The Gate Lodge, Knockrabo, Goatstown, Dublin 14 Sold

3 Bed Detached House 101 m² / 1087 ft² EXEMPT


An Unparalleled Lifestyle. The truly charming detached double fronted Victorian Gate Lodge at Knockrabo.
This beautiful home is situated at the original entrance to Knockrabo (formerly Mountanville House) on Mount Anville Road. The Gate Lodge of Knockrabo was built in the mid 19th Century and has been delicately restored retaining many of its period features and architectural form.
The entrance to Knockrabo has been restored back to its former glory with the beautifully restored gates and lamps resting atop the original piers.
The restoration was an extensive project which included restoring the original Victorian front doors, sash windows and relaying some of the original terracotta floor tiles to the porch and front landing. In addition the property has been sympathetically extended with a stunning rear extension, thus creating a wonderful merging of classic features with modern style and convenience.
To the front the Gate Lodge is idyllically set behind beautiful landscaping with plants, shrubs, a cobble locked pathway, surrounded with a galvanised steel fence and a driveway to the side.
Upon entering this charming detached gate lodge, in true Victorian style you enter through double front doors with chequerboard black & red floor tiles underfoot.
The hallway features unique detailed coffered ceilings, ornate coving and finished with panelled walls, bronze lanterns, wall lighting and an oiled oak herringbone floor. Within the original building there are 3 rooms all with exceptional ceiling heights, the two rooms to the front of the property feature bay windows, one is fitted with a multi fuel & wood burning Esse stove from Ballymount Fireplaces which could be a third bedroom or a study and the other is the master bedroom which has a dressing area and an ensuite fitted with a bath overlooking the private landscaped patio. Down the hallway as you approach the newly added extension to the right there is a full glass window bringing fabulous light into the property and to your left the main bathroom features a custom designed sink with a hand-turned vanity unit with Silstone Quartz top and a walk-in style shower with a low profile slate affect shower tray.
The extension features a wonderful light filled open plan living space with fantastic ceiling height. The bespoke fitted kitchen is beautifully hand crafted and painted by Kelly Design finished with a natural soapstone countertop, integrated fridge, dishwasher, a freestanding range cooker and is complemented with a magnificent view towards Dublin City. Off the kitchen is a back door leading to the lower lawned garden with a patio area.
The open plan dining and living area features a bespoke alcove display unit hand crafted by Kelly Design with Limestone fireplace and Belfire gas fire. The living area opens out onto the large south facing landscaped patio area surrounded by fabulous granite walls for privacy.

All fixtures and fittings are included in the sale as seen


An Unparalleled Lifestyle - Knockrabo is an exceptional new development of 3, 4 & 5 bedroom houses and 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses positioned on a stunning elevated site with views of the sea and the city.

These elegant homes will have exceptional design and finishes which have been carefully selected in conjunction with the architects, O’Mahony Pike and the distinguished design consultant Helen Turkington.

Knockrabo has always been about more than just a development of beautiful homes in a charming setting.
It’s about community. About lifestyle. This is a place for people to relax, exercise and enjoy the Knockrabo
way of life.

The grounds of Knockrabo are very special, and feature numerous exquisite trees (some of which are over 200
years old). Children have climbed and played among these trees for many generations - as will many generations of Knockrabo residents to come. With the hectic bustle of everyday life, time is always at a premium. When it comes to crèche and gym facilities, Knockrabo will save residents time by offering these facilities on their doorstep.


Knockrabo is built on the site of Mountanville House, a demesne that was the home of Henry Roe who is famous for having paid for the restoration of Christchurch Cathedral.The name Mountanville House was later changed to Knockrabo.

The attractive house of Knockrabo, which stood opposite Mount Anville Convent, was a Victorian house of exceptional quality being located on high ground overlooking much of South County Dublin and a rooftop belvedere was added in the 19th Century to take advantage of these views. The house became the home of Chief Baron Christopher Palles in 1885 until his death in 1920. Later it became a boarding school for girls that practiced the progressive methods of English educator, Charlotte Mason (1842-1923). The school closed in 1960 and the Ski Club of Ireland built their first ski slope there c.1966 until the mid ‘70’s when it moved to Kilternan. In the early 80’s Knockrabo was owned by Dublin Gas employees, it was subsequently sold to Bank of Ireland who used it as their sports club. The BOI sports club included a bowling lawn, grass tennis courts and Knockrabo itself was demolished in 1984 to make way for a new sports facility.


There are so many excellent schools to choose from nearby; in fact there are 13 schools within a 3 mile radius of
Knockrabo and Belfield is a quick cycle away for students who might wish to attend UCD.

There is no shortage of entertainment in the immediate area either. Trips to Airfield Estate; shopping in Mount
Merrion Village, Dundrum and Stillorgan with cinemas and libraries in both Dundrum and Stillorgan.
And, of course, Deer Park, with its rustic tree lined walks, playground and tennis club, is located just 150m from
the gates of Knockrabo. This public park is a fantastic resource for all local residents and offers a range of excellent sporting facilities including soccer and Gaelic pitches. For those seeking tranquillity, there’s ample parkland for strolling, running or just admiring the stunning vistas of Dublin Bay and the city stretching into the distance.

Knockrabo is ideally located in the heart of South County Dublin. It is well served by public transport to Dublin City and offers easy access to the nearby M50.

