Rory McIlroy sells his Northern Ireland home

Rory McIlroy's Moneyreagh home Rory McIlroy bought the County Down house in 2009

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The world's number one golfer, Rory McIlroy, has sold his Northern Ireland home.

The five bedroom property was built in 2006 and sits on a 14 acre estate at Moneyreagh in County Down.

It includes a gymnasium and a golf practice area, complete with a putting green and driving range.

It went on the market in September 2012 with an asking price of £2m but the estate agent handling the sale is not saying who bought it and for how much.

"It's always lovely to achieve a sale for customers, whatever the size of the property, but it's particularly lovely to have been able to sell an exceptional property like this," said Michael Rodgers, of Rodgers & Brown, who are based in McIlroy's home town of Holywood in County Down.

"The standard of finish, the privacy and the facilities are all just something else."

McIlroy is currently ranked as the world's number one golfer and spends up to 50 weeks a year playing international tournaments.

For the past year, he has been mainly based in Florida and both of the major titles he holds to date were won in the United States.

However, McIlroy has said that he will always consider his native Northern Ireland as "home" and will stay at his parents' house in Holywood on future trips back there.

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