FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY
A gorgeous former C of I Church ideally suited to residential / commercial use subject to planning.
ST. NICOLAS’ CHURCH
The property is very well located lying just off the N52 approximately 8 km south of Mullingar and about 85 km West of Dublin. Mullingar is a thriving town boasting excellent shopping, educational and recreational facilities as well as an abundance of hotels, bars, restaurants and Mullingar Arts Centre. Leisure pursuits in and around the area include golf, boating and fishing on nearby Lough Ennell which is also home to the Lilliputt Adventure Centre. Belvedere House and Gardens are located opposite the property and are a popular & important tourist attraction in the area featuring a Visitor’s Centre, restaurant and lovely walks through the estate. The Royal Canal is also close at hand and is a haven for walkers and cyclists as is the old railway line linking Mullingar to Athlone which meanders through unspoilt countryside.
There are excellent primary and secondary schools in Mullingar and also a number of private schools within a 40 minute drive including Wilson’s Hospital School, The King’s Hospital, Castleknock College and Clongowes Wood College. There is also a good choice of churches in the immediate vicinity and the property is well placed for daily commuting to the capital and Dublin airport. Liffey Valley, Blanchardstown and Dundrum Shopping Centres all lie within quick and easy reach of the property via the M4 motorway.
An attractive cut stone Protected Structure of significant architectural, cultural and historical importance extending to approximately 139 sq mts / 1500 sq ft. Vault beneath the Chancel.
Although the church was de-commissioned almost 30 years ago it can be found to be generally in good order throughout with the interior remaining intact. The church was constructed in traditional late 19th Century style comprising a four bay hall with a tower and octagonal belfry above located at the west end and a single bay entrance porch on the southern elevation, surmounted by a pitched slate roof. The church retains all the charm and dignity of the period featuring ornate plaster work and highly decorated stained glass windows. The Chancel features an original ornate tiled floor.
The property occupies a lovely mature setting being bordered by a stone wall. The grounds contain many fine specimen trees and in total extend to approximately 0.716 acres / 0.290 hectares.
Mains Electricity. Mains water adjacent to the property.
Assumed to be Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS:
Only those fixtures & fittings mentioned in this brochure are included in the sale, otherwise some fixtures and fittings may be made available by separate negotiation.
From Mullingar take the N52 towards Tullamore for approx. 8 km. Turn left onto L5136 Signposted Gainestown (see agent’s directional sign) continue to T junction and turn right whereupon the property can be found on the left hand side identified by the agents for sale board.
Call Thomas Potterton 046 9431391 to arrange a viewing.