The Convent Kilcoole

Exceptional period residence on approximately 21 hectares (52 acres) Gate lodge, former school house, walled gardens and landscaped grounds. Formerly a religious residence of the Holy Faith Sisters, the residence stands at approximately 345 Sq. M. (3,713 Sq. Ft.) and is available in one or more lots

Behind the front door of the residence, countless period features can be recognised, including decorative plaster ceilings and stone flooring. All windows in the building are timber sash frames with one Venetian window on the first floor directly above the panelled front door.

As you enter, you will immediately see the Hallway laid with sandstone tiles, complimented by panelled pilasters. To the left of the Hallway is a Chapel, complete with a varnished parquet floor and stained glass panels, facing onto the rear garden. In front of you is the Drawing Room, which has decorative cornices and magnificent high ceilings, enhanced further by an original stone fireplace (original stone fireplaces are showcased throughout the property). To your right is a Sitting Room with ancillary accommodation following through.

 

An elegant timber staircase located to the right of the hall level. Here, access is provided to the ground floor/basement return level, basement and 1st floor. Each floor is accompanied by spacious landing/lobby accommodation.

Descending through the property, toilet and shower accommodation is provided via a later addition to the original structure, however still period in nature. The basement level offers functional accommodation boasting a good size Kitchen and Dining Room, with original pantry, stores and coal bunkers.

Ascending to the 1st floor level, you will immediately enter a Reception Lobby. From here directly ahead is an impressive room, currently used as a meditation space. The room enjoys stunning views across the garden and over the grounds. One of the house’s many original fireplaces, as well as ornate ceiling cornicing, can be found here. Seven bedrooms are also located on the first floor and are finished to a moderate standard, in keeping with the current owner’s requirements. The bedrooms are laid out via partitions and could be returned to former layout and size.

Wandering the grounds of the residence you will note that the property benefits from a beautifully manicured walled garden with lawns, vegetable patches, fruit trees and flower beds, as well as a small greenhouse. Until recently the acres of land included in the estate had been farmed and used as grazing for livestock.

 

Please visit www.theconventkilcoole.ie for more information