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Period property with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. 3700sq feet in total
Located on the scenic route between Cashel and Kilkenny in County Tipperary, this beautiful period home was built in 1886 by request of his Grace Dr Croke, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly and served as the parish priest's house for the village of Ballingarry for over 100 years.
In 2008 it was completely refurbished and transformed into a stunning holiday residence with beautiful chandeliers and antique furniture. With accommodation for 11 guests the Old Parochial House offers visitors a truly unique experience in a luxurious self-catering home.
Whether you yearn for some quiet time away from it all or wish to explore the many attractions of this historic part of the country, the Old Parochial House is the perfect base for your holiday in Ireland. Relax and enjoy a book in the reading room, take some time out to listen to the flow of the river at the bottom of the garden, hike the famous Slievenamon enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding counties or just relax with a cup of tea in the drawing room - the choice is yours!
Features include: • Deck with picnic bench over the King's River • Garden with old apple trees, hammocks and seating area • Set behind stone walls with electric gated entrance and intercom • Beautiful drawing room with marble open fire, LCD TV, DVD player and piano • Traditional dining room with open fire for special meals • Bright modern fully equipped kitchen with underfloor heating, LCD TV and back door opening to enclosed courtyard with barbeque and dining area • Six spacious bedrooms decorated to reflect the tranquil surroundings (three ensuite) • Reading room (former Oratory) with chaise lounge and stained glass window It has been refurbished to the highest standards • Large selection of books, DVDs and board games for your use • The Old Parochial House is located just 2 miles from the famous Famine Warhouse
All bedrooms and very spacious and luxurious with high ceilings and antique furniture. Our past guests have commented on how comfortable the beds are. Bedlinen and towels are provided free of charge. Three of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms (also very spacious!)....moreless
All bathrooms are newly redecorated and are very spacious with high ceilings. The bathroom on the half-landing has a luxurious free-standing bath. The downstairs bathroom has an electric shower....moreless
Audio Tape Player
Books For Adults
Books For Kids
Games For Kids
Satellite / Cable
Local Services & Businesses
Kings River runs by the edge of the property...moreless
Located in the countryside just one mile from the nearest village...moreless
Christmas/New Year Dec 22 - Jan 5, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit€200
Check-in time is 3pm on day of arrival. Check-out is at 10am on the day of departure. It is essential that these times are adhered so that the house is immaculate enough for all our guests. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
50% of booking fee is required upon confirmation of booking along with refundable breakage deposit of €200. Balance is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer or via PayPal. Utilities (oil and electricity) are charged at cost by meter reading and are payable on departure.
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The Old Parochial House is located just 2 miles from the famous Famine Warhouse. During the great famine the Warhouse was the scene of the principal action of the 1848 Rebellion by the Young Irelanders. The house now exhibits the history of the Famine, mass emigration and the rebellion - admission is free.
Slievenamon, the most written about mountain in Ireland is just a 10 minute drive away. It offers an easy climb to a spectacular 360º view of just about all of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford.
For walking enthusiasts three approved national loop walks are located within 5 miles of the Old Parochial House at Grange Crag and Lough Doire Bhile.
A 20 minute drive takes you to Cashel, home of the Rock of Cashel the most visited Heritage site in Ireland, the Bolton Library which houses the smallest book in Ireland and some great restaurants.
The medieval city of Kilkenny is less than 25 minutes away by car. Here you can explore ancient laneways, visit the majestic halls of Kilkenny castle, take in some shopping or enjoy a great night out.
Thurles, the birthplace of Ireland's national sport hurling is 18 miles away. If you don't catch a game in Semple Stadium you might like to spend some time shopping or just enjoying a pint with the locals in one of its many pubs.
One of Ireland's finest golf courses is just 30 miles away at Mount Juliet, Thomastown. The Jack Nicklaus designed course is a challenging championship course and is presented in beautiful condition throughout the year.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Hi, we're Donal and Aileen and we're lucky enough to own this beautiful and historic home. We live near Cahir in Tipperary, about 40 minutes away from the house and have two beautiful little children - Tom and Iris.
Why the Owner Chose Thurles: The Old Parochial House came up for sale just before we were married in August 2006. We both grew up within 3 miles of the property and knew that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase such a special property. It had served as the parish Priest's house for many years so was one of the most iconic and fine houses around.
The Unique Benefits at this House: This is a stunning listed period home with carved staircase and two original stained glass windows. The rooms are huge with 13ft ceilings and most have fire places. It is situated on 1.5 acres of mature grounds with old apple trees and stone walls. The King's River flows by the bottom of the garden and because it's just 10 miles for the M8 motorway it is perfectly located for exploring all of Southern Ireland.