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Restored Georgian in Adare on the market for €795k

Glebe House, Croagh, Adare €795k

Published 06/11/2015 | 02:30

Built in 1831, the handsome residence has a guest wing and sits on more than 16 acres
Built in 1831, the handsome residence has a guest wing and sits on more than 16 acres
The elegant dining room with wood floor and shuttered windows

The village of Croagh, about halfway between Adare and Rathkeale, has been punching above its weight for some centuries now. James II was reported to have stayed the night there after his defeat at the Battle of the Boyne.

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The village has been bypassed by the N21 but thrives anyway, with a national school, a church, shops, pubs, a hotel, and even a music school, to say nothing of the assortment of interesting ruins thereabouts.

The glebe house for the village was built in 1831, and was described in Lewis's 1837 Topographical Dictionary of Ireland as "a handsome residence". It still is handsome, almost 200 years later, though no longer associated with the clergy.

The house faces south at the end of a curved avenue and stands on 16 and a half acres of land dotted with venerable old trees.

Inside, there's a drawing room, dining room, sitting room and study on the ground floor. The first floor has a bathroom and three bedrooms, including the master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room. At garden level is the kitchen, running the full length of the house, with three sets of French doors opening to a patio. There's another en-suite bedroom on this floor as well.

Adjoining the old part of the house is a two-storey guest wing with, on the first floor, a games room, two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.

The ground floor of this wing, which needs refurbishment, has three rooms and a bathroom. Total floor space is 5,700 sq ft.

The grounds include a courtyard with a coach house and a walled garden, and the lands are in the form of paddocks bordered by a stream.

The former Glebe House at Croagh, Co Limerick, is for sale for €795,000 with agent John Giltinane & Associates in Adare, (061) 605046.

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