‘The Stables’ offers Kilkenny period character on 18ac

The Stables, Derrynahinch, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny, is hailed as a picturesque farmhouse with period character on 18ac, by selling agent, Savills Country Homes. The property is 22km from the marble city and 135km from the capital.

Situated at the head of a short laneway away from the public road, the house can be entered from the front door or through a post box red door in the enclosed courtyard.

Inside, the kitchen with restored AGA and patterned blue tiles captures a period sensibility and creates a homely ambience, continued throughout the house, the agent, Cianan Duff, said. Entered by a timber-lathed door, the laundry room has a Belfast sink and black-and-white chequered flooring.

Views Across Pasture

From the kitchen, steps lead to a dining room with cathedral ceiling and double French doors opening to a patio, providing views across pasture to woodland.

A solid beamed arch leads into a sunroom and double French doors that open out onto a stone courtyard. Timber parquet flooring, spot lighting and exposed stonewalls add to the inviting scheme.

Features include a stone chimney piece with framed timber beam, exposed timber beams and traditional sash windows.

“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,” Cianan said.

Renovated Annex

On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, three of which are en-suite. Situated within the courtyard and opposite the sunroom is the renovated annex which retains the period character evident throughout the main house. The accommodation comprises: living/dining/kitchen area; three bedrooms; and a bathroom.

The house is situated within well-maintained informal garden grounds. There are lawns to the rear and side of the house which are bordered by mature hedgerows, grassland and paddock areas. There is also a tennis court.

The outbuildings at The Stables comprise a 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 lies within a well-defined boundary, according to the agent. 10ac are devoted to native woodland and 6ac to grassland. Separate access to the grassland to the rear of the house is provided along the entrance lane.

The selling agent said that interest has been steady to date with enquiries from the greater Kilkenny area; Dublin-based families; the UK; and mainland Europe.

There is interest from parties who want to run a hospitality business from the property as well as interest from parties involved in equestrian pursuits.

The Stables has a guide price of €595,000. Viewing is strictly by appointment through Savills Country, 20 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, on: 01-663 4350.