Peek inside this stunning property on 52ac that's just hit the market in Meath
ONE of the mysteries of our religious heritage is how the church authorities of various denominations managed to convince 'the faithful' to embrace holy poverty in barely habitable botháns while their spiritual leaders resided in Georgian splendour.
A prime example of the architectural legacy left by this double-think is the Glebe House at Killallon in Co Meath. Set on 52ac of formal grounds and farmland, this fine Georgian house has been completely renovated in recent years and, along with the coachyard to the rear, is in top condition.
The place is on the private treaty market and guided by Pat O'Hagan of Savills at €1.1m.
Located 4km from the N52 at Clonmellon the house is 15km from Kells, 29km from Navan, 33km from Mullingar and 79km from Dublin.
The 18th century two-storey over basement house was built in the 1800s as a residence for a local cleric.
Accessed through electric gates the residence is reached by a tarmacadam drive while a secondary avenue from the northern side goes directly to the yard.
Stone steps with iron railings lead to the fanlight door and into a spacious hallway with doors leading to the dining room, drawing room, library and inner hall.
To the left of the hall is the main staircase leading to the first floor and the basement. Other accommodation on the first floor includes a breakfast room and kitchen area, which in turn leads to a back hallway with access to the rear staircase, a pantry and a utility room.