Knockmore is a wonderful Regency style residence dating back to 1850
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 is 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.Whilst requiring refurbishment and upgrading to bring it up to the highest modern standards but, this having been done, it would provide a truly spectacular residence. On entering, a large entrance hall leads to the two formal elegant reception areas, both with wonderful, almost full length French windows giving uninterrupted views to the sea. To the left a drawing room with south facing bay window overlooking the gardens and to the right a delightful dining room. A central hallway leads to the spacious kitchen/breakfast room, store area, family room, study/bedroom and a south facing garden room. At the rear of the ground floor, there is the master bedroom suite, main bathroom and a boot room. At garden level there is a large office area with storage area leading to a boiler room and wine cellar. At first floor level there are three further bedrooms and a bathroom.
The gardens and grounds of Knockmore are of significant importance and are an outstanding feature of this remarkable property. They are internationally well-known and written about and have been lovingly nurtured and maintained over the years. The main residence stands on approximately 3 acres (1.21 hectares) of formal and Robinsonian wild gardens. Amongst the myriad of features to be found to include a wild flower garden, summer garden with formal lily pond, decorative kitchen garden, numerous walkways and a snowdrop tree. The lower field consists of 9 acres (3.64 hectares) of paddocks/fields immediately to the front of the property and along its northern boundary. The woodlands extend to approximately 3 acres (1.21 hectares) along the southern boundary offering total seclusion and important trees include cedar of Lebanon and numerous examples of Spanish chestnut and oak. Knockmore is one of the finest properties to come to the market in recent years. Set in its magical grounds with fields and woodland overlooking Dublin Bay, this Palladian residence truly has everything a discerning purchaser deserves and more. The agents unreservedly recommend inspection.
The property stands at 6 hectares (15 acres) of magnificent and internationally renowned gardens. The gardens incorporate formal gardens, wild gardens, forest area and paddocks. To the rear of the property there is a courtyard incorporating several outbuildings including lean to garage, two storey coach house with loft over, log store, lean to stable, old gardener's cottage and store room.
Coach-house with loft over: 5.3m x 5.1m
Gardeners Cottage: 5.8m x 5.4m
Log Store/Lean to Stable: 16m x 5.4m
Garage: 5.85m x 2.75m
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