Historic Roscahill home enjoys modern standards

The Old Parochial House, Roscahill.

The Old Parochial House, Roscahill.

Originally called The Presbytery, The Old Parochial House was built in approximately 1901 for a parish priest in Killannin. The ownership has been with the clergy for many years and the last person who actually resided in the Old Parochial House was a William P Fogorty.

Fogorty was one of the finest vets of his time but equally benefitted from a rather eccentric past. In 1956 Fogorty assisted Paul Hogan who was studying at Dublin College of Art and was also his close friend. They managed to walk out of the Tate Gallery in London with the world famous Jour D’Ete (Summer's Day ) by Berthe Morisot, which is now valued at approximately £8 million sterling. This was returned to the Tate Gallery and both parties returned to Ireland.

The house has been lovingly refurbished and renovated with great attention to detail by the current owner with many of its original features and charming assets retained. These include doors, architraves, and window shutters throughout. There is great attention to detail in some of the retained stonework which is exposed and carefully and lovingly repointed. With circa 1m thick cut stone walls, high ceilings, and spacious reception rooms this lovely family home retains most of the original features of the house.

Being south facing, the house has sun pretty much all day long through the reception rooms. The property has also been brought up to modern standards with an impressive Building Energy Rating of A3. The property benefits from underfloor heating throughout the whole ground floor, all external walls have been dry-lined and insulated, a new roof has been fitted, and the property benefits from high quality original style uPVC double glazed sash windows throughout. The heating is supplied by a Mitsubishi Eco Dan Air to Water state of the art system, providing zoned heating thus giving purchasers total control on how the property is heated. The water system is pressurised and there are no water storage tanks in the attic.

The property is set on mature gardens of 0.3 acre and benefits from a new treatment plant, manicured gardens, external lighting, electric gates, and a detached garage. The accommodation comprises inner hall, kitchen/dining room, conservatory, pantry, utility room, cloakroom, and spacious sitting room. To the first floor there are three/four bedrooms with master en suite and walk-in wardrobe and a separate bathroom.

Offers on €550,000.

Contact Luke Spencer of Spencer auctioneers on 091 552999 or 087 9214467 for further details.

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