A NEW YEAR means new beginnings for many people, whether that’s in relation to health, personal goals or bigger lifestyle changes, like moving house.
If you’re planning to move somewhere new in 2021 and want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Lennaght House in Nore Valley, Co Kilkenny, could be just what you’re looking for.
On the market for €635,000, the sale of Lennaght House includes a separate three-bed property, Clodiagh Cottage, which is ideal for use as guest accommodation, separate family accommodation or as a rental holiday home. Both residences date back to the 18th century and have been significantly refurbished to become charming family homes.
The stone-fronted properties are located on mature grounds of 1.5 acres, with spacious lawn, gravel and patio areas. There’s a south-west facing courtyard off the living room and the kitchen in the main residence, as well as a separate courtyard to the rear of the cottage. Colourful shrubs and high hedging add to the sense of privacy and tranquility.
Lennaght House measures 1,614 sq ft and features a country-style interior with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, three reception rooms and a spacious, light-filled kitchen.
The living room and dining room are both warm and welcoming spaces, with large fireplaces and hand-finished solid oak floors. The kitchen is the most impressive, however, with vaulted ceilings, wooden beams and beautiful cabinetry.
There’s a large centre island in here, as well as a Rangemaster gas cooker, integrated appliances and doors to the patio area. Folding doors open to another living room which is flooded with natural light thanks to Velux windows.
The master bedroom, complete with an en suite bathroom and dressing room, is on the ground floor. Two of the three bedrooms on the first floor feature an en suite bathroom, while one benefits from a dressing room. The family bathroom completes the accommodation at Lennaght House.
Moving across to Clodiagh Cottage, which is perpendicular to the main property, the charming three-bed measures 807 sq ft.
The front door opens to the open-plan kitchen and dining area, where tiled floors and exposed wood give a farmhouse feel. A spiral staircase leads from here to the first floor, where there are two of the three bedrooms and a shower room.
The living room in the cottage is surprisingly spacious, with a vaulted ceiling, wooden beams, exposed stonework and Velux windows. French pine flooring and a Heritage stove complement the design of the property.
If the two houses aren’t enough, there is a range of cut-stone outbuildings on the grounds, including a workshop, laundry room, three loose boxes and a tack room.
As for location, New Ross town is a 10-minute drive away, while the heart of Kilkenny can be reached in 35 minutes.
With not one but two beautiful properties, idyllic surroundings and room to put your own stamp, Lennaght House and Clodiagh Cottage offer the perfect location to spend 2021.