Elegant country living by the banks of the Nore

Rathsnagadan House, Inistigoe, Co Kilkenny
Rathsnagadan House, Inistigoe, Co Kilkenny
The River Nore running through Inistigoe, Co Kilkenny
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Inistioge, by the banks of the Nore in Co Kilkenny, is a scenic place that certainly deserves the 'sought after' tag and the prospect of residing in this striking property will interest prospective buyers familiar with the locality.

Rathsnagadan House - Iocated 7.5km from Inistioge, 31km from Kilkenny city and a 10-minute drive from New Ross - is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €675,000.

Celia Lamb of selling agents Ganly Walters says the house dates back to the mid 19th century and was originally built as a dower house.

The residence is approached by a gravel avenue lined with old beech and oak before it sweeps to the front of the house that sits on a rise and commands views of the River Nore and across the valley.

The current owners have completely restored and refurbished the main house which extends to approximately 3,637 sq. ft. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, sitting room, dining room and drawing room, both with double doors to the garden.

There is a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with French doors that lead to a terrace with more fine views. On the first floor there are four large bedrooms, two of which are ensuite.

To the rear of the property is a cut-stone guest lodge that was recently fully refurbished. The accommodation there includes a large open plan kitchen. a drawing room, bedroom, bathroom and an ensuite bedroom upstairs.

The gardens to the back, front and side of the houses are planted with old rose bushes, shrubberies, flowering beds and terraces with great countryside and river views.

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In all, the property sits on five acres comprising pasture lands, the grounds around the houses and mature woodland. The grassland is laid out in a series of paddocks, while the stable yard contains four stables, a tack room and an all weather arena.

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