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The property is superbly located in a picturesque and peaceful setting in the townland of Blessington which is in the parish of Thomastown.
The owners purchased the holding and then demolished the original derelict farmhouse and replaced it with the current property which they had built in 2005.
This is a rare and unique opportunity to acquire a picture perfect and superior family home providing the ideal retreat to return to from the hustle and bustle of city living. There are stunning views of Saddle Hill and on a clear day one can see the lovely mountains of Slievenamon in County Tipperary.
The property extends to 224 Sq. M. / 2,411 Sq. Ft. approx. and is laid out over two levels. The layout at ground level comprises: entrance hall, study/bedroom five, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/dining room and a home office. A large utility room and a guest WC completes the layout at ground level. The layout at first floor level is equally as impressive and comprises: landing area, four good sized double rooms, (two with en-suites and the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe) and a fine sized family bathroom.
GARDENS, FARMYARD AND PADDOCKS:
Saddle Hill farmhouse is surrounded by circa 1.9 Acres made up of the gardens, paddocks and the original yards with a number of original stone outbuildings. The main house is accessed through a stone entrance with a sweeping cobblelock driveway leading up to the side and front of the property which connects to the front yard which is laid in tarmacadam. There is secure parking for several cars. The front yard is enclosed and is separated from the farmyard with the rear of the outbuildings which are faced in stone. The driveway up to the property is bordered on both sides with mature lawns, herbaceous planting and colourful flowerbeds. A sun drenched south facing cobblelock curved patio area is perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining or to relax on and enjoy the wonderful countryside views. The garden at the front of the house is used for growing vegetables and part of it is in lawn. The parking area is bordered by a laurel hedge. Two vehicular entrance gates give access into the farmyard from a shared laneway. The original restored outbuildings consist of stables, cow byre lean-two carport and several other outbuildings. Most of the outbuildings have power and plug sockets. There is potential to convert some of the outbuildings for further accommodation (subject to necessary planning permission). A purpose built sand arena adjoins the farmyard and is fully enclosed with timber stud rail fencing. The upper paddock is accessed from the farmyard and the lower paddock is accessed from a vehicular gate which is adjacent to the entrance to the main house.
Saddle Hill Farmhouse is located in the town land of Blessington which is in the parish of Thomastown. The property is a 10 minute drive (7km) to the centre of the bustling market town of Thomastown. There are excellent amenities in Thomastown including good primary schools and a secondary school, as well as tertiary schools such as the Pottery Skills School, Grennan Craft Mill, the Grennan Equestrian School and the School of Food. There are a good selection of coffee houses, restaurants, public houses, shops and supermarkets including SuperValu and Lidl. The area is well serviced for the outdoor enthusiast located close to the South Leinster Way with many forest walks including the Thomastown Loop Walk, Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum in Inistioge which date back to the 1740’s and is a hidden gem for locals and tourists alike. Mount Juliet Estate Hotel and Golf Club which remains one of Ireland’s finest country houses is only a 15 minute drive from the property. A 25 minute drive will take you into Kilkenny city and 30 minute drive to Waterford city. The property is located close to Thomastown railway station and is on the Dublin to Waterford Intercity route. The charming town of Graiguenamanagh and the pretty villages of Inistioge, Bennettsbridge and Stoneyford are all in close proximity.
Viewing of this very special property is highly recommended.
Geothermal underfloor heating
Own private well and septic tank
Sky TV cable
Bigblu Satelite Broadband
Entrance Hall (including staircase) 5.70m x 4.08m + 2.21m x 1.75m A painted wooden door with glass inset, side panels and an arched fanlight opens into a spacious and welcoming entrance hall. Feature archway, ceiling coving and French Oak wide plank solid timber floor. A striking half-turn staircase leads up to the first floor. Dual Sash windows to the left and right of the front door. Double glass panel doors lead through to the dining room.
Study / Bedroom Five 4.43m x 2.77m A good sized room positioned to to the front of the property. It features a wooden surround open fireplace with a cast-iron inset and a marble hearth. Two Sash windows with architraves, ceiling coving and centre rose. French Oak solid timber floor.
Drawing Room 5.39m x 4.43m A spacious and sun drenched room with dual aspect countryside views. Four Sash windows complete with architraves. It features a handsome black slate open fireplace (fitted with a Mulberry multi-fuel stove) with a cast-iron inset with decorative tiles and a black marble hearth. Ceiling coving and centre rose. French Oak wide plank solid timber floor. Sliding pocket doors lead through to the dining room.
