Monday 26 September 2016

Four on the market: Properties in Munster

Published 04/03/2016 | 02:30

Former convent, Pallas St,  Borrisoleigh.
Former convent, Pallas St,  Borrisoleigh.
Barrow House
Vigo Lodge
4 West View, Cobh

A choice of four listed properties currently available to buy in Munster.

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Barrow House, Barrow, Co Kerry 

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AMV €300k  DNG Creedon (021) 489 7300

Irish-American Maureen Erde began running Barrow House as a guesthouse in the 1980s, and later recounted her adventures in 'Help! I'm an Irish Innkeeper' published in 1997. Barrow House sits on the water's edge at Barrow Harbour and has a private driveway by the sea. Built around 1750, it's been added to over the years, so that it now stands at 4,000 sq ft with two storeys over a raised basement and a converted attic. Inside there are eight bedrooms. It will be auctioned on March 16 at the Imperial Hotel in Cork.

Vigo Lodge, Kilnaboy, Co Clare

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€199k  DNG O’Sullivan Hurley (065) 6840200

Not far from Lake Inchiquin in Co Clare is Vigo Lodge, a thatched cottage built as a hunting lodge in the 1930s. It has period features, such as an oriel window in the hallway, original fireplaces and window shutters. There are three first-floor bedrooms and a fourth bedroom or office on the ground floor. Also downstairs is a dining room, kitchen and back kitchen, sitting room, and a sun porch in PVC. The floor area is 2,400 sq ft, while outside there are a couple of block-built sheds and landscaped gardens.

4 West View, Cobh, Co Cork

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€135k  English Auctioneers (021) 481 1494

West View is a terrace of 23 three-storey houses built around 1850 in what was then Queenstown. The town is now known as Cobh, and the terrace has become better known as the 'Deck of Cards'. Number 4 is towards the top of the hill, about 250m from the harbour, and 600m from the railway station, and across the street from a park. The ground floor has a sitting room, dining room, kitchenette and guest toilet. On the first floor there's a master bedroom and a bathroom, the second floor has two more bedrooms.

Former Convent, Pallas St,  Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary

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€195k  Rooney (061) 413511

Although it's described as dating from 1880, the old convent in Borrisoleigh is conspicuously absent from the second-edition Ordnance Survey Map, published in 1904. It was one of several properties sold by the Sisters of Mercy, and fetched €435,645 in 2001, according to local reports. The property consists of the 4,163 sq ft main building, with seven bedrooms and four reception rooms, and a chapel. There's also a 1,769 sq ft single-storey building on the grounds with four rooms. The grounds come to two acres.

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