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Bonnettstown House, Bonnettstown, Co. Kilkenny

€1,100,000 - Asking Price Sale Agreed 850 sqm approx


An early 18th century limestone manor house, Built in 1737 By Samuel Matthews. A two storey over basement residence set on some 28 acres of splendid walled gardens, grazing fields, tree lined avenue and coach yard. An impressive stone entrance takes you to Bonnettstown House, with mature trees giving much privacy. Limestone steps lead to the front door of this imposing residence.

The entrance hallway is a room in itself, due to its size and impressive staircase to the first floor. to the right of the entrance hall is the dual aspect dining room with a large limestone fireplace. The kitchen is located just off the dining room with views of the wonderful walled garden. to the left of the entrance hallway is a study which overlooks the front of the house and avenue. The drawing room is also located off the entrance hallway behind the study, and is a peaceful room with an open fire, overlooking the splendid walled garden.

The impressive staircase leads to a return with a large original window looking onto the superb garden. on the first floor, there are four double bedrooms with the master bedroom enjoying an ample dressing room (which was originally a bedroom). There are two ensuite bedrooms and a main bathroom. The attic is fully floored with head room to walk freely around all the storage rooms.

There are two staircases, one main staircase and a second serving staircase which was originally used by the staff of the house. The second staircase leads to the basement where a further bedroom is located (bedroom 5), ensuite, games room, study, office, wine cellar, boot room and storage room.


Impressive original double cast iron gates lead to a wonderful coach yard which contains three stables, three coach houses and numerous storage buildings. The coach yard itself is original cobblestone. A door leads from the basement of the house to the coach yard. The “daffodil field” leads off the coach yard with a double bank surrounding its boundary which lends itself as a path and walkway around the field. There are two other fields for grazing – one behind the garden and the other to the side of the garden. There is some 14 acres of grassland, 7 acres of woodland and some a further 7 acres with the house, avenue, coach house and garden.

Walled Garden

The walled garden is an extremely striking feature of this marvellous property. A stunning garden, with a unique position of a lake and the remains of an 11th century castle. This beautiful and peaceful garden has been lovingly cared for by the current owners and is an oasis of tranquillity and beauty. A pathway runs around the boundary of the garden, bounded by a well-manicured lawn. The garden is divided into manageable sections and beds. A lovely feature of the lake is a bridge which leads you across to the island.


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About the Area

County Kilkenny is located in the 'sunny southeast' of Ireland, and is home to some of the most exquisite sites landscapes in the country. It is built on both banks of the River Nore in the province of Leinster. The borough has a population of 8,711, however the majority of the population live outside the borough boundary, the 2011 Irish Census gives the total population of the Borough & Environs as 24,423. Kilkenny is a popular tourist destination. In 2009 the City of Kilkenny celebrated its 400th year since the granting of city status in 1609. Kilkenny's heritage is evident in the city and environs including the historic buildings, such as Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny is regarded for its culture with craft and design workshops, the Watergate Theatre, public gardens and museums. Annual events include Kilkenny Art Festival, the Cat Laughs comedy festival and music at the Rhythm and Roots festival and the Source concert. It is a popular base to explore the surrounding towns, villages and countryside.