The Irish Mail on Sunday
Spacious 19th Century country home on five acres looking over the wooded Nore Valley near Inistioge
Rathsnagadan House, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny
This dower house set on a rise overlooking the River Nore and across the valley represents all that country living is about.
Solid, beautifully proportioned, with large comfortable rooms that capture the sun, light and spectacular views, it’s a house at ease with itself and the countryside around it.
It dates back to the mid-19th Century and is approached by a gravel driveway lined with old beech and oak trees.
The property has been completely refurbished by its owners to a high stand- ard that emphasises the house’s elegant charm. It extends to 338sq.m/3,637sq.ft, – a comfortably spacious family home laid out over two floors. It’s large but very manageable.
A central front door with fanlight opens into the fine square hall with a staircase that winds up to the bedrooms.
The sitting room and dining room are connected to the drawing room by
glazed double doors, and all these rooms have high ceilings with simple coving, large windows, feature fireplaces and solid wood floors.
The main drawing room itself has a bank of huge windows and double doors that open onto the terrace outside where the views can be enjoyed.
The very large newly fitted traditional painted kitchen and breakfast room perfectly suits the country style of the property and is a great family space. Very handily, a bootroom and cloakroom are off the kitchen.
Upstairs, there are four large bedrooms, two of which are ensuite.
Behind the main house, a most attractive cut-stone guest lodge has recently been refurbished, and to just as high a standard as in the main house. Here there is an open-plan kitchen and drawing room, bedroom and bathroom while upstairs there is a bedroom and ensuite.
Five acres of grounds surround the house with pretty gardens featuring old roses and shrubs and flower beds widening out to paddocks and fields. The house has four stables, a tackroom, allweather arena and a dog run.
It is is about seven kilometres from Inistioge and 31km from Kilkenny City.
Foir further details contact selling agent Ganly Walters on (01) 662 3255.