DescriptionSherry FitzGerald McCreery are delighted to present to the market Willow Cottage, a wonderful countryside retreat located in the townsland of Smithstown Upper close to Thomastown and Kilkenny City Centre.
This is a rare and unique opportunity to acquire a picture perfect Irish Cottage providing an ideal retreat. This pretty character filled extended cottage was built in circa 1880 and extended circa 1980.
The current owners purchased the property in 2017 and undertook extensive renovations. The property extends to 90 Sq. M / 969 Sq. Ft approx. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, living room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom and two large double bedrooms (main with dressing room/en-suite).
GARDENS AND GROUNDS:
Willow Cottage stands proudly on circa 0.64 Acre of wonderful and mature gardens. The property is entered through stone entrance piers with vehicular wooden farm gates leading into an enclosed yard. The yard is laid in concrete providing secure parking for several cars. Some of the original outbuildings has been restored and provides ample storage. There are a number of other outbuildings that can be restored over time. The private and peaceful gardens are teeming with a wonderful variety of mature trees, hedging, flowers and shrubs and also include raised vegetable beds and an orchard area containing apple trees, a medlar tree, strawberry and raspberry bushes. There is a gravel patio area with a barbeque for al fresco dining and entertaining.
The garden to the front of the property is laid in lawn and features a pond with a beautiful weeping willow to the side.
There are excellent amenities in Thomastown including good primary schools and a secondary school, as well as tertiary schools such as the Pottery Skills School, Grennan Craft Mill, the Grennan Equestrian School and the School of Food. There are a good selection of coffee houses, restaurants, public houses, shops and supermarkets including SuperValu and Lidl. The area is well serviced for the outdoor enthusiast located close to the South Leinster Way with many forest walks including the Thomastown Loop Walk, Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum in Inistioge which date back to the 1740's and is a hidden gem for locals and tourists alike. Mount Juliet Estate Hotel and Golf Club which remains one of Ireland's finest country houses is only a five minute drive from the property. A fifteen minute drive will take you into Kilkenny city and 30 minute drive to Waterford city. The property is located close to Thomastown railway station and is on the Dublin to Waterford Intercity route. The charming villages of Bennettsbridge and Inistioge are both also in close proximity. Viewing of this unique and charming property is highly recommended.
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AccommodationEntrance Hall 7.91m x 0.9m. A red composite front door with glass panels inset opens into the entrance hall. Window overlooking the front garden. Tiled floor.
Living Room 4.51m x 4.89m. Spacious and character filled room with a large open fire place fitted with a Franklin wood burning stove. The room features a built-in window seat and a tiled floor.
Kitchen/Dining Room 4.53m x 4.14m. Large room positioned to the rear of the cottage with dual aspect windows. The kitchen has cream country style wall and floor units with wood effect counter tops and tiled splash backs. Belfast sink, Cookmaster range cooker with a 5 ring gas hob and double electric oven. Faber extractor fan fitted overhead. Integrated Zanussi fridge/freezer. Integrated Belling half-size dishwasher. Indesit washing machine and tumble dryer.
There is ample space for a table and chairs for family dining and entertaining. Tiled floor.
Back Hall 2.65m x 0.9m. Tiled floor, hatch to attic and door to rear yard and garden.
Bathroom 3.50m x 2.14m. Comprising wc, wash hand basin and enclosed shower unit with a double head power shower. Tiled floor and partially tiled walls. Extractor fan, side window and access to the hot press.
Bedroom 1 3.41m x 4.22m. Spacious and bright double room with dual aspect windows. Wooden floor and built in feature shelving. Access to dressing room/en-suite.
Dressing Room/En-Suite 2.67m x 3.24m. Built in sliding wardrobes covering one wall and original open fireplace with tiled surround. The en-suite comprises a wc and wash hand basin. Wooden floor and window to rear.
Bedroom 2 3.02m x 3.25m. Large double room positioned to the rear of the property. It features an original open fireplace with tiled surround. Vinyl floor.
FeaturesExtended and character filled detached cottage
Built circa 1880 and extended circa 1980
Two spacious bedrooms (originally three bedrooms and can be reconfigured back to three bedrooms)
Extensive original outbuildings, some of which have been restored
Wonderful and peaceful countryside setting
5 minute drive to the pretty market town of Thomastown
15 minute drive to Kilkenny City Centre
Own septic tank
TV & Phone points
2 outside taps
BER DetailsBER: D2
BER No: 107943714
Performance Indicator: 290.35 kWh/m²/yr
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Kilkenny on 056 77 21904