Monday 19 February 2018

Four on the market: Large country houses in Cavan

Hermitage, Crossdoney
Hermitage, Crossdoney
Teach Staughan
Marden House

Four large country houses currently on the market in Cavan.

Hermitage, Crossdoney  €255k 

Padraig Smith Auctioneers (049) 436 2244

The Hermitage in the name refers not to the cloistered properties of the house but to the townland, also known as Gortnashangan Upper. Though it's in a rural setting, this large detached house has a handful of neighbours. But it would be easy enough to keep to yourself in the 3,406 sq ft of space within. It has an assortment of reception rooms on the ground floor, including a study and games room. One of the five bedrooms is also on this level and the other four are upstairs, one with en-suite and two with walk-in wardrobes.

Teach Staughan, Crossreagh

 €370k  REA T&J Gavigan (046) 924 0045

Teach Staughan has been on the market for some time and its price has been cut from €460,000. It's a detached, five-bedroom house on an elevated site, and has oak floors in the reception rooms and a mahogany staircase. On the ground floor there's a sitting room, kitchen/dining room, living room, conservatory and study, as well as a utility room and guest toilet. The main bathroom and five bedrooms are on the first floor, and the master bedroom is en-suite. The nearest town is Virginia, less than 10km away.

Marden House, Carnalynch

 €349k  Smith Harrington (046) 902 1113; Peter Murtagh (042) 966 5355

You can forget about Irish Water altogether in this large, detached house about three kilometres southwest of Bailieborough, which has its own well and septic system. Built in 2004, it has a substantial 3,657 sq ft of floor space including six bedrooms, two are ensuite. The ground floor has a sitting room, living room, kitchen, dining room and a conservatory. The grounds have been planted with shrubs and fruit trees, and there's a barbecue area, patio and a detached double garage.

Whitegate, Virginia

 €350k  Padraig Smith Auctioneers (049) 436 2244

This two-storey stone-fronted detached house is just inside the Co Cavan border near Whitegate Cross. That places it about 80km from Dublin. It's 3,082 sq ft in size with six bedrooms - four on the first floor with ensuites, and two on the second floor. The ground floor has a sitting room with a sandstone fireplace and doors to the patio, a dining room also with patio doors, an office, and a kitchen and breakfast room with utility off. The site is 1.23 acres, with gardens front and back, and there's a detached garage.

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