in 1832 – with the striking gothic castle behind it.
The location itself is impressive, with the lodge set in from the main Sligo to Dublin road, ensuring privacy.
Until the 1950s, the home was used as the main entrance to the castle, before being renovated into the stunning home that it is today.
The home has one bedroom, as well as an open plan kitchen, living room and bathroom. It also contains an impressive entrance hall, as well as a loft and a utility room.
With one bedroom, it is perhaps more suited to one person or a couple rather than a family – though the loft is spacious and can be converted into a second bedroom.
And with the low price of €150,000, the West Gate Lodge is cheaper than a central apartment in Dublin city.
The lodge, designed by London architect Francis Goodwin, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own your very own little slice of history.
One-bedroom castle lodge, Co. Sligo
Enquiries to Sherry Fitzgerald Draper, 00353 71 9143710.