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Rory McIlroy's house

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 7:51 p.m.

Rory McIlroy has put his house in Northern Ireland up for sale, likely to help pave the way for him to relocate more permanently to the United States.

McIlroy’s house in Moneyreagh, a suburb in the hills above Belfast, has been listed for £2 million (about $2.5 million), according to a story by the Press Association, Britain’s newswire.

"I would say interest in the house will be extremely good, both locally and potentially worldwide," Michael Rodgers, a partner in the real estate firm handling the sale, told the Press Association. "We will have to wait and see."

The five-bedroom house, situated on 14 acres, also includes a gym in an adjoining refurbished stone barn as well as an extensive practice area with a putting green and driving range.

"I have really enjoyed living here. It is a really special place which has allowed me to relax and unwind -- when I get time," McIlroy was quoted in the house’s sales brochure. "With the privacy and seclusion of the location it is hard to believe the house is only 25 minutes from Belfast city centre and City airport.

"The space the house offers is bright and airy and there are views over the gardens and the pond from most rooms. The house has always been busy with friends and family and has suited us on all occasions."

McIlroy has said little about his future plans, but has been renting a house in Florida. His parents still live in his hometown of Holywood, Northern Ireland.