Rural idyll in Coolrain

Built in 1887 as part of a programme of providing education to rural children in Ireland, Offerlane Schoolhouse in Coolrain oozes with character and charm.

The current owner renovated the once derelict schoolhouse, preserving the main classroom area as an open-plan living space.

While the schoolhouse could benefit from further development, allowing a new owner to stamp their own style and design on it, it is presented in move-in condition.

Offerlane Schoolhouse is located in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains and, at an elevation of over 800 ft., has lovely views over the Slieve Bloom Mountains and Arderin, the surrounding countryside and the Devil's Bit Mountains.

It is located about two kilometres from the villages of Camross and Coolrain.

It stands on one-third of an acre site, with a derelict 2-storey master's house also on the site, offering the potential for further development/investment/income.

The schoolhouse has approx. 950 sq. ft. living space, the size of a generous 2-bedroom apartment. It also includes a bedroom space on a balcony overlooking the living space, with a second bedroom space underneath.

The newly installed kitchen features hand-painted timber doors, a full double-oven and ceramic hob.

The tiled bathroom has been installed in the porch of the building so as not to intrude into the main section of the house.

It includes a pumped shower with a rain forest shower head.

The schoolhouse is built of the local colourful sandstone. However, it also features contrasting cut blue-limestone quoin stones on each corner and window ledges.

The period sash windows have been faithfully replicated, albeit it with double-glazing thermal-efficient glass units incorporated.

The selling agent is Hume Auctioneers Portlaoise.

The guide price is €89,000.

The property is for sale by Private Treaty.

This is a very attractive property with some lovely features.