'Drayton Villa', Parochial House, Kilcoursey, Clara, Offaly R35FX28€675,000

8 Bed House 715 m² / 7696 ft² For Sale EXEMPT


DNG Kelly Duncan are pleased to offer offer for sale 'Drayton Villa' and associated lands of circa 25.8 acres. This wonderful period house and property has in recent years been the Parochial House in Clara and was formerly the home of the renowned Goodbody family.

The main house extends to c. 715sqm and is a detached three-bay two-storey over basement house built c.1849, with porch to front and two-storey extension to west. There is a Walled courtyard to the west of the house encompassing two storey coach house and stables. A unique feature is the brick-lined tunnel connecting this courtyard to the main house with cut limestone entrance. To the rear of the coach house yard is a Walled Orchard and Garden.

There are extensive landscaped gardens surrounding the house with a sweeping driveway on entrance. To the rear are extensive agricultural fields and wooded hill area know locally as 'Chapel Hill'. The property has a main entrance at Kilbeggan Road, Kilcoursey and further entrances to lands to rear at Chapel Hill and Kilbride Road.

Available as Lot 1 - Drayton Villa and Coach House yards and site of 3.6 acres €POA, Lot 2 - Mixed Lands of 22.2 acres €POA, Lot 3 - Lots 1 & 2 Combined € 675,000

(All photographs and maps provided are for illustration purposes only)


Superb 19th Century Period House of 715 sqm with c. 25.8 acres of adjoining lands
Ideal location just 500 metres from town centre, 1km from train station and 6km to Motorway
Extensive landscaped gardens with sweeping driveway
Large walled courtyard with Coach House and Stables
Ideal opportunity for large Private Home, Boutique/Spa Hotel & Apartments, Nursing Home, or Residential Development (subject to planning permissions)

BER Details

BER: Exempt


Ground floor comprises Entrance Porch, Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Oratory, Reception Room/Office, Office/Study, Corridor, Guest WC.

First Floor comprises split level Landing, Hallways, Six Bedrooms (two with ensuite), Large Bathroom, additional WC.

Basement level comprises lower level Hallway, Two Bedrooms, Bathroom, Large Kitchen/Dining room, Utility,Laundry, Pantry, Wine Cellar, Three Store Rooms, Fuel Store and Boiler Room. There is access from small yard adjacent to Kitchen to the Coach Yard via tunnel.

Separate Coach House and Stables have potential for development as residential unit/apartments (subject to planning permissions)


Drayton Villa is located on Kilbeggan Road Kilcoursey, just past St. Francis Boys National School on left hand side.
Enter Eircode R35 FX28 to Google Maps for accurate directions.

Viewing Details



Entrance Porch - 1.2m x 2.54m
Square-headed door opening to porch with internal carved columns , flanked by blank recessed panels with double timber panelled door and stained glass overlight, tiled floor.

Entrance Hall - 3.55m x 5.16m
Spacious carpeted entrance hall with feature fireplace, coving, glass panel double doors to porch, radiator

Drawing Room - 5.06m x 5.16m
Large Drawing Room with front and side aspect, marble fireplace, coving, ceiling rose, carpet, radiator

Living Room - 6.97m x 5.75m
Spacious Living Room with rear and side aspect, carpet,ceiling rose, marble fireplace, radiator x 2.

Formal Dining Room - 6.97m x 5.75m
Large formal dining room with rear service stairs, carpet, recessed alcoves, marble fireplace, recessed panelled sash windows, radiator x 2

Hallway- Central - 5.3m x 2.43m
Carpet, main stairs with ornate ballustrades, coving

Oratory - 4.4m x 2.36m
Private Oratory with pine tongue and groove walls, recessed alcoves and storage, radiator, spotlights,sliding door to hallway

Hallway - West Side - 6.84m x 2.44m
Hallway leads from Side Entrance door on west extension to main stairs and basement stairs, linoleum flooring, radiator, coving, ceiling rose, service stairs to Dining Room

Ground Floor Guest WC - 1.73m x 2.4m
Guest WC off west side hallway, linoleum flooring, radiator, whb with vanity unit, toilet, storage alcove

Office/Study - 2.83m x 3.1m
Dual aspect to side/rear, carpet, shelves, radiator

Reception Room/Main Office - 6.84m x 4.64m
Large front facing Reception room with feature fireplace, carpet, ceiling rose and coving, large bay window.

Hallway/Landing - First Floor - 10.46m x 2.44m
Carpet, Attic Access

Bedroom 1 - 7.0m x 5.8m
Very spacious bedroom with view to rear, marble fireplace, radiator, alcove,coving

Bedroom 2 - 7.0m x 5.8m
Very spacious bedroom with view to rear and side, marble fireplace, alcove, coving, ceiling rose

Bedroom 3 - 6.9m x 4.82m
Large bedroom in west side extension with dual side and front aspect, carpet, radiator, bay window, marble fireplace with tiled insert, fitted wardrobe, whb.

Bedroom 4 - 3.57m x 4.6m
Marble fireplace, ceiling rose, alcove, side aspect

Bedroom 5 - 3.62m x 3.54m
Carpet, marble fireplace, radiator, coving. Ensuite off same

Ensuite - Bedroom 5 - 4.6m x 1.53m
Ensuite with small wardrobe area on entrance, carpet, whb,toilet, radiator, shower unit

Ensuite - Bedroom 1 - 1.24m x 2.38m
Ensuite up steps from Bedroom 1, shower, whb, toilet, radiator

Bedroom 6 - 4.6m x 2.52m
Carpet, marble fireplace, coving, radiator, fitted wardrobe

Bathroom - 3.03m x 2.7m
Linoleum flooring, bath, whb, shower cubicle, dual aspect windows, tiled walls

WC -First Floor - 3.03m x 1.72m
Toilet, whb, radiator, laundry storage press (1.25 x2.45).

Basement Hallway - 8.6m x 2.4m
Stairs from ground floor, linoleum flooring

Bedroom 7 - 4.06m x 3.82m

Bedroom 8 - 4.5m x 5.12m
Large bedroom with dual aspect windows, carpet

Bathroom - Basement level - 2.83m x 2.6m
Bath, toilet, whb, vanity unit, storage

Kitchen/Dining Room - 6.97m x 5.2m
Large kitchen area, fitted units, worktops, sink, large oilfired stove/cooker. Rear door to small yard with tunnel to Coach House Yard.

Laundry - 4.21m x 5.2m
Original Laundry still in use with access to Fuel Store and Boiler House Off same. Original large Twyfords and Hanley laundry sink, plumbed for washing machines, dumb-waiter shaft.

Fuel Store - 5.18m x 4.13m
Original fuel store with coal/fuel chute from side of house.Flagstone floor. Accessed from Laundry Room and via Boiler Room also.

Boiler Room - 2.75m x 4.66m
Boiler room with large Oil burner

Utility - 2.65m x 2.97m
Linoleum flooring, shelving

Hall to Pantry - 3.59m x 0.97m

Pantry - 1.75m x 3.44m
Fitted units/storage

Wine Cellar - 2.1m x 2.84m
Wine cellar/cold room directly under main entrance steps to front

Store Room - Off Pantry area - 1.64m x 3.45m
Store Room with disused Fire place, (former servants quarters)

Store Room - 3.27m x 2.47m
Store room - potential bedroom

Store Room - 3.16m x 2.47m

External - Coach House and Stables - 131.0m2
Two-storey stone outbuilding to west with hipped slate roof, lattice windows and round-headed door openings with timber battened doors and petal fanlights, former coach house with stables. Ideal opportunity for conversion to residential units.(Subject to planning permissions)