A Manor by the Nore
The graceful River Nore, with its internationally famous game fishing, flows past this impressive Co Kilkenny period home which has been placed on the market by its German industrialist owner.
Standing on 25 acres, Grange Manor, near the village of Ballyragget, is a two-storey, ivy-clad Georgian residence of some character commanding impressive views of the Kilkenny and south Laois countryside.
Even thought it's had a succession of owners, the intrinsic architectural quality has been retained with particularly noteworthy features.
These include the unusual fan light over the front door and Adamesque plasterwork incorporating oval painted medallions in the entrance hall.
The fully modernised accommodation consists of three reception rooms, eight bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, utility room etc.
Outside, the coach yard comprises a range of loose boxes with associated stables, barns, and hay lofts. The adjoining lands are laid out in a series of stud rail paddocks.
Given its size and location close to the Nore, Kilkenny City (13 miles), and Mount Juliet, the agents feel Grange Manor is suitable for a sensitive conversion to upmarket country guesthouse targeting the corporate market.
Ganly Walters (01-6623255) are looking for offers in the region of £550,000.