DescriptionAard Oakleigh is a substantial family home standing proudly on circa 0.7 Acres of magnificent private gardens. The property has also operated as a very successful guest house for many years. This wonderful home is located in the townsland of Ballyreddin West which is on the outskirts of the village of Bennettsbridge.
The property was built by the current owners in 1978 and extended over the years, creating a practical and well laid out family home with a good balance of both living and sleeping accommodation.
The spacious and light filled accommodation extends to 247 Sq. M. / 2,659 Sq. Ft. approx. (not including garage) and balcony) over two levels. The layout at ground level comprises: enclosed porch, entrance hall, living/dining room, family room, dining room, kitchen, rear hall, guest wc and utility room. Bedroom five complete with an en-suite completes the accommodation at this level. The layout at first floor level comprises: large landing area with access to a private balcony and four good sized double bedrooms (all with en-suites). The garage is located to the side of the property and is suitable for conversion subject to required planning permission.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The grounds extend to circa 0.7 Acres of manicured and private gardens which have been well designed to provide all year round colour and privacy. The property is well set back from the road and accessed through wrought iron electric gates. A sweeping tarmacadam driveway leads up to the front and side of the property. There is extensive parking for several cars. The front and side gardens are laid in lawn bordered by mature hedging with an extensive range of exotic and mature plants and trees. Two paved patio areas are perfect for al-fresco dining and entertaining, and incorporate a built-in barbecue. The sun drenched south facing rear garden is bordered by mature hedging and laid in lawn with meandering pathways bordered by flowering plants and shrubs. A sandstone patio area is located directly at the back of the property. A secluded vegetable garden is planted with raised beds including cabbage, carrots, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. There are a number of fruit trees including apple, pear and plum trees. Two block built stables are located at the end of the garden with a small enclosed concrete yard which has a pedestrian gate out to the road. A greenhouse is located to the side of one stable.
Aard Oakleigh is located on the edge of Bennettsbridge village which is located along the River Nore. This truly creative hotspot has attracted artisan craft masters including Nicholas Mosse Pottery and Rory Leadbetter of Jerpoint Glass. Based nearby is Larry Kinsella who crafts beautiful vibrantly coloured candles at Moth to a Flame. If you enjoy a good walk, there is arguably no finer walk than 'O'Gorman's Loop'. Alternatively stroll up the 'Annamult Road' for a kilometer until you arrive at Nore Valley Park's Open Farm where the little ones can get up close and personal with the newborns, bottle feeding is a pure delight. Bennettsbridge Mixed National School and The Learning Garden Creche & Montessori School are conveniently located in the village. There is a Centra supermarket, butchers, post office, credit union, two public houses and Amber European Restaurant. There is so much to do in nearby Thomastown. Visit Jerpoint Park, Jerpoint Abbey, Kilfane Waterfall and Glen and Grennan Castle or Goatsbridge Trout Farm. You can't leave Thomastown without paying a visit to Jerpoint Glass to learn about the craft of glass blowing. Drop by the 5-star Mount Juliet Estate for a well-deserved rest and refuel. The property is located a short distance from the village of Gowran which has many well amenities including Gowran Park Racecourse and Gowran Reptile Village Zoo. A five minute drive will take you to the M9 motorway allowing easy access to Waterford and Dublin. A ten minute drive will take you into the thriving city of Kilkenny. The property is serviced by a bus route to Kilkenny city which goes to all the secondary schools both morning and evening. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this superb home is a sought after location.
Enclosed Porch 5.95m x 1.85m. A PVC glass door with arched glass side panels opens into a bright and spacious enclosed porch. Dual aspect with two decorative arched floor to nearly ceiling high windows. Wood panel ceiling and tiled floor.
Entrance Hall 2.42m x 5.48m. A solid Mahogany door with glass side panel opens into a spacious and welcoming entrance hall. Cream Marble floor tiled and ceiling coving. Open staircase to the first floor.
Living / Dining Room 6.05m x 6.03m. A gracious and large open plan reception room positioned to the front of the property. It features a Mahogany wooden surround fireplace with a cast-iron inset with decorative tiles and marble hearth. The chimney breast is flanked on both sides with built-in Mahogany cabinets. Solid Oak floor and part wood panel ceiling. Large picture window overlooking the side garden. A large sliding patio door with side panels open out to a granite patio area at the front of the property. The dining area is spacious and can accommodate a large dining table and chairs for formal dining and entertaining.
