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Chris de Burgh's Wicklow home on market for £11m as it's now 'too big for two'

 

Bushey Park in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow
Bushey Park in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow
Chris de Burgh and wife Diane
Bushey Park in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow
Bushey Park in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow

By Fiona Dillon

Lady in Red singer Chris de Burgh is selling his early 19th century country home with a price tag in excess of €12.5m (£11m).

Bushey Park in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, which is for sale through David Ashmore of Sotheby's International Realty, boasts six principal reception rooms and eight bedrooms.

The couple's adult children, including former Miss World and nutritionist Rosanna Davison (35), no longer live at home.

In an interview published by Bloomberg yesterday, the singer said: "There's no financial need. I don't have to sell this place. I just think it's too big for two people."

He added that he's "probably put more money into it than I'm asking back".

"Maybe as a hard headed businessman, I should have been a bit more careful. But I wasn't, and we've created something spectacular," he said.

The house is described as a "delightful late-Georgian period home presented in excellent condition and comprising some 23,158 square feet or 2,102 square metres of accommodation, including a splendid indoor pool complex".

The house also boasts a guest house and gate lodge, and is 1.5 miles from Enniskerry village. Bushey Park was completed "circa 1815 in the Georgian villa style".

The 1996 restoration and extension included "advanced security, integrated sound systems and efficient heating systems".

The wine cellar has room for 600 bottles and 36 wine cases.

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