Sherry FitzGerald McCreery are pleased to present Bethany, Burnchurch, Cuffesgrange, Co Kilkenny to the market for sale. Ideal for the equestrian enthusiast, this impressive Architect designed family home on circa 2.97 Acres / 1.2 Hectares will attract local, national and international interest. This wonderful country retreat is superbly located in the sought-after townland of Burnchurch, a short drive from Kilkenny City Centre.
A sweeping gravel driveway from the main access laneway leads to a very imposing two storey residence with extensive and light filled accommodation. Bethany was constructed in 2005 and designed by Gittens Murray Architect who are based in Kilkenny City.
The property extends to 279 Sq. M. / 3,003 Sq. Ft spanning over two levels. An attractive entrance foyer leads to the main hall with mosaic floor tiling, timber panelled walls and a striking staircase to the first floor. Double doors to the left of the main entrance hall lead to the drawing room. This spacious and bright dual aspect room features a handsome marble open fireplace, solid timber floor, ceiling rose and French doors which open out to the veranda. Directly across the hall, double doors lead to a very spacious and open-plan kitchen/dining room with tiled floors. The well equipped kitchen is very practical for a cooking enthusiast, and is fitted with high quality bespoke wall and floor units finished with solid granite countertops and incorporates an island with an extensive array of clever storage facilities. A smart black coloured oil fired Aga Range Cooker is the heart of the kitchen along with a Waterford Stanley stove and high quality appliances. Adjacent to the kitchen, a glass door leads to a cosy family room finished to a very high standard with timber panelled walls, solid timber floor and fitted with a multi fuel cast-iron stove. French doors open out to the veranda. A hallway off the kitchen leads to a large utility room with extensive storage presses, office/bedroom five and a shower room/guest WC. This completes the accommodation at ground level. The first floor accommodation is as equally impressive and comprises: four generous double bedrooms facing the front and rear of the property. The master bedroom enjoys an en-suite bathroom complete with a walk-in wardrobe. Two adjoining bedrooms have access to a Jack & Jill en-suite. A family bathroom completes the accommodation at first floor level.
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The flair and finish also extends to the exterior with a magnificent wrap around veranda and patio area which is perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining on a grand scale. The extensive grounds provide peace and tranquillity and are a haven for children to play in privacy and safety. A tastefully detached garage and carport compliment the main house. Equestrian facilities are situated adjacent to the main residence with a separate access from the main access laneway. There is a large stand alone hay shed (measuring 30ft x 45ft approx.). To the rear of the shed is a Lean-to stable fitted with 3 loose boxes (measuring 24ft x 17ft approx.) and a tack room. A stud railed sand arena is adjacent to the outbuildings and measures 50m x 28m approx.
Bethany is superbly located in the sought-after townland of Burnchurch which is in the parish of Cuffesgrange. A two minute drive will take you to the N76 Callan/Clonmel Road with a short commuting time of less than 10 minutes into Kilkenny City centre. A journey of 8 minutes will take you to the M9 Motorway (Junction 9 Danesfort) allowing easy access to Waterford, Kildare and Dublin. Burnchurch National School and Church Hill National School are both in very close proximity. The historic Burnchurch Castle along with Ballybur Castle are both just minutes away from the property. The town of Callan is less than a 10 minute drive away. The property is also close to a number of picturesque villages including Danesfort, Kells, Stoneyford, Bennettsbridge, Thomastown and Inistioge. A 15 minute drive will take you to the magnificent Mount Juliet Estate and Golf Club. There are a number of other golf courses in easy access including Callan Golf Club, Kilkenny Golf Club and Gowran Golf Club.
Viewing of this wonderful property is highly recommended.
Porch 2.30m x 1.53m. Accessed through double glass panel door. A striking tiled mosaic floor sets the tone for the high standard of finish throughout.
Entrance Hall 6.77m x 2.46m. A stained glass panel door with stained glass side panels opens into a grand and spacious entrance hall. Mosaic tiled floor and a striking red coloured carpet on the staircase. Painted wood panelling and ceiling coving. Access to a large understairs storage cupboard.
