Castletown Cox | Country Estate in Ireland Sells for €20M (PHOTOS)

Castletown Cox | Country Estate in Ireland Sells for €20M


One of the finest country estates in Ireland has sold for more than €20 million according to the Irish Times. The 253-year-old castle had been on the market for €17.5 million. Designed by Sardinian architect Davis Ducart for Michael Cox in c.1767, the towering castle exceeds 36,000 square feet with 10 bedrooms & 10 bathrooms. The interiors are finished with rich Rococo plaster decoration throughout by famed stuccodore Patrick Osborne of Waterford. Inside you’ll find extensive mouldings, a music room, billiard room, wine cellar, grand staircase and six reception rooms. The estate extends 513 acres, and at its heart are the beautiful, formal gardens designed by the Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury, a woman once described by the New York Times as “Britain’s high priestess of historic garden design”. The historic property made headlines when a beneficiary of the family trust which owns Castletown Cox objected the sale, which was on the market seeking offerings above €17.5 million. Strong interest in the property helped drive the sale price above its asking and according to the Irish Times, the buyer is international.