A delightful and picturesque country farmhouse enjoying a private setting.
Location and Amenities
Kilkenny City is home to a wide variety of national attractions, festivals, food, craft and music. The city of Kilkenny is a very popular tourist attraction and you can see much of Kilkenny's heritage in the city with great historical buildings such as Kilkenny Castle and St Canice Cathedral.
Castlecomber Golf Club and the Heritage in Killenard has hosted big events and are all within a short drive, further afield are the K club, home to the Ryder Cup in 2006 and the exquisite Carton House Hotel and Golf Resort.
Race- goers are extremely well catered for with superb race courses at Gowran Park, Naas, Punchestown and the Curragh all within an hour's drive away.
Excellent shopping facilities are located close by in the shopping centres of Kilkenny and Waterford with day to day shopping available at Ballyhale and Thomastown.
The local area has a wide range of activities designed for families and there is a good selection of primary and secondary schools in the surrounding area.
The Main House
Situated at the head of a short laneway away from the public road the house can be entered from the front door or more typically through a post box red door in the enclosed courtyard, set to the southerly rear of the house. This enclosed yard safely protected from harsh winds and yet excellently positioned to capture sunshine throughout the day.
Inside a delightful country kitchen with restored Aga and patterned blue tiles captures a period sensibility and invokes a homely atmosphere, continued throughout the house. Entered by a timber-lathed door the laundry room complements the country theme with Belfast sink and black and white chequered flooring.
From the kitchen steps lead to a magnificent dining room with cathedral ceiling and double French doors opening out to a west facing patio, giving breath taking views across verdant pasture to distant woodland.
South of the kitchen a solid and attractive beamed arch leads into a glorious sunroom, which enjoys easterly and westerly views and double French doors that open out onto a marvellous stone courtyard. Timber parquet flooring, spot lighting and exposed stonewalls all further enhancing the room.
Throughout the house there is an array of character and period charm from a marvellous and impressive stone chimneypiece with framed timber beam, ideal for the cold winter evenings, in the sitting room to the exposed timber beams and traditional sash window with shutters seen elsewhere. Importantly, while there is much period character the entire property is in excellent condition and readily accommodates modern living in terms of both services and a well thought out layout.
The first floor comprises 4 bedrooms of which 3 have an ensuite.
Situated within the courtyard and opposite the sunroom the annexe is a great size and is in excellent condition benefiting from comprehensive renovation, which importantly retains the period character so prevalent throughout the main house. The accommodation comprises living / kitchen area, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.
The house is situated within well-maintained, informal garden grounds which are a particular feature of The Stables. There are lawns to the rear and side of the house which are bordered by mature hedgerows, grassland and paddock areas.
The outbuildings at The Stables comprise large barn which is suitable for a range of enterprises and the converted stables which could be used as residential accommodation, offices or a games room. There are also useful outhouses within the grounds.
The land extends to about 7 hectares (18 acres) in total and lies within a well-defined boundary.
The categorisation of the land is as follows;
Native woodland - 10 acres
Grassland - 6 acres
Garden and property - 2 acres
To the north of the holding, along the entrance lane, there is also a separate access to the grassland to the rear of the house.
Well water, septic tank, mains electricity, oil-fired central heating and broadband.
Please note that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
Best Offers Date
A date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.
All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.
Fixtures and Fittings
All moveable items including furniture, light fittings, blinds, curtains and garden statuary are expressly excluded but some items are available through separate negotiation.
Tenure & Possession
Rating: D2 (both main house and annexe)
BER Number: 111262457 & 111262465
Strictly by appointment only through Savills.
BER Details - BER D2 - BER No.111262465 - Energy Performance Indicator: 61.8 kWh/M2/yr
Directions: Eircode R95 R9T1
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20 Dawson Street
+ 353 (0) 1 663 4350