Knockmore is a wonderful Regency style residence dating back to 1850 enjoying 15 acres (6 hectares) of beautiful paddocks, formal and Robinsonian wild gardens and woodland only 15 miles (24km) from Dublin City Centre yet offering a sense of seclusion and spectacular uninterrupted views down to the sea.
This is a truly majestic setting in North Wicklow in an area of unblemished natural scenic beauty tucked in the Dargle Valley only five minutes' drive from Enniskerry Village and Powerscourt House and Gardens. Dublin City Centre is 24km (15 miles) to the north and Bray and the coastline are less than 5km (3 miles) away. There is excellent public transport to and from the city centre. The Luas station at Cherrywood is a short commute. The Dart service operates from Bray and the M50 motorway is within a ten minute drive away allowing access to Dublin International Airport in a little over 30 minutes. Within the locality there are excellent primary and secondary schools including St. Gerard's, Presentation Bray and John Scottus School. There are numerous golf clubs within the vicinity and excellent shopping amenities close by including Avoca Handweavers, Cornelscourt, Dundrum Town Centre and Dun Laoghaire.
This important Palladian regency residence is approached from Kilbride Lane via a gentle inclining tree lined driveway enhancing its aura of seclusion and privacy and an air of elegance belonging to times past. On arrival one will be taken aback by the truly marvellous views facing east down the Dargle Valley towards the sea and the Kish and facing south to the tips of the Sugar Loaf.
Knockmore has all the fine characteristics one would expect of an early Victorian residence. It embodies all the charm and character of this classical era including granite steps, a portico with Doric columns leading to the entrance hall, ornate cornices, high ceilings, French and sash windows. The property has been beautifully maintained and offers a warmth of character and charm seldom found. It could now benefit from some modernisation. On entering, a large entrance hall leads to the two formal elegant rece ...