Alencon is located in the picturesque townland of Kilbline, almost equi-distant between the picturesque craft villages of Bennettsbridge and Thomastown. Bennettsbridge village is renowned for the crafts, home to the infamous Nicholas Moss Pottery and previously Cheasneau Leather, it is a mere 5 minutesâ€™ drive from medieval Kilkenny City. Named after the sixth century church founded by St. Canice, the castle, churches and streets of Kilkenny are a tribute to the architecture of that time. Thomastown is located approximately 6 km. to the south and is home to the world renowned Mount Juliet Golf Estate with its world-renowned Championship Golf Course, shops, restaurants, schools and train station, making access to the cities of Dublin & Waterford effortless.
Located c.10 km. to the south an old world village with tree lined square, Inistioge lies in the picturesque part of the Nore Valley, nestled between the winding river and the wooded hills. Only c.20 km. from Kilkenny City, an Augustinian priory was founded here in 1210, the ruins of which still remain today. On the outskirts of the village are the beautifully restored Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum, a real gem for nature lovers and an ideal spot for country walks. Set against a scenic backdrop, the entire countryside resembles a picture postcard.
Alencon is well positioned for sporting amenities being in the heart of the Kilkenny hunt country and with some good rough shoots nearby. There is good golfing at nearby Mount Juliet with many other good courses within easy reach including Kilkenny Golf Club, Mountainview and Callan, Gowran Park Golf Course, Faithlegg, Waterford Castle and Mount Wolseley. There is horse racing at nearby Gowran Park. The property is also within easy r ...