A masterfully restored 19th-century residence
Jenkinstown House is a truly magnificent residence, having been the subject of a major programme of renovation and redecoration by the present owner to provide extremely elegant accommodation. Every design detail has been meticulously considered in the restoration to create a fine landmark in the Kilkenny countryside.
Great flair and craftmanship has gone into creating a stunning property which retains its period style with accommodation fit for the 21st century.
In addition, the 106-seat theatre provides a variety of potential opportunities for a boutique hotel, wedding venue or a private events venue, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
Jenkinstown House is accessed off a minor public road and approached through stone piers with electric gates via a winding hardcore drive. The house is positioned on the periphery of Jenkinstown Park, which, with its hundreds of acres of forest parkland, provides shelter and a great deal of amenity.
The accommodation within the house is laid out over three unique floors the Neo Gothic Floor (garden level), the Regency Floor (ground floor) and the Georgian Floor (first floor), each incorporating contrasting styles and exhibiting their character from the respective era.
The exterior of the house includes notable features such as battlements, pointed arch windows, voussoirs and gabled finials.
Luxurious internal features of the house include Irish oak wood panelling, window shutters, cornicing, ceiling roses, David Skinner wallpaper, Kilkenny tombstone fireplaces, architraves and stained glass. There is a Rangemaster cooker in the kitchen.
Attached to the west of the house and with an independent access is a spacious auditorium with the ability to seat 106 guests. It was converted from a former chapel, with the interior specifically finished with acoustics in mind. It can be accessed internally from the house and in recent years the venue has played host to many concerts. There is a stage/recording studio plus electrics rooms, control room and four WCs. The seated area is tiered at the rear. The building includes magnificent period features, including lancet windows, stained glass, cornicing and ceiling rose.
The gardens comprise a beautiful walled terrace to the rear with teak doors opening onto the forest, plus formal gardens to the side including paths, plant beds, box hedging and a pond. The current owner has planted a variety of deciduous trees. There are lawns to the front which could alternatively serve as grazing. There is a garden shed.
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