DescriptionAs the name suggests Mill Island is a magical property. The imposing stone five bedroomed house was built in the late 1700s as the mill manager's residence and functioned as such until the 1920's. The house was extended in the 1930's.
Mill Island covers 23.5 acres, 19 of which enjoy frontage to the Kings River and include two picturesque mill races, while the remaining 4.5 acres are directly across the R699 from the farmyard gate and contain two large stables and store. The concreted farmyard contains a further four stables, hay barn, garage and numerous out buildings. The residence is adjacent to the Mill building.
The very large gardens feature a fairy tale wooden bridge to a garden island which nurtures many mature and rare trees. The gardens teem with birdlife from tree-creepers, kingfishers and dippers to a resident rookery.
The historic St James's Well, known for its Pattern Day in the past, supplies water to Mill Island. Historically the Priest's Hole in the drawing room of Mill House hid fugitives from the Crown in Penal Times as well as former Irish President Eamon De Valera, during the Civil War. During World War 2 the mill wheel supplied all the electricity for Mill Island and the then working mill. Mill Island is situated across the road from Callan Golf Club, 3 km from Callan and just 23 km from Kilkenny City.
This is an imposing two storey detached residence situated between the Mill Race and the public road (R699) with extensive ornate garden to the front and wooden bridge to Garden Island. An enchanted property of outstanding character in an idyllic setting with mature trees, shrubs and water courses. The overall accommodation extends to approximately 315 m2 (3,400 Sq. Ft) over two floors. Vehicular access is through the rear courtyard while a pedestrian access leads to the front porch.
To the rear of the residence is a converted courtyard, providing ample off road parking and access via sleeper bridge to Mill Island. There are various lean to outbuildings (15m x 3.4m). four stables and galvanised haybarn and Boiler House. There is also a wooden pedestrian bridge access to Garden Island.
The entire property on 23.5 Acres is held under a freehold title. The Main Mill Building & Mill Races, as hatched are let in a 200-year lease from 1944 at €15 per annum.
AccommodationFront Porch: 2.3m x 2.3m. With pitched roof and timber panelling, tiled floor, French doors to garden and arched side windows to garden.
Main Entrance Hall: 2.3m x 6.2m. With stairs to first floor, leading to rear hall (6m x 1.02m)
Kitchen: 4.5m x 3.25m. With tiled floor, white built in units, double drawer sink, ample dining space and window to rear courtyard.
Shower Room: 1.9m x 2.3m. With glass enclosed shower unit, whb, wc fitted.
Living Room: 4.0m x 3.9m. With attractive and ornate black/brown Kilkenny Marble fireplace, window to courtyard.
Rear Porch: 2.44m x 2.1m. With door out to Courtyard.
Drawing Room: 9.8m x 5.6m. A substantial reception room with large window and corner window overlooking front garden. Full wall light floor to ceiling height, brick fireplace, open fireplace with ornate hearth and sides.
Dining Room: 4.35m x 5.6m. With attractive black marble fireplace with tiled insert and hearth. Window to rear.
First Floor Accommodaton:
Landing: 6.3m x 2.2m + 5.9m x 1m. With Hot Press, window to front garden.
Bathroom: 3.0m x 1.96m. With light blue bath, whb, wc and matching wall tiles.
Bedroom 1: 3.96m x 3.9m. With window to rear.
Front Hall: 5.0m x 2.2m. Leads to Master Bedroom.
Master Bedroom: 6.1m x 4.7m. With windows to front and rear door to steps down to courtyard.
Bedroom 3: 5.0m x 3.4m. With 2 door wardrobe.
Bedroom 4: 4.6m x 4.5m. With window to front.
Bedroom 5: 5.6m x 6.5m. With 7 door built in wardrobes and window to window to front garden.
FeaturesOil Fired Central Heating
Mains ESB & Telephone
BER DetailsBER: F
BER No: 111159760
Performance Indicator: 382.02
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Kilkenny on 056 77 21904