What dreams are made of ….
your home, just for a visit or for a life time.
Welcome to the most prestigious and elegant home in Norfolk County; Clonmel Castle.
I came to know that Clonmel even existed via a “dream”, that informed me that “the home I was looking for was in Dover”.
As a Widow of about 5 years at that time, I was ready to “fall” in love again, and along came Clonmel.
Most people are aware of Port Dover and the famous Perch Dinners, but not “Dover”! the historical village. I have met people in Port Dover that never new of this near secret conclave.
Little did I know at the time that the magical Dover Valley, with the Lynn River and Falls, an absolutely an incredible story!
The Clonmel storey includes Pirates, Bank Moguls, mysterious treasure troves, and the burning of the White House! * (See below exciting news from Mark Cannon who is writing about the history of Clonmel with a little bit of my story thrown in for drama:)
After the dream I looked up what was for sale in “Dover” there she was…Clonmel … 150 Prospect Street. It truly was love at first sight, as it is for most people chancing upon Clonmel.
I didn’t look further, I purchased Clonmel…and moved in shortly thereafter.
I arrived at Clonmel (a retired widow with $200,000 in my back pocket), in April 2016, as the new Chatelaine of Clonmel Castle.
Clonmel was in dire straits; she had been for sale for over 5 years and left in a run-down mechanically challenged state.
As the brave Scottish lass that I am, I dug in, and over the last 66 months, every penny earned, when back into “her” restoration. Covid gave me the opportunity to get the more intense and mechanical projects completed.
Clonmel Castle is now a completely restored and updated property.
The Castle is hurricane, tornado and fire proof, “NATCO” construction which was made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright, architect, designer, writer and educator. All the original drawings, engineering documents and history, remain in the house for anyone to peruse. Clonmel can now boast a new back up high efficiency furnace supporting the famous “Iron Lady” Peggy Sue, new plumbing and bathrooms, rebuild brick work and stone work, new roof, electrical wiring and panel, air conditioning, live fire safety alarms and cameras and security system, new kitchens and kitchenettes, fireplaces, literally every inch has been revitalized; hence Clonmel is even better today than when she was first build over a four year period in 1929-1934!
Much like the old Hibiscus tree that still stands guard from the top of Prospect Hill.. Clonmel is going to be here for centuries to come.