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This former rectory is on the market for €2.6 million

We take a look at what €2.6 million would get you around the rest of the country.

FANS OF BUILDINGS with interesting pasts will be pleased to hear this former rectory in Cork has come onto the market.

The Victorian property would have at one time served as the home to the local clergymen.

It was extensively renovated in the mid-1990s by its current owners who have ensured that many of its most attractive original features have been maintained.

Inside the house are five bedrooms, all of which are doubles and two of which comes as en-suites.

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Outside, it has 3.5 acres of grounds that are currently zoned for medium to high density residential use. An additional 2.3 acres are designated as a private land for the Glanmire Rectory.

It is on the market for €2.6 million.

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Here is what around €2.6 million would get you around the rest of the country…


This home in Kinsale, Co Cork sits overlooking Oysterhaven and is situated on its own site of 0.7 hectares. Outside it has extensive balconies and decking areas that allow its residents to fully enjoy the view.

Inside, the home has more than 3,000 sq. ft. of floor space with a downstairs open-plan layout. It has five bedrooms, three of which come as en-suites.

It is on the market for €2.5 million.

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Shearwater in Co Kerry sits overlooking Kenmare Bay and the Caha Mountains. In terms of space, it has more than 6,000 sq. ft. of floor space with grounds that make up a total of 6.25 acres.

Despite only being constructed in 2010, Shearwater comes with a thatched roof. Inside it has a number of unique features, including solid oak timber floors, high ceilings throughout and quartz worktops in its kitchen.

In recent years building in similar locations along the river has been limited by planning restrictions – increasing the appeal of this property.

It is on the market for €2.75 million.

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