A stunning gothic revival castle in Ireland has gone on the property market and could be yours if you have around €3.5m to spare.
If like most of us, you don’t have that sort of cash, it is still fascinating to take a look around to get a feel of the atmosphere and history that exudes from the grounds.
Knockdrin Castle in Mullingar is an 18th-century Gothic Revival Castle. It sits on a 350 acre parkland estate.
The gardens also contain the remains of a Medieval 16th-century tower Castle. The surrounding lands include commercial woodland and a large lake (Lough Drin).
It was built by Sir Richard Levinge, who commissioned building the Gothic Revival style castle residence around 1810.
It contains 12 bedrooms and five full bathrooms, with an interior of 19,375 sqr ft.
It is being sold by David Ashmore and listed on Sotheby’s site.
The listing describes Knockdrin as one of the finest picturesque castellated country houses built in Ireland during the first half of the 19th Century.
It states: “A most striking feature at Knockdrin is the top-lit staircase made of carved oak, like the doors throughout the castle. An abundance of natural light provided by a central glazed dome.
“The elaborate first floor gallery is decorated with fluted shafts and a sequence of ogee-headed niches around the walls. Reception rooms on the ground floor include a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, ballroom and library.
“The accommodation within the castle extends to some 19,375 square feet and provides 7 principal bedrooms [12 in total], including the Crown Bedroom where British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill stayed during the War of Independence [his parents being regular hunting visitors to the estate]. 4 estate lodges complete the accommodation.”
The castle is located near to Dublin city and Dublin International Airport, which are both around an hour’s drive away.
The nearest town is Mullingar, which is about a ten-minute drive.
Take a look at the images below.
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling