Old Cabra School House

3    I   1     I      c. 900 Sq. Ft.

Want uber-cool, light-filled living—with planning permission for more—on Kingscourt’s doorstep?
Extensively renovated, the Old Cabra School House delivers all of this, and then some.


Contemporary and sophisticated, distinctive and historical—this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage sits on circa 0.3 acres and covers approximately 900 square feet. At only 300 metres from Kingscourt’s Main Street, everything is within walking distance. Even better, about 12 metres away is the Kingscourt to Dun A Ri Link Trail which will take you right to the heart of Dun A Ri Forest Park without ever having to walk, or run, on the public road.


An excellent location is not all this cottage has going for it—this property has planning permission for a two storey extension (covering another 900 square feet) to the rear. The extension, whenever completed, will see this home having 5 bedrooms in total, as well as a stylish additional living space opening out on to a sunny south-facing veranda and patio. Lots of glazing will allow for even more natural light and solar gain.


At present, and even without the extension, this lovingly restored home is a stylish blend of new and old. Triple pointed arch windows opening to the south-west gable end wall means that the main living/dining/kitchen area is flooded with natural light. The eye-catching living area benefits from a triple aspect—meaning the most frequently used room is bathed in light all day.

The kitchen is brand new, with all new appliances. All of the bedrooms, as well as the main bathroom, are contemporary and finished to a high standard.


The Old Cabra School House has more. More history. More potential. More of a story.

Built in 1886 by the original owners of nearby Cabra Castle (just 2.5km away) the school taught primary school-aged boys and girls. Traces of the school’s old layout can still be found. Two front doors meant boys and girls entered through separate entrances. And the garden to the rear continued that divide—the remains of a wall down the middle of the garden are still there, overlooking the patio.

If you look carefully around this property, you might still find poetry written by a student back in 1937. Indeed, this cottage deserves more than just a look—it represents a chance to slow down in style, to be part of local history, and to enjoy the beauty of its surrounds.


At only 300 metres from Kingscourt’s Main Street, everything is within walking distance.

Kingscourt is home to internationally known companies (both Kingspan and Gypsum are very much part of the history and community), and schools, creches, cafes and restaurants mean this town is thriving.


Well located near major and minor urban areas as follows:

– 300 m drive to Kingscourt.

– 12.7 km drive to Carrickmacross.

– 32.2 km drive to Navan.

– 45.2 km drive to Cavan

– 89.3 km drive to Dublin.


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  • City: Kingscourt
  • State/county: Cavan
  • Country: Ireland


Updated on July 6, 2020 at 11:10 am

  • Price: €189,000
  • Property Size: 900 Sq Ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1886
  • Property Type: Houses
  • Property Status: Sale Agreed
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