For Sale: A Wicklow Estate Used In P.S. I Love You + The Vikings (It Also Boasts A Private Lake)

Yes, it's the Guinness Estate

luggala exterior
Photo via Sotheby's Ireland

If you read our recent guide to visiting Lough Tay, then you’ll be familiar with the Luggala Estate.

It’s an exquisite 18th-century house hidden at the heart of a secluded valley in Wicklow at the centre of an extremely picturesque 5,000 acres estate.

If, like me, you’ve ever stood gazing down at Lough Tay from above and wondered what the estate looks like from the ground, then this’ll be right up your street.

Welcome to Luggala Estate… yes, this is the gaff and grounds owned by the Guinness family trust.

It’s currently on sale for a cool €28,000,000

Here’s a look at the estate via the agents selling the property (we’re in no way affiliated).

It’s hosted everyone from Brendan Behan to Mick Jagger

Over the years the estate has played host to its fair share of celebrity.

From writers like Brendan Behan, Robert Lowell, Seamus Heaney and Robert Graves, to  musicians including The Chieftains, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Bono and Michael Jackson, the estate has seem ’em all.

luggala boathouse
Photo via Sotheby’s Ireland
luggala interior room
Photo via Sotheby’s Ireland

It’s also been used in plenty of films and TV series

The landscape at Luggala is to thank for the estates many features in film.

Over the years it has appeared in the likes of Sinful Davey, Zardoz, Excalibur, King Arthur, Braveheart, Animal Farm, Becoming Jane and P.S. I Love You.

It’s also been featured in television series, including Camelot, The Tudors and Vikings.

luggala interior
Photo via Sotheby’s Ireland
lake at luggala
Photo via Sotheby’s Ireland

How the seller describes it

‘The house ‘boasts all the appurtenances of a grand castle’ but on a miniature scale. There are battlements and crockets as well as a variety of pointed and quatrefoil windows together with other ornamentation such as the limestone obelisks embellishing the top of the main door and corners of the central, south-facing breakfront.’

luggala exterior
Photo via Sotheby’s Ireland

‘The principal rooms looking south across a verdant sward, often replete with grazing deer, towards a beautiful private lake (Lough Tay) complete with a white sandy beach and boathouse.’

Here’s the lake in question from above at sunset

lough tay sunset

All. Kinds. Of. Fancy.

Howaya! Thanks for visiting the Irish road trip! This site exists to inspire and guide you on an Irish adventure that’ll give birth to a lifetime of memories (sounds very arsey altogether, I know!) You'll find everything from things to do in Ireland to where to stay in Ireland (unique and unusual places) if you have a nosey around!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.