In Tipp top shape: Renovated rectory hits the market in south Tipperary
A renovated rectory in south Tipperary is on the market with 13ac plus the option to buy an additional 33ac of grass and forestry
Many of the medium-sized Georgian and Victorian-era houses throughout the country began life as a glebe house or a rectory.
These houses were built in a style to reflect but not to rival the local big house in terms of grandeur.
These dwellings characteristically have spacious reception areas, decorative finishes and out houses in a courtyard setting that mirrors the courtyards of the grander houses.
Typical of these is an old rectory, known as The Glebe House, located on the outskirts of the village of Ardmayle and close to Boherlahan and Cashel in south Tipperary.
Built in 1889, and renovated in recent years, the house is for sale by private treaty. It sits on 13ac of ground with the option of buying a further 33ac of grass and forestry located about 500m away.
The house on 13ac has a guide price of €400,000. The extra land consisting of 13ac of grazing is guided at €130,000 with 20ac of forestry guided at €35,000, giving €565,000 for the entire. The property is a seven-minute drive from the M8 motorway and is accessed from a long, winding avenue.
According to Alison De Vere Hunt of joint selling agents Cashel Marts, the house is in perfectly habitable condition with accommodation that includes a sitting room, a kitchen, an office with a bay window, a sitting/dining room, a long hallway, a downstairs WC and a scullery. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and a separate family bathroom.
The property has some lovely features, with the cut stone walls exposed in places, while much of the flooring is new and in maple and beech.
More modern features include central heating and solar panels. The outbuildings are lovely old stone-cut structures and consist of a number of stables, a coach house, a cattle crush with holding facilities, a workshop, a two-storey shed and a lean-to.
According to Ms De Vere Hunt, this is a very attractive property with mature trees to either side of a sweeping avenue.
The paddocks, located at either side of the avenue, are in grass while the largest of the fields, extending to 7ac, is in tillage.
The land has extensive road frontage with a separate farm entrance.
The two additional parcels of ground are located less than 500m from the residence. One lot is made up of 13ac in grass and the other consists of 20ac of forestry accessed through a right-of-way established in 1994.
With no premiums remaining, the major portion - 70pc - is in ash with 30pc in Sitka spruce. There are no premiums remaining with the timber.
The private treaty sale is jointly handled by jointly Cashel Marts and PF Quirke auctioneers.
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