Mamree Lodge is a beautifully restored Georgian house situated in a private setting on the banks of the River Nore and extending to about 4.5 acres. Previously described in The Irish Times as “the perfect Irish country house”, it has been expertly restored, retaining many notable period features both internally and externally, to provide comfortable accommodation for contemporary living standards.
The property is accessed via an impressive stone-pillard entrance with cast iron electric gates and is approached along a sweeping gravel driveway, flanked by mature trees, which leads to the rear of the house where there is ample parking.
Emulating the Georgian era, the property is set over two floors and extends to approximately 4,090 square feet. It is of generous and elegant proportions and well laid out for family living and formal entertaining.
The accommodation is entered through a main entrance hall, which leads to the interconnecting drawing room and music room. Both rooms feature polished French oak flooring and ornate plasterwork on the ceilings. The Clive Christian-designed kitchen is a particular feature and comprises beautiful marble and mahogany worktops as well a wonderfully crafted and extensive range of floor and wall mounted units. It is an extremely bright and airy room which includes French doors that open onto the garden. The dining room is accessed via double doors in the kitchen and is a great room for entertaining. It includes panel walls, a ceiling rose, stylish cornicing and beautiful sash windows.
The first floor is accessed via a delightful wooden staircase that leads onto the landing overlooking the picturesque views of the gardens and the River Nore. The bedroom accommodation is laid out here and comprises five bedrooms (two en suite). The master bedroom suite is a bright and spacious room and includes an extensive bathroom with a free standing, roll-top bath.
Situated to the rear of the property is a spacious one-bedroom guest house extending to approximately 1,173 square feet. The cleverly designed accommodation contains a kitchen/living room, bedroom, shower room, loft and garage/store. The loft is of a good size and could be used as a home office or gym.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Mamree Lodge sits amidst established landscaped garden grounds which are predominantly laid to lawn. They form a beautiful parkland setting and include some outstanding specimen trees, which provide colour as well as shelter and privacy. There are a number of flowerbeds at the front of the house with many flowering plants and shrubs.
The garden extends all the way down to the River Nore and is a delightful spot to enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding area with an outstanding outlook onto the river. There is a charming summer house.
Mamree Lodge is situated in the charming village of Inistioge in County Kilkenny with easy access onto the M9 which connects with the M50 (124 km) and Dublin City (133 km). Inistioge’ s attractive streets follow the contours of the valley and its special character has made it one of the most visited places in the South East of Ireland for many decades, with its great selection of pubs and restaurants and only minutes from the renowned Woodstock Gardens and Ballyduff House.
Nestled in the Nore valley, Inistioge has a unique combination of mountain views, lush rolling hills, river valleys and woodland walks. The area is renowned for its spectacular beauty within easy access of major road and rail networks. This tranquil area has been the scene for a number of films, including Circle of Friends, The Secret Scripture and Widows’ Peak. Inistioge has a beautiful sense of remoteness yet only a short drive from the bustling city of Kilkenny (24 km).
Mount Juliet Estate & Golf Club is just 12 kilometres away and is a beautiful spot to enjoy afternoon tea, have a walk around 1,500 acres of parkland or dine at one of their many restaurants including the Michelin star, Lady Helen restaurant. Mount Juliet’ s Championship Golf Course, designed by golfer Jack Nicklaus, is one of the finest courses in the country which was host to the 2021 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Other nearby golf courses include New Ross Golf Club (15km) and Kilkenny Golf Club (26km). Inistioge Equestrian centre and GAA Club are also located within close proximity to Mamree Lodge.
The property is conveniently located for to the M9 motorway connecting Dublin to Waterford. There is a daily bus and train service available in nearby Thomastown which serves Kilkenny City, Dublin City Centre and Dublin airport.
Local schooling within the village includes St Colmcille’ s National School. Secondary education is offered at Grennan College in the nearby larger town of Thomastown, while Kilkenny College and Lorreto Secondary School can be found in Kilkenny City. Private education is available in neighbouring counties including Cistercian College located in Roscrea and Rockwell College in Cashel, Tipperary, with both offering day and boarding facilities, along with Newtown School in Waterford.
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