Two-storey modern purpose built property on a mature and well laid out site comprising 1.73 acres (0.7 ha), accompanied by separate adjacent lands with extensive road frontage consisting of 4.94 acres (2.0 ha).
La Verna was built in the early 2000s and originally used for administrative purposes by the Order of Friars Minor (The Franciscans OFM).
The property was reconfigured and extended subsequently to provide residential accommodation for up to 12 persons within single en suite bedrooms, in addition to generously proportioned communal and administrative space, commercial kitchen, additional guest rooms (2 no.), plus a large centrally located chapel.
The original property measured 1,077 sqm (11,593 sqft) and was modestly extended and reconfigured in part around 2011 to accommodate its current layout and gross floor area of 1,201 sqm (12,927 sqft).
Externally, the grounds are well laid out with mature landscaping all of which is maintained to a high standard.
The grounds consist of planted and lawned areas, a vehicular turning circle at the main entrance to the building, painted parking spaces for up to 30 vehicles, perimeter paving around the entire building, plus a double-gated enclosed service yard providing access to the refuse area, boiler room, and commercial kitchen.
The building benefits from a passenger lift off reception and a courtyard patio area is immediately accessible off the communal lounge and dining space via double doors.
The building is positioned centrally on its plot with private garden areas towards the rear (western boundary) and side (southern boundary).
A boundary fence separates the building from the orchard lands immediately adjacent to the north, which comprise approximately 4.94 acres (2.0 ha) with over 200 metres of road frontage.
To the rear of rear of the property is Gormanston College (the subject lands originally formed part of the school estate), although the property is separated from the school grounds by a planted mature woodland, much of which is intersected by the River De ...