If the history of the Scots and Irish has consistently emphasized one characteristic above all, it is perhaps that of Celtic hospitality, to be enjoyed in welcoming surroundings of relaxation and comfort. Drumkeeran House is uniquely designed to replicate the qualities and atmosphere of a Celtic Country House here in the beautiful Pemberton Valley with its jewel-like setting in the midst of the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia.
The emblem of Drumkeeran House is a Celtic Horseshoe, surmounted by a leaping salmon of West Coast native design. The ambience and décor of Drumkeeran House, itself named after an ancient Irish farm property, mirrors the culture and tradition associated with the Celtic peoples, but also pays homage in its log construction, artwork and carvings to our rich North American and North West native heritage.
Designed by leading architect, Ted Murray, and built by local
log builders and craftsmen, Drumkeeran House is a classic example of the revival of the use of square-cut dovetail chinked logs hewn from British Columbia’s massive Western Red Cedars.
A small house on the property, Ardbeg Cottage, is the home of a full-time caretaker/concierge to take care of the house and grounds and the needs of the guests at Drumkeeran House.
Strikingly set on the headland point of Ivey Lake, the small private five acre estate of Drumkeeran is blessed with a stunning and unforgettable rural location.
The estate lands boast over 700 feet of waterfront with private dock and are richly forested with mature fir, cedar, hemlock, pine, birch, maple and wild dogwood. Local wildlife abounds and you may see black bear, mule deer, rabbit, squirrel, chipmunk, eagles, hawks, ducks, woodpeckers, a profusion of songbirds and, of course, fish.