Family Room 6.04m x 3.13m. A comfortable and spacious room overlooking the rear garden. It features a brick open fireplace and tiled hearth fitted with a recessed multi-fuel stove. Recessed shelving and two built-in storage boxes. Wooden floor and ceiling coving.
Dining Room 7.16m x 5.25m - Quadrant 11.20m2. Spacious and light filled room with triple aspect and five windows allowing wonderful views of the rear garden. A PVC glass panel door with side panels gives access to a large patio area and the rear garden. Slate effect floor tiles and recessed lighting. A PVC glass panel door with side panels gives access throough to the kitchen.
Kitchen 3.57m x 3.25m + Quadrant 11.20m2. Fitted with wall and floor units and a breakfast bar with wooden countertops and tiled backsplash. Siemens electric double oven and four ring induction ceramic hob. Extractor fan and Hotpoint dishwasher. Bosch integrated fridge. Window to the side of the property. Tiled floor and dado rail. Painted wood panel ceiling.
Rear Hall 2.73m x 1.87m. Slate effect tiled floor and door to shelved hot-press. Heating controls and coat handing space.
Guest W.C. 1.85m x 0.856m. Comprising wc and wash hand basin. Window to the rear of the property. Tiled floor and part tiled walls. Radiator.
Utility Room 3.57m x 2.65m. Fitted with floor to ceiling units with a Belfast sink unit. Plumbing is in place for a washing machine and there is space for a tumble dryer. Slate effect tiled floor. Built-in closet for coats. A PVC glass panel door with side panels gives access to the front of the property. Built-in storage for ironing board. Alarm panel.
Bedroom Five 3.56m x 1.67m + 1.05m x 0.88m. A small single room with a gable end window. Wooden floor and ceiling coving.
En-Suite 2.45m x 0.85m. Comprising enclosed shower cubicle with enviroclad and a Mira Elite shower, wc and wash hand basin. Tiled floor and part tiled walls. Window and ceiling coving.
Landing 3.45m x 1.47m + 4.43m x 1.02m. Spacious and bright area with a PVC glass panel door with a side panel opening out to a balcony. Fitted carpet, ceiling coving and dado rail.
Bedroom One 2.50m x 5.75m. Good sized double bedroom with dual aspect and two windows positioned to the front of the property. Wooden floor and ceiling coving.
En-Suite Comprising enclosed shower cubicle with enviroclad and a Mira Elite 2 pumped electric shower, wc and wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls and floor. Window and radiator.
Bedroom Two 3.47m x 3.55m + 1.05m x 2.72m. Large double bedroom located to the rear of the property. Wooden floor and ceiling coving.
En-Suite 3.28m x 1.25m. Comprising enclosed shower cubicle with enviroclad, wc and wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls and floor. Window and radiator.
Bedroom Three 4.07m x 2.44m + 0.89m x 0.95m. Double room with a large gable end window and a small window to the front of the property. Fitted carpet.
En-Suite 1.87m x 1.51m. Comprising enclosed shower cubicle, wc and wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls and floor. Window to the front of the property. Radiator.
Bedroom Four 6.06m x 3.08m. A very large double bedroom located to the rear of the property. Wooden floor and built-in wardrobes. Ceiling coving.
En-Suite Comprising a bath with overhead shower, wc and wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls and floor. Hatch to attic complete with a folding ladder.
Balcony 2.85m x 2.20m. The balcony is recessed and very private and overlooks the front gardens. Wrought-iron railing and paved floor area.
Garage 3.57m x 5.50m. Accessed through folding doors. Power and plug sockets and water softener.
Boiler House 1.65m x 0.88m. Located to the rear of the property.
FeaturesImpressive and spacious five bedroom detached family home
Magnificent private gardens on circa 0.7 Acres
Presented in walk-in condition throughout
BER RATING - B3
Five bedrooms (all with en-suites)
Three reception rooms
Sun drenched south facing rear gardens
Garage suitable for conversion subject to necessary planning permission
Enclosed concrete yard to the rear with two stables and a pedestrian gate
Sought after location on the edge of Bennettsbridge village
Electronic entrance gates
Oil fired central heating
BER DetailsBER: B3
BER No: 106030232
Performance Indicator: 143.92 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Kilkenny on 056 77 21904