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Saturday 29 April 2017

The height of luxury in Cavan

The restored Georgian property in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan stands on two acres of grounds and gardens
The restored Georgian property in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan stands on two acres of grounds and gardens
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

The Manse or old rectory at Ballyjamesduff is a fine three-storey, five bedroom Georgian residence with separate apartments and tennis court.

Located a mile from the Cavan town made famous by the Percy French ballad 'Come Back Paddy Reilly', the building has been extended and fully restored with original features intact.

The Manse sits amidst expansive lawns and lovely mature trees and is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €485,000.

The sale is being handled by DNG O'Dwyer, Virginia, Co Cavan.

The residence was constructed in 1871 by Lord Farnham as a rectory to service part of the vast Farnham Estate.

Elegant

It is a typical 19th century building in form and design, with elegant reception rooms to the front and fine, spacious bedrooms upstairs.

The property has undergone extensive refurbishment, including re-wiring, re-plumbing and re-lining of the chimneys, along with an architecturally-sympathetic extension to the rear.

According to auctioneer Damien Keogan it is in superb condition throughout, with numerous living rooms downstairs and a fine country kitchen installed.

Outside, the grounds have been well tended, and comprise lawns with many mature broadleaf trees and a fruit orchard to side of dwelling.

To the rear is a recently laid hardtop tennis court and the remainder of the land is in pasture.

A large three-bay garage to one side provides ample storage and parking.

The property is currently used as a primary residence but until recently operated as a renowned guesthouse.

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