The former Birr rectory on Glebe Street, which has an asking price of €950,000.

Former Birr rectory to be sold in early November

The former Birr rectory, located on Glebe Street, is to be sold by formal tender in early November, with an advised minimum value of €950,000.

The property, which was built in the 1830s and is owned by the Church of Ireland, contains 8.91 acres of zoned land with schematics for 34 terraced units subject to planning permission, and has the potential for an additional 41 units, subject to excavation and planning.

The rectory itself comprises of 390.7 square metres over two storeys, with a two-storey outbuilding to the rear with a corrugated roof, which would "benefit from upgrading at this stage of its history," according to the property's description on the auctioneer Sherry Fitzgerald's website.

Five bedrooms are located on the first floor, with a workshop, former kitchen, pantry and wine cellar also on ground level, while outside there is a lofted coach house with pony stable.

A gate lodge of 45.17 square metres is also included in the property, which contains a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

Planning permission was previously granted in November 2019 for the construction of a new storey and a half rectory and single storey domestic garage on the land.

Tender forms for the sale have a submission deadline of 12 noon on Thursday, November 4.