Drawing Room 4.98m x 4.51m. A gracious and light filled room with a large picture window overlooking the front garden. French doors lead out to the veranda attached to the side of the property. It features a handsome black marble open fireplace with a cast-iron inset and a marble hearth. Solid wooden floor and ceiling coving.
Family Room 5.00m x 4.30m. A similar sized room located directly behind the drawing room. It features a cast-iron multi fuel stove with a feature wooden beam mantel. Solid wooden floor, ceiling coving and painted wood panelling. Dual aspect with two sets of French doors open out to the veranda.
Kitchen / Dining Room 9.03m x 5.01m. Impressive and spacious open plan room with dual aspect spanning the full depth of the property. The kitchen area is fitted with bespoke wall and floor units with black granite countertops and a sink unit. A centre island with black granite countertops is fitted with a second sink unit and has space for two breakfast stools. Waterford Stanley stainless steel stove with a matching backsplash and oven hood. Bosch dishwasher and two Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezers. A striking black coloured oil fired Aga Range Cooker is the heart of the kitchen and is recessed in an arched alcove flanked by the same matching kitchen units. Two windows overlook the rear of the property. French doors lead out to the veranda. Ceiling coving and recessed lighting. Archway to corridor. The dining area can accommodate a large table and chairs for family dining and formal entertaining. A large picture window overlooks the front of the property. Feature painted wood panelling on the main wall. Ceiling coving and centre rose. Tiled floor throughout.
Corridor 3.97m x 1.18m. The corridor leads to the utility room, office/bedroom five and the guest toilet/wet room. Tiled floor and ceiling coving. A glass panel door gives access to the rear of the property.
Utility Room 4.45m x 2.97m. Fitted with extensive floor to ceiling and wall and floor units with a single drainer sink. Plumbing is in place for a washing and there is space for tumble dryer. Access to a large shelved hot-press which also house the Geothermal Heat Pump, Window overlooking the front garden. Tiled floor.
Office / Bedroom Five 3.56m x 2.68m. A bright room with dual aspect to the front and side of the property. Solid timber floor and ceiling coving.
Guest Toilet / Wet Room 2.05m x 1.65m. Comprising a wet room shower area fitted with a Triton T90sr pumped electric shower. WC and curved vanity unit with a marble worktop and basin. Fully tiled walls and floor. Gable end window.
Landing 7.38m x 2.44m. A bright and spacious area with a window overlooking the front garden. Access to all four bedrooms and the main bathroom. Fitted carpet. Hatch to attic.
Master Bedroom 5.24m x 3.85m. A fine sized room positioned to the front of the property. Wood panelling with wall mounted lighting on the main wall behind the bed. Archway to walk-in wardrobe.
En-Suite 2.34m x 2.82m. Comprising and enclosed double shower unit, WC and a double sink vanity unit with a granite worktop. Tiled floor and part tiled walls. Gable end window and recessed lighting.
Walk-in Wardrobe 2.79m x 1.78m. Fitted with floor to ceiling hanging space and shelving. Fitted carpet.
Bedroom Two 5.25m x 3.41m. A large double room located to the rear directly behind the master bedroom. Fitted carpet.
Bedroom Three 5.23m x 4.59m. A fine sized double room positioned to the rear of the property. Door to a Jack & Jill en-suite bathroom. Wooden floor.
Jack & Jill En-Suite Bathroom 2.27m x 1.78m. Comprising a curved mosaic tiled stand-in shower cubicle, WC and a vanity unit with double oval sinks. Gable end window.
Bedroom Four 5.24m x 4.58m. A very large double room located to the front of the house with lovely views of the gardens. Wooden floor.
Bathroom 2.45m x 1.78m. Comprising a bath with mixer taps, wash hand basin and a WC. Tiled floor and part tiled walls. Window to the rear.
Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Kilkenny on 056 77 21904
BER No: 108842394
Performance Indicator: 129.04 kWh/m²/yr