Hillcot, Kilmashogue Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
Hillcot, Kilmashogue Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
|Property Type||Period House|
|Refreshed on||Jun 21, 2022|
It is with great pleasure and pride that DNG Rathfarnham are presenting Hillcot to the market. This impressive period home dates back all the way to the 1600's and has stood on its impressive site for nearly half a millennium. A hidden gem, Hillcot occupies a very private position off the quiet Kilmashogue Lane, a peaceful cul-de-sac that leads to the beautiful Kilmashogue Forest, a popular hiking area. Entering via private electric gates one travels up a beautiful tree-lined driveway passing a large, fenced paddock on the right and approaching the house at the end of the drive. To the left a smaller fenced paddock borders the site with uninterrupted views out over Dublin City with the City Centre, Phoenix Park, and Dublin Bay all visible in the distance. Hillcot sits in a slightly raised position offering beautiful views from every room at the front of the house and its symmetrical double-fronted style is an impressive sight. Entering into a spacious glass entrance porch leads to a welcoming entrance hall with access to two impressive dual aspect reception rooms at the front. Both rooms feature bay windows, solid wood flooring and attractive fireplaces as well as excellent views to the front of the property. Moving from the entrance hall into the inner hallway there is an impressive staircase leading to the upper floors with a large central skylight above filling the space with natural light. Off the inner hall there is a cosy reception room ideal as a home office or lounge and a generous fully accessible bathroom. To the rear of the house lies the large kitchen/dining space with lovely, tiled floors and built-in cabinets as well as modern appliances and the classic Aga range. There are double doors leading from the kitchen to the rear patio area and a practical utility room positioned just off the kitchen. Upstairs the attractive balcony-style landing benefits greatly from the large skylight above and provides access to the entire upper floor. There are five bedrooms in total, all generous doubles as well as two bathrooms and a large walk-in linen closet and a spacious dressing room. The two largest bedrooms are positioned at the front of the house and feature dual aspect views across the grounds towards the city. Both feature bay windows and high ceilings and one benefits from its own walk-in dressing room as well as direct access to one of the two bathrooms. An impressively spacious home of approximately 350 square metres Hillcot has the proportions of a grand home which offers its owners excellent living space. With wide doorways and high ceilings in the majority of the property the house sometimes feels even larger than its measurements would suggest yet never feels too big. A warm and comfortable home it has served many owners over its lifetime. Included in its history is its use as a former Augustinian retreat and rumour has it that during the reformation it served as a hiding place for catholic priests fleeing persecution. Initially known as Kilmashogue House the property appears as such on the first ever issue of the Ordnance Survey maps produced in 1887. Included in its previous owners' ranks are well known families including the Guinness Family, The Slazenger’s and well-known artist and poet Sophia Whitty. More recently it has been the home of many happy families who have fallen in love with its style, warmth, and wonderful, picturesque location. Offering not only a wonderful and spacious house, Hillcot also includes extensive grounds stretching to approximately 5.5 acres. The current owners have taken great care to maintain the space with future generations in mind. The properties land holding includes a very large paddock adjacent to a solid stable block with approximately 180 square metres of space including three horse boxes as well as storage rooms and a large loft above. To the rear of the house is a beautiful suntrap patio area which leads to a landscaped walled garden. To the side of the house is a magical wooded area and to the front another fully fenced paddock. There is a large, covered storage area ideal for parking multiple cars and with access to the stable block and paddock and the beautiful tree-lined driveway with impressive mature trees planted either side. New owners will be sharing the land with a selection of animal life including rabbits, foxes, deer, squirrels, and a friendly pheasant who is practically tame and appreciates the current owners' habit of offering him some porridge oats every now and then. With its idyllic position overlooking the city in the distance Hillcot feels like it is positioned in the heart of the countryside with eternal peace and quiet. Surprisingly this country style feeling is contrasted by its excellent position only ten minutes’ drive from a host of facilities including shopping centres, pubs, restaurants, sports clubs, and a choice of schools at all levels. Commuting into Dublin city centre takes approximately thirty minutes by car and the M50 motorway entrances at Dundrum and Knocklyon are almost equidistant and can be reached in under ten minutes. A truly special home, Hillcot offers new owners the chance to live the dream of a countryside life with all the benefits and amenities of a capital city right on the doorstep. Viewing of this beautiful and historic home is highly recommended and can be arranged with selling agent Dan Steen.
