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IrelandOffalyClara'Drayton Villa', Parochial House, Kilcoursey, Clara, Offaly


'Drayton Villa', Parochial House, Kilcoursey, Clara, Offaly

8 beds 4 baths 715m 2Energy RatingHouse Refreshed on Dec 3, 2019
Eircode: R35FX28
#8 of 21 Properties Viewed in Clara
DNG Kelly Duncan
DNG Kelly Duncan
Tel: 057 932 5050
PSRA Licence No. 002289
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DNG Kelly Duncan are pleased to offer offer for sale 'Drayton Villa' and associated lands of circa 25.8 acres. This wonderful period house and property has in recent years been the Parochial House in Clara and was formerly the home of the renowned Goodbody family. The main house extends to c. 715sqm and is a detached three-bay two-storey over basement house built c.1849, with porch to front and two-storey extension to west. There is a Walled courtyard to the west of the house encompassing two storey coach house and stables. A unique feature is the brick-lined tunnel connecting this courtyard to the main house with cut limestone entrance. To the rear of the coach house yard is a Walled Orchard and Garden. There are extensive landscaped gardens surrounding the house with a sweeping driveway on entrance. To the rear are extensive agricultural fields and wooded hill area know locally as 'Chapel Hill'. The property has a main entrance at Kilbeggan Road, Kilcoursey and further entrances to lands to rear at Chapel Hill and Kilbride Road. Available as Lot 1 - Drayton Villa and Coach House yards and site of 3.6 acres €POA, Lot 2 - Mixed Lands of 22.2 acres €POA, Lot 3 - Lots 1 & 2 Combined € 675,000 (All photographs and maps provided are for illustration purposes only)


Ground floor comprises Entrance Porch, Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Oratory, Reception Room/Office, Office/Study, Corridor, Guest WC. First Floor comprises split level Landing, Hallways, Six Bedrooms (two with ensuite), Large Bathroom, additional WC. Basement level comprises lower level Hallway, Two Bedrooms, Bathroom, Large Kitchen/Dining room, Utility,Laundry, Pantry, Wine Cellar, Three Store Rooms, Fuel Store and Boiler Room. There is access from small yard adjacent to Kitchen to the Coach Yard via tunnel. Separate Coach House and Stables have potential for development as residential unit/apartments (subject to planning permissions)


