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Irish Eyes Are Smiling On This Historic Gate Lodge for Sale In County Cavan Ireland

Step Into the Past and Make Your Home In a Piece of Irish History!

Property Photos Courtesy of Larmer Property Consultants
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STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING and look at this gorgeous former gate lodge about 3.5km outside the town of Cootehill. Chock full of character and charm, its Victorian style is absolutely one-of-a-kind. The craftsmanship is stunning, and it even comes with its own Coat-of-Arms. HOW REGAL!


Oh, did I mention that you have nearly an acre of land, and Ashfield forest is right in your backyard?

WHAT'S A GATE LODGE? "Ireland once had 10,000 gate lodges but only half of the surviving 6,000 are occupied, many are architecturally significant, a neglected treasure displaying a range of architectural styles by the roadside..." [READ THE REST OF THIS FASCINATING ARTCLE COURTESY OF PAUL MCALISTER ARCHITECTS]

From the Listing Agent:


Beautiful entrance porch which was once open to the elements and now usable coved space. It features beautiful brick walls and hand carved sandstone sills. There is beautiful seat facing a large open window. The original floor tiles are in place and a modern composite front door framed by glass panels and a fan light in keeping with the character of the property.



Sitting Room - 3.8m x 2.96m From the porch you enter the sitting room which comes complete with the original front door and key. A great addition to the room is the installation of the Henley 20 Kw Stove with Hot-plate set on solid slate hearth. This cosy room has an abundance of character with windows overlooking the garden, coving and centre piece and is open-plan through to the dining / living room.



Dining / Living - 3.65m x 3.5m Located in the centre of this gorgeous home is the living / dining room, right at the hub of all things. The room is open to the sitting room and has direct access to the kitchen and double doors to the down-stairs bedroom. The room is covered with a quality carpeted flooring for that cosy feeling with a tilt and turn bay window with seating and storage, giving the new owner a full view to the rear garden.



Kitchen - 2.61m x 2.15m This compact kitchen enjoys views to the side of the property. The room is fitted with floor and wall mounted solid Oak kitchen units, with a granite worktop and sill. A 'Belfast Sink', sits right at home in a property like this, and comes complete with a water filter tap. The floor is fully tiled with part tiled walls and the Hot-point cooker is included in the sale. There is a little nook just off the kitchen which is plumbed for a dishwasher and makes a nice area for a coffee dock.




Bedroom 1 (Down stairs) - 3.95m x 2.2m This lovely ground floor bedroom is currently in use as a nursery. The room overlooks the front of the property and is complete with semi-solid wood flooring.



Shower Room - 2.0m x 1.7m The shower room has been tastefully decorated with a large shower housing the Mira Elite electric shower with rainfall shower head. There is a white w.c. and wash hand basin with a fully tiled floor and walls. A heated towel rail and LED mirror complete this room.



Utility - 4.8m x 1.5m Located to the rear of this property and tucked nicely behind the kitchen is this utility area. The area is plumbed for washing machine and dryer with the Bosch washing machine included in the sale. This area houses the Oil Burner (5 years) and there is ample storage.




Bedroom 2 (1st Floor) - 5.0m x 3.6m Located on the first floor the generously proportioned bedroom has scenic countryside views. The original built in wardrobes are still in place, with the new water tank (4 years). There floor is covered in a sumptuous carpeted flooring.



FEATURES

Detached period gate lodge property c.1882 Detached garage to side with electric roller door (c. 5 years) Many original features 10.5 Ft. High ceilings Well water with water softening system, filter tap & UV Oil burner (4 years) Oil fired central heating New Henley stove installed UPVC double glazed windows Roof re-slated c.8 years Only 3.5 Kms to Cootehill with the local link running 0.8 Acre / 0.33 Ha level site Backs onto Ashfield forest


EXTERIOR

The property was constructed c. 1882 and comprises a two-storey dormer residence. The property has a host of original feature namely the exterior finish with a cat-slide roof descending over the formerly open porch at front corner, which is now tastefully covered in keeping with the style of the property. There is a canted single-storey projection to west, and a projecting bay window to rear. There is a small single-storey extension to east. The former gate-lodge is now in use as much loved private family home. The property comprises a slate roof only recently replaced. c 8 years. There is a glorious tall chimneystack of stepped brick profile to side of main roof, at the junction to ridge of the bay window. A coursed rock-faced rubble limestone walls with skewed perpend joints are over the brick plinth course and the irregular rock-faced red sandstone quoins. Brick banding to gables, raised brick corner strips to upper part of gables, raised brick platband to eaves of canted projecting bay.



A central feature of the property is the a canted projection inset with the carved sandstone coat of arms of the former 'Clements Family crest. This is a well-constructed late Victorian gate lodge designed by the prominent architect Thomas Drew for Henry Theophilus Clements, employing a multiplicity of materials including limestone, sandstone, brick and earthenware tiles. The sweeping slope to the main roof supported on a squat column, originally with open porch and bench, and the varied palette of materials combine to produce a composition of picturesque architectural quality. The prominent carved coat of arms displays a high level of craftsmanship.



This glorious property rests on approximately 0.81 Acres / 0.33 Hectare level site with Ashfield forest to explore behind the large Chestnut and Copper Beach trees to the rear. It is only 3.5 Kms to Cootehill town and all local amenities available to you.