Dining Room 5.84m x 4.05m A light filled and spacious room with views of the garden and the surrounding countryside. Two Sash windows with architraves. French doors with an arched fanlight lead out to a sun drenched south facing patio area. French Oak wide plank solid timber floor, ceiling coving, centre rose and part recessed lighting. Double glass panel doors lead through to kitchen/breakfast room.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 4.59m x 4.49m A sun drenched and spacious room with lovely views of the garden and the surrounding countryside. Dual aspect with two Sash windows overlooking the garden and two feature decorative arched windows above the kitchen units close to ceiling level on the gable end wall. Fitted country-style wall and floor units with solid beech worktops and a Belfast sink. Rangemaster cooker with two electric ovens, five ring gas hob and a hot plate. Bespoke feature canopy fitted with an integrated extractor fan. Siemens integrated fridge and an Indesit integrated dishwasher. There is a matching centre island with a solid beech worktop fitted with a built-in rubbish bin, further storage and space for two breakfast stools. A slate effect tiled floor continues through to the utility room/rear hall. Ceiling coving centre rose and feature cable lighting.
Utility Room / Rear Hall A very spacious and light filled area with dual aspect windows. Fitting wall and floor units with a single drainer sink unit. Plumbing is in place for a washing machine and there is space for a tumble dryer and an undercounter freezer. Double doors allow access into a walk-in shelved hot-press. A glass panel door with a fanlight overhead opens out to the front yard. Floor to ceiling doors give access to the boiler cupboard which is also used for drying laundry. There is plenty of coat hanging space. Slate effect tiled floor.
Guest W.C. 2.26m x 1.19m Comprising a WC and a wash hand basin with a wall mounted mirror and a shaving light. Slate effect tiled floor and part tiled walls. Electric heated towel rail. Window to the front of the property.
Home Office 2.14m x 2.89m Fitted with a bespoke built-in desk and storage cupboards. French Oak solid timber floor. Window overlooking the front yard.
Landing (including staircase) 5.74m x 1.52m + 2.93m x 1.62m A spacious and light filled area with a feature tall Sash window overlooking the front of the house and paddocks. Ceiling coving and two centre roses. French Oak solid wood floor. Hatch to attic which has a folding ladder and is part floored with a light.
Master Bedroom 3.65m x 3.78m A spacious and sun drenched master bedroom with two Sash windows overlooking the garden. There are magical uninterrupted views of Saddle Hill and the surrounding countryside. French Oak solid timber floor, ceiling coving and a centre rose. Open plan access to a Walk-in Wardrobe.
En-Suite 2.45m x 1.09m Comprising a double shower cubicle, WC and a wash hand basin with a wall mounted mirror and overhead lighting. Fully tiled walls and floor. Gable end window.
Bedroom Two 3.78m x 2.88m A large double room with a Sash window overlooking the garden and again has stunning views of Saddle Hill and the surrounding countryside. French Oak solid timber floor, ceiling coving and a centre rose.
Bedroom Three 3.95m x 3.78m A fine sized double room with two Sash windows overlooking the garden. This room also has stunning views of Saddle Hill and the surrounding countryside. Ceiling coving, a centre rose and French Oak solid wood floor.
Walk-in Wardrobe 1.80m x 2.08m Fitted with floor to ceiling hanging space, storage drawers and shelving. French Oak solid timber floor. Door to an en-suite.
Bedroom Four 4.11m x 3.18m Another good sized double room overlooking the front yard and paddocks. French Oak solid timber floor, ceiling coving and a centre rose.
Bathroom 2.77m x 2.33m Comprising a freestanding clawfoot bathtub with mixer taps, enclosed shower cubicle with a Triton T90pi shower, WC and a wash hand basin. Wall mounted mirror flanked on both side by wall mounted lighting. Wall mounted electric heated towel rail. Fully tiled walls and floor. A Sash window overlooks the front yard and paddocks.
BER Number: 114682339
Energy Performance Indicator: 118.54 kWh/m²/y
About the Area
Thomastown (Irish: Baile Mhic Andáin) is a lively market town along a stretch of the River Nore which is known for its salmon and trout, with a number of historical landmarks in the vicinity. Visitor attractions include Jerpoint Abbey, Kilfane Glen gardens, and Mount Juliet Golf Course.
Thomastown is a Local Electoral Area of County Kilkenny and includes the electoral divisions of Ballyhale, Ballyvool, Bennettsbridge, Bramblestown, Castlebanny, Clara, Coolhill, Dunbell, Famma, Freaghana, Goresbridge, Gowran, Graiguenamanagh, Inistioge, Jerpoint Church, Kilfane, Kiltorcan, Paulstown, Pleberstown, Powerstown, Shankill, Thomastown, Tullaherin, Ullard and Woolengrange. It has a population of 2,273 (2011 Census) making the town the biggest in the county outside of Kilkenny. The R448 Naas–Waterford road passes through Thomastown, the town is serviced by buses and has a railway station
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