A classical Georgian residence set within some 31Ha (acres) surrounded and sheltered by its pleasure grounds of mature trees, orchard, streams and lawns. A Caretaker's residence to the rear and a Gate Lodge at the entrance, add to this idyllic estate.
Kilfane House is a very fine and imposing Georgian three storey over basement, five bay residence, with two storey wings at either side. A porch with fluted Greek Doric columns to the front gives a very impressive entrance to this remarkable house. Pleasing classical proportions with refined detailing throughout the house, Kilfane House is an important historic property in the Thomastown area, owned by three families since it was built. Superbly located within 5 minutes of the picturesque villages of Thomastown and Bennettsbridge and under 10 minutes to mount Juliet Hotel and golf course. The cultural city of Kilkenny is just 20 minutes. Easy access to the M9 within 10 minutes. Dublin airport is 1 hour 30 minutes.
The entrance hallway is most impressive with columns, leading to the wings at either side of the house with their marvellous reception rooms. The reception rooms are large and bright with high ceilings, detailed coving, double sash windows with shutters and fireplaces in most rooms. The rooms enjoy wonderful views over the landscaped gardens and countryside. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, library, sitting room, kitchen, breakfast room, pantry and guest wc.
The inner hallway is also very impressive with panelling on the walls and stair leading to the first floor.The first and second floor bedrooms are also generous and light filled with breath-taking views over the surrounding countryside.The basement has several storage rooms, original wine cellar and tile and flagstone floors.
ENTRANCE, AVENUE AND LAND
approached by stone piers from the R448 Gowran to Thomastown Road with a gate lodge at the entrance. leading up a long avenue with a bridge over a stream where the avenue forks to the main house and the caretaker's house. The house is well set back from the road offering complete privacy with mature trees, a forecourt to the front and landscaped lawns that surround it.
The remains of the Ice House and castle are still evident in the front fields and visible from the main house. a stream runs along the side of the lawn with small bridges crossing from the lawns to the orchard. The orchard has been well maintained over the years and is a very pleasing place to sit, relax and unwind.
The c.31ha (79acres) which surrounds Kilfane House is comprised of grazing land, mature trees and pleasure grounds around the house which includes the lawns, orchard, caretaker's house and outbuildings. The property has notable trees, in particular a layered Chestnut tree and a wellingtonia tree. There is a rear access to the land, on the road from the R448 to Kilfane waterfall.
CARETAKER'S HOUSE, OUTBUILDINGS AND GATE LODGE
HouseThe two storey caretakers house of 180 sq. m. (1,937 sq. ft.) is to the rear of Kilfane House and comprises of kitchen/ breakfast room, living room, three bedrooms, bathroom, guest wc and a store room.
The outbuildings are to the front of the caretaker's house and behind the main house and comprise of two stone storage buildings, original stalls in stable block with original doors, mangers and floors. a stone arch leads from the outbuildings to the main house and lawns and is a wonderful feature.
A charming gate lodge is located at the main entrance and is approximately 40 sq. m. (430 sq.ft) and comprises of a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.