King of your very own castle: for a mere £5.5 million you could bag yourself a medieval tower, banqueting hall and 250 acres of land in rural Galway, Ireland

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  • Has the new series of Downton Abbey left you dreaming of generously proportioned rooms, top-notch service and expansive grounds? Well dream no longer; now's your chance to buy your very own castle and you too could be swanning down winding staircases like Lady Mary...

    If you’re lucky enough to have a few million sitting in the bank and you’re after a 16th-century castle, then you might want to consider placing an offer on this place… with seven bedrooms and bathrooms, four reception rooms and further staff quarters and outbuildings, Tulira Castle in County Galway has plenty of room to swing a cat (or two).

    And if that’s not enough, consider entering the estate through impressive entrance gates and driving up (in a vintage soft top, naturally) a three-quarter-mile avenue lined with 95 lime trees.

    If you have time after you’ve explored the 250 acres of mature woodland and parkland, walled garden, stone fountain, greenhouse, pergola, herb and vegetable
    gardens, orchard, ornamental lake and summerhouse, make sure you check out the stunning interior, packed full of original features.

    Impress guests with the Hogwarts-style staircase, the Great Hall with its 40ft high timber ceiling and a well stocked library.

    If you ever feel cooped up, simply stroll down to the east wing where you’ll find a fully functioning kitchen – complete with Aga – as well as a study, workroom, laundry room and wine cellar.

    Enjoy views of perfectly manicured gardens while you sip your morning cuppa…

    The castle is currently owned by Dutch couple Ruud and Femmy Bolmeijer
    who have decided to put it on the market as they are looking to
    downsize. If you’re after a little more room and this place tickles your
    fancy, why not check out the full particulars…

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