DescriptionJohns Mall, in the heart of Birr, retains the dignity and relaxed pace of another, more graceful, period. The charming ambiance of The Mall has a special character and atmosphere all of its own. Elegant and beautifully proportioned No 5 is situated on the sunny side of The Mall. It is a simply beautiful two storey, over garden level, period residence, of considerable style and elegance, on what is widely regarded as one of the most important Georgian terraces in Ireland. Inside, one experiences a sense of entering a family home preserved in the amber of another time. It presents with many period features such as ornate ceiling cornice, a very fine curved staircase with a mahogany handrail, and original sash windows together with casements and shuttering. Accommodation is laid out as follows; Two reception rooms at hall level, a kitchen and cosy family room at lower ground floor, and three bedrooms, two ensuites and a family bathroom at first floor level. All utilities are located in the courtyard in a designated laundry room.
No 5 Johns Mall has modern comforts whilst retaining its true period feel and it is very manageable easy house to live in. Oil fired central heating, Phonewatch alarm system, high speed broadband, a wood burning stove, power showers and increased insulation have all been installed.
A gated side entrance allows cars to be parked securely to the back of the house with enough space for up to six/seven vehicles.
To the rear across a private sun drenched courtyard, there is a completely restored original stone Coach-house. It is laid out in a stunning one bedroomed self-contained apartment ideal for a home office, guest accommodation, an au pair residence or indeed for a business use separate from the main house. It could also generate a rental/AIR B & B income if so desired. There is also an essential domestic garage and another outside store to the other end of the Coach house.
The appeal of this very special property is further enhanced by the breath taking south west facing garden (210' x 30') approx. A calm and secluded space, surrounded on all sides by original stonewalls. The lawns are flanked by mature shrubs, and tall trees leading the eye to a living willow alcove, beyond which flourishes a delightful old-fashioned kitchen garden. A secret space and a true retreat Birr is a cultural fountain with its wonderful Castle & stunning grounds which are open to public membership, Oxmantown Hall Theatre, various coffee shops and eateries, it's annual Vintage Week festival, access to the Slieve Bloom Mountains & a wonderful built environment. With a choice of great schools and a location so easily accessible to Dublin, Galway & Limerick, this is a town of choice to live in.
AccommodationLOWER GROUND FLOOR
Entrance Hall 2.34m x 5.64m. Accessed independently from the front of the house. Tastefully decorated and with a quarry tiled floor. Cloakroom and guest WC. Brass matwell.
Kitchen 5.56m x 4.27m. Fully fitted large oak kitchen with a quarry tiled floor, a number of wall cupboards and base units, plumbed for dishwasher and with a built in hotpress with very large cylinder.
Family room 4.37m x 5.64m. Features a beautiful inglenook fireplace in a brick finish with a wood burning stove. Very cosy and relaxed space.
Entrance Hall 2.46m x 5.64m. Beautiful bright entrance hallway with decorative ornate ceiling plasterwork, original wooden flooring and elegant curved stairwell with mahogany handrail to first floor.
Drawing Room 4.5m x 5.64m. Beautiful room with original cast iron fireplace and cornice detail. Original flooring in excellent condition, dual aspect with beautiful views of Johns Mall and the rear court yard.
Dining Room 4.5m x 5.64m. Another elegant room with fine views of both Johns Mall * the rear courtyard, new carpet flooring, cast iron fireplace, door to rear court yard and cornice detail.
Bedroom 1 3.61m x 2.92m. Cast iron fireplace, timber flooring and window overlooking Johns Mall.
En-Suite 1.8m x 2.74m. WC, WHB, shower unit, ceramic tiling around shower.
Master Bedroom (2) 4.5m x 4.65m. Quiet room overlooking the rear court yard, painted timber flooring.
En-Suite 1.8m x 2.74m. WC , WHB & shower unit, ceramic tiling around shower.
Bedroom 3 3.66m x 3.35m. Cast Iron fireplace and timber flooring, over looking The Mall
Family Bathroom 2.82m x 5.87m. Large and comfortable room with period fittings, including a freestanding cast iron bath, WC & WHB and electric shower unit. Painted floor boards and painted wainscoting details on walls.
STONE COACHOUSE 14.63m x 5.49m.
Kitchen cum Living Area 8.41m x 4.24m. Open plan area with kitchen area to one end and living area to the other end. Exposed stone walls and over head beams. Solid wooden floors. TV point and separate telephone line. Passive heating provided via roof windows. Electric storage heaters installed.
Bedroom 4.17m x 3.81m. Quiet cosy room with decorative William Morris wallpaper, timber floor and double glazed windows. Recessed lighting and double glazed windows.
En-Suite 1.22m x 1.83m. Bath with shower overhead, WC & WHB.
Room in Coach house 4.7m x 4.39m. All stonework exposesd and repointed. Roof light are also installed, again providing passive solar heating. Pine panelled ceiling with exposed beams. This versatile space can be adapted for many uses.
Garage 2.7m x 4.25m. Great storage space with double doors.
Laundry room 2.64m x 5.21m. Washing machine and dryers located here,
Features- Most sought after residential address in Birr, within easy reach of all services with beautiful views of Birr streetscape from the front windows.
- Original period features such as sash windows with shuttering, cornicing and fine plaster work.
- Property reroofed, rewired and repumped in recent years.
- 11ft ceiling height throughout ground floor.
- Exceptionally large and beautiful rear garden surrounded by high stone walls.
- Side entrance to the rear courtyard, with plenty of parking space.
- Original stone Coach-house has been restored to a one bed self-contained apartment, which would adapt to a fantastic home office away from the main house.
- OFCH, mains water, mains sewerage, two telephone lines and high speed Broadband connected (approx. 30 mbs)
- Phonewatch monitored alarm system installed.
- Magical rear walled garden - approx 210 ft. long, including a traditional kitchen garden and rose garden.
- Sky fibre broadband & satellite TV installed.
- Attic completely upgraded with new insulation, storage tanks drained, cleaned & lids fitted. Anti-frost heater installed.
- New flue liners fitted to fireplace where stove is located.
BER DetailsBER: Exempt
DirectionsPlease follow Eircode R42 ET71 on google maps.
Birr is a cultural fountain with its wonderful Castle & stunning grounds which are open to public membership, Oxmantown Hall Theatre, various coffee shops and eateries, it’s annual Vintage Week festival, access to the Slieve Bloom mountains & a wonderful built environment. With a choice of great schools and a location so easily accessible to Dublin, Galway & Limerick, this is a town of choice to live in.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Roscrea on 0505 21192