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The Old School, Barrack Street, Cappoquin

Detached House

Sale Agreed




The new owner can choose to live in the 3 bedroom top floor loft-style apartment and rent out the downstairs 2 bedroom space and avail of the rent-a-room relief. Earning up to €14,000 per annum tax-free (subject to qualification). Details of which can be found here.

Downstairs accommodation has its own separate access. This beautiful home has so much history and a large plaque on the front of the building commemorates the opening of the Vocational School in 1934. The current owners lovingly restored this property over the last two years after they purchased it in 2019. The Old School was built in classic Anglo-Irish style and is located in the centre of Cappoquin, right on the Blackwater.

It is walking distance from the local shops, pharmacies, bars and Barrons Cafe. On entering the property you experience the grand hallway with its impressive staircase which leads you to the upstairs accommodation. Ground floor level accommodation the ground floor accommodation can be used as part of the overall main house or as separate living accommodation, gallery or office space. It includes a very large open plan living space and kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Accessed by a door off the hallway the ground floor accommodation can be used as separate living accommodation, office or indeed part of the overall main house.

The sound insulation between the ground and first floor is extremely good. Upstairs accommodation includes a very large open plan living space and kitchen currently used as an artist's studio, three bedrooms and a bathroom It offers accommodation similar to that found in grand 19th century apartments in cities like Berlin and Paris with large rooms and beautiful high ceilings.

Custom-made wooden shutters have been installed in two of the upstairs bedrooms. The beauty and scale of the building is to be truly experienced in person. The living space is flooded with light on sunny days and there are extensive panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the upstairs rooms.

It is surrounded on two sides by the grounds of the Coptic Monastery, where sheep peacefully graze. The house is heated with thermostatic electric radiators, the vast majority of which are highly programmable. This eco-friendly heating system, supported by a multi-fuel stove on each floor (in the biggest room) has turned out to be remarkably efficient according to the owners. The outside area includes a private and sunny walled garden which presents the new owners with an opportunity to create a lovely garden. There is lots of parking at the rear of the property. The Old School will be added to the list of protected structures later this year.

The house has two sheds, one used as a wood store. They have secure UPVC doors and are dry and spacious. Cappoquin has an enviable location within easy reach of Dungarvan, Cork and Waterford, with great public transport links. Much of Cappoquin is now protected, and has a remarkably-intact 18th and 19th century village centre, which is undergoing considerable conservation and redevelopment, including a Remote Working Hub. The town has an active creative community including painters, ceramicists and other craft workers.

The proximity of Glenshalane, Cappoquin House and Gardens and the Blackwater River are all within easy walking distance; an extension to the Waterford Greenway will run through the town. Primary school and preschools are located in Cappoquin and secondary schools are located in Lismore and Dungarvan.

Viewings by appointment.

Note: Mains water and waste


  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 living rooms
  • Contains an eco-friendly heating system
  • Superb condition and extensive panoramic views
  • Private sunny walled garden


Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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