The nearest LUAS stations to Knockrabo are located at Balally and Dundrum on the Green Line, while the nearest DART station is located at Booterstown. Public transport is provided by Dublin Bus on routes 7b, 7d, 11, 17, 46a, 46e, 47, 75, 116, 118 and 145 in the locality. The main artery through the area is the N11 dual carriageway with its QBC, along with easy access via the Drummartin Link Road to the M50. The Aircoach service to Dublin Airport stops at Fosters Avenue on the N11 en route to the airport.

BER Details

BER: Exempt


Floor area c.101 sq.m / 1,090 sq.ft approx.
Entrance Hallway (8.54m x 1.48m)Original chequered tiled floor leading to rustic white oak herringbone wooden floors throughout. Fabulous ceiling height with coffered ceiling and panelled walls. Fitted with bronze lanterns and featuring wall lighting.
Kitchen (3.93.m x 2.78m) Hand painted bespoke in-frame kitchen by Kelly Design. The solid wood, hand painted kitchen features polished bronze handles and soft close doors topped with natural soapstone worktop. Completed with integrated Neff larder fridge, dishwasher, extractor hood and a freestanding Fisher & Paykel dual range cooker.
Dining/Living Room (6.47m c 4.01m)Open plan dining/living room with bespoke hand painted built in cabinetry with press and open shelf storage by Kelly Design. Wiring for wall mounted TV above gas fireplace. French doors leading to secluded south facing courtyard.
Side entrance hallWith boiler room off and side door off kitchen opening to lower lawned garden.
Main Bathroom (2.46m x 1.68m) W.C, wall lights for mirror, hand turned vanity unit with lime wash finish and silstone quartz top. Walk in shower with low profile ‘slate affect’ shower tray complete with pressurised shower head. Main bathroom is finished with porcelain floor tiles and a chrome heated towel rail.
Master Bedroom (3.27m x 3.24m) Beautiful bay window with rustic white oak herringbone floor through to
Wardrobe/Dressing Area (2.66m x 1.15m) Painted built in wardrobes by Cawleys furniture finished with brass beehive knobs.
En-Suite Bathroom (2.41m x 1.88m) Fitted bath with pressurised shower overhead, bespoke hand crafted vanity unit topped with Silstone Quartz, crafted by Kelly Design. The ensuite is finished with porcelain tiles on floor, subway style tiling in wet areas and chrome heated towel rail.
Guest Bedroom (3.21m x 2.91m)Completed with built in wardrobes, herringbone flooring and sash window with views looking onto Dublin City.
Study/Third Bedroom (3.12m x 3.17m) Bay window room with maintained fireplace fitted with Esse multi fuel & wood burning stove with limestone hearth from Ballymount Fireplaces.
Garden (12.18m x 5.8m) Designed and planned by Tully Landscapes completed with a combination of planting, lawn, patio area, timber panelling and external light features.
Patio (8.31m x 7.25m) The South facing private patio features a black limestone tiled patio for outdoor dining accessed from living area through french doors.

Additional Features
Highly efficient A-rated condensing gas boiler from Vokèra provides heat to 3 zoned areas in the house which are thermostatically controlled independently of each other.
Energy Efficiency Specification
Excellent standard of wall, floor & roof insulation.
Lighting & Electrical Specification
Lighting has been planned and sourced by Helen Turkington allowing for a mix of pendant, downlights and wall lights to optimise the lighting functions throughout the house. Further provision has been allowed for picture lighting and cabinetry lighting if preferred.
Pre-wired for multiple TV/ broadband providers and free to air TV with multiple points provided.
Numerous USB charging points throughout.
Intruder Alarm fitted.
Internal Joinery & Ironmongery
Traditional panelled doors fitted throughout by Carroll Joinery with matching skirtings, architraves and fitted with brass ironmongery.
Windows & Doors
Traditional style double glazed sliding sash windows have been fitted in the original house with modern double glazed 1.2W/m2K U-Value, wood grain pvc windows and doors in the new extension.
Original style double opening, solid wood front door is fitted in keeping with the original door.
Hardwood Parquet flooring fitted throughout the house by The Hardwood Floor Company.
Wall finishes & Paint
Floor to ceiling heights in the old house are a minimum of 10ft with ornate coving in all original rooms and a coffered ceiling in the hallway.
High vaulted ceiling in the new extension.
All walls and ceilings in the original house have been lime plastered with breathable paint finish. The new extension has been skimmed and painted.
Paint is by Helen Turkington.
Panelling fitted to the entrance hall.
Steel framed and lockable side gates fitted for access to 2 private rear gardens.
Original house finished with traditional lime plaster with low maintenance, high quality brick finish to new extension.
Original chimney and chimney pots have been restored and refitted.
Original granite window cills to the old house.
Aluminium rainwater goods fitted to old house with maintenance free uPVC fascia, soffits and rainwater goods to new extension.
The front garden is bounded by low galvanised steel powder coated railings, privacy hedging and gates.
In-curtilage parking to accommodate 2 cars.
All fixtures and fittings are included in the sale as seen.

Viewing Details

'The Gate Lodge' at Knockrabo is now on view and a selection of 3, 4 & 5 Bedroom houses have been released. To register your interest or for further details please contact Gina Kennedy or Kate Mullery at DNG New Homes on 01- 4912600 or visit