Historic Convent and Gate Lodge on c. 10 acres of zoned land
Mercy Convent occupies an easterly-facing situation, in a prime central location within the town of Ardee. The convent is a five-bay two-storey house constructed in c.1855. A stone church/chapel was added in c.1870. The entrance to Mercy Convent is approached via a private driveway and flanked by wrought-iron field railings, which terminates to the front of the convent. The accommodation of the convent is extensive and would suit a wide range of uses. The property comes to the market in good condition with parts of the building requiring updating. A lift was installed in recent years which offers accessibility to all floors in the main building.
Many of the period features remain intact. Notable internal features include cornicing, marble fireplaces and sash windows. Notable external features include the pitched slate roof, clay ridge tiles and pointed arch belfry's.
Please refer to the floorplans for a full list of the accommodation.
The gate lodge accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, living space and kitchen. There is private parking to the rear and side of this building.
Outside of the main footprint of the building there are a number of single storey outbuildings which are used for a variety of purposes including garage, classrooms, meeting rooms and some attractive stone-built garden buildings.
The extensive grounds are a particular feature of the property and surround the house, extending to about 10 acres of mature grounds. There are numerous species of trees on the grounds. Some of the trees on site are considered to have special amenity value.
The land is zoned Community Facilities' in the Ardee Local Area Plan 2010-2016, to protect, provide and improve Community Facilities.
Uses Permitted in Principle:
Religious, Educational and Community Facilities and uses ancillary to and associated with this land use, including Playing Fields, Car Parks, Research and Development Facilities, Health Care, Community Halls, Buildings of Worship and Buildings related to Community Welfare.
Uses Open for Consideration:
Crèches/Playgroups, Nursing homes and Cultural Buildings
There is a Green Corridors/Green Lungs' zoning objective on the land.
BER Details - BER Exempt