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8th May, 2016
Westport House in Co Mayo, set amid woodlands and gardens overlooking Clew Bay

Price:€10 million

What: one of Ireland’s most historic homes, set amid about 455 acres of parkland, lake and the Carrowbeg River, with breathtaking views of Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick. The expansive 18th-century 3,350-square-metre property boasts stunning marble fireplaces and staircases, a unique, coffered barrel vaulted ceiling, ornate parquet floors, breathtaking original plasterwork, numerous grand reception rooms, ten bedroom suites, some with ancillary dressing rooms and most with en suites or separate...

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