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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Offers in excess of €1.1m for former presbytery with cottage on 14-acres

Paddy Jordan of Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents, Newbridge, has, just introduced to the market, a former presbytery with a cottage on circa 14-acres near the Kildare/Offaly border.

Clonmore House, Clonbullogue, Co Offaly, dates from 1750, with further additions in 1850 when the house became a presbytery.

The present owners purchased the property in 1999 and undertook a complete refurbishment project to include roof, heating, wiring, plumbing, etc.

He outlined that the gardens are a feature of the property and were almost entirely re-established by the current owners, which have created a “very private” area with a large terrace, mainly in lawn, featuring a rose garden and enclosed with “carefully managed” boxed hedges and a “profusion” array of climbing roses and herbaceous borders.

The accommodation, which extends to c. 4,500 sq. ft, consists of an entrance hall, a drawing room, a dining room, a living room, a study/TV room, a boot room, a kitchen, a pantry and a laundry/linen press.

Meanwhile, upstairs, there are five spacious bedrooms with two ensuites and a main bathroom.

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Cottage and land

Paddy Jordan of Jordan Auctioneers commented that the cottage, on the other hand, was also “extensively” refurbished recently and is “ideal” as an office or additional living accommodation for family or au pair.

The “delightful” cottage, extends to c. 462 sq.ft and includes a living room, a kitchen, a double bedroom and a bathroom, while outside, there are two large sheds, ideal for stables.

“The land is all in pasture, top quality with no waste and good shelter, water laid on,” the agent remarked.

Services include a private well, a mains water connection, septic tank drainage, oil-fired central heating, ESB, high-speed business Wi-Fi and a phone watch alarm.

The amenities in the area include hunting with the Kildare and south counties; racing at the Curragh, Naas, Punchestown and Gowran Park; shopping at the Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge, Kildare Retail Outlet Village in Kildare Town, Rathangan, Portarlington and Edenderry.

There are primary schools in Bracknagh, Clonbullogue, Monasterevin, Rathangan and Portarlington and second schools in Rathangan, Portarlington, Monasterevin and Edenderry.

The train station at Monasterevin is 12 km, Portarlington is 14 km, and Kildare is 18 km.

For sale by private treaty, Paddy Jordan of Jordan Auctioneers is guiding offers in excess of €1.1m. Contact the selling agents on 045-433550 to obtain further information or an appointment to view.

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