In Tipp top shape: Renovated rectory hits the market in south Tipperary
A renovated rectory in south Tipperary is on the market with 13ac plus the option to buy an additional 33ac of grass and forestry
Many of the medium-sized Georgian and Victorian-era houses throughout the country began life as a glebe house or a rectory.
These houses were built in a style to reflect but not to rival the local big house in terms of grandeur.
These dwellings characteristically have spacious reception areas, decorative finishes and out houses in a courtyard setting that mirrors the courtyards of the grander houses.
Typical of these is an old rectory, known as The Glebe House, located on the outskirts of the village of Ardmayle and close to Boherlahan and Cashel in south Tipperary.
Built in 1889, and renovated in recent years, the house is for sale by private treaty. It sits on 13ac of ground with the option of buying a further 33ac of grass and forestry located about 500m away.
The house on 13ac has a guide price of €400,000. The extra land consisting of 13ac of grazing is guided at €130,000 with 20ac of forestry guided at €35,000, giving €565,000 for the entire. The property is a seven-minute drive from the M8 motorway and is accessed from a long, winding avenue.
According to Alison De Vere Hunt of joint selling agents Cashel Marts, the house is in perfectly habitable condition with accommodation that includes a sitting room, a kitchen, an office with a bay window, a sitting/dining room, a long hallway, a downstairs WC and a scullery. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and a separate family bathroom.
The property has some lovely features, with the cut stone walls exposed in places, while much of the flooring is new and in maple and beech.