Parochial House, Coolmona, Donoughmore, Co. Cork, P32PD68
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Parochial House, Coolmona, Donoughmore, Co. Cork, P32PD68

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7 Bed

7 Bath

486 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 486 m²
We at O'Mahony Walsh are delighted to offer this superb 7-bedroom detached residence boasting a generous c. 5,230 Sq. ft (486Sq. m), with numerous detached outhouses set on C. 12 acres. Perfectly positioned in your own tranquil haven in Donoughmore. Nestled in the heart of Donoughmore, The Glebe offers a truly exceptional living experience and exudes a sense of grandeur and sophistication. The Glebe is approached through secure electric gates, surrounded by beautiful mature trees with a sweeping driveway to a gravelled parking area with ample parking. It gives a wonderful sense of arrival and sets the tone for this superb property. Located c. 30 minutes from Cork City Centre, c. 20 minutes from Blarney and c. 40 minutes from Cork Airport. History of The Glebe The Glebe was built in 1752 on twenty acres of land acquired by the Church of Ireland for the purpose of building a house, church, and mill. In pre-Reformation times the bishop had a manor house and extensive lands in Donoughmore. In 1591 the parish with its old monastic church was confiscated in the name of Queen Elizabeth, which left the Catholic population without a church for almost two hundred and fifty years. The Healy Clan were the Church Guardians up to the time of confiscation; it was they who kept and guarded the Shrine of St Lachteen's Hand (now in the treasure room of the National Museum in Dublin) referred to by Professor Mc Allister as "the most important of reliquaries". The new spiritual leaders appointed to Donoughmore were either British or graduates of Trinity College, Dublin. For example, Rev John Torway appointed in 1685 was a native of Devonshire, Rev. Matthew Jones, brother of bishop Edward Jones, Protestant bishop of Cloyne, was a native in Wales. Rev. Horatio Townsend, who built "The Glebe" was a native of Castletownsend: his wife was Mary Hungerford from the Manor of Hungerford in the South of England. The house cost, what for that time must have been a very considerable sum of money, £443. After Rev. Townsend as rector came Rev. Richard Bullen, a direct relative of Ann Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII. Other interesting occupants of "The Glebe" were father and son; Rev. John Kennedy resigned from the parish in 1801 in favour of his son, Rev. Thomas Kennedy, whose wife came from Yorkshire. For various reasons the next rector of Donoughmore is of interest, Rev. Joseph Rogerson Cotter was a direct descendant of Sir James Cotter of Carrigtwohill who fought beside King James at the Battle of the Boyne. He it was who extended "The Glebe" to its present size to accommodate his family of nine sons and nine daughters. He was rector during the Great Famine, and it was at that time that the then Parish Priest of Donoughmore wrote into the Baptismal Register the poignant note: "There died forever of fever and famine, between November 1846 and February 1847, over fourteen hundred of the people of this parish and one priest, Fr Dan. Horgan". Rev. Cotter published extensively and became involved in controversy with Bishop Coppinger of Cloyne. His publication "True Catholicity" was in reply to Bishop Coppinger. This exquisite property boasts several outbuildings that can be readily transformed into apartments to accommodate additional guests. "The Glebe" offers its own private tranquil haven, providing a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Accommodation Hallway The front door opens to a magnificent entrance hallway with a beautiful turn staircase. Living Room Indulge in luxury living with this expansive living room. The high ceilings create a sense of spaciousness that's second to none. Sunlight streams in through generous windows, infusing the room with a warm and inviting glow, making it the perfect place to relax or entertain. Conservatory Step through to the conservatory, where you'll find a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living. This Sun filled room offers beautiful views of the garden. This room benefits from ceiling windows, spotlights, and window seats that wrap around this beautiful room. Double door access to front garden. Guest WC Tiled flooring, partly tiled walls, WHB, Male & Female WC. Kitchen Fully equipped spacious catering kitchen with filed flooring, fitted cream units with ample storage ideal for a serving or prep area. Large stainless-steel sink with a wash up area. This professionally equipped kitchen is perfect for catering events of all sizes. Whether it's a wedding reception, corporate gala, or any special occasion, this kitchen is your secret ingredient to success. Dining Discover the epitome of elegance with this stunning large dining room. As you step inside, you'll be captivated by the soaring high ceilings that create an atmosphere of grandeur and spaciousness. This room is bathed in an abundance of natural light, courtesy of the expansive windows that let the sun's rays' cascade in, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. Elevate your living experience with a captivating feature open fireplace. Bedrooms Step into a world of luxury and hospitality in this remarkable house boasting 7 double bedrooms, there's no shortage of space for you and your guests to enjoy the utmost in relaxation. Each bedroom is a haven of tranquillity, offering ample room to unwind and recharge. Most of these bedrooms offer the convenience of an En-Suite or a nearby Bathroom, ensuring privacy and convenience. All bedrooms are carpeted creating a soft and inviting atmosphere. Each bedroom has beautiful large windows offering plenty of natural light. These well-placed windows not only illuminate the room but also offer breathtaking views of the surroundings. It's a dream setting for hosting guests and wedding parties, creating an atmosphere that's both inviting and picturesque. With this house, you're not just providing a place to stay, you're offering an unforgettable experience, where every guest can revel in the splendour of their surroundings. Welcome to a home that's perfect for creating cherished memories and hosting memorable celebrations. Garden Details & Features Prepare to be enchanted by this exquisite property. Nestled within c. 12 acres of magnificent mature gardens and pastures that gracefully envelop the estate, this residence offers an unparalleled connection to nature. The gardens, a testament to the passage of time and meticulous care, stand as a living work of art. The property boasts mature trees, thriving plants and a calm atmosphere that feels like stepping into another world. These Gardens beckon you to take a leisurely stroll and discover their natural beauty and charm. The property is secure and private with a gated entrance and a long driveway, guiding you to a stunning residence that combines elegance and safety in perfect harmony. Features Immaculately well-presented Secure electric gated entry Ample Parking Spacious living accommodation Detached outhouses Private & secure gardens Site set on c. 10 Acres

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Property Features

  • Immaculately well-presented
  • Secure electric gated entry
  • Ample Parking
  • Spacious living accommodation
  • Detached outhouses
  • Private & secure gardens
  • Site set on c. 12 Acres

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  • Wired for Cable Television

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