DescriptionColliers present Glanmore Castle to the market. A truly unique and rare opportunity to ascend the throne, walk in the footsteps of Irish literary giants, merge oneself in Irish History and put down roots in the mythical and magical garden of Ireland.
Originally built in 1760 on the Glanmore Estate, the castle was home to the family of renowned Irish playwright John Millington Synge best known for works such as “The Playboy of the Western World” and “In the Shadow of the Glen”. Over time the castle evolved with the assistance of revered architect Francis Johnston, best known for building the GPO on O’Connell Street in the early 1800’s.
In more recent years, Glanmore Castle was subdivided into four separate homes and the outcome can only be described as magnificent, for each home enjoys its own privacy and security as a result. Set amidst the dramatic landscape of The Devil’s Glen where its peace and tranquillity was first born at the end of the Ice Age. With over 200 acres of magical woodland land trails of Conifers, Spruce, Irish Oak, Bay and Sycamore, the Seamus Heaney loop walk where his Glanmore inspired poetry is infused with nature, where meandering river walks lead to the secret waterfall, Glanmore Castle is a rare best of both worlds proposition offering all of this and being 45 minutes from Dublin City Centre.
No. 4 Glanmore Castle has been cared for and upgraded by its current owners providing an amazing balance of light filled grandiose accommodation over 3 floors that extend to approximately 207 sq.m. / 2,229 sq.ft.
The accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hall with exposed wooden roof beams and deep casement windows, guest w/c and boot room.
An inner hall runs the entire width and depth of the castle with chandeliered high ceilings and wide plank distressed oak flooring which seamlessly spans the entire ground and upper floors immediately setting tone and ambiance.
A magnificent drawing room, with original fireplace, ceiling rose, cornicing and crystal chandelier which are some of the many period features, flooded with natural light through the bay of casement windows with the Devils glen and private garden as their backdrop. This is a room for every occasion.
At garden level, a long hall leads to a wonderful east facing kitchen / dining room with double doors accessing the gardens and includes additional storage and pantry.
The upper level is accessed up a stunning black and white staircase where an extremely generous landing with bay of westerly facing casement windows with views to the summit of Carrig mountain providing excellent space as a home office with distraction.
Off the landing are two very generous double bedrooms with master ensuite with spectacular picture window views over the woodland.
A large family bathroom comes tastefully appointed and completes the accommodation at this level.
To front of the castle provides private car parking for 3 cars with additional guest parking outside and features a completely hidden garden bordered by tall Portuguese laurel and Griselinia hedging as well as choice specimen trees and shrubs including cabbage palm trees, Bay trees and a variety of roses. Steps lead down to what is once thought to be an icehouse where food and meat where stored but is now in use as a garden storeroom.
The rear garden which can be accessed down steps from the ground floor and at garden level from the kitchen is private and sheltered on either side with mature trees and shrubs and blends effortlessly with the towering conifers that slope to the valley.
Once in a lifetime opportunity. Viewing is a must
Viewing DetailsViewing with John Coleman by private appointment.