|Oct 25, 2023
REA Grace are delighted to present this rare and charming farmhouse on c1.97 acre to the market with an option to purchase a further c.7 aces adjoining the property. The property is located in Ballykeeffe Castle, and the remains of the castle still stands at the lefthand side of the entrance gates to the property. Ballykeeffe Castle was built by the Shortalls, an Anglo Saxon family and by 1550, records show that the townsland of Ballykeeffe was the property of Thomas, the Black Earl of Ormond and the Marquess of Ormond in 1653. The house is located within a private setting, at the end of a c.380 meter, tree-lined farm lane. Ballykeeffe is a sought after location due to its close proximity to Kilkenny (12km), Callan (7.5km) and the M9 motorway (13km). The area is within Cuffesgrange and close to Cuffesgrange national schools and is just c. 3.9km from the picturesque village of Kilmanagh. The ruins of the old castle stand at the left hand side of the entrance to the large open farmyard. The house has undergone a number of alterations and additions over the years which has created this unique and attractive property. The house is entered via the large, bright entrance hall and there is a spacious living room to the right hand side which is a well proportioned room with windows looking to the front and rear of the property. The central kitchen has a fitted kitchen with integrated appliances as well as a traditional Wellstood range cooker built into the inglenook fireplace. There is a good sized utility room located off the kitchen with rear door access to the garden. There is a dining room / Study off the kitchen, which leads to a ground floor bedroom and a large family bathroom. On the first floor, there are three large rooms. There are two bedrooms and a central landing area which is spacious and could be used as a bedroom or study. The main bedroom is located above the living room with the same wonderful proportions. To the front of the property, within the farmyard are a number of traditional, stone buildings and to the rear of the house is a small traditional outbuilding. To the rear of the house is a lovely garden with a number of mature trees and the remainder of the land is within one field. Close to the yard is a good four span haybarn and a large traditional stone outbuilding (roof has been raised and walls reinforced). There is an opportunity to acquire a further c.7 acre which is adjoining the property. This land is laid out in two fields and has road frontage onto the Callan road as well as the farm lane. There is potential for a site on this land subject to the appropriate planning permission. Accommodation Entrance Hall 2.60m x 1.70m Solid timber front door. Window to the front and side. Living Room 5.00m x 4.20m Lovely reception room, dual aspect with light flooding in from the original windows. Carpet floor cover. Kitchen/Dining 4.90m x 4.70m Spacious kitchen / dining area with fitted wall and floor presses and good work-surface area. Integrated Zanussi oven and hob and freestanding dishwasher. There is an attractive quot;Wellstoodquot; cooker located within the original Inglenook fireplace. Utility Room 3.00m x 1.30m Located off the kitchen and with a rear door to the garden. Bedroom 4 3.00m x 3.40m Ground floor bedroom / office which has an interconnecting door to bedroom 3. Window to the front of the property. Bedroom 3 3.60m x 3.00m Ground floor double bedroom. Bathroom 3.80m x 1.70m Nice bathroom with separate bath and shower unit as well as the wc and whb. Lino floor cover and tiled walls. Triton T90sr shower. Landing 4.00m x 2.70m Large first floor central landing which could be used as an additional bedroom or office. Bedroom 2 3.00m x 3.00m First floor bedroom with carpet floor cover. Bedroom 1 4.30m x 5.00m Large double bedroom, dual aspect and carpet. Outside Farmyard with traditional buildings and haybarn to the front and a large garden with mature trees to the rear. Total of c.1.97 acres.
Wonderful setting Unique farmhouse. Traditional stone outbuildings. c1.97 acres c.380 meters off the road. Close to Kilkenny (12km) Within walking distance of the picturesque Ballykeefe woods & amphitheater Option of a further c.7 acres. OFCH Private Water Septic tank.
BER Number: 116887654
From Kilkenny, take the Kilmanagh road (R695) for c.10.5km and at Ballykeeffe, take the second turn left (signposted for Callan and travel for a further 0.5km and then turn left onto the lane.
Date created: Oct 25, 2023