Templetown, Carlingford, County Louth

Sale Agreed Energy Rating A91 FW97 4 beds1 bath76.86 m2


What a find! This quaint 1930`s cottage-style property at Templetown in the Carlingford area is a rare find indeed. This pretty little cottage, located along a quiet country road, occupies a generous 0.7 acre site with glorious views of the Cooley mountains and the adjacent Kilwirra Graveyard. Not any old graveyard, this... not only is it associated with Crusaders known as the Knights Templar (likely to have given rise to the local area name of Templetown). but it`s also the resting place of the ancestors of US President Joe Biden. www.Megalithicireland.com tells us; St Mary`s Church at Templetown is situated on a small knoll surrounded by farmland, with the Cooley Mountains providing a gorgeous backdrop. The site is associated with the Knights Templar founded in 1118 by Hugh de Payens. Their main purpose was to provide protection to the many pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem. The Knights Templar probably arrived in Ireland after the Anglo-Norman invasion in 1169. The Order was endorsed by the Catholic Church and as a charity they received many gifts. They became a very wealthy organisation and are credited with having started an early form of banking. After the loss of Christian control in the Holy Land the Order was undermined and by 1314 the Order was dissolved. But you`re here to find out about the cottage, so let`s focus: A 3 bed detached dwelling of c 76 sq m, large site, adjacent garage / workstore that measures c 16 sq m, bringing the total to 92 sq m. The house is 750 m by road to the brathtaking Templetown Blue Flag beach (and probably under 500m on foot) and is at the entrance to Kilwirra Graveyard. Of course, the immense array of amenities is on the doorstep: from lunch in Strandfield, to a pint in Lily Finnegan`s Pub, a mountain walk across Maedb`s Gap on Slieve Foy, or a stroll through the charming Carlingford medieval village. The property, whilst in need of refurbishment, is certainly occupiable and enjoys many sweet features worth retaining. However the next owner will have enormous enjoyment in fulfilling this property`s true potential. Don;t forget that this proeprty would likely qualify for refurbishment grants - details here https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/housing/housing_grants_and_schemes/vacant_property_refurbishment_grant.html Viewing strictly by appointment.

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BER No: 112450184
Energy Performance Indicator: 813.83 kWh/m2/yr


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Date created: Apr 11, 2023

Michael Lavelle Estate Agents
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Joanne Lavelle
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