Knocknagin House, Gormanston, Co. Dublin



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641 sq.m.

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Halligan O'Connor are delighted to present Knocknagin House to the market. Located adjacent to Gormanston - this is a superb opportunity to acquire a truly special, French-style, period country house dating from C.1680. Just 35 minutes from Dublin centre and a mere 20 minutes from Dublin Airport - Knocknagin House offers all the elegance of yesteryear combined with modern comforts and a country lifestyle. Beautifully presented, this luxury home exudes lots of charm and character and is set amidst wonderful gardens and an attractive stream. The entire property offers the best of spacious and varied accommodation in a tranquil setting within walking distance of a long sandy Beach.

Knocknagin lies beside Delvin Bridge, which is on R132 between Drogheda and Dublin Airport, just off the M1. The entire house was virtually rebuilt in 1994, using as much original and local material as possible. The house was meticulously reconstructed and finished to an extremely high standard. It consists of a two storey, three bay central block with attic floor with a wing attached to each gable. Circa 1840 the casement windows with panes and shutters, replaced the originals.

This stunning property is steeped in history and offers a unique opportunity for the discerning purchaser to acquire a restored country house, ideal for further development and suitable as a family home or possibly use as a bijou guesthouse on a par with those currently in the Blue Book, high end wedding or entertaining venue or Airbnb for overseas guests, subject to the usual planning permissions. It would also be ideal for those looking for a home and business space together. An added bonus are generous tax relief credits available for refurbishment works completed in the future under Section 482 of TCA1997.

Inside, the space and proportions of the main reception rooms and kitchen are exceptional. French doors from all ground floor reception rooms lead out to the gardens and give a great sense of light and freshness to the house. There is also a terrific sense of symmetry which allows for all types of furniture to be accommodated.

Accommodation Summary

Outer Hall - Staircase Hall - Ante room - Dining room - Kitchen / Breakfast room - Library / Study - Drawing room - Orangery/ Garden rooms - 4 large Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms upstairs - 2 Guest WCs downstairs - Utility Rooms â€' Various Offices, Stores and Outbuildings.


  • On approx.1.7 hectares / 4.27 acres of mature manicured and maintained gardens and grounds
  • 20 minutes drive to Dublin Airport 35 min drive to Dublin city centre.
  • Excellent development potential STPP.
  • Easy access to M1 Motorway.
  • 5 min walk to adjacent Silverstrand Beach.
  • Tax relief for further works available under section 482 of the of the 1997 consolidation act.
  • Excellent road and rail links to Dublin City Dublin Airport and Belfast.


Entrance Hallway
Clay tiled floor. Archway leading to sitting room and to inner hallway with stairs to upper level.

Guest Toilet
Wash hand basin. W.C.

Cosy and snug room with feature open fireplace. French doors to the front. Decorative coving. Door leads to:

Drawing Room
Large light filled room to the front of the house with wooden floors and vaulted ceilings. French double doors to gardens. Feature fireplace with Jotul stove with ornate marble mantlepiece. Decorative coving.
Double door leads to:

Two interconnecting rooms with fireplace and two sets of double doors dividing the rooms. Windows and French doors on either side of the room which bring in great light. Views over the ornate inner courtyard and gardens on the other side of the house. High vaulted ceiling. Stone flooring.

Gym Room
Suitable for wide variety of uses, currently used as a gym room.

Doors to rear back avenue.

Ante Room
Located off to the right from the main hallway, Wooden floor. Open fireplace. French doors to front of house.

Dining Room
Large room ideal for formal dining. Wooden floor. Feature open fireplace with marble mantlepiece. Decorative exposed beams in ceiling. French doors to the front of the house, and solar to rear with access door to inner courtyard.

Beautiful cosy country style kitchen cum dining room with extensive range of fitted presses and cupboards. The focal point is the Rayburn Royal range (oil fired) and there is a double sink unit and tiled worktops. Tiled flooring. French doors to the front garden.

Back Hall
Clay tiled floor. Doors to both the garden and also to the inner "scented" courtyard.
Stairs lead to:

Landing Area

Hotpress (Walk-in)
On upper floor over the east wing.

Television Room
On upper floor over the east wing. Window overlooking gardens. Fireplace.

Loft Room (Large)
On upper floor over the east wing. With roof windows.

Second Kitchen
Fully fitted kitchen with clay tiled floor. Stainless steel sink unit and drainer. Fitted presses and tiled counter tops. Gas/Electric Cooker with Extract hood. Fitted Washing machine.

Shower Room
Shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. W.C., Window to inner courtyard.

Laundry Room
Large room ideal for laundry and drying clothes naturally. Door & window to gardens.

Large Office Area
Two large interconnecting rooms currently used as offices, but could be used as additional recreational or sleeping accommodation. Windows. Double doors feed directly onto the back avenue.

Main House Upper Level
Large landing area with windows overlooking the gardens.

Main Bedroom Suite
Fitted shelving and wardrobe space. Feature windows overlooking the front of the house. Fireplace

Ensuite Bathroom
Bath, Shower, Bidet, W.C, WHB.

Bedroom 2
French Windows overlooking front garden. Fireplace.

Second Floor Landing
With windows overlooking gardens.

Bedroom 3
Window overlook garden and beyond. Fireplace.

Bedroom 4
Window overlooking garden and beyond. Fireplace

Bath, shower, WHB, W.C. wooden floor.

Office & Ancillary Buildings
Approx. 1,540 sq. ft. of office and ancillary buildings

1.Refer Floor Plans at rear for approximate room dimensions
2.A lot of the above accommodation could easily be converted to additional bedroom accommodation
or indeed self-contained units.
3.Knocknagin House and outbuildings are eligible for tax relief, under Section 482 of TCA1997.
Full details available from the agent.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.


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