Do you want to live like a queen in west Cork?
Now is your chance, with a castle for sale in Glengarriff, with a price tag of €2.75 million.
The property overlooking the sea is partially restored and is on the market with Sherry Fitzgerald.
The property is set on 87 acres of woodlands and parks, and has full planning permission to conclude renovation of the castle.
The building dates back to the 1790s, when it was built by a brother of the first Earl of Bantry of Bantry House.
It was run as a hotel for a period until the mid-1970s but then fell into disrepair.
Advertised on www.formerglory.ie, the selling agents say: ''Taking account the majestic nature of the site, and the rise in fortunes of the White family, an earlier cottage orné-style hunting lodge was replaced by a gothic-style castle, flanked to one side by a square, castellated tower, and to the other by a round tower. Between these, the main building is an impressive span, designed to be both romantic and magnificent.''
They add: ''The castle was run as a hotel up to c.1975 with many international clients falling in love with the beauty of the area. A German buyer purchased the hotel in the late 1970’s, where he lived with his family. A local consortium purchased the hotel and placed it on the market, when the current owner purchased the castle six years ago.
Having fallen into disrepair in the late 1970s, the property has been partially restored, and comes with full architects drawings, and planning permission for completion. Current works include underpinning and other structural works, a full list of which is available. One wing has been re-roofed, and the windows have also been fully replaced. That part of the property has also been rewired.''