DescriptionHigginstown Lodge, Clara, Co. Kilkenny
For Sale by Private Treaty
Kilkenny City 7km, Kilkenny Castle 8km, St.Luke's Hospital 7.6km, Dublin City 127km, Dublin International Airport 133km, Goresbridge Sales 19km, Goffs 96km, Gowran Racecourse 13km
Description - close to Kilkenny City
Higginstown Lodge tucked away in an unbeatable Kilkenny location, comprises of a very fine country residence with c.3,500 sq.ft. of living accommodation and extensive equestrian facilities laid out on c.20 acres. The property was completely renovated and extended in 2012/2013 to provide a wonderful family home. Located in a picturesque setting the property is accessed via electric security gates with a well-lit tarmacadam drive leading to ample car parking and lawns either side. The residence has been refurbished to an exceptional standard which has all the modern conveniences with a large emphasis on light, complete with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. There is also the option to acquire an additional 20 acres within a short drive of the principle residence.
The property is situated in Higginstown and is just outside the outskirts of Kilkenny city, 5.5km to the M9 motorway with very easy access to Kilkenny city, Clara primary school and all essential services and amenities. It also benefits from being on a secondary road.
Shopping & Schools
Kilkenny city provides an array of shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes whilst also providing schools for all ages. There is a local national school in Clara only a few minutes drive away. A selection of excellent hotels and restaurants are all within easy reach and fine dining can be enjoyed at the nearby Lyrath Estate and Mount Juliet Resort. McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, the largest in the southeast region, offers excellent shopping with a range of high street stores and food outlets all under one roof.
Racing & Hunting
Racing enthusiasts are well catered for, with Gowran Park racecourse a short drive away. The local Kilkenny Foxhounds also provide regular hunt meets.
The M7, M8 & M9 are all within easy reach, providing access to Dublin, the airport and the rest of the country. There is a train station in Kilkenny city, whilst there are regular bus connections from Kilkenny to the surrounding local towns and further afield.
Private Water, Septic tank, Oil fired central heating and mains electricity.
Solicitor with Carriage of Sale
Julian Cunningham, Flynn O'Driscoll LLP, No. 1 Grant's Row. Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, D02 HX96.
Ed Donohoe, Donohoe Properties, Butler Court, Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny.
Accommodation extends to 3,500 sq.ft. or thereabouts and comprises of
Front Hallway 5.31m x 2.6m with timber floor, large glass panelled doors which look out to the sun patio and double oak doors allow access to -
Kitchen/Dining 6.92m x 4.95m with marble worktop kitchen incorporating wall and floor units, complete with island and recessed lighting. Dining area has a very fine stone feature fireplace from floor to ceiling which is double aspect and double French doors allow access to the sun patio.
Lounge 5m x 4m with feature stone fireplace and high cathedral ceiling which looks out onto the front gardens.
Larder 1.78m x 4.10 and is fully shelved.
Back Hall 2.72m x 2.45m
Utility Area 3.26m x 2.4m with wall and floor units, work counter, wash hand basin, plumbed for washing machine and dryer.
W.C. 2.1m x 1.69m with w.c., wash hand basin and is partially tiled.
Walk in hot press.
Door from the back hallway allows access to the rear.
Back hall 5.68m x 1.66m with timber wall panelling.
Study/Playroom 3.51m x 2.65m
Sitting room 4.73m x 4.31m with oak floor, cast iron fireplace and beamed ceiling.
Bedroom 1 5m x 4.16m with a beamed ceiling and double French doors allowing access to the sun patio / barbecue area.
First Floor landing with wall panelling.
Principle bedroom 9.5m x 4.95m with double aspect windows a fitted wardrobes.
Walk in wardrobe 4.00m x 1.85m with extensive fitted wardrobes throughout.
En-suite 3.96m x 3.20m with w.c., shower unit, double wash hand basin, marble worktop and vanity unit, sunken bath and fully tiled throughout.
Bedroom 3 3.95m x 3.30m with fitted wardrobes and bookshelves.
Family Bathroom 2.62m x 1.76m with w.c., wash hand basin, vanity unit, bath (tiled from floor to ceiling).
Bedroom 4 4.00m x 3.30m with fitted wardrobes and bookshelves.
Bedroom 5 5.36m x 4.22m which incorporates an en-suite. It has been very nicely decorated.
En-suite with w.c., wash hand basin, shower unit and tiled throughout.
A Stira stairs provides access to the attic which is floored.
This superbly presented equestrian property will appeal to those seeking a medium-sized sport horse or breeding facility. The equestrian facilities which are situated adjacent to the dwelling can be accessed via a separate agricultural entrance from the road and provide well maintained facilities throughout including:
A four-span barn with lean to which incorporates five stables and two collecting areas. In addition there are seven stables situated around a concreted yard with a feed room incorporating stocks and veterinary examining area.
Further on is a loading bay, separate wash bay with overhead high pressure hose, a new Odon 6 bay horse walker and a 45ft. indoor Odon lunging arena with full irrigation system and continuous 6ft. rubber belting on surrounds. There is an outdoor arena (50m x 30m) with floodlights in need of surface upgrade. Also several other buildings sited to the rear and include a secure tack room/workshop (12m x 5.5m) and also a number of all weather turnout areas. The yard also benefits from excellent outdoor lighting throughout.
All of the lands are fenced / stud railed, include water to all paddocks and an internal hard-court roadway. The lands are in superb heart with mature tree lined hedgerow boundaries on all sides and have the benefit of a wonderful country setting.
Within an 8 minute drive of Higginstown House there is an option to purchase a parcel of land extending to c.20 acres as per aerial photo 43.
Triple glazed windows throughout
Electric security gates
Entrance with tarmacadam driveway leading to extensive parking area
Lawn gardens, gravel area to front of residence with patio area
Old cut stone building to the side of the residence (in need of renovation) and provides option for a home office (subject to planning permission)
Stud railed paddocks
Close to major road networks (M7/M8/M9 & N78)
Convenient to Dublin City & International Airport
Picturesque countryside location
From Kilkenny: via the Johnswell Road L2615 signposted for Johnswell drive 3.3km, take right turn signposted for Clara, drive 0.6km and the property is on the right hand side.
From Dublin: via the M9 take Exit 8 to Kilkenny, continue onto the N10 for 5.5km, at the first roundabout take the L2627 signposted for Clara, drive 2.4km, take the next left signposted for Johnswell, drive for 1.2km and the property is on the right hand side.