Surrounded on all sides by a curtilage of mature trees, Clonskeagh Castle is a hidden gem. This castellated dwelling residence is tucked away off Whitebeam Road on an elevated site, and enjoys privacy from surrounding neighbours. Clonskeagh Castle was built in c. 1789 as a suburban retreat for Henry Jackson, ironfounder, and prominent member of the United Irishmen. He purchased land measuring approx. 41 acres and carefully chose the position on which to build, settling on the south west corner of the site which was perched above the natural level of the river bank. This allowed the main rooms of the house to enjoy spectacular views over the countryside and towards the Dublin mountains. Having been forced into exile to the United States before the 1798 Rebellion. Jackson relinquished ownership to George Thompson in 1811, The Thompson family extended the castle, adding two, three storey towers to accommodate his large family. Clonskeagh Castle remained in that family for 123 years, after which it was purchased by T & A Crampton in 1934.
Crampton went on to build the beautiful redbrick houses that now stand on Whitethorn, Whitebeam and Maple Road.
Clonskeagh Castle has been in the ownership of the same family since 1992 and what a home to grow up in! A sense of history pervades every room, with the added excitement of secret stairwells and an underground tunnel what childhood dreams are made of.
The exquisite home is laid out over approx. 6,670sqft/620sqm (including one bedroom apartment) of exceptional accommodation with a gracious entrance hallway offering access to all the elegant reception rooms at ground level. Upstairs a wonderful split landing offers an abundance of bedroom accommodation to the front and rear of the property and concealed staircases lead to further rooms at the top of the house, ideal for use as home office or study area. A more recent addition to this stunning home is a one bedroom self-contained apartment at garden level which is beautifully presented and an excellent opportunity for extra income or for use as guest/au pair accommodation. There is also a large amount of storage and cellar space available in the basement, which also offers potential for further development (subject to planning permission).
Clonskeagh Castle is set on wonderful mature gardens measuring approx.0.5 acre and boasts excellent, private parking for several cars. Ideally located in the heart of Clonskeagh, there is a wealth of educational, recreational and shopping amenities nearby. Some of Dublin's best schools are within easy reach including Gonzaga, St. Killians, Alexandra College, Muckross Park, The Teresian School, Mount Anville School, St Michael's College and UCD. The city centre is approximately 2.5 miles from the property. The villages of Donnybrook, Ranelagh and Dundrum are all within easy access with a host of stylish shops and eateries.
Entrance Lobby -
Granite steps leading to a substantial entrance porch with carved decorative stone columns and loggia. Solid walnut front door, slate tiled floors with ornate cornicing and steps into the inner lobby with sash window. Feature arched double doors open into:
Entrance Hallway -
with decorative cornicing, ceiling rose and original curved staircase with ornate balustrade. This inner hallway leads into all reception rooms. Door to basement.
Dual aspect with large south and east sash windows. Solid wood floors and eye level units, Aga, ceiling rose, picture rail and ceiling cove. Double doors open out into the garden.Double doors from hall open into day room with doors onto south facing Juliette balcony. This is thought to have been the original entrance to the castle before the addition of the current entrance porch in the early 19th century.
Dining Room -
Grand reception room enjoying a dual aspect with two sash windows over side garden & bay window with double doors overlooking the rear garden. Original panelling, ceiling cornicing and ornate ceiling rose. Integrated fitted shelving.Inner alcove (bay window) with sash windows, ideal for use as office/study space.
Guest WC -
with tiled floor and wash hand basin
Drawing Room -
Dual aspect reception room with ceiling rose, cornicing and two sash windows. Also with open fireplace with cast iron inset, tiled hearth and marble surround.
Living Room -
Two large sash windows allowing for lots of natural light with ceiling coving and decorative ceiling rose. Original fireplace with slate hearth, marble surround and custom glass cover excellent for heat conservation.A stunning curved staircase leads to the first floor with split landing.First landing has a feature curved wall with ornate cast iron bannisters. Three large sash windows overlook the front garden.
Bedroom 1 -
Large double room with two sash windows, ceiling coving, original open fireplace with tiled inset and marble surround.
Bedroom 2 -
Double bedroom with dual aspect , original open fireplace with tiled inset and hearth with marble surround. Ceiling coving and fitted storage.Concealed stairs at either side of the first landing lead to
Bedroom 3 -
Double room with two sash windows, original cast iron fireplace.
Tiled floor with wc, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Door leads out to roof space.
Bedroom 4/Studio -
Wooden floors, dual aspect with fitted kitchen units, stainless steel sink unit and fitted oven, hob and extractor fan.
Fully tiled floor, part tiled walls, wc, wash hand basin, bidet and shower cubicle.
Second landing -
Large landing with ceiling cornicing and feature archway.
Principal bedroom/Bedroom 5 -
Large double with dual aspect and large bay window with views towards the Dublin mountains. Also with ceiling coving. A walk in wardrobe with fitted shelving opens into
En suite -
Tiled floor, wc, wash hand basin, bidet and bath with Triton electric shower. Sash window.
Wooden floors with fitted shelving and stainless steel sink unit, fitted storage and is also plumbed for a washing machine.
Tiled floor with wc, wash hand basin and bath with overhead shower
Bedroom 6 -
Original wooden floors with sash window and ceiling cornicing. Overlooks rear garden.
Bedroom 7 -
Double room with dual aspect, wooden floors and ceiling coving.Secret stairs from landing leads up to
With views over turret, skylight and storage.
SELF CONTAINED APARTMENT -
Stunning recently refurbished unit with separate access at garden level.
With polished concrete floors with underfloor heating throughout, exposed plaster wall with cloaks storage.
Large double room with polished concrete floors, large sash window and granite and brick fireplace with tiled hearth. Recessed lighting and walk-in wardrobe fully fitted with hanging space and drawers.
Polished concrete heated floor. Walls fully tiled with subway tiles, wc, wash hand basin on vanity unit and rainfall shower.
Living Room -
With feature curved wall, polished concrete floors, open fireplace, fitted shelving and sash window. Sliding door opens into
Kitchen/Dining Room -
Polished concrete floors with an excellent range of fitted wall and base units incorporating sink unit with single drainer, oven and hob. Large bay window area with tiled floor and double doors leading out to the rear garden.
Shower Room -
Polished concrete floor with wc, wash hand basin, part tiled walls and walk in shower cubicle with rain shower.
- - Stunning castle of significant architectural and historical interest with Section 482 determination.
- - Set on approx. 0.5 acres of gardens
- - Period features throughout
- - Self-contained apartment offering extra income opportunity
- - Wonderful balance of living and bedroom accommodation.
- - Ample additional storage and cellar space at basement level measuring an additional 140sqm Approx.
- - Potential for further development (subject to planning permission)
- - The garden level apartment along with many parts of the main house were designed by Marc Kilkenny architect. http://marckilkenny.com/selected-projects#/clonskeaghcastle
- - Notes:
- - A large portion of the roof was replaced to the highest conservation standards in 2019.
- - There is still valid planning permission for further improvements to the property (most notably that the 3 upper parts of the house can be linked to form one extensive suite of rooms, like a penthouse).