The historic Airfield House and Farm in Dundrum, Co. Dublin, has reopened to the public following its two year closure for redevelopment. The breath-taking 38 acre estate has been revamped at a cost of €11 million, boasting a new cafe, farm and visitor centre, the refurbishment of the stately home, Airfield House, and gorgeous new horticultural gardens which feature fabulous Tegula block paving from top UK based paving and walling manufacturer, Tobermore.
The story of Airfield House and Farm has attracted much interest over the years. First purchased in 1894 by Dublin solicitor Trevor TL Overend as a Summer home, Airfield House later became a permanent residence with his wife and three daughters, now famously known as 'the Overend sisters.' Following their parents death, the Overend sisters continued to run the estate and were heavily involved in charitable ventures throughout their adult lives. This led them to establish the estate as a charitable organisation focusing on educational and recreational activities in 1974. When the sisters passed away, they then left the house and farm in trust for the public.
Today, Airfield House and Farm offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy and learn about food, farming and nature in a unique, serene environment, as well as providing fun family activities such as woodland walks and programmes for school children. A very special tribute is also paid to the history of the estate with the story of the Overend sisters told through interactive and audio-visual displays throughout the home.
Tobermore's Tegula block paving in the soft, country tones of Cedar has been installed as part of the refurbishment of Airfield House. Tegula showcases an aged antique appearance, the perfect choice for a period residence like this. Tegula mirrors the Victorian style and enhances the character of Airfield House and Farm exactly with its timeless elegance.