DescriptionFor sale by Formal Tender. All tenders must be submitted by 12 noon on Thursday 4th November 2021 to Antoinette Doherty, Solicitor, The Representative Church Body, Church Of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6. D06CF67.
- An Elegant Georgian Residence
- Zoned land 3.60 Ha 8.91 acres
- Charming Gate Lodge
- Superb location on Glebe Street in Town of Birr
- 5 minute walk to Birr Castle and Gardens
This is a Magnificent Georgian residence on 8.91 aces /3.60 ha of zoned lands with schematic for 34 residential units (Subject to Planning Permission) and a further 41 units subject to excavation and planning. Coach house, tack room and stone Gate Lodge containing living room, kitchen bedroom and bathroom. Beautifully situated on a hill along Glebe Street in the heart of the Heritage Town of Birr.
Perched on a hill and beautifully approached via a sweeping driveway the property which was built c1830 and enjoys splendid views over Birr town and beyond. A gracious detached L-plan three-bay two-storey over basement rectory with porch to front and later extensions to rear. Set within its own grounds. Hipped slate roof with oversailing eaves, ashlar chimneystacks and terracotta pots. Stone parapet to porch roof. Pebble dashed walls. Timber sash windows with stone sills to basement with replacement windows and stone sills to rest of house. Square-headed door opening with timber panelled door with brass door furniture accessed by limestone steps with wrought-iron railings. Two-storey outbuilding to rear with corrugated roof. Rear yard accessed through segmental-headed brick arched opening set within ashlar piers. Cast-iron gate piers to front site with wrought-iron gate.
The rectory itself is composed on a symmetrical plan of generous proportions centred around an attractive portico. The main house comprises 390.7 sq. m (4197 sq ft) approx. and is elegant and would benefit from upgrading at this stage of its history. There is also a charming gate lodge approx. 45.17 sq. m (486 sq. ft) approx. Gate lodge containing living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom which is also a protected structure.
Laid out in the traditional Georgian style the drawing room and dining room are at either side of the hallway and at the rear of the house the kitchen and family room together with a study, utility room and wc. A staircase leads to the basement. On the first floor there are five generously proportioned bedrooms most of them with dual aspect and there are two bathrooms at this level. The garden level is ripe for restoration and provides the following accommodation: work shop, bedroom 6 store room, former kitchen, pantry, bedroom/office and wine cellar.
Outside there is a lofted coach house with pony stable, coach house tack room and store.
Set on a hill, The Rectory is a focal point along Glebe Street and is located in the heart of the town of Birr.
The picturesque heritage town of Birr is situated on the River Camcor and is one of the best examples in the country of a Georgian town; formal, spacious and well-planned, with many Georgian-style houses remaining along its tree-lined malls and avenues.
Its most famous landmark, Birr Castle Demesne, has been the seat of the Parsons family - the Earls of Rosse - for fourteen generations. Today the Castle Gardens & Science Centre attracts tourists throughout the year, captivated by the stunning formal gardens, the Great Telescope and the grandeur of the castle itself.
Planning Permission was granted on 05th November 2019 (reg ref 19-375) for the erection of a new Rectory on the subject land.
Tender forms available from Antoinette Doherty.
All formal tenders must be submitted by 12 noon on Thursday 04 November 2021 to Antoinette Doherty
solicitor, The Representative Church Body ,Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6. DO6CF67.
All tenders must be accompanied by a bank draft for 10% of the amount of the tender and must be paid with
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