Sherry FitzGerald Gleeson are delighted to present to the market, Ballylehaun House, an outstanding period residence, recently renovated, extended and finished to exacting standards, and situated in a most tranquil, countryside setting. This impressive residence, which dates back to the eighteenth century, retains many of its original features while complimenting the spacious, modern accommodation. The property sits proudly on a generous land holding of c. 5.56 Acres, ideal for equestrian, horticultural and other uses.
Situated just 2km from Gathabawn, a charming rural village with Shop / Post Office, Public House, Church and Primary School, Ballylehaun House is a short 25 minute drive from the medieval city of Kilkenny, with the historic towns of Abbeyleix, Durrow and Cashel all in close proximity. The cities of Dublin and Cork are both within a 90 minute drive with regular train services also available from Thurles Railway Station.
The Accommodation extends to over 3,000 Sq.Ft. and includes Entrance Hall, Dining Room, large Sitting Room, Living Room (or En-suite Bedroom), Shower Room, impressive Kitchen/Dining Room with access to Office at Mezzanine Level, and Utility room with access to the adjoining double garage. Upstairs there are 3 no. Bedrooms (2 En-suite), Hot-Press and Family Bathroom.
Other features within this exceptionally well-planned residence include beautiful Sash windows, all reception rooms access adjoining gardens, magnificent cut stone chimney breasts with flag stone hearths, fitted stoves, bespoke apple wood kitchen, with matching work island, breakfast counter, display unit at eye level, integrated wine racks and electrical appliances. All bedrooms are generously sized, with scope to convert the Living room into a ground floor En-suite Bedroom.
Throughout the residence, finishes include flag stone, solid antique pine and carpet coverings to floors, and coving & centre piece details to ceilings. The Family bathroom features a curved wall and split-level floor to accommodate a fitted sunken bath, with other Shower / Bathrooms all tastefully decorated. Services at the property include Oil Fired Central Heating, septic tank, private water well and security alarm system.
Ballylehaun House is set on remarkable, secluded grounds, with secure gated access and tree lined driveway on approach. The residence is surrounded with an abundance of colour from the many flowers, shrubs and trees which prove to be a wonderful contrast against the stone masonry. Mature lawns surround the house with cleverly designed access points to the gardens from all reception rooms.
There are many outdoor features also, including an original stone water well, water fountain, stone wall raised flower beds, fitted Sun Decks, wall mounted lamps, and garden ponds. The adjoining outbuilding is divided as a double garage and hay barn / loose box (suitable for conversion to further accommodation, subject to PP), with double doors suitable for vehicular access.
Undoubtedly, Ballylehaun House represents the opportunity of a lifetime for anyone seeking a wonderful, turn-key Period Residence in the heart of the Irish countryside.
Viewing is highly recommended and strictly by appointment only with sole agents, Sherry FitzGerald Gleeson.
Entrance Hall 4.27m x 2.44m + 0.7m x 2.03m + 2.51m x 1.14m. with beautiful cut stone surround to glazed ope and entrance door, flag stone floor, vaulted ceiling with spot lights, French doors leading to Sitting room, stairs to overhead accommodation, under stairs cloak press and Boiler room
Dining Room 2.57m x 4.95m. Cosy sitting room with exposed cut stone feature wall, complete with carpet covering, coving and centre piece detail to ceiling (9ft ceiling height)
Sitting Room 9.1m x 4.95m + 1.17m x 0.97m. Impressive light filled reception room enjoying an abundance of natural light throughout the day penetrating from the many beautiful sash windows and French doors leading to sun deck and garden. This room features a prominent cut stone Chimney Breast, flag stone hearth complete with railway sleeper mantel piece, and solid fuel stove. The sitting room also benefits from a 9ft high ceiling complete with recessed ceiling lights, coving and centre piece details.
Living Room/Ensuite Bedroom 3m x 5.97m. with French doors leading to sun deck and garden, electric fire, ceiling spot lights and access to adjoining shower room
Shower Room 3.48m x 1.17m. with shower unit, w.c. and w.h.b. complete with dual access, floor tiles and wall tiles to shower area
Kitchen Dining Room 7.72m x 4.75m + 2.77m x 2.24m. Large homely kitchen (two tone colour) with extensive array of kitchen base units including matching work island, breakfast counter, eye level display unit with cut stone backsplash, wine rack, integrated appliances including oven and dishwasher, Belling double oven, feature cut stone chimney breast with solid fuel stove fitted to flag stone hearth, double height ceiling (15ft) with wooden beams, feature lights throughout the room, solid antique pine flooring, large window open accessing the side garden, open staircase leading to overhead Office space
Utility Room 2.54m x 2.62m. with wine coloured fitted base and eye level units, access to adjoining garage, plumbed for washing machine, and glazed ope access to back garden, complete with solid antique pine flooring
Office at Mezzanine Level 2.7m x 3.96m. with velux window, ceiling spot lights and carpet covering
Ensuite Bedroom 6.05m x 3.9m. with carpet covering
Ensuite Bathroom with bath, shower unit, w.c., w.h.b., and attic storage, complete with floor tiles and wall tiles to wet areas
Bathroom 1.5m x 0.9m + 2.4m x 2.6m. with feature curved wall, hot-press, sunken bath, shower unit, and w.h.b., complete with floor tiles and wall tiles to bath area
W.C. 0.9m x 1.2m. with w.c. and tiled floor
Bedroom 2 (Ensuite) 4.01m x 5.4m. with carpet covering, cast iron fireplace and large built in wardrobe
Bedroom 3 3.6m x 5.03m. with carpet covering
Landing 2.46m x 0.91m + 8.28m x 0.9m.
Adjoining Double Garage 6.38m x 5.08m. with concrete floor, double door access to the front, and external door leading to rear yard, suitable for conversion to further accommodation subject to planning permission
Barn/Loose Box 4.57m x 5.08m. with concrete floor, suitable for conversion to further accommodation subject to planning permission
Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Thurles on 0504 22997
BER No: 107711491
Performance Indicator: 206.41