Entrance Porch - 1.2m x 2.54m Square-headed door opening to porch with internal carved columns , flanked by blank recessed panels with double timber panelled door and stained glass overlight, tiled floor. Entrance Hall - 3.55m x 5.16m Spacious carpeted entrance hall with feature fireplace, coving, glass panel double doors to porch, radiator Drawing Room - 5.06m x 5.16m Large Drawing Room with front and side aspect, marble fireplace, coving, ceiling rose, carpet, radiator Living Room - 6.97m x 5.75m Spacious Living Room with rear and side aspect, carpet,ceiling rose, marble fireplace, radiator x 2. Formal Dining Room - 6.97m x 5.75m Large formal dining room with rear service stairs, carpet, recessed alcoves, marble fireplace, recessed panelled sash windows, radiator x 2 Hallway- Central - 5.3m x 2.43m Carpet, main stairs with ornate ballustrades, coving Oratory - 4.4m x 2.36m Private Oratory with pine tongue and groove walls, recessed alcoves and storage, radiator, spotlights,sliding door to hallway Hallway - West Side - 6.84m x 2.44m Hallway leads from Side Entrance door on west extension to main stairs and basement stairs, linoleum flooring, radiator, coving, ceiling rose, service stairs to Dining Room Ground Floor Guest WC - 1.73m x 2.4m Guest WC off west side hallway, linoleum flooring, radiator, whb with vanity unit, toilet, storage alcove Office/Study - 2.83m x 3.1m Dual aspect to side/rear, carpet, shelves, radiator Reception Room/Main Office - 6.84m x 4.64m Large front facing Reception room with feature fireplace, carpet, ceiling rose and coving, large bay window. Hallway/Landing - First Floor - 10.46m x 2.44m Carpet, Attic Access Bedroom 1 - 7.0m x 5.8m Very spacious bedroom with view to rear, marble fireplace, radiator, alcove,coving Bedroom 2 - 7.0m x 5.8m Very spacious bedroom with view to rear and side, marble fireplace, alcove, coving, ceiling rose Bedroom 3 - 6.9m x 4.82m Large bedroom in west side extension with dual side and front aspect, carpet, radiator, bay window, marble fireplace with tiled insert, fitted wardrobe, whb. Bedroom 4 - 3.57m x 4.6m Marble fireplace, ceiling rose, alcove, side aspect Bedroom 5 - 3.62m x 3.54m Carpet, marble fireplace, radiator, coving. Ensuite off same Ensuite - Bedroom 5 - 4.6m x 1.53m Ensuite with small wardrobe area on entrance, carpet, whb,toilet, radiator, shower unit Ensuite - Bedroom 1 - 1.24m x 2.38m Ensuite up steps from Bedroom 1, shower, whb, toilet, radiator Bedroom 6 - 4.6m x 2.52m Carpet, marble fireplace, coving, radiator, fitted wardrobe Bathroom - 3.03m x 2.7m Linoleum flooring, bath, whb, shower cubicle, dual aspect windows, tiled walls WC -First Floor - 3.03m x 1.72m Toilet, whb, radiator, laundry storage press (1.25 x2.45). Basement Hallway - 8.6m x 2.4m Stairs from ground floor, linoleum flooring Bedroom 7 - 4.06m x 3.82m Carpet Bedroom 8 - 4.5m x 5.12m Large bedroom with dual aspect windows, carpet Bathroom - Basement level - 2.83m x 2.6m Bath, toilet, whb, vanity unit, storage Kitchen/Dining Room - 6.97m x 5.2m Large kitchen area, fitted units, worktops, sink, large oilfired stove/cooker. Rear door to small yard with tunnel to Coach House Yard. Laundry - 4.21m x 5.2m Original Laundry still in use with access to Fuel Store and Boiler House Off same. Original large Twyfords and Hanley laundry sink, plumbed for washing machines, dumb-waiter shaft. Fuel Store - 5.18m x 4.13m Original fuel store with coal/fuel chute from side of house.Flagstone floor. Accessed from Laundry Room and via Boiler Room also. Boiler Room - 2.75m x 4.66m Boiler room with large Oil burner Utility - 2.65m x 2.97m Linoleum flooring, shelving Hall to Pantry - 3.59m x 0.97m Carpet Pantry - 1.75m x 3.44m Fitted units/storage Wine Cellar - 2.1m x 2.84m Wine cellar/cold room directly under main entrance steps to front Store Room - Off Pantry area - 1.64m x 3.45m Store Room with disused Fire place, (former servants quarters) Store Room - 3.27m x 2.47m Store room - potential bedroom Store Room - 3.16m x 2.47m External - Coach House and Stables - 131.0sq m Two-storey stone outbuilding to west with hipped slate roof, lattice windows and round-headed door openings with timber battened doors and petal fanlights, former coach house with stables. Ideal opportunity for conversion to residential units.(Subject to planning permissions)


Superb 19th Century Period House of 715 sqm with c. 25.8 acres of adjoining lands Ideal location just 500 metres from town centre, 1km from train station and 6km to Motorway Extensive landscaped gardens with sweeping driveway Large walled courtyard with Coach House and Stables Ideal opportunity for large Private Home, Boutique/Spa Hotel & Apartments, Nursing Home, or Residential Development (subject to planning permissions)

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Drayton Villa is located on Kilbeggan Road Kilcoursey, just past St. Francis Boys National School on left hand side. Enter Eircode R35 FX28 to Google Maps for accurate directions.

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