Victorian residence in Monaghan for €1.95m
Kilnacloy House €1.95m
Househunters who relish the thought of restoring a faded old period house may well end up in competition with property speculators when it comes to Kilnacloy House.
It's a genteel Victorian residence on the outskirts of Monaghan town, and it's on almost 115 acres of land, some of which is zoned for development.
It's being sold as one lot or as various options - the house on 93.35 acres or on 16.12 acres, and a couple of separate lots of zoned land of slightly over 10 and 11 acres. If you want to keep housing estates at bay, it will cost €1,950,000 for the entire property - the house on 114.74 acres.
The lands are something worth preserving, consisting of wooded parkland and pasture stretching down to the Blackwater River. Around the house are some beautiful gardens with a stepped terrace, lawns, ornamental trees, wildflowers, a vegetable garden, and the ghost of a former tennis court.
The house itself was built about 1840 and extended in 1890, according to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. It now stands at roughly 5,600 sq ft on two storeys with a basement.
The ground floor has three reception rooms, a study and kitchenette. The main kitchen is in the basement along with a breakfast room and offices, and there are five bedrooms upstairs, one en-suite.
The grounds include a stableyard, a farmyard and two cottages - a three-bedroom and a one-bedroom - both of which have tenants in them until November.
Soon after it was built Kilnacloy House found itself conveniently situated for the new railway station, but the house has long outlasted the railway, which closed in 1957. By car you can get there from Dublin in under two hours via the N2.
The agent is Savills Country Homes (01) 663 4350.