DescriptionA visually charming home of distinction and flair , where complimentary two-storey wings linked by a three-storey stone tower with gothic-style door and windows are further enhanced by a really stunning wrap-around conservatory designed to follow the day-long sun; Killiskey Lodge stands on c.4.5 acres and enjoys a backdrop of bracken-clad hills sheltering the lush gardens where a stream meanders to fill two ponds. Originating as a 19th Century lodge on the Dunran Castle Estate, the property marries period character with modern amenity; the 'new' wing providing a fine eat-in country style kitchen and drawing room on the ground floor, also a dual-height master bedroom on the first floor. An intimate dining room, hall with wine cellar, and essential "boot-room", are housed within the original ground floor.
Accommodation extends to over 371.6 sq.m./ 4,000 sq.ft. and includes five bedrooms, one of which provides a second-floor “eyrie” at the top of the tower. All in all, a captivating property in an enviable location north-west of Ashford and convenient to the N11 for commuters.
Ashford is a charming village through which the Vartry River flows on the way from Roundwood to Wicklow’s Broadlough, and where the Mount Usher Gardens and visitor centre are a sought-after amenity. With a strong sense of community, the village has a choice of neighbourhood shops, two schools, friendly hostelries, and good leisure facilities including the Druids Glen Equestrian Centre in the grounds of nearby Glanmore Castle. The Roundwood Lakes, Glendalough and Laragh are all within easy driving distance; with world-class golf available at Druids Glen. Such a country setting is hard to imagine so convenient to DART services at Bray and Greystones; commuting to Dublin is facilitated by ready access to the N11 nearby.
Killiskey Lodge is full of appeal – the vendors took time and trouble sourcing architectural salvage to lend even the “new” build a period feel; the kitchen beams come from a Louisiana cotton mill, the aged timber floor from New York, the old doors from an architectural salvage company (Dublin); while the custom kitchen was sourced at County Kitchens (Ballymore Eustace). A Wexford craftsman joiner, (Danny Murphy), made the gothic windows and Bunclody’s John Sheil made the feature stairs in the dramatic two-storey entrance hall leading upwards to the “tower” bedroom.
As for the gardens, we suggest a viewing appointment and let them speak for themselves!
FeaturesGallery Reception Hall:
with open fireplace, polished timber floor, and custom hardwood stairs
8m x 5.69m (26’2 x 18’7)
Guest W.C: (Whb off)
with door to garden, tiled floor, Archway to utility area, plumbed for washing machine & tumble dryer, fitted extensive wall shelving, stainless steel double drainer and sink
4.35m x 2.06m (14’3 x 6’8)
linking Gallery Hall to Diningroom
With a wine cellar of arched old brick design
polished timber floor, period fireplace surround, recessed downlighters, gothic-style stained glass window recesses in back wall
5.06m x 4.02m (16’6 x 13’1)
custom fitted wall and floor level cupboards in cherrywood, island counter with integrated microwave and black marble top, extensive marble worktop surface area. Brick-faced down-lit wall elevation behind oil-fired 4 oven Aga cooker with auxiliary electric hob. Integrated fridge/freezer. Double sink. Beamed ceiling. Open granite surround fireplace. Alcove fitted workstation, cupboards and shelving. Built-in ironing board. Recessed downlighters. Double doors open to conservatory and to:
6.06m x 5.04m (19’9 x 16’5)
Period-style hardwood fireplace surround with marble inset. Fitted alcove bookshelves and entertainment centre. Recessed downlighting. Two sets of double doors intercommunicate with:
5.15m x 5m (16’9 x 16’4)
In gothic-style with terracotta tiled floors and two sets of double doors providing direct access to a large Indian sand stone patio area with custom built BBQ and outdoor lighting
3.76m x 8.27m and 11.79m x 3.10m
(12’3 x 27’1) and (38’7 x 10’2)
Gallery landing leading to;
Principal Bedroom Suite comprising:
with extensive wall to wall fitted wardrobes; recessed downlighting; arched to;
4.8m x 1.7m (15’7 x 5’6)
with attractive double-height ceiling, gothic window feature and complimentary wall niches. Recessed dowlighting
5.15m x 4.8m (16’9 x 15’8)
with tiled floor, w.c., whb set in tiled-surround locker. Wall heater, electric towel rail, underfloor electric heating, large glazed screen shower compartment
2.8m x 1.6m (9’2 x 5’2)
built-in wardrobes and dressing table, recessed downlighting
3.94m x 3.28m (12’9 x 10’8)
Bedroom 3: 2.67m x 3m (8’7 x 8’)
w.c., whb set in tiled locker surround, free-standing Victorian bath, separate tiled shower compartment with glazed screen. Tiled floor, electric towel rail, electric wall heater, underfloor electric heating
2.67m x 2.95m (8’86 x 9’)
period cast-iron fireplace, recessed downlighting
4.82m x 4.31m and 1.25m x 1.4m
(15’8 x 14’1 and 4’1 x 4’6)
SECOND FLOOR at the top of the “tower”
built-in wardrobes and over roof storage
5.63m x 3.86m (18’5 x 12’7)