The former schoolhouse was built in the late 19th century and has been transformed, over 20 years, into a comfortable, five-bedroom residence.
Placed on the market two years ago, and then withdrawn, the 3,000 square-foot residence is for sale with Valerie Costelloe, of GVM, and has a guide price of €700,000.
Located on Church Hill, the house has the convenience of the city on its doorstep, while retaining a rural atmosphere. It’s on a half-acre site.
Valerie Costelloe draws attention to the large, open-plan living space in the centre of the house. This main living room is a huge, two-storey space with an office mezzanine at one end, approached by curved, steel stairs and railings. This is flooded with light from the overhead roof windows and deep windows in the walls, and, at 20’ by 18’, the room is a great entertainment space.
The 18’ by 13’ kitchen has painted units and a wood-burning stove. It has doors to the garden and to the sitting room.
The family room is 18’ by 12’ and the mezzanine study is a generous 18’ by 14’, which gives an indication of the kind of space available. There are two double bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor.
The second floor has three more bedrooms and a bathroom with a walk-in hot press. Most rooms have polished wooden floors. Mature gardens face south and the patio is set inside 10ft-high walls.