Castleblayney 6.5 miles.
A tree-lined gravel driveway complete with elegant water feature leads to this wonderful old parochial house, Church View Manor.
Once home to the local priest and their staff, it has been lovingly taken care of to provide a unique holiday home in Loughmourne, County Monaghan, still retaining many original period features, such as the floor tiling, and original fireplaces.
Enter through the grand hallway, and begin to explore this spacious property, find the sitting room to be home to a collection of soft seating in a classic style, with a TV to entertain, you can relax here amidst the quaint style and the original ornate open fireplace.
An elegant dining room provides a lovely space to come together with your loved ones, while the kitchen/diner is a homely setting, warmed in winter by the imposing oil fired range, you can prepare delicious meals here for all the family.
The ground-floor shower room was once the cook's living quarters, and the original oven stove has been kept in here as a rustic decorative feature.
Upstairs on the first floor are the beautiful bedrooms, all in-keeping with the vintage style of the property, you can choose from either three king-size bedrooms, a double bedroom or a single bedroom, with the latter once used as prayer room.
Over in the bathroom you can marvel at the property's original cast iron roll-top bath set before the window, providing a peaceful spot to soak in, with a walk-in shower in here too.
Outside you can enjoy spending time in the large garden with a lawn stretching to the old trees surrounding the property, with outdoor seating upon the gravel area to relax on.
The area of Loughmourne is well-known for its excellent shooting and fishing, head to the Lough Mourne Shooting Grounds, where you can go clay pigeon shooting, as well as practice in the shooting range, and if you're a complete beginner, don't worry as there are expert instructors there to show you what to do.
Covering an area of 117 hectares, Lough Egish is an island studded lake where you can head out on a boat and enjoy some fishing, with upwards of ten lakes in the area you have plenty of choice for where to go.
The town of Castleblayney is where you can find a selection of pubs and shops to serve you on your self-catered stay, as well as the amazing Lough Muckno and Muckno Park, set over 900 acres, you can try some amazing watersports on the lake with Lough Muckno Adventure, embark on a walk around the waters, or play a scenic round of golf at either Castleblayney Golf Club, or Concra Wood Golf & County Club, the latter of which is set right next to the water's edge.
Enjoy a relaxing break in County Monaghan and stay in the unique and grand Church View Manor.