"Fontenoy" was designed by renowned architect, Nicholas Fewer, and completed in 1997. It is a unique and exclusive residence, in an idyllic location within 5 mins walk of Kilkenny Castle, immediately adjacent to the Castle Grounds. A superbly spacious detached executive residence extending to C. 269.4 Sq. M / 2,900 Sq. Ft.
In times now gone, the Castle occupants and their guests from the gentry used Canal Walk as a tranquil and tree lined walkway along the banks of the River Nore. "Fontenoy" is superbly located to avail of these walks, yet is totally private being enclosed by high limestone walls with electrified security gates. The city centre is just a 10-minute stroll.
Location, space, security and tranquility, "Fontenoy" has them all. As can be seen, "Fontenoy" is a unique property designed to give maximum light and airiness to all rooms. The internal measurements given are for guidance purposes only as each room has its own distinctive space and shape. The use of double height ceilings, open bridge effect landing and internal windows all blend to provide a truly gracious and appealing private residence in an unrivalled location.
This house is truly a "once off" with each and every room having its own special character, superbly designed to optimize the beauty of the setting by clever use of natural light and irregular shapes. The property has solid hardwood doors, architraves, windows and skirting boards throughout with extra high ceilings and attractive timber floors.
Garden and Grounds:
The grounds of Fontenoy extend to C. 0.55 Acres / 0.22 Hectares and are accessed through wooden electric security gates. The driveway is laid in gravel with off street parking for multiple cars. The gardens are fully enclosed and totally private with mature shrubs, trees and boundary hedging. A fresh water stream meanders gently through the gardens.
The vendors spent considerable sums in the landscaping and developing of the gardens including the planting of specimen trees and shrubs. There a is a patio area to the rear of the house designed to provide the ultimate privacy and maximum all day sunshine. A block built garage (measuring 4.9m x 4m approx.) is positioned to the side of the residence with double doors opening on to the driveway.
Note: The accommodation measurements are approximate only as each room has varying shapes & dimensions. Overall area comprises c. 2,900 Sq.Ft.
GROUND FLOOR: -
Entrance Hall - 6.3m x 4.7m
Of unique shape and style, tiled floor, double height ceiling, open teak stairs featuring glazed panels and teak handrail, solid teak doors leading to various rooms, bridge effect first floor landing overlooks entrance hallway allowing maximum light penetration.
Toilet - 1.95m x 1.26m
Tiled walls and floor. Wash hand basin and WC
Living Room/Study - 3.6m x 4.7m
Maple timber floor, open fireplace with fitted stove, marble hearth and attractive pine beam mantle.
Kitchen - 6.12m x 3.23m
Tiled floor, ample dining space, patio door to sun terrace, built eye and floor level painted cherry wood kitchen with granite worktops.Dietrich double oven, ceramic hob, integrated fridge freezer and dish washer, tiled backdrop to units, sink with water purifier.Doors to utility and entrance hall
Utility Room - 3.24m x 1.7m
Built in eye and floor level painted cherry wood units, single drainer sink, tiled floor and door out to garden.
Dining Room - 5.9m x 3.47m
A truly formal dining room enjoying a substantial double height floor to ceiling corner window overlooking the sun terrace, doors to kitchen and entrance hall, internal windows from first floor landing, maple timber floor.
Conservatory/Sun Room - 3.92m 3.78m
Tiled floor and double doors out onto sun terrace, wrap around windows enjoying maximum sunshine throughout the day, doors to master bedroom, drawing room and garden.
Drawing Room - 6.5m x 3.88m
Maple floor, raised marble hearth and open fireplace with attractive beamed mantle, large bright floor to ceiling corner window overlooking sun terrace, door to conservatory and entrance hall.
Master Bedroom - 5.66m x 3.76m
A truly superb suite with pine floor, walk in wardrobe, doors to entrance hall, conservatory and en-suite, window to garden.
En-Suite Bathroom - 3.03m x 2.34m
Tiled floor, 1/2 tiled walls, corner shower unit with PS1600 power shower fitted, corner Jacuzzi bath, wash hand basin and WC.
Bedroom Two - 4.0m x 3.2m
Feature window overlooking garden, pine floor and en-suite
En-Suite Bathroom - 2.4m x 1.65m
Tiled floor, 1/2 tiled walls, wash hand basin, WC and power shower
FIRST FLOOR: -
Doors to various apartments, windows overlooking the dining room and conservatory. Velux roof lights, glazed balcony overlooking entrance hall.
Bedroom Three - 5.7m x 3.7m
Window overlooking rear garden and en-suite
En-Suite Bathroom - 2.4m x 1.8m
Tiled floor, 1/2 tiled walls. Wash hand basin, WC and power shower
Off the landing is a substantial hot press with excellent storage facilities and access to additional attic storage space
Bedroom Four - 3.58m x 4.7m
With 2 door oak fitted wardrobe and pine floor
Bedroom Five - 3.6m x 3.25m
With built in wardrobe and bookshelves
Main Bathroom - 3.25m x 3.02m
Tiled floor, 1/2 tiled walls. Wash hand basin, WC, enclosed double shower with power shower fitted and bath. Velux window.
- Detached five bedroom executive residence on C. 0.55 Acres
- Located only 5 minutes from Kilkenny City Centre
- Architect designed by Nicholas Fewer
- Fully landscaped and private gardens
- Sunny patio and sun terrace off conservatory
- Detached garage
- Security gates with intercom
- House Alarm
- Oil fired central heating
- Mains water and sewerage
BER DetailsBER: D1
BER No: 108614637
Energy Performance Indicator: 244.1