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This idyllic Georgian home in Kilkenny with artist’s studio and stone cottage is on the market for €1.3 million


by Megan Burns
10th Apr 2021
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The new owner of this home will have a true rural retreat, with large rooms, walled gardens, and a variety of outbuildings.

A home that has been used as a film location, and was previously the home of artist Hughie O’Donoghue, Kilfane Glebe is full of character. It comprises a large five-bedroom Georgian house which still has many of its period features, in addition to a one-bedroom cottage, stable yard, large contemporary studio and 8.8 acres of landscaped grounds. 

Although its idyllic setting may make you think it’s in a remote location, it is in fact just 6 minutes from nearby Thomastown and 18 minutes’ drive from Kilkenny City.

Kilfane Glebe

You enter the house by ascending wide stone steps and entering through the fan-lit front door. The hallway has original wooden floors, and leads to the formal drawing room and dining room.

The drawing room has a large bay window and an open fireplace, while the dining room has original shutters and wooden floors. To the other side of the house is the kitchen, which has a traditional charm with its Aga and wooden floor. The exceptionally high ceilings mean that it is a bright space, and glass doors leading to an outdoor patio only enhance this.

The basement level hosts a large workshop space, as well as a utility room and a storage space. One of the workshop rooms has a large bay windows at garden level, and either could be turned into an additional reception rooms if desired.

Kilfane Glebe

Upstairs are the five bedrooms, with two en suite, and a family bathroom. The main bedroom also features large bay windows that look out over the grounds. 

The grounds have been well-maintained, and many of the buildings are adorned with beautiful climbing plants including wisteria, roses and clematis. There is a stable yard with several outbuildings, while the walled garden also features some beautiful planting, and is a sheltered place to sit.

Kilfane Glebe

There is also a one-bed stone cottage on the grounds, with its own kitchen and bathroom, which sits next to a studio built by artist Hughie O’Donoghue, a previous owner of the home. It has more recently been used to host weddings and art exhibitions, but with its high ceiling and large footprint, there are all sorts of uses a new owner could put it to.

 

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The local area is known for its artistic community, with the Grennan Mill Craft School, Jerpoint Glass, and Nicholas Mosse all nearby. 

Click through our gallery for the full tour of this home, which is on sale through Sherry Fitzgerald.

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