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Rory McIlroy's former Moneyreagh home on market for £2.5m

By David Young

Published 26/05/2015

The 14-acre layout of Robinhall at Moneyreagh
The 14-acre layout of Robinhall at Moneyreagh
The interior of the house
The interior of the house
Rory McIlroy's former house

World No.1 golfer Rory McIlroy's former luxury home is up for sale - with a cool £2.5m price tag.

Robinhall House in Moneyreagh, Co Down, boasts its own private golf course, as well as a lake stocked with 1,200 trout, tennis court, outdoor hot tub and cinema.

The professionally-laid golf course even includes the grass types used on some of the world's most famous golf courses - including St Andrews Old Course, Augusta and Pebble Beach.

The 14-acre property is currently owned by international property developer and TV presenter Gary McCausland.

He acquired Robinhall from Rory back in 2013, but has now decided to sell up after over two years of family life in the unique home.

"We have absolutely adored living in Robinhall House," said Mr McCausland.

"However, my professional commitments are increasingly taking me to London and Paris and we have found we are spending less and less time at home.

"After a lot of thought we feel it is time to let someone else enjoy what is truly a very special place."

Mr McCausland used the property as his home while in Northern Ireland and has also made it available for hire as a luxury retreat while he was away.

The sale is being handled by estate agent Simon Brien, who says the multi-million pound property represents "excellent value".

"Both of the owners to date have invested significantly in the property - so much so that a recent estimate to build the property and establish the unique amenities including the nine-hole world-class golf course, tennis court, the freshwater lake and the landscaped gardens would actually cost upwards of £4m," Mr Brien said.

The house itself is the epitome of style and luxury, with five double bedrooms, each with their own en suite bathroom and dressing room.

There are also five reception rooms - including a cinema room, a stunning modern kitchen and a beautiful sun room with views over the grounds.

There is a multi-room control system that means everything - from the mood lighting and window blinds to the audio visual systems - can be controlled at the touch of a button.

Outside the property there is a converted barn featuring a gymnasium with a kitchenette and office space separate to the house.

And there is garage space for at least three cars, as well as flexible accommodation for a live-in au pair.

Mr Brien is expecting substantial international interest in the property. "There is nothing like it in Ireland," he said.

"It represents an opportunity for a buyer to have a truly unique property that offers privacy, luxurious contemporary living, lifestyle and heritage.

"We are anticipating huge interest in the property and are already targeting markets throughout Europe and the US."


The house can be viewed on Property News here (Simon Brien) and here (Templeton Robinson).

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