At a Glance:

Offers over €210,000 (~$223k USD)

2 Bed | 1 Bath | 79m2

Location: Corballyquill, Ashfield, Cootehill, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Source: daft.ie

 

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About the Area


Cootehill, Co. Cavan, Ireland: Where Tradition Meets Tranquility

Nestled in the heart of County Cavan, Ireland, lies the charming town of Cootehill. With a population of approximately 1,500 residents, Cootehill is a place where time seems to stand still, and every corner tells a story of Ireland's rich history and serene countryside.


Historical Significance

One of Cootehill's most striking features is its historical heritage. The town is dotted with architectural gems that harken back to a bygone era. St. Michael's Church, a stunning Gothic-style edifice, and Bellamont Forest, an exquisite Palladian mansion, are just a couple of the historical landmarks that transport you to the past. These sites offer a glimpse into the town's illustrious history, making Cootehill a destination for history buffs.


Points of Interest

Cootehill's appeal extends beyond its historical sites. The tranquil Lough an Leagh, a picturesque lake surrounded by lush greenery, provides a serene escape for nature enthusiasts. Whether you're keen on fishing, boating, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll, the lake offers a scenic backdrop for outdoor activities.


Daily Amenities

While Cootehill exudes a rural charm, it's also equipped with modern conveniences. The town boasts a range of daily amenities, including local shops, supermarkets, healthcare facilities, and schools. These amenities ensure that residents have everything they need at their fingertips, making Cootehill an ideal place to call home.


Community Spirit

What truly sets Cootehill apart is its warm and welcoming community. Residents here share a deep bond, and the town's tight-knit spirit is palpable. Local events, such as music festivals and agricultural fairs, bring the community together, fostering a sense of belonging for newcomers and longtime residents alike.


Unique Lifestyle

Cootehill offers a lifestyle that's a departure from the hustle and bustle of urban living. Imagine waking up to the sounds of birds chirping and the sight of rolling green hills from your window. It's a place where the pace of life allows you to savor every moment, where friendly neighbors become lifelong friends, and where the Irish countryside becomes your backyard.




Getting There

Cootehill is a charming destination in County Cavan, and while it may not be directly served by major airports or train stations, it is easily accessible by road from nearby transportation hubs in Ireland. Getting to Cootehill typically involves arriving in nearby towns or cities and then traveling by road to the town. Here's a general guide on how to get there:


1. Dublin Airport (DUB):

  • Dublin Airport is the largest international airport in Ireland and is well-connected to many cities worldwide.

  • From Dublin Airport, you can drive to Cootehill. The journey takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on traffic.

  • Alternatively, you can take a bus or taxi to Dublin's city center and then catch a bus to Cootehill from Dublin Busaras Bus Station.

2. Belfast International Airport (BFS):

  • Belfast International Airport is located in Northern Ireland, approximately 2.5 hours by car from Cootehill.

  • Renting a car at the airport is a convenient option for traveling to Cootehill. Simply follow the signs for the M1 motorway southbound towards Dublin, then take the appropriate exits to reach Cootehill.

3. Shannon Airport (SNN):

  • Shannon Airport is another international airport in Ireland, located in the west of the country.

  • From Shannon Airport, Cootehill is about a 2.5 to 3-hour drive to the northeast. You'll mainly travel on the M18 and N3 roads.

4. Public Transportation:

  • If you prefer public transportation, you can take a train or bus from Dublin or other major cities to Cavan Town, which is the closest larger town to Cootehill.

  • From Cavan Town, you can take a local bus or taxi to reach Cootehill, which is about a 20 to 30-minute journey.


Climate:

Cootehill, like much of Ireland, experiences a temperate maritime climate with mild temperatures and relatively consistent rainfall throughout the year. Here's an overview of the year-round climate in Cootehill:


Winters (December to February):

  • Winter temperatures in Cootehill typically range from 2°C to 7°C (36°F to 45°F).

  • Rainfall is relatively evenly distributed, and you can expect occasional frosty mornings and light snowfall.

Springs (March to May):

  • Spring temperatures gradually warm up, ranging from 5°C to 12°C (41°F to 54°F) early in the season to 8°C to 15°C (46°F to 59°F) by May.

  • Spring sees an increase in daylight, and the countryside comes to life with blossoming flowers.

Summers (June to August):

  • Summers in Cootehill are mild and pleasant.

  • Average temperatures range from 14°C to 19°C (57°F to 66°F) in June and gradually increase to 16°C to 21°C (61°F to 70°F) in August.

  • Summers are relatively wet, with frequent but light rainfall.

Autumns (September to November):

  • Autumn sees temperatures starting to cool down again.

  • Temperatures range from 13°C to 18°C (55°F to 64°F) in September and gradually drop to 7°C to 12°C (45°F to 54°F) in November.

  • Rainfall becomes more frequent as the season progresses, and autumn foliage colors can be quite picturesque.

Overall, Cootehill's climate is characterized by its mild temperatures and consistent but not excessive rainfall throughout the year. The region's temperate maritime climate is influenced by its proximity to the North Atlantic Ocean, which helps moderate temperature extremes. Visitors can enjoy the lush green landscapes and beautiful countryside in all seasons, each offering its own unique charm.


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