Broguemakers Hill is a desirable residential area in a leafy setting within walking distance of Kilkenny City and all its amenities. The medieval city of Kilkenny is renowned throughout Ireland for its rich culture of the arts, music, and lifestyle with a wide variety of national attractions, festivals, food and crafts available. Kilkenny city provides for a wealth of amenities including a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants, culture and professional services.
Mount Juliet Estate & Golf Club is only 19 km distant and is a beautiful spot to enjoy afternoon tea, have a walk around its 1,500 acres of parkland or dine at one of their many restaurants including the Michelin star, Lady Helen restaurant. For keen golfers, Mount Juliet's Championship Golf Course, designed by Golfer Jack Nicklaus, is one of the finest courses in the country and was recently host to the 2021 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and will also host the competition this year. Other nearby golf courses include Kilkenny Golf Club (2 km) and Gowran Park Golf Course (15 km). O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club and Newpark AFC Soccer Club are also in the locality.
County Kilkenny has a proud sporting history and offers a wide variety of quality sporting and recreational activities. Racing enthusiasts are well catered for with Gowran Park (15 km) nearby, which is renowned as one of the most scenic racecourses in the country. It is known for staging the historic Thyestes Handicap Chase and it is run in mid-January each year. Run over three miles, the race is seen as a trial for the Grand Nationals at Fairyhouse and Aintree.
The property benefits from excellent transportation links, including the M9 (9 km) which connects Dublin to Kilkenny via the M7. Dublin Airport is 135 kilometres distant, while Rosslare port is 93 kilometers from the property with regular sailings to the UK and mainland Europe. There are also regular bus and train services from Kilkenny to Dublin city and Dublin airport.
There is a variety of excellent schools in the local area - both national and secondary – with the property in the catchment area of St. Canice's primary school , and also Kilkenny National School, Kilkenny College, St. Kieran's, and Loreto Secondary School. In the neighbouring counties, Rockwell College is a renowned school in Cashel, Tipperary and Newtown School, Waterford, both offer day and boarding facilities.
8 Broguemakers Hill is an imposing 4-bedroom house in a sought-after private cul-de-sac in Kilkenny City. Built in c.1985 in a Tudor style, this B3-rated house was upgraded by the current owner in 2015 and now offers light-filled and well-proportioned accommodation, ideal for families looking for more space in a most desirable location only walking distance from Kilkenny City. The house now benefits from double-glazed windows, newly fitted doors, an upgraded central heating system and hot water cylinder and a recently insulated attic.
To the front a paved driveway provides ample off-street parking, while an inviting porch and entrance hall offers access to the main reception rooms. To the right is a sitting room / office and on the left is a stunning drawing room which features a solid oak flooring, a marble fireplace with both rooms complete with coving. The drawing room flows into the sunroom with French doors which open towards the patio and the garden. There is also a shower room on the ground floor.
The contemporary styled and light filled kitchen / dining room features fitted units and benefits from a south-facing position overlooking the garden which floods the room with natural daylight. There is a side access from the kitchen which connects to the garage and also leading towards the patio and the garden. On the first floor is the master bedroom featuring solid oak flooring, with three further double bedrooms and a shared family bathroom.
Internal features include solid oak floor in master bedroom and throughout ground floor, except wet room & kitchen.
In all the house extends to approximately 147 sq m / 1,582 sq ft, with a full layout of the accommodation shown on the adjoining floorplans.
Externally there is 1.5 car garage with a useful utility room and a separate boiler room. The garage extends to about 30 sq m / 323 sq ft and could potentially be converted to additional accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.
Gardens & Grounds
The secluded and well-maintained south-facing garden is a key feature of this property and enjoys a good deal of privacy. It comprises of a paved patio area, lawn and water feature, ideal for al-fresco dining and entertaining guests.
The Eircode is R95 N15Y.