DescriptionOwn a piece of history - residential sites for sale at Loughmore, Killeen Castle, Dunsany, Co. Meath.
Castlethorn are delighted to announce that they are launching the sale of a limited number of larger residential sites at Loughmore, Killeen Castle. The sites are perfectly located throughout the estate with stunning views of the castle. The sites are discretely placed among the natural woodlands of the demesne, offering a level of privacy and space rarely seen in residential sales today.
Purchasers of the sites can create something truly spectacular at Loughmore and really make their own history at Killeen Castle. Each site which extends to approximately 0.75 acres has planning permission for a four- or five-bedroom house including a garage, in a choice of styles offering buyers a unique opportunity to build their dream home in a stunning location.
Killlen Castle is a magnificent restored castle dating back to 1181, set within 600 acres of rolling parkland. The castle was the seat of the Plunkett family, Earls of Fingall, from 1403 until the 1950s. In the early 19th century, the 8th and 9th Earls engaged the services of renowned architects Francis Johnson and later James Sheil, who created the design for the building that stands today. Following a fire in 1981, the castle lay in ruins until 2006 when the exterior was restored by its current owners to create the truly breath-taking castle that now nestles within the lush parkland.
Today the grounds host an exclusive Jack Nicklaus signature designed 18-hole golf course which opened in 2009 and was chosen as the venue for the 2011 Solheim Cup. The exquisitely maintained course is complemented by clusters of ancient trees, including Ash, Oak, Sycamore and Beech – look out for the Hawthorne Tree that dominates the 12th green, also known as a magic tree. The course covers an area of 350 acres, leaving plenty of room for the superb natural woodlands to really shine.
The lush green parklands of Killeen Castle offer the perfect solution for those looking for a taste of the countryside close to the action. The Estate is just minutes from the bustling town of Dunshaughlin, a rapidly growing location for commuters thanks to its second-to-none links to Dublin City and beyond. Killeen Castle itself is less than 45 minutes from Dublin City Centre and just 30 minutes from Dublin Airport. Dunshaughlin is packed full of every amenity you could possibly want, including newsagents, pubs, restaurants, banks and supermarkets.
For families, several childcare and educational options are available in the immediate area. Two primary schools and one secondary school are located in Dunshaughlin, while nearby Ratoath, Ashbourne and Dunboyne offer even more options. Many of Dublin’s well-respected private schools are only a short commute away.
Despite the convenience of the location, residents of Loughmore can enjoy perfect solitude in their natural surroundings. These magnificent sties are shielded from the outside by the beautiful woodland and stonework that mark the boundary of the demesne; residents can rest easy knowing they are part of a private gated community.