Vincent Finnegan

Ashtown Lodge, River Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Sale Agreed



Objective: Protect and enhance high amenity areas.
Vision: The zoning objective seeks to protect these highly sensitive and scenic locations from inappropriate development and reinforce their character, distinctiveness and sense of place. In recognition of the amenity potential of these areas, opportunities to increase public access will be explored.

* Where the use is ancillary to the use of the dwelling as a main residence. 1 Ancillary to permitted or existing use only. 2 Only allowed in situations where the development involves conversion of a protected structure. 3 Subject to conformance with the rural settlement strategy. 4 Ancillary to tourist facility and development involves conversion of a protected structure.


Permitted in Principle Agricultural Buildings, Agri-Tourism, Bed and Breakfast*, Burial Grounds, Carpark1, Childcare Facilities*, Guest House*, Health Practitioner*, Holiday Home/Apartments2, Home- Based Economic Activity*, Offices Ancillary to Permitted Use, Open Space, Residential3, Restaurant/Café4.

As well as a superb family estate and/or luxury compound, there are a host of commercial possibilities afforded by Ashtown Lodge. We would encourage, Embassy, Ambassador, Hotel, Specialist Venue, Equestrian, Spa, Farm or Developer (with an eye on the future) interests to visit these unique grounds and residences.

Ashtown Lodge can be purchased in one or more lots.

The estate encompasses three magnificent period residences, which have been fully refurbished and restored to the most exacting of standards. With Tudor origins and stylish Georgian additions these properties enjoy a dramatic backdrop of manicured gardens extending to 12.5 ha (30 acres). The three properties are approximately 1,500 m2 (16,125 ft2) and are situated on River Road adjacent to the village of Castleknock.

Landscaped gardens, fountains, an orchard, a floodlit tennis court, a magnificent indoor 57ft swimming pool, 5 stables, a stream and woodland (one mile of a walk) walks, bordering the Royal Canal at the 11th and 12th Locks are just some of the luxuries that this magnificent estate affords.

Main House 700m2 (7,534 ft 2)

The principle reception rooms and bedrooms are bright and well proportioned. The kitchen overlooks part of the extensive gardens. The lower ground floor has the advantage of its own access from the side of the house and can be closed off from the main house, which lends itself ideally to ancillary accommodation for staff. All the bedrooms have working fireplaces and can be opened up if you desire. The graceful accommodation of approximately 700m2 comprises of - on the ground floor three reception rooms, library, sun room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, pantry – first floor there are 5 bedrooms, three en-suite, family bathroom, - lower ground floor, 2 bedrooms, 2 en-suite, WC, kitchenette.

Annex to Main House 220m2 (2,368 ft 2)

Has three bedrooms, one en-suite and has been completely modernised with open plan kitchen/ dining and living area.

Gate Lodge 290m2 (3,121 ft 2)

Has four bedrooms, two en-suite and has been recently refurbished to the highest standard. All bathrooms are Villeroy and Boch and the entire house has underfloor heating.

Coach House 580m2 (6,242 ft 2)
Has six bedrooms, two en-suite and is in excellent condition, it houses a large kitchen/living/ dining area opening out onto beautiful sunny gardens, orchard and not to mention the large indoor swimming pool complete with steam room and shower room.



BER Details

Energy Performance Indicator: XXX kWh/m²/yr


Main House Approximately 700 m2 (7,534 ft2)

Entrance hall level :

Gracious Reception Hall Intricate ceiling and cornice. Arched fan light over door, tiled floor, centre rose. Leading to formal reception rooms and Inner Hall.

Inner Hall Wooden floor,’Bossi’ marble fireplace with brass insert, centre rose, sash windows, dado rail.

Main reception room
/Drawing Room Bay window with window seat, large window overlooking front of house, parquet floor, two Georgian marble fireplaces with brass surround, centre rose. Intricate ceiling and cornice.

Living room Intricate ceiling and cornice. Two sash windows with dual aspect, ‘Adam’ marble fireplace with brass surround, dado rail.

Library Intricate ceiling and cornice. Carpet floor, marble fireplace with brass surround, sash window, centre rose.

Dining room Intricate ceiling and cornice. Wooden floor, ‘Bossi’ marble fireplace with brass surround, interconnecting rooms, dado rail, centre rose, sash window, door to kitchen, French double doors to garden.

Kitchen Tiled floor, tiled splashback, fitted units, feature roof light over dining area, large window overlooking rear garden, Aga oven, steps to:

Garden room Tiled floor, French double doors to walled garden.

Utility room Tiled floor, fitted units, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, stainless steel sink unit, back door.

First floor return

Study Feature window, centre rose. Carpet floor, sash window, fireplace, storage cupboard, en-suite bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, bath and storage press.

First floor

Gracious landing Intricate ceiling and cornice. Carpet floor, recessed lighting, video intercom, sash window.

Master bedroom Carpet floor, two sash windows with dual aspect, marble fireplace with brass surround, recessed lighting. Walk in wardrobes.

En-suite Bath, sink unit, WC, hotpress.

Bedroom 2 Wooden floor, marble fireplace with brass surround, fitted wardrobes, centre rose, door to balcony.

En-suite Tiled floor, part tiled walls, bath with shower attachment, WC, sink unit.

Bedroom 3 Carpet floor, marble fireplace with brass surround, sash window overlooking front.

