Inside Sarah Ferguson’s family home – with a Japanese garden and ‘dolphin’ pond

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, lives in the extremely lavish Royal Lodge in Windsor with her ex-husband Prince Andrew, kitted out with 30 rooms and over 20 acres of land.

But her family actually has Irish roots, the mother of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie is the great-granddaughter of Mervyn Wingfield, the eighth Viscount Powerscourt.

Her grandmother once lived at the Powerscourt Estate, which is now a popular attraction in Ireland that boasts a 68-room mansion with 47-acres of gardens.

It is voted the third best garden in the world, Hello! reported.

The Duchess recently revealed a series of photos allowing the public to see inside her unbelievable family home – showcasing its jaw-dropping Japanese gardens and variety of winged horse statues.

Situated in County Wicklow, the grounds feature a massive stone tower named the 'Tower Valley', a 'Dolphin' pond and even a pet cemetery.

The grounds also include locations such as the 'Bamberg Gate' and the 'Italian Garden'.

The outdoor space underwent extensive renovations under the instruction of Lord Powerscourt, who inherited the lavish home at the young age of eight in 1844.

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All of the works took a total of twenty years and finished in 1880.

The incredible pictures were posted in honour of St. Patrick's Day and captioned by Sarah: "Happy St. Patrick's Day. I love the gardens at Powerscourt, where my grandmother is buried as it was her childhood home.

"This poem from 1827 by Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, sums up the magic of the Emerald Isles."

The 13th-century castle originally boasted three storeys and an entrance hall of 18 metres long and 12 metres wide.

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While the home is still just as large today, it has been renovated and changed several times.

The first was in the 18th century and then again when the house was tragically destroyed by a fire in 1974 and once more in 1996.

Sarah recited the famous poem along with the photos: "From the region of zephyrs, the Emerald isle. The land of thy birth, in my freshness I come. To waken this long-cherished morn with a smile. And breath o'er thy spirit the whispers of home."

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