Once home to the local clergy, this wonderful old parochial house, Church View Manor, has been lovingly cared for and retains many of its historical period features, including antique floor tiling and original fireplaces.
Located just 6.5 miles from Castleblayney in Loughourne, Co. Monaghan, a tree-lined gravel driveway complete with elegant water feature leads to the property. Enter through the grand hallway, and follow through to the sitting room where you can relax amidst the quaint style and ornate open fireplace with comfortable classic seating, and a TV to entertain. An elegant dining room provides a lovely space to come together, while the kitchen/diner is a homely setting, warmed in winter by the imposing oil fired range, where you can prepare delicious meals for all the family. The ground-floor shower room was once the cook's living quarters, and the original oven stove has been kept in here as a rustic decorative feature
Upstairs on the first floor are the beautiful bedrooms, including three king-size bedrooms, double bedroom and a single bedroom. Over in the bathroom you can marvel at the property's original cast iron roll-top bath set before the window, providing a peaceful spot to soak in, with a walk-in shower in here too.
Outside you can enjoy spending time in the large garden with a lawn stretching to the old trees surrounding the property, with outdoor seating upon the gravel area to relax on.
The area of Loughmourne is well-known for its excellent shooting and fishing; head to the Lough Mourne Shooting Grounds, where you can go clay pigeon shooting, as well as practice in the shooting range, and if you're a complete beginner, there are expert instructors there to show you what to do. Covering an area of 117 hectares, Lough Egish is an island studded lake where you can head out on a boat and enjoy some fishing - with upwards of ten lakes in the area you'll have plenty of choice. The town of Castleblayney has a fantastic selection of pubs and shops to avail of on your self-catered stay, as well as the amazing Lough Muckno Leisure Park, set over 900 acres, where you can try some amazing watersports on the lake, embark on the walking trails throughout the park, or play a scenic round of golf at Concra Wood Golf & County Club, the latter of which is set right next to the water's edge. Enjoy a relaxing break in County Monaghan and stay in the unique and grand Church View Manor.
Tullynamalra, County Monaghan, A75 XV40, Ireland