James L Murtagh

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Selling By Private Treaty

Guide Price: 595,000

Lot 17, Parochial House, Robertstown, Carlanstown, Co. Meath

This truly imposing residence encompasses all the characteristics of a period residence from the architectural elegance to the double height ceilings, sash windows, cornices, and ceilings roses. This residence is tastefully decorated with contemporary architecture and dcor of its time with outstanding attention to detail which captures one immediately, further, the residence has been exceptionally maintained and as such, retains much of its early character and form.

Originally built in 1873, reconstructed and raised in 1908 with further renovations completed in 1995, this property is without doubt an exemplary showcase of period architecture clearly noted from the external cornices at eaves level, hipped slate roof with terracotta ridge tiles and rendered chimney stacks to the striking front doorway. The doorway is impressively embellished with a decorative fanlight, purposely designed to make an architectural statement. This design is carried through the residence clearly illustrating the creativity of Irish architects and joiners from the early eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. This residence encapsulates all the trappings of the Classical and Gothic design details which are remarkable aspects of our cultural and architectural heritage - the spectacular cut stone former bell tower is another distinguishing illustration of this period.

Kilbeg Parochial House is centrally positioned with living accommodation extending to over 3,748 sq. ft. over two floors. Upon entering, one can access the reception room to the left, two large windows provide flood of natural light and unique marble fireplace surround. Returning to the hallway, two further rooms are interconnected - ideal for a living area. Through the double doors, one is lead to the office, bathroom and kitchen-dining area. This bright and beautiful kitchen benefits from fully fitted shaker style units either side and utility room with access to the rear patio area. An excellent area for outdoor entertainment space with spectacular views of the landscape and belltower. Traversing back through and up the stairs, the first-floor accommodation comprises master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, ensuite and ornate marble fireplace, a further spacious bedroom with ensuite and fitted wardrobes and the remaining two bedrooms. The other bedrooms could easily be used as office or a playroom, all first-floor accommodation benefits from excellent views of the country landscape. A family bathroom completes the first floor.

Accommodation as follows:
Ground floor:
Foyer 2.76m x 7.14m
Hallway 2.34m x 1.45m
Sitting room 5.03m x 6.64m
Living room 5.40m x 4.87m
Dining room 5.68m 3.27m
Kitchen 5.45m x 3.61m
Utility/ boiler room 1.82m x 2.27m
Bathroom 2.07m x 2.19m
Utility 3.78m x 2.31m

First floor:
Hallway 2.18m x 2.85m
Hallway 2.70m x 3.90m
Bedroom 1 5.47m x 5.37m
Bedroom 2 5.84m x 5.23m
Bathroom 3.74m x 2.77m
Hallway 3.90 x 2.08m
Office/room 1.78m x 1.96m
Hallway 7.75m x 3.59m
Bedroom 4 3.28m x 3.62m
Bedroom 5 4.02m x 4.79m
Ensuite 4.00m x 2.86m

The residence is bounded by mature trees, providing peace and privacy. Approached by a sweeping driveway, the property is perched on an elevated yet private site, with gardens to the front and rear.
The lands to the rear of the property comprise of c.9 acres of quality agricultural land, all in permanent pasture and bounded by mature native beech, oak, and ash trees. There is also an array of farm buildings to the rear of the residence, including round roof hay shed, cut stone outhouse and handling facilities leading to the grazing paddocks.

This unique property is ideal for a number of uses such as, large private residence, boutique hotel/guest house and also possesses further scope for residential redevelopment (subject to planning permission), which in the current climate, would be welcomed.

Located less than 10km from Kells, a significant town with easy access to major road networks, including M3 and N51, which provides an array of social, essential and educational services and facilities. This is a truly fantastic opportunity to acquire a unique property in a highly sought after location.

Viewing of this property is highly recommended - by appointment only.

Magnificent former Parochial House on c.9 acres.
4 Bed 4 Bath detached residence.
Encompasses all the characteristics of a period residence from the architectural elegance to the double height ceilings, sash windows, cornices, and c
Centrally positioned with living accommodation extending to over 3,748 sq. ft. over two floors
The residence is bounded by mature trees, providing peace and privacy
C.9 acres of quality agricultural land, all in permanent pasture and bounded by mature native beech, oak, and ash trees.
Located less than 10km from Kells, a significant town with easy access to major road networks, including M3 and N51

Important Info / Terms and Conditions


• Viewing:
If you wish to view the property, you should contact James L. Murtagh Auctioneers on 044-93-40088. We will facilitate you and arrange access for you and/or your surveyor.

• Description Of Property:
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• Guide Price:
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• Legal Documentation:
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• Reserve Price:
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• Deposit:
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• General Conditions:
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