The property was built by the owners in 1973 and has been extended over the years to create a substantial home with a good balance of both living and bedroom accommodation for practical family living.
The internal layout which extends to 228 Sq. M. / 2,454 Sq. Ft. approx. (including a double garage and a large games room above the garage at first floor level.
The layout comprises: entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, kitchen, breakfast room, rear hall, utility room and shower room/guest wc. The five double bedrooms (master with a dressing room and ensuite) and main bathroom are located to the left of the entrance hall. A large games room is accessed by a staircase from the garage and has dual aspect windows with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. A good-sized office room is located to the rear of the garage and has its own separate access from the rear of the property.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS:
The secluded and mature grounds extend to circa 0.46 Acre of landscaped gardens and add another space for living and entertaining in the summer time. The property is well set back from the road and accessed through a curved entrance with electric wrought-iron gates. The original stone wall runs along the boundary with the road on both sides of the entrance gates. A tarmacadamed driveway is bordered by manicured lawns with an extensive range of exotic and mature plants and trees. There is parking to the front of the property for several cars. The wonderful and private sun drenched south facing rear garden is laid in lawn bordered by Whitethorn hedging. A large paved patio area bordered by colourful rose beds is perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining.
Loughstown Lodge is located in the townland of Loughstown which is a five minute to Freshford village. There are many amenities in the village including Freshford National School, Mace/Inver convenience store and service station, newsagents, chemist and public houses and church. The property is also close to Gathabawn, a charming rural village with Shop / Post Office, Public House, Church and Primary School. The charming village of Cullahill and the towns of Durrow and Abbeyleix in Co. Laois are all in close proximity.
Undoubtedly, Loughstown Lodge represents the opportunity of a lifetime for anyone seeking a wonderful family home in the heart of the Irish countryside. Viewing is highly recommended and strictly by appointment only.
Three large reception rooms
Circa 0.46 Acre of mature landscaped gardens
Secure parking for several cars
Only 15 minutes drive from Kilkenny city centre
Oil fired central heating
Drawing Room 5.33m x 5.24m (17'6" x 17'2") Impressive and very spacious formal reception overlooking the front garden with a large feature picture spanning the full width of the room. It features a striking pink Italian marble open fireplace and hearth fitted with a recessed Stanley multi fuel stove. A large Velux window floods the room with further natural light. Ceiling coving and laminate Walnut flooring.
Dining Room 4.25m x 3.39m (13'11" x 11'1") Spacious formal dining room with a large window with views of the side garden and the surrounding countryside. A chimney breast is in place with an opening to install a fireplace or a recessed stove. Laminate Walnut flooring and recessed lighting. Double doors through to the family room. Built-in cupboard and door to kitchen/breakfast room.
Kitchen 4.18m x 3.71m (13'9" x 12'2") Spacious room fitted with wall and floor units and tiled backsplash. Siemens electric double oven and a Bosch four ring ceramic hob. Stainless steel extractor fan. Plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer. Large window overlooking the rear garden. Chimney breast fitted with Parkray stove which burns Anthracite and is connected to five of the radiators in the house. Laminate Walnut floor. Open plan access to the breakfast room through a feature archway.
Breakfast Room 4.31m x 2.88m (14'2" x 9'5") The breakfast room is spacious and can accommodate a large table and chairs for family dining. Laminate Walnut flooring. Painted timber wainscoting. Door to back hall.
Family Room 4.20m x 1.19m (13'9" x 3'11") Spacious and sun drenched room overlooking the rear garden. It features an impressive black slate open fireplace with marble hearth fitted with a recessed Stanley multi fuel stove. Reclaimed Pitch Pine wide plank tongue and groove floorboards. A sliding patio door gives access to a greenhouse.
Back Hall 1.76m x 1.01m (5'9" x 3'4") Door to shower room/guest wc and access to the utility room. Laminate floor and double door to a shelved storage/linen cupboard.
Utility Room 4.18m x 1.43m (13'9" x 4'8") Fitted with floor units with a Belfast sink and countertops. Plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer and undercounter freezer. Window to the rear and a PVC door gives access out to the rear garden and patio area. Fully tiled walls and floor. Doors to a further storage cupboard.
Shower Room / Guest W.C. 2.17m x 1.04m (7'1" x 3'5") Comprising enclosed double shower with glass sliding shower door and a Triton si shower, wc and wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls and floor. Window to the rear.
Master Bedroom 4.25m x 3.91m (13'11" x 12'10") Large master bedroom with a picture window overlooking the front of the property. Open plan access through to a dressing room. Fitted carpet.
Dressing Room 2.86m x 1.97m (9'5" x 6'6") Fitted with mirrored sliderobes. Fitted carpet and window to the rear of the property.
En-Suite 2.86m x 2.12m (9'5" x 6'11") Comprising a sunken bathtub with mixer taps and a shower attachment, wc and wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls and floor. Window to the rear.
Bedroom Two 3.93m x 2.87m (12'11" x 9'5") Double bedroom positioned to the rear of the property. Built-in mirrored sliderobes and fitted carpet. Hatch with folding ladder to a large attic space (measuring 48ft L x 14ft W approx.) which is part floored with lighting and insulation.
Bedroom Three 3.34m x 2.82m (10'11" x 9'3") Good sized double room located to the front of the property. Wooden floor.
Bedroom Four 2.92m x 2.85m (9'7" x 9'4") Double bedroom positioned to the font of the property. Fitted carpet.
Bedroom Five 2.86m x 2.77m (9'5" x 9'1") Double bedroom overlooking the front garden. Built-in wardrobe and fitted carpet.
Bathroom 2.86m x 1.84m (9'5" x 6'0") Comprising a kidney shaped walk-in double shower cubicle with glass panels and a luxury shower head with built-in jets, WC and wash hand basin. Feature vaulted ceiling.
Double Garage 7.12m x 6.42m (23'4" x 21'1") Accessed from the front of the property with two up and over garage doors. Gable end window. Door to the rear of the property. Stairs up to the games room.
Office 5.50m x 1.76m (18'1" x 5'9") Located to the rear of the garage with a window overlooking the back garden. There is a separate access to the office from the rear of the property. Fitted shelving.
Games Room over double garage 8.37m x 3.16m (27'6" x 10'4") Large room with dual aspect windows, wooden floor and two radiators.
BER Number: 11235891
Energy Performance Indicator: 235.17 kWh/m²/yr
About the Area
Freshford (Irish: Achadh Úr, meaning "fresh field") is a village in the barony of Crannagh, County Kilkenny. Residents are well served in terms of amenities, and the are is home to a number of schools, shops, and even a doctor's clinic. Freshford is also served by the bus which follows the route from Urlingford to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre.
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