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The Old Rectory, Coolbanagher, Emo, County Laois

€1,250,000 - Asking Price For Sale by Private Treaty 443 sqm approx

Description

A two storey Georgian residence on some 18ha (45 acres) of quality grazing Land, a walled garden and magnificent gardens surrounding the house, in a mature parkland setting. The court yard comprises of two converted self- catering coach houses, which are registered with the Irish Tourist Board (Failte Ireland) and Laois Tourism. The views are splendid overlooking the surrounding countryside, with views of Emo Court Demesne and the Gandon designed church nearby.

The avenue which leads to this very fine property is bounded by mature trees and swings towards the house and divides into two – an avenue to the main house and an avenue to the court yard and farm buildings. a large forecourt is situated at the main house.

The house can be used as one outstanding family home or alternatively can be separated in two units with separate access points from the avenue. The two stairs and separate access areas make this ideal for a granny/live in staff accommodation/future rental income. The main section of the house was rewired and replumbed ten years ago.

Ground Floor

A bright entrance porch with a stained glass window leads to the entrance hallway. The two main reception rooms are gloriously proportioned and are located at either side of the hallway.

The drawing room is dual aspect giving plentiful light, with a bay window allowing magnificent views over the gardens. high ceilings, coving, sash windows, shutters, centre piece, carpeted floor and an open fire, all give this impressive room a warm and bright feel.

The dining room also benefits from a dual aspect, with views over the front and side lawns of the house. some striking features of this room are the high ceilings, coving, sash windows, shutters, centre piece, wooden floors and open fire.

The house benefits from two staircases – one main staircase leading to the principal bedrooms and one back staircase servicing the back wing of the house. a shower room on the ground floor, two bathrooms, a separate wc and a further shower room are on the first floor.

The kitchen and breakfast room give access through patio doors to the striking lawns and garden. a fully fitted kitchen with views over the gardens.

There are two sunrooms within the house – one to the side of the house and one to the rear. The sun room to the side of the house is located off the entrance hallway. a peaceful area to sit, relax and unwind. This room gives access to the rear coach yard.

A utility room is also located off the entrance hallway with plentiful storage. stairs lead down to the wine cellar which is located below the level of the entrance hallway.

The living room is a warm and comfortable room with a stove and a carpeted floor. This rooms also benefits from views over the garden. Leading to a secondary full fitted kitchen. The second sun room is located off the living room which overlooks a lovely pond and takes full advantage of the sun which fills this room. doors lead to the patio and pond area which connect to the lean too area which can be used for an outdoor covered dining area. This section of the house can be used as a self-contained unit with separate access through the coach yard if required.

First Floor

The principal bedrooms are bright and spacious, many benefitting from coving, high ceilings and dual aspect views and light. The main part of the house comprises of four bedrooms. The impressive and distinctive wellingtonia trees which line the mile long avenue within Emo Court demesne, can be seen from some of the principal bedrooms. The wing comprises of three bedrooms.

Two bathrooms, shower room and a separate wc on the first floor.

The living room, secondary kitchen, sun room, three bedrooms and a shower room can be easily used as a self- contained unit.

The Court Yard

The court yard which can be accessed from the main house or the avenue, comprises of two converted coach houses, an office, a storage house, and a two storey building which has a range of uses which benefits from water, electricity and toilets. an ideal home office.

The two converted coach houses, which were converted in 1999 – 2000 are registered with the Irish Tourist Board (Failte Ireland) and Laois Tourism. Accommodation: Coach House 1: kitchen, living room, conservatory, bedroom, ensuite and mezzanine. Coach House 2: kitchen, sitting room, breakfast room, two bedrooms and shower room. With a patio area to the back, this is a delightful setting with views over the surrounding countryside.

Farm Buildings

There are three stalls within the stable, a hay barn, a range of sheds and farm buildings with a concrete yard. access to the surrounding fields from the yard.

The Land

The 18ha (45acres) of land which surrounds the house is currently in grass and of good quality limestone land. The land is divided into four large fields and has a wonderful parkland setting. There is an Oak tree and a walnut tree on the land that is shown in the 100 great trees of ireland.

Walled Garden

The walled garden is an extremely striking feature of this marvelous property. The walled garden is lawned and has numerous fine trees. a marvelous area to sit and relax - a real sun trap. The current owners have a glass house, hens and a pig, giving way to the good life within the charming walled garden.

Main Gardens

The main gardens of the house are located to the front and side of the house. The gardens are well maintained and lovingly cared for. The lawns are bounded by shrubs and trees. a patio area beside the pond is an ideal area to sit and dine with easy access from the breakfast room.

BER Information

  • Rating: BER F
  • Number: 109802165
  • Energy Performance Indicator: 414.42

About the Area

Emo (from the Irish: Ioma) is a village in County Laois, located near Portlaoise on the R422 regional road just off the M7 Dublin–Limerick motorway. The Emo Oil Company is based in Portlaoise and named after the village. The brand is used by several divisions of DCC Plca and DCC is the largest oil distributor in Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Locals enjoy the privacy and tranquillity of the verdant countryside, while never far from modern day amenities and facilities. Aside from the convenient location, it is the beauty and vibrancy of the natural landscape that attracts buyers to the area.