Fanningstown House, Fanningstown, Piltown, Kilkenny - E32 H993 €1,750,000

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  • 7 Bed Country House - 427 m² / 4596 ft²


On approximately 17 (HA) 42 acres

A fully restored period residence, three storeys over basement with extensive traditional courtyard and walled garden to the rear surrounded by approximately 17 HA (42 acres) of post and railed paddocks.

Fanningstown House is approached through wrought iron gates mounted on cut stone pillars with curved side walls with wrought iron railings which lead to a long tree lined post and railed avenue to gravel forecourt.

Fanningstown House is a classical Georgian three story over semi basement house dating from about 1765 which was close to dereliction when the current vendors purchased. They undertook an eighteen-month restoration in 1996/1997. Work included re-roofing, new fenestration, re-wiring and re-plumbing and the conversion of the immediate out offices to habitable accommodation.

Fanningstown House represents just about the perfect combination of period character and modern living. The house totally restored and tastefully extended is set central in its lands and surrounded by post and rail paddocks.

BER Details

BER: D1 Number 116452673 241.26 kWh/m2/yr


From the gravel forecourt at the termination of the treelined avenue, the house is entered via limestone steps rising to pillared porch. The Georgian front door with side lights and fanlight over leads to the main hall.

Ground Floor
On the ground floor, the entrance hall/stairs hall with polished pitch pine flooring gives access to, on the right, the light filled drawing room of pleasing proportions, with fluted ornate marble mantelpiece incorporating Georgian style brass inset and grate, plain country style cornicing and windows on two elevations. The main reception rooms and the kitchen all enjoy fantastic views of the garden and the surrounding countryside.

The hall continues with 3 steps down to back hall and to the left the delightful airy open plan kitchen/ dining and family room. The kitchen with its feature brick chimney piece with inset Stanley Range, extensive range fitted wall and floor units and large central island unit makes for an enjoyable light filled workspace and dining area. Open plan access through the leaded glass screen and steps, lead down to the cosy family area with coved ceiling, wood burning stove with timber mantelpiece. French doors give direct access to the garden terrace. Off the rear hall is a cloakroom with WC, sauna, shower, and exceptionally spacious boot room with door to the inner sheltered and paved courtyard.

First Floor
The carpeted stair with varnished banister leads to the extensive first floor landing, off which there are two double bedrooms, large family bathroom room and the principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The bedrooms enjoy outstanding views over the verdant landscape of South Tipperary.

Second Floor
The stairs continue to the second floor which again has a spacious central landing off which are a further four bedrooms one of which has an ensuite shower room. These bedrooms also enjoy outstanding views of the gardens and the rolling countryside of South Tipperary.

The basement has been fully upgraded and revamped to give comfortable accommodation, both with the inhouse office, family TV room and extensive utility room.

The small inner courtyard to the rear of the house is surrounded on three sides by the house, boot room and garden and on the fourth side by the rear the main courtyard. The inner courtyard is paved with flagstones.

The main courtyard enjoys both vehicular and pedestrian access. Vehicular access is through the stone arch with wrought iron gate to the right of the main house. The extensive range of well-maintained and useful traditional stone buildings add to the general attraction of the property. Here is situated a range of traditional stone outbuildings including lofted coach house /workshop, mare and foal box, range of five stables, small implement store and a further range of garages and two stables, kennels, and general stores. To the rear of the courtyard is the haggard with four span barn which in turn opens to the post and rail paddocks.

The Lands
The lands are divided into nine paddocks of varying sizes, with post and rail fencing and water. The paddocks range from small turnout paddocks for mares and foals, to larger fields suitable for cultivation of crops or the making of hay. The lands are currently in mature pasture.
Fanningstown House is located in the townland of Fanningstown, situated just 3km south of Piltown. Piltown, historically known as Ballypoyle, is a village in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Carrick-on-Suir a town in County Tipperary is situated 6km southwest of Fanningstown House and would be the main commercial centre of the surrounding area. Waterford City, voted Ireland’s best place to live 2022, lies some 22.9 kms away via the N24. Waterford is serviced by national bus routes, rail routes and a currently private airport. Kildalton College is 3km southeast of Fanningstown House. Kildalton is the largest Teagasc college in Ireland and a leading provider of training in Agriculture, Horticulture and Equine Studies with over 1,400 students attending courses every year.

Convenient to the M9 Waterford to Dublin motorway Fanningstown is ideally located for those who have an interest in bloodstock with training establishment racecourses and stud farms including the renowned Coolmore stud all within easy reach.

Waterford city 26km Kilkenny city 36km and Cork city 126 km and Airport 132km and Dublin City 155 km and Airport 165 km, Rosslare Europort 95 km. For the golfer there are numerous championship courses including Mount Juliet host of the Irish Open on numerous occasions which is about a twenty-minute drive. The golden beaches of the south coast and harbours from which to fish and sail are all an easy drive.


Tenure and Possession

The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given at closing of the sale in respect of the residence and in respect of the lands subject to the expiration of any relevant conacre agreement.

Fixture and Fittings
The fitted carpets and curtains and light fittings will remain in the property on closing and will become the property of the successful purchaser. The garden statuary, ornaments, machinery, furniture, rugs and goods and chattels within the house and farm buildings are excluded from the sale.

Rights of Way
We are advised that there are no rights of way affecting the property. Services Mains and well water septic tank drainage. Fibre optic Wi-Fi.

Viewing Details

Eircode: E32 H993

Viewings strictly by prior appointment.

Joint Selling Agents:
Tom Grace, Halley Grace Auctioneers, 8 Arundel Square, Waterford.
Phone: 051-875187/ 051- 873944

Marcus Magnier, Colliers, Hambleden House, 19 – 26 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2.
Phone +353 (0)1 633 3700

Solicitors MM Halley & Sons Solicitors, Presentation House, Slievekeale Rd, Waterford.


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