Former Cappoquin convent on sale with 12 acres

The former Convent of Mercy in Cappoquin has a price guide of €450,000.

Now closed for almost a decade, about 100 years after it was built, and newly up for sale with a €450,000 price guide, is the former Convent of Mercy in west Waterford’s Cappoquin.

The large 12,600 sq ft Gothic-style convent building, designed by architect Samuel Francis Hyne and finished in 1903, is on 12 acres on the eastern side, high up above the town, and with 300’ of road frontage, and impressive entrance gate as well.

Associated with a former boarding school, it is for sale with agent Hugh McPhilips of Marshs who says its new uses could include educational use, accommodation, nursing home, etc.

It has 19 bedrooms on each of the first and second floors, and the ground level includes library, chapel, sacristy, kitchen, and reception room. There’s over 5,000 sq ft at ground level, over 4,000 sq ft above it, and 3,000 sq ft on the top floor.

The private treaty sale includes gate lodge, outbuildings and stores.

It is being sold in one lot on behalf of receiver, Aidan Heffernan of HK Corporate Recovery. The convent had been put on the market back in 2004 by the Mercy Sisters, guiding €850,000, when it was bought for development and its contents were sold at auction later in 2004.

Details: Marshs 021-4270347