An Historic Estate surrounded by superb lands in the heart of the spectacular Cavan countryside. For sale in the entire or various lots.
Kevit Castle is entered via a most impressive entrance flanked by two large carved stone lions on top of piers etched with the date 1856. A long avenue meanders up through the parkland dotted with magnificent trees to the front of the house. The house is nestled within the gardens and trees in a very private and tranquil setting. The unique split level residence was designed by the Danish architect, Mr B. Berthelson in the late 1950’s and was very modern for its time in Ireland. The house is entered via a flight of steps into a porch and to the hall on the ground floor. The rooms on this level are of good proportions and are light filled with numerous picture windows to enjoy the gardens and the views. Of particular note is an exquisite Connemara marble fireplace in the Drawing Room. The Dining Room hosts an adapted Kilkenny marble fireplace with a fine Jotul wood burning stove, together with an antique herringbone parquet flooring believed to date from at least 1850. A fully fitted modern country Kitchen adjoins the Dining Room. The Master Bedroom suite along with Dressing Room and Bathrooms
are also on this floor.
Upstairs are three Bedrooms (one having its own Sitting Room area – capable of providing an additional bedroom) and a Family Bathroom. The lower ground floor contains a very large garage and various useful rooms which lead to the upper floors (one of Mr B Berthelson’s most prided features). Recent upgrades to the house include new bespoke kitchen & utility, bathrooms, a zoned oil fired central heating system and a new septic tank, together with external and internal painting. The residence has also been fitted with new and sophisticated burglar and fire alarm system, complete with cameras and monitoring services.
The very pretty Gate Lodge was built in c. 1800 (in need of refurbishment). Its bow front which was added in 1856 is believed to reflect the house it once served. It retains many historic features of interest such as the scallop shaped slated roof and profiled window surrounds. The Lodge was extended in 1970 to make a three bedroom residence. The Lodge and gated entrance form an attractive roadside composition which makes an eye catching addition to the surrounding rural landscape.
The excellent quality lands at Kevit are in one large block currently laid out in grass. Off a network of internal laneways are large manageable fields with good shelter, bound by mature trees and hedging. There is piped water throughout most of the lands. The farmyard contains a derelict cut stone yard and a 2 x span sheds & lean to. This farm would make an excellent beef, dry-stock or dairy farm.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 164.26