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Wicklow wonder Rosanna Davison's childhood home up for sale again after reducing in price by €2.5m

The mansion was 'comprehensively restored and extended by the musician owner, Chris de Burgh, and his wife, Diane'

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Bushey Park in Enniskerry

Bushey Park in Enniskerry

Bushey Park in Enniskerry

Rosanna Davison's childhood home is up for sale with a dramatically reduced asking price. 

Her famous dad Chris de Burgh put the eight-bedroom Wicklow mansion on the market in 2019 for €12.5 million but this week, the price has dropped to €9.85 million.

Bushey Park in Enniskerry boasts not only the "generous" eight bedrooms each with "fine views" and bathrooms, but also a large pool, a home cinema and tennis courts

The "exquisite" home where Rosanna Davison grew up is described as "a late-Georgian country home magically positioned against a backdrop of the Dublin Mountains within a picture-postcard like scene".

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The indoor cinema

The indoor cinema

The indoor cinema

Sitting on 27 acres and comprising a total of 10,597 square feet, the house, built around 1815, was "comprehensively restored and extended by the musician owner, Chris de Burgh, and his wife, Diane", according to sellers Ireland Sotheby's International Realty.

London-based interior designer Simon Kingi was commissioned to oversee the design of the interiors that has seen many modern amenities incorporated, including advanced security provision, integrated sound systems and efficient heating systems”.

"Sympathetically designed and carefully executed, the transition between the original and the new build is seamless," the listing adds.

"These works also included the conversion of stone out-buildings into the generous pool complex and a guest lodge and created new Georgian style stabling, garaging and workshops.

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The property comes with an indoor pool

The property comes with an indoor pool

The property comes with an indoor pool

"The stone outbuildings forming a lovely contrast and counterpoint to the scale, finish and texture of the mansion house. The effect is extremely aesthetically pleasing and complementary to the picturesque setting and everything is presented in superb condition and extremely well maintained."

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Inside, there is "an interlinking suite of fine reception rooms", a large kitchen and family room, a leisure complex and studio.

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The kitchen area

The kitchen area

The kitchen area

A main staircase, back staircase and elevator link to the eight-bedroom suites on the first floor.

The gardens are described as "simply delightful and very much a feature of Bushey Park” and are “extremely private and secure”.

“A series of internal pathways meander through the grounds, with large garden terraces gloriously linking the house to the wider grounds," the sellers say.

"The grounds are resplendent with a significant variety of wildlife. The views magical throughout the year."

There is also a guest lodge, gate lodge, "coach house style garaging and workshops" and a stable block.

Contact David Ashmore Ireland Sotheby's International Realty for full sale information, including floor plans.

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