Large former Monastery for sale in Roscommon

Having featured in last Friday’s Property Plus section of the Irish Independent, Highlake House, an historic countryside property in Ballinaheglish, County Roscommon is set to attract plenty of attention with its selling price dropping from €845,000 to €545,000. Originally constructed in 1857 by Franciscan Brothers, Highlake House was a centre for the local parish until it was closed in 1968.

Having featured in last Friday’s Property Plus section of the Irish Independent, Highlake House, an historic countryside property in Ballinaheglish, County Roscommon is set to attract plenty of attention with its selling price dropping from €845,000 to €545,000. Originally constructed in 1857 by Franciscan Brothers, Highlake House was a centre for the local parish until it was closed in 1968.

The property accommodates a fine two storey, four bed residence set in idyllic and beautiful surroundings on 17.2 acres of land. A further 6.5 acres of land opposite the front entrance is also available for sale. Buildings on this property include a main house, tower room and a tower bell room.

A large avenue, approximately 100 yards long leads to the front of the property to offer maximum privacy and tranquillity. This property has been subject to considerable refurbishing recently, with brand new plumbing and electrical wiring having been installed. All ceilings have been newly insulated, while re-slating has taken place on sections of the roof. A complete re-build has taken pace on one wing of the house.

Accommodation in the main living quarters includes a living and dining room, each with large fireplace, a kitchen with pantry and laundry rooms, a flower room and an office which faces the inner yard. Sleeping quarters includes four bedrooms, three of which are ensuite while the fourth has a bathroom close-by. An atelier workshop also features with a catwalk and large Georgian window, also facing onto the inner yard.

The tower room is a detached single story building and is presently serves as a workshop. This building has its own oil-fired boiler for central heating, while a detached barn provides storage and/or parking space.

This dwelling is wired for broadband, with weekly waste-bin collection available, is fully alarmed and enjoys the safety of remote controlled main gates. There is a choice of water supply by group scheme and/or well which provides clean water.

Interest in this property is sure to rise in the coming weeks.

For further information or to arrange a viewing, contact Sherry, Fitzgerald, P Burke on 090 6406023.