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Clarahawn House, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, R95 Ya25
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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
Property description
• A serene and private setting with direct sole use river access.
• C. 1.06 HA (2.61 Acres) of mature grounds rolling down to the riverside.
• Stunning waterfront views over the River Barrow and the Blackstairs Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
• Period house with contemporary architect designed addition.
• Main House provides approximately 184.3 sq. m (1,984 sq. Ft) of accommodation.
• 4 bedrooms with a master ensuite.
• Dedicated generous office room with stunning views.
• Less than 5 minutes' drive from the market village of Graiguenamanagh.
• Generous decking and patio area.
• Electric gates installed.

Clarahawn House is situated on the outskirts of the charming market village that is Graiguenamanagh. Located on the meandering River Barrow, the town is rich with history and is considered to be one of the most beautiful areas in the sunny south east of Ireland. The townland name translates in Irish to Gráig na Manach, meaning \"Village of the Monks\". Graiguenamanagh is home to Duiske Abbey which was the largest Cistercian Abbey in Ireland.

With its remarkable combination of mountain views, lush rolling hills, forest and river valleys, Graiguenamanagh offers nature lovers a plentiful feast as well as countless amenities for those keen on outdoor activities. It also has all the day to day amenities: two supermarkets, a Post Office, pharmacies, public houses, restaurants, café and the Cushendale Woollen Mill

A 20 minutes drive from Clarahawn House will take you to Thomastown. This lively market town is home to a plethora of pubs, restaurants, cafes and notable points of interest such as Jerpoint Abbey, Kilfane Glen Gardens, and the world-renowned Mount Juliet Golf Course.

2.2 km / 4 minutes to Graiguenamanagh

19.3km / 20 minutes to Thomastown

30 km / 32 minutes to Kilkenny City

21.6 km / 20 minutes to New Ross

71.3 km / 55 minutes to Rosslare ferry

131 km / 1 hour 40 minutes to Dublin

136 km / 1 hour 33 minutes to Dublin Airport


Set on the western bank of the River Barrow, Clarahawn House is a divine residence positioned within a private oasis of approximately 1.06 ha (2.61 acres). The house enjoys serenity inducing views over the private landscape rolling down to the banks of the Barrow. Clarahawn House is a bright, but cosy waterfront home with sole access to the River Barrow. The residence is well-designed with 4 bedrooms including a superb master suite. There are wonderful reception and entertaining rooms, as well as spaces to work and relax. It is the perfect setting to make it your retreat from the city or your year-round home.

This truly wonderful house is bathed in daylight, filling the home with warm hues. The kitchen opens up onto wooden decking, inviting you to have a morning coffee or perhaps a late lunch whilst enjoying the sunlight and nature's music. The kitchen countertop is complimented with a panoramic window overlooking the gardens, an island with low level units, a classic double Belfast ceramic sink and a range induction cooker. The space is complete with a comfortable living area and a wood burning stove. The living area opens up to a southerly facing patio complete with stone paving and tropical shrubbery making it a suntrap paradise in the summer evenings. Turning from the kitchen leads you to the open hallway which connects with the downstairs double bedroom, a bathroom and the utility room. The utility room provides a countertop with a sink, washing machine, dryer and functional fitted storage space.

Stairs from the hallway leads you to the landing on the first floor. The landing takes you to the master bedroom. This bedroom soaks up the light from the windows offering views down the river and across the tremendous valley. The space is complete with wall to wall fitted wardrobes and an ensuite which features a standalone bathtub. A fifth bedroom is currently used as dedicated office space with fitted storage offering an option to work from home whilst immersed in country living. Upstairs is complete with two further double bedrooms and a large family bathroom.

Throughout Clarahawn House, the attention to detail and emphasis on the best of materials, beautifully and expertly maintained, is second to none. Presented in turnkey condition, this is a house which provides private and peaceful country living.


The c. 1.06 hectares (2.61 acres) of mature grounds at Clarahawn House gives the property complete uninterrupted privacy. Wooden decking flanks the east side of the house which reaches around to the south facing sun-trap patio which is ideal for al fresco dining. Steps lead you down to the extensive garden which is complete with a fire pit and seating to be enjoyed in the summer months. The garden rolls down to the mature woodland, introduced by a pebble stoned walkway which winds down to the waterfront. As you take the walkway down to the river, you are immersed in nature under the woodland's canopy which covers the vegetation below. With direct and private access to the River Barrow, you can enjoy a host of water activities such as canoeing and swimming. The open space adjacent to the river provides an idyllic setting to wind down and enjoy the surrounding landscape. The house itself is hidden from the roadside by means of dense hedgerow and a sliding electric gate. The entrance opens up and sweeps down to find ample parking and a garden shed.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICES | Mains Electricity, Oil Fired Central Heating, Private Well, Septic Tank Foul Drainage, Electric Gate

SALE METHOD | Private Treaty.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS | All integrated items and light fittings are included in the sale.

TENURE & POSSESSION | The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession being given at the closing of sale.

VIEWING | Strictly By Private Appointment
Clarahawn House, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, R95 YA25, Kilkenny, Ireland
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