We’ve always fancied ourselves as king of our very own castle.
And now it seems that our dreams could yet become reality – if we manage to come up with an EIGHT-figure sum, that is.
Yes, a wholly-romantic, castellated mansion with perfectly spectacular views of the surrounding Dublin coastline is currently on the market for an eye-watering €10.5m.
Dating from the Victorian era, Inniscorrig in south county Dublin’s plush Dalkey also has its own private, working harbour (one of only two private harbours in the capital) with direct sea access.
For when friends visit (and you know you’d suddenly be EVERYONE’S friend) there is a lodge house.
Otherwise the main abode stretches to 536sq metres and still has five generous bedrooms; so plenty of room for all really. Including the shoreline, the grounds additionally amount to 0.4 hectares.
Built in the mid 19th-century by renowned Dublin physician Sir Dominic Corrigan (who is commemorated in a granite bust over the front door), Inniscorrig was actually constructed as his summer retreat (as you do).
Guests included Kings Edward VII and George V of England (fancy) – and those visits have been commemorated by a crown and star set in pebbles into the patio terraces on either side of the front door.
In more recent time, William Harvey du Cros, a co-founder of the Dunlop tyre company, lived there in the early 20th century.
And in the 1970s, businessman Dermot Smurfit resided in the mansion with his wife Caroline and their children, including actor Victoria Smurfit, who has starred in the likes of The Beach, and About A Boy.
As well as stunning Italianate gardens, there is a decked terrace leading to a lawn terrace: we’re envisioning plenty of chic parties al fresco. Speaking of which, the property’s boat house would be perfect for a soiree.
Inside, the master bedroom suite comes complete with a dressing room and bathroom and there’s a cinema room on the ground floor for when you fancy a cosy night in.
Furthermore, for your security and convenience, electric gates are in place (natch) at the property's entrance.
In moving to the area, you'll also be counting the likes of Bono, Van Morrison, Ryan Tubridy, The Edge, Enya, and Pat Kenny among your new neighbours.
Should you be interested in a viewing, Inniscorrig is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald and the Christie’s International brand.