Entrance Porch 3.5m x 2.4m. Welcoming entrance porch with attractive tiled flooring, down-lighters and double doors to front drive. Entrance Hall 6.65m x 2.25m. Charming entrance hall with chessboard tiling, impressive high ceiling, dado rail, ceiling coving and attractive chandelier. Living Room 7.55m x 5.0m. Magnificent formal living room with solid wood flooring. Bright, dual aspect living space with bay window, ceiling coving, dado rail, chandelier and attractive marble fireplace with open fire. Dining Room 7.55m x 5.0m. Impressive dining room with solid wood flooring, dual aspect with door to side patio area. bay window, hand carved fireplace with open fire, ceiling coving, dado rail and chandelier. Access to fully accessible wet-room. Inner Hallway 3.6m x 3.0m. Attractive inner hallway with carpet flooring and wood panelling. Staircase leads up to upper floor and large skylight above provides lots of natural light. Guest Bathroom 3.6m x 3.3m. Fully accessible wetroom with tiled flooring and attractive subway-style tiled walls. W/C, wash basin and open shower with Triton power shower. Access via dining room and inner hallway. Office 4.3m x 3.65m. Comfortable reception room ideally suited to home office or cosy study. Carpet flooring and bay window with sash windows and original shutters. Kitchen/Dining Room 6.7m x 5.0m. Spacious kitchen/dining room with tiled flooring and attractive country-style built-in cabinets with lots of storage including large island. Selection of appliances including Neff double oven, microwave and ceramic hob, Fisher Paykel dishwasher and attractive Aga range. Under-stair storage access and utility room off. Double doors open to rear garden and patio. Utility Room 4.3m x 2.6m. Generous and practical utility room with tiled flooring and built-in cabinets with lots of storage and sink. Lots of space for washing machine, dryer, fridge and freezer. Lower Landing 3.6m x 3.6m (maximum measurements). Bright balcony-style landing space with carpet flooring and skylight above. Steps lead to upper landing and archway leads to bedroom corridor. Bathroom 1 2.45m x 2.0m. Fully fitted bathroom with tiled flooring, w/c, wash basin and large shower enclosure with electric shower. Hot press storage and ceiling panelling with sash window to the side. Linen Cupboard 1.8m x 1.2m. Generous walk-in linen cupboard with practical shelving offering ample storage. Bedroom 1 4.8m x 3.0m. Large rear-facing double bedroom with carpet flooring and vaulted ceiling. Pleasant views over rear garden and patio area. Bedroom 2 4.45m x 2.9m. Generous side-facing double bedroom with carpet flooring and built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 3 5.0m x 3.0m. Attractive double bedroom or home office with carpet flooring, wood panelling and tiled fireplace. Bay window with views of the grounds and Dublin City. Upper Landing 2.3m x 2.3m. Raised landing space with carpet flooring and access to bedrooms 4 and 5 as well as bedroom fours walk-in dressing room. Attic access hatch above. Bedroom 4 7.37m x 5.0m. Beautiful dual aspect double bedroom suite with carpet flooring and impressive ceiling heights. Bay window to front with magnificent views to Dublin City and Dublin Bay. Walk-in dressing room off and steps to bathroom 2. Dressing Room 4.2m x 2.3m. Generous dressing room with carpet flooring and beautiful view over the grounds towards Dublin City and Bay. Bathroom 2 3.6m x 2.6m. Large fully-tiled bathroom with w/c, wash basin, chrome heated towel rail and corner jacuzzi bath with shower attachment. Attractive ceiling panelling and ornate windows to side. Bedroom 5 7.37m x 5.0m. Wonderful dual aspect double bedroom with carpet flooring and impressive ceiling heights. Side window overlooks the grounds including the paddock and front bay window offers uninterrupted views of Dublin City and Bay.
• Magnificent Detached Period Property With History Dating Back To Mid 1600’s. • Beautiful Private Grounds Extending To Approximately 5.5 Acres Including Paddock, Stables, Walled Garden And More. • Exceptionally Spacious Accommodation Of Approximately 350 Square Metres. • Beautiful Period Features Including Sash Windows, Chandeliers. Original Solid Wood Floors And More. • Warm And Welcoming Family Friendly Home. • Five Generous Double Bedrooms Including Two Impressive Masters With Magnificent Views. • Attractive Classic Finishes Throughout With Modern Facilities. • Extensive Grounds Including Paddock, Field, Walled Garden, Woodland Garden and Patio. • Selection Of Outbuildings Including Large Stable Block With Three Boxes, Store Rooms And Loft. • Beautiful Tree-Lined Gated Driveway And Ample Parking Including Covered 3 Bay Parking Area. • Oil Fired Central Heating, Broadband Internet, Private Well And Own Septic Tank. • Excellent Country-Feel Location Yet Only 10 Minutes From A Host Of Shops, Restaurants And Other Amenities. • Ideal Family Home Close To A Choice Of Schools As Well As Sports Clubs And Parks. • Perfect For Equestrian Fans With Ample Space For Horses.
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Turn off Taylors Lane Onto Whitechurch Road and Follow Whitechurch Road Until It Passes Beneath The M50 Motorway. At The Roundabout Take The First Exit Onto Kilmashogue Lane And Follow The Road 600 Metres Arriving At A Stone Wall On Your Left With House Names Sliabh Samh and Hillcot Listed. Turn In And Follow The Private Road To Hillcot.