GOLF LOVERS WITH a taste for luxury – and a couple of million to spare – might like to take a closer look at this unique home at Mount Juliet Estate.
Overlooking the 12th fairway of the internationally renowned golf course outside Thomastown, Co Kilkenny – and with its own private tennis court to the rear – the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom residence at 2 The Waltons was built in 2003. It’s now on the market with Hooke and MacDonald for €1,750,000 via Daft.ie.
Its impressive frontage follows the Palladian style. Pillars on either side of the grand entranceway also flank the balcony above – a south-facing suntrap with a view over the golf course.
Inside, a striking stairwell anchors the home, with black-and-white chequerboard tiled floors and wide steps around a curving wrought-iron handrail. The interiors also take inspiration from period properties – ornate cornicing and chandeliers are part of the reception rooms’ appeal.
The four large reception rooms on the ground floor make this a residence built for socialising: from the large games room to the bay-windowed lounge, dining room and conservatory.
The spacious kitchen, with farmhouse-style cabinets around a large central island, would also lend itself to informal gatherings from family meals to bigger celebrations. Underfloor heating and the insulating properties of a modern build make this home a comfortable and welcoming space no matter the conditions outside.
Upstairs, the five bedrooms each have their own en-suite bathroom, and four also offer walk-in wardrobes. The master bedroom suite, secluded on its own second-floor level, features a hydrotherapy bath and shower.
The residence offers luxury in an environment of seclusion and privacy, standing on its own landscaped grounds planted with mature trees. However, as part of Mount Juliet, it also benefits from 24-hour security and all the facilities of the estate – with a number of regular events on the social calendar from family barbecues to grander fixtures in the 18th-century hotel or golf clubhouse. Amenities include fishing, archery, horse riding, a pool and spa suites.