HISTORIC IRISH CASTLE AND GATE LODGE LOCATED ONLY 1 HOUR FROM DUBLIN!
Coldwell Banker Previews Ireland present to the market a fantastic opportunity to acquire an Historic Castle set in 12.1 ha (c. 30 acres). Knockabbey Castle extends from the main castle to the landscaped gardens through to the newly renovated chapel, function rooms and beyond. The property offers tremendous potential for use, not only as a private residence but indeed as an exclusive hotel location for weddings, tour groups and for private functions.
Knockabbey Castle was originally built in 1399. The house was further extended in 1650 with a six bay, three storey Queen Anne extension and remodelled again in 1754 by the new owner Thomas Tenison. The property was rebuilt in 1925 and was owned by the O`Reilly family until 1998. The present owner has invested considerably in restoring the house and gardens to the highest standards. The three distinct eras, during which the property underwent modifications, are reflected in the historical characteristics of the property.
The castle is entered via The Tower House into an Entrance hall with vaulted ceiling, stone flagged floor, fireplace with wood burning stove. This entrance hall also leads into the inner staircase hall, to the Queen Anne hall and also to the stone spiral tower staircase. The Interpretive room with it`s own bathroom and the Museum room and adjoining bathroom are found on the first and second floors of the tower house. These rooms can be returned to bedroom use at any point.
The Gothic section of the house is immediately behind the main hall and the impressive Staircase hall has quarry tiled floor, galleried staircase, and an ornate stained glass roof light. The spacious Kitchen is ...