Medieval Castles: 50% off

Cloghan Castle, Ireland
Everyone loves a sale, especially right now. So it’s time to buy a castle. Who’s with me? Anyone?

Thanks to the European debt crisis, vacation homes in the troubled countries of Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal are selling at big discounts, according to a recent report in The Wall Street Journal. But Americans looking for the ultimate deal on old-fashioned digs should instead look to the Emerald Isle, which has arguably had the biggest property crash of them all.

Cloghan Castle Estate, Banagher, County Offaly

$2.4 million (€1.75 million): -50%

This 14th Century castle is one of Ireland’s oldest inhabited castles. It has 7 bedrooms and reception rooms over 3 floors, set on 62 acres.

Jamestown Court, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

$3.8 million (€2.8 million) -63%

This 7-bedroom country house was built in 1720 and is set on 62 acres of parkland and woodland. It has under gone a complete restoration in recent years.

Read the full story at SmartMoney



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