Dartan Hall, a Victorian period home situated 6 miles east of Armagh on the outskirts of the village of Killylea was built between 1850 & 1860 by the Cross family who were 17th century settlers from Lancashire, England. A Victorian style property of two storeys over a basement (GEA: - 6975sq ft) with somewhat late Georgian architecture described as something of a mongrel of the two periods. The property remained inhabited by the Cross family until 1906 to which it was then let to J.S Hamilton a son of the Dean of Armagh. The property was passed onto the Knox family to which it lay vacant for many years. The current owner acquired the property in 1987, since when it has been extensively restored.
Dartan Hall is accessed via a private avenue which leads to a sweeping approach on arrival at the house. Dartan offers fine views over the lawns, parkland and over the surrounding County Armagh countryside.
Purchased by the current owners in the late 1980's, the house was extensively renovated and modernised at that time. The property was re – wired and plumbed whilst the roof was re-lathed and slated. The house retains many of its original features externally and internally. In terms of services, the house has a mains water supply and private drainage to a septic tank, oil-fired central heating with the option of the use of a wood-fueled boiler.
Basement Offering unbound potential the basement currently is used for storage whilst also housing 2 boilers.
Ground Floor Kitchen 6.49 X 5.05 Range of high and low level unit fitted units with partial wall tiling, Creda integrated electric oven, integrated Hotpoint dishwasher, Creda gas cooker, LG American style fridge/freezer, wooden vinyl flooring. Drawing Room 6.45X 5.18 Open fireplace with Marble surround, TV point, ceiling coving, wall light fittings carpet floor. Living Room 4.84 X 4.50 Feature fireplace with gas fire and slate tiled hearth, TV point, ceiling coving, carpet floor. Dining room 7.50 X 4.27 Feature fireplace with original sandstone surround, original pine flooring, ceiling coving, TV point. Hallway Feature fireplace, wall lights, stain glass windows, solid oak flooring.
First Floor Master Bedroom 6.45 X 6.80 Walk in wardrobe, TV point, carpet floor. Ensuite Vanity Unit, W/C, Aquastream shower, full wall tiling and floor Bedroom 2 4.52 X 7.51 Bedroom 3 3.67 X 3.19 Bedroom 4 3.18 X 4.84 Bathroom 3.31 X 4.84 Vanity Unit, W/C, Bidet, Bath, partially wood panelled walls, hotpress Storage Cupboard 3.06 X 0.97
q COURT YARD
The court yard consists of an enclosed yard with a former Coach House and a range of multiple loose boxes which could serve a range of uses.
q GATE LODGE
The sale offers the opportunity to acquire a Gate Lodge in addition to Dartan. The gate lodge has retained much of its original characater however is in need of refurbishment.
The lands are as indicated as fields Nos 4 and 5 on the attached DARD map extending to approximately 28.22 acres (11.43Ha).
The vendor advises the total acreage extends to approximately 30 acres including avenue, gardens and court yard.
q ENTIRE PROPERTY
In the event that interested parties prefer to acquire the entire farm (approx. 117 acres) they should forward their proposal to the selling agent, as consideration may be given to the entire property (subject to acceptable offers).
q WATER SUPPLY
In the event that this property is subdivided the vendor will be responsible for a separate supply to the farm yard.
q VACANT POSSESSION
Vacant possession of the property will be granted to the successful purchaser(s) on completion.
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