En-suite En-suite Shower unit, WC, sink unit.

Bedroom 4 Carpet floor and sash windows

Bathroom WC, sink, bath and shower

Bedroom 5 Carpet floor and sash windows

In summery there are 10 bedrooms in the main house including the annex and the garden level.

Annex to main house Approximately 220 sq.m 2,368 ft2
Under floor heating on the ground floor

Hall Tiled floor, guest WC with wash hand basin.

Kitchen Tiled floor, extremely well fitted out kitchen with centre island.

Dining area Marble fireplace with brass insert, two double doors leading to patio, sash window, two single doors leading to walled garden.

Laundry/Utility Room Door to walled garden, stainless steel sink unit, plumbed for washer dryer, fitted units.

Living area Sash window, tiled floor, recessed lighting, open fireplace with brass insert.

First floor

Master bedroom Carpet floor, recessed lighting, two his and hers dressing rooms.

En-suite Bath, tiled floor, walk in shower, sink and vanity unit, WC, wash hand basin, recessed lighting.

Second floor

Bedroom 2 Carpet floor, recessed lighting.

Bedroom 3 Carpet floor, recessed lighting, door to en-suite.

Bathroom Bath, shower, WC, wash hand

Coach House Approximately 580 m2 6,243 ft2

Swimming Pool 57 feet with showers and changing
rooms - adjoining outdoor
tennis court

Hall Tiled floor, Limestone fireplace with electric inset, ceiling coving.

Guest WC Wash hand basin, tiled floor.

Kitchen / Breakfast room Tiled floor, extremely well fitted out kitchen with centre island, electric roof lights, three patio doors leading out to orchard.

Living room Carpet floor.

Laundry/Utility Room Plumbed for washer dryer.

Indoor swimming pool Tiled floor, recessed lighting, steam room, shower room, WC with wash hand basin, three patio doors to gardens and wide outdoor patio area.

Play room Wooden floor, door to outside.

Drawing room Open fireplace, two double patio doors to orchard, carpet floor.

Study Carpet floor, double doors to orchard.

First floor

Bedroom 1 Carpet floor, recessed lighting, dual aspect.

En-suite Bath, tiled floor, walk in shower, sink and vanity unit, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, recessed lighting.

Dressing room Walk in, carpet floor.

Bedroom 2 Carpet floor, recessed lighting.

Bathroom Tiled floor, shower, Jacuzzi bath, WC, wash hand basin.

Bedroom 3 Carpet floor, recessed lighting.

Bedroom 4 Carpet floor, recessed lighting, door to:-

Jack & Gill en-suite Shower, WC, wash hand basin.

Bedroom 5 Carpet, fireplace.

Bedroom 6 (Master Suite) Dual aspect, recessed lighting, carpet floor, overlooking vegetable garden.

Dressing room Walk in, carpet floor.

En-suite Shower, WC, wash hand basin.

Gate Lodge Approximately 290 m2 - 3,121 ft2
Underfloor heating throughout. All bathrooms are Villeroy & Boch

Hall Tiled floor.

Guest WC Tiled floor, WC, wash hand basin.

Drawing room Carpet floor, open fireplace, door to kitchen.

Kitchen Tiled floor, Aga oven, sink, solid fitted units.

Laundry/Utility Room Sink unit, plumbed for washer dryer, recessed lighting.

Sitting room Wooden floor.

Bedroom 1 Carpet floor.

En-suite Bath with shower overhead, tiled floor and walls, WC, wash hand basin.

First floor

Bedroom 2 Carpet floor, two walk in wardrobes.

En-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower, WC, wash hand basin.

Bedroom 3 Carpet floor.

En-suite Bath with shower attachment, WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor.

Playroom / Bedroom 4 Carpet floor, under eaves storage.


An avenue with mature trees sweeps past the gate lodge and the running stream towards the front lawn, which precedes the main house. Rhododendron, Holly and Laurels are amongst the selection of mature native trees (including Silver birch, Copper beech and Yew trees) to provide an idyllic front drop to the main house.

The views from the rear of the main house are breathtaking and the properties manicured and landscaped grounds extend as far as the eye can see. Statues and ornamental features add to the overall charm of Ashtown Lodge.

The sheer scale of the 30 acres of meticulously tended land encompassing the properties situated on this estate affords unrivalled privacy and a most unique, rural like setting for a property situated within 4 km approx. of City Centre and 7 km of Dublin Airport.
The grounds have to be seen to be really appreciated. Some truly noteworthy features are the fountains and waterfalls, which cascade amongst old cobble stones beside a reclaimed Turner Conservatory. A water well in the courtyard of the coach house. A Ha Ha seamless stream which intersects the extensive lawns of the main house, which would have been used to stop cattle trampling the lawns in days gone by. Direct access to the Royal Canal between Locks 11 and 12. A one mile walking path on party of the estate ensures all weather walking. A mature orchard stocks an abundance of up to 100 fruit trees including apple, plum and vines. The glasshouse ensures perfectly ripe tomatoes and vegatables. A well planted, walled vegetable garden produces a constant supply of organic delights. 5 stables and an outdoor floodlit tennis court, not to mention the 17 meter indoor heated swimming pool. Outhouses and barns for machinery and fuel storage, not to mention a staff canteen take care of the practicalities. Water is mains and there are 3 septic tanks.

Viewing Details

By appointment only