Cappagh Stone House is situated in the charming village of Inistioge in County Kilkenny with easy access onto the M9. 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 is only a short drive from the bustling city of Kilkenny.
The River Nore is one of the most beautiful rivers in Ireland which stretches between Inistioge, Mount Juliet, Thomastown through Kilkenny city and extends to the far reaches of County Kilkenny. The river is renowned for its salmon and trout fishing and local permits can be obtained from any of the local fishing clubs, including Inistioge, Thomastown and Kilkenny Anglers. Fly fishing for the seasonal salmon and sea trout is practically popular during the season with the river containing a very high density of small brown trout.
Mount Juliet Estate & Golf Club is just 10 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 minutes of Cappagh Stone House.
The property is conveniently located close 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.
Cappagh Stone House is a beautiful modern property set on an elevated position with spectacular views overlooking the River Nore and mature countryside. Extending to about 2
acres in total, the property is situated in a private setting yet is conveniently located just moments away from the picturesque village of Inistioge.
The house is accessed via an impressive stone-pillard entrance with beautiful wooden electric controlled gates which open to an attractive driveway flanked by flowerbeds and mature hedging that lead to the front of the house. Constructed in 2008, this architecturally designed property has a beautiful stone exterior and large floor-to-ceiling windows which have been cleverly positioned to take advantage of the wonderful country views.
The light-filled accommodation is of generous and elegant proportions, as shown on the accompanying plans and is well laid out for modern day family living and entertaining in equal measure. The detail and finishes are notable internally with features including beautiful wooden floors, tiled bathrooms and a bespoke kitchen.
Leading up to the front door is a beautiful flagstone path with a small bespoke fountain. The accommodation is entered through a curved entrance hall with skylight which leads to the main reception rooms. The open plan kitchen/dining room is a focal point of the house with wonderfully crafted and extensive range of floor and wall mounted units as well as an island and Esse cooker. Positioned to the front of the house, the kitchen and living room are interconnecting with a glass wall which allows for maximum natural light and
Cappagh Stone House is well suited for working from home with a well-proportioned office situated to the rear of the property with double doors opening out onto the courtyard. Also on the ground floor is a games room, sitting room, utility, store, bathroom and access to the garage with an up and over rolling door.
The bedroom accommodation is predominately laid out over the first floor and is accessed via the main staircase which opens onto a spacious landing. The landing leads to two good sized bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom suite is also located on this floor and features a large window capturing the magnificent views. An additional bedroom suite is situated on the ground floor.
ROOFTOP GARDEN & COURTYARD
The first floor gives access to the beautiful roof garden which offers a unique and tranquil place to appreciate the stunning scenery.
To the rear of the property is a walled courtyard which is extremely private and includes a barbeque area to one side. This sun trapped courtyard also offers a number of fruit trees including fig, pear, kiwi and apple trees, along with wonderful wisteria along the walls.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
The house sits amidst wonderful mature gardens which are mainly laid to lawn and include magnificent flower beds, fine specimen trees and well-tended hedges. A notable feature is the rock garden with shrubs which surrounds the rear of the house as well as all plants having an automatic watering system connected. A small paddock is situated to the front of the boundary and is a perfect area to turnout a horse or pony.