Killin Park House, Killin, Brid A Crinn, Dundalk, Co Louth, A91 H660
Killin Park House, Killin, Brid A Crinn, Dundalk, Co Louth, A91 H660
It is said that the perfect home should be equal parts beauty, comfort and setting. In which case, Killin Park House passes the test with flying colours! This is a period two storey over basement country home built c 1860. Its Georgian credentials are clear from its many retained features – from the elegant front door window fan approached by granite steps to the beautiful proportioned accommodation, high ceilings and use of light. In fact, having been entirely restored in the early 2000’s, the property has been is furbished to further the property’s character, and it now extends to 370 sq m, thanks to a beautiful Orangery which maximises light throughout the house.
The setting: A beautiful home set within a c 1.7 acre site which enjoys a combination of structured gardens and mature woodland. It is located surprisingly close to the M1 (only 2 km away), and Dundalk (an accessible c 3 km away). Killin is a quiet rural area which enjoys a historical backdrop, complete with a megalithic passage grave and its original role as defence point to protect the area from invaders. Today, the setting is far more tranquil, with bird song now the main sound track to Killin Park House.
Beauty: Both internally and externally, Killin Park House is pleasing to the eye. Its Georgian features are present from its approach along its gravel drive, and also throughout the property. The rooms are well proportioned and maximise light, since most are dual aspect. Furthermore, the house is filled with fine features – the period quarry tile floor in the dining room, the beautiful double alcove, dual aspect drawing room and the very clever Orangery to rear are among its highlights.
Comfort: But the property is not without its comforts! A guest suite at lower ground level with access via French doors to the rear patio is a clever and ‘future-proofing’ feature. Furthermore, the addition of a large stove in the dining room and a modern boot room adjacent to the kitchen are a firm nod to practicalities introduced in its restoration.
Perhaps the most beautiful aspect of the house is the rear elevation itself, which enjoys views of nearby rolling countryside, and pitches Killin Park House as a perfect period country home.
The house comprises the following important elements:
– Five spacious bedrooms, one of which has a mezzanine for the younger occupants, another offering a bright dressing room
– Four excellent receptions rooms, many interconnected by a beautifully appointed Orangery
– 1.7 acres of beautiful space mixing order with nature in beautiful balance
– Overall, 370 sq m of accommodation
The house is entered at ground floor level. The entrance hall is accessed via a solid granite stairway and feature door with fan light. The entrance hallway is full of light, thanks to the rear aspect, and feature fanlight window which extends substantially to the height of the rear elevation. The original staircase is charming.
To left is the Drawing Room – a very fine room which enjoys double aspect, beautiful marble fireplace and alcove recesses. The solid wood floor and original doors set the tone for this lovely space.
On the opposite side is the first bedroom – a very well appointed bedroom with dual aspect and hand cut solid wood fireplace. It leads through to a very ample dressing room which is completed with fitted full height cabinetry, leading onto a substantial ensuite bathroom – this room is fully tiled and has separate shower and double jet tub which is integrated.
Going to first floor, the second bedroom is to left – immense space for a bedroom, and its dual aspect means it enjoys gorgeous views outside – especially of the rear garden scene. To the right, another few treats! A book shelf filled corridor with bedroom three, which is a double with built in bunk-buddy bed and lots of storage, and it leads into Bedroom 4 which is also great fun – it has a mezzanine bed which will appeal to many you ger occupants! Back into the corridor and on to the next bathroom – again – fully tiled, and light-filled, with modern sanitary ware.
Moving back down the stairs to the basement, and continuing along a linking curved staircase that joins the original house with the beautiful Orangery. This is the centre piece of the house, as it literally brings everything together! A reception room in itself, it is finished with smart Italian floor tiles and three rooflights which serve to fill the space with light, and look onto the elegant rear elevation fanlight window.
There are three areas off this room: The Den or TV room – perfect for all the media and screen entertaining, the Dining room – complete with period quarry tiled floor and large cast iron solid fuel stove set into block and granite hearth with recess on either side for fuel. Off this room is a corridor which is also linked to the main stairway. It leads along another bookcase-filled area to the fifth bedroom suite. This sleeping accommodation is not dependent upon stairs, so provides important accessibility to the home. This is a bright room with dual aspect and French doors onto the rear patio. Adjacent is spacious ensuite or wetroom which is cleverly laid out and fully tiled with separate shower and gorgeous sanitary ware.
But let’s not forget the important kitchen! Located off the Orangery, the kitchen is very spacious and provides lots of storage and meets important modern expectations. It is a solid wood kitchen in country theme and is finished with solid wood worktop, built in larder, integrated appliances and, again, lots of light. The tiled floor continues through this room, so there’s great flow through this area. Off the kitchen is the boot room and utility – again – well used and well thought out spaces. A half door back door brings you outside.
The back garden of the house is a joy. Surrounding the side and extending around the rear is an Indian sandstone patio – the perfect spot from which to enjoy the great aspect and views of the countryside and wooded area. The present owner’s green finger skills have been put to great use in creating beautifully planted beds, and at time of reporting, are busting with colour and scent.
Joanne commented: ‘Killin Park House very much meets the expectations of a country home – it is elegant, in excellent condition and presented with superb taste throughout. The fact that this impressive property is just a few minutes from the M1 and an hour from Dublin and Belfast means it demands consideration from any discerning buyer seeking that extra quality, space and beauty in their next home.’
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.