Converted school near Multy has loads of charm

What: Five-bed former schoolhouse

Where: Lacken, Multyfarnham

Who: Sherry FitzGerald Davitt and Davitt, Dominick Street, Mullingar, tel: 9340000


How much: €319,950

What has to be the bargain of the month is this fabulous former schoolhouse at Lacken, Multyfarnham – not much dearer than an average three-bed semi-d, but offering so much more.

Ideal for a young family given both the size of the house and the half acre of grounds on which it stands, the property is situated just two miles from the scenic village of Multyfarnham which has both a primary school – St Cremin’s – and Wilson’s Hospital School, which caters for second-level pupils, as well as pre-school options at Children of Lir and Rathganny Crèche and Montessori.

The original school building was built in 1939, and as part of the conversion to domestic use, it was extended.

The house oozes character and charm, and a feature worth noting is the fact that there is lots of light in the living area thanks to the large classroom-style windows.

The entrance hall, which is carpeted, leads, via an archway, to an inner hallway which gives access to the rest of the house.

The living room – it of the feature windows – has a solid fuel stove.

The kitchen is impressively fitted with ample storage. Off the kitchen is a utility room with extra storage. The hallway also gives access to the three ground floor bedrooms, two with carpet flooring, one with laminate and one with en-suite.

The ground floor bathroom has a three-piece suite. The first floor consists of a carpeted landing giving access to the remaining two bedrooms, both with carpet flooring, built in wardrobes and one en-suite.

The house has both mains water and a well. It also has a septic tank. New PVC double-glazed windows are in place throughout.

Conveniently, there is a workshop and a garage in the garden.