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Abbey is a €2.5m slice of heaven

Jim O'Brien

Published 30/01/2013 | 06:00

Quinville Abbey is described as one of the finest period residences in the west of Ireland.

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Located at Quinn, Co Clare, the residence is set on 47ac and was renovated and refurbished to a high standard between 1999 and 2000. It is for sale by private treaty and comes with a guide price of €2.5m.

According to Pat O'Hagan, of selling agents Savills, the property can be bought as an entire or the house and 12ac can be purchased separately from the rest.

Situated 8km from Ennis, 12km from Shannon Airport and 26km from Limerick city, the house was built by the Singleton family in 1828.

Originally a Georgian building, it was reconstructed in its present Neo Gothic form by the Pain Brothers, whose other works include the nearby Dromoland Castle.

Completely refurbished just over 12 years ago, the three-storey, over-basement house enjoys all modern conveniences. Its unique internal design ensures that all rooms have a south/south-west aspect, with great views of the gardens.

The downstairs accommodation includes a hall, library, drawing room, dining room, study, a fully-fitted modern kitchen, breakfast room and family room.

The living rooms contain Georgian fireplaces, rose and cornice decoration and tall sash windows. On the first floor is the master bedroom and two other bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. The second floor has four bedrooms, again all en suite.

The courtyard has a range of unused single storey and lofted coach houses, garages and stores, as well as the boiler house.

The gate lodge, which was restored with the property, has an entrance porch, kitchen and sitting room with open fire. There is also a dining area, bedroom, bathroom, utility room and garage.

The grounds around the house include an orchard, mature shrubbery, rose beds, pond, greenhouse and garden sheds.

The lands are all in grass and are laid out in seven walled paddocks, with good frontage onto the country road.

The lands are well cared for and in good heart.

Local auctioneers Costelloes of Ennis are joint agents in the sale.

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