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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 17:54 GMT 18:54 UK
Daniel selling his Donegal home
For Daniel O'Donnell fans, it is the ultimate fantasy - a chance to purchase his luxury home in Donegal.

The Irish crooner and his wife Majella are selling their eight-bedroomed Donegal Shore House on Cruit Island.

The rear of Donegal Shore House
Donegal Shore House is said to have "spectacular" views

With a price tag of 3m euro, the house is said to have spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean with extensive gardens and terraces to entertain.

But if you are not a genuine buyer and just want to see around the lavish pad, you may not get in through the door.

The firm selling the house has steps in place to vet prospective viewers so that time-wasters can be eliminated.

Pat O'Hagan from HOK Country, who along with Knight Frank's London-based Country Department have been instructed in the sale, said there were ways of managing would-be viewers.

The landing on the house
A sneak preview of the landing in the lavish home

"We deal with the high end of the market and we are well used to people wanting to have a look around houses," he told the Belfast Telegraph newspaper.

"Despite our methods somebody might get through the loop but we can quickly find out if they are a nosey parker or not.

"We are instructed to screen people as best we can and in this case it will be easy enough to tell if someone has 3m euro or more to spend on this house."

The house is located near Kincasslagh, six miles from Donegal airport and six miles from the town of Dungloe.

A bedroom in the house
One of the eight bedrooms in the 3m euro house

Among the features of the house are "panoramic views", terraced lawns and a summer house.

Recently, O'Donnell, who has a legion of fans world-wide, told the BBC he was planning to sell the house as the couple wanted something smaller.

However, the 44-year-old dispelled rumours that he was leaving Ireland for a home in the sun.

O'Donnell, who has an MBE for his services to music, stressed that his heart remained in the west coast of Ireland. He has a second home in Tenerife.

O'Donnell has made no secret of his deep affection for his native home in songs such as Home to Donegal and My Donegal Shore.




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