Thursday 29 September 2016

Four on the market: Old rectories

Published 03/07/2015 | 02:30

The Old Rectory, Coole, Co Westmeath
The Old Rectory, Coole, Co Westmeath
The Rectory, Trim
Donohill rectory
The Manse, Ballyjamesduff

Four rectories on the market which boast ample rooms, character and accompanying land.

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The Old Rectory, Co Westmeath

€395k  Colliers International, (01) 633 3700

This former glebe house near Castlepollard in County Westmeath, comes with three guest cottages in a courtyard. The main house is 2,852 sq ft on two storeys with a basement. At hall level are three reception rooms. The kitchen is in the basement together with a breakfast room, pantry, office, bedroom and shower room. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The courtyard also has two outbuildings and there are agricultural sheds in a lower yard. It is situated on five acres, with mature trees, grassland and an orchard.

The Manse, Co Cavan

€485k DNG O’Dwyer, (049) 854 7622

Built in 1871 for Lord Farnham's estate, this manse at Derrylurgan, about one-and-a-half kilometres from Ballyjamesduff, has been rewired and replumbed, and the chimneys have had attention, so it's in good order. It has a lounge, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, study and office on the ground floor, plus a shower room and utility. Upstairs are five bedrooms, one en-suite, and a bathroom. It's on two acres, with lawns at the front, dotted with mature trees. To the side is an orchard, and out the back is a tennis court.

Donohill Rectory, Co Tipperary

€325k GVM Auctioneers, (061) 413 522

Donohill rectory
Donohill rectory
The Old Rectory, Coole, Co Westmeath
The Rectory, Trim
The Manse, Ballyjamesduff

Donohill Rectory, near Cappawhite, was placed on the market in 2007 with a €1.3m asking price. You could save almost a million by buying it now. It's a listed five-bedroom house on 10 acres, built in the mid to late 19th century and carefully renovated in recent years. It has two reception rooms (a drawing room and dining room), a kitchen with an Aga, a utility and an office. There are five bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. There's also a guest cottage with a kitchen, sitting room, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

The Rectory, Trim, Co Meath

€750k Maurice Harlin Auctioneers, (046) 902 9990

Reverend John Payne designed this Georgian rectory in the mid-18th century. An amateur architect, he wrote a book called 'Twelve Designs of Small Houses', including the plan for the Trim rectory. Yet it measures 4,500 sq ft. It has four ground floor reception rooms, a drawing room, kitchen and two bedrooms on the first floor, and two bedrooms and a living room/kitchen on the second floor. The basement has two rooms, a coal store and wine cellar. There's also a stone coach-house and two other stone outbuildings.

The Manse, Ballyjamesduff
The Manse, Ballyjamesduff
The Old Rectory, Coole, Co Westmeath
The Rectory, Trim
Donohill rectory

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