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Ivor's €650k luxury west-Cork home off the market

THE luxury holiday home of controversial politician Ivor Callely has been withdrawn from the market.

The westyCork property was unsold after being on the market for five years with Mr Callely and his family refusing to consider dropping the €650,000 asking price.

He has not lived at the stunning property in Kilcrohane on the Sheep's Head peninsula in west Cork for over two years. The property had been on the market with Henry O'Leary auctioneers in Clonakilty.

Mr O'Leary confirmed that the property is no longer on his website and is no longer on the market.

He declined to comment further.

However, it is understood the decision to withdraw the property from the market is linked to difficulties over showing it to potential buyers and clinching a deal while Mr Callely was still in prison.

The €650,000 asking price has been unchanged with the Callelys apparently determined to only sell the property for what they believe it is worth.

The house was already on offer for around 40pc less than it would have fetched at the height of the Celtic Tiger property boom in 2006/2007. Located outside the picturesque village of Kilcrohane, it is considered one of the showcase properties still available with panoramic coastal views. The Callelys had been fixtures in Kilcrohane every summer for over a decade with the house located about 500m from the village.