September 23, 2023
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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: To the Manor born … just 10 minutes drive from Kilkenny city

The address: Ballyvalden Manor, Ballinvalley, Paulstown, Co Kilkenny. Eircode: R95 H97W

The lowdown: A magnificent county manor, set on 10 acres of lush countryside in the heart of Kilkenny, but just a 10-minute drive from the city.

The guide price: €850,000

A TRULY five-star property has come on the market, just a 10-minute drive from Kilkenny city.

Ballyvalden Manor is located a short distance drive from the M9 and a short hop down the motorway to the Marble City.

If you’re looking for lots of space, then size does matter. And this property has got it in spades.

The house sits on 10 acres and boasts a sweeping driveway from a pillared and gated entrance makes a statement of the quality property Ballyvalden Manor is. This newly constructed property is a Georgianesque style modern home. It has the features, style and design needed to recreate the old Manor House type.

Despite its picturesque, rural setting, Ballyvalden is only short drive to every amenity Kilkenny and Carlow has to offer.

Mount Juliet is just up the road, and the property is only an hour from Dublin. There is a choice of local schools both primary and secondary and Gowran Race track is also just minutes away.

The property’s 10 acres and stables provide a dream backdrop to gaze at your stock grazing on your lands below. The hand-cut roof is spectacular and its only on the inside the result of its system type can be truly appreciated. The roof features a magnificent flat glass roof light that fills the hall and landing with daylight.

The style and the quality of the work completed on the house is exceptional. The light captured by the design guarantees each room is filled with daylight. The limestone arched entrance and steps with a fan tailed over window is a perfect statement of face to the quality of the property.

The grand entrance makes quite a statement: the high ceilings and the quality fitted ceiling moulding give a classy finish. The Georgian style arch frames the entrance hallway, and just you’re greeted to the sight of the beautiful, and locally made, handcrafted stairs.

The sash windows are what one would expect from a property of this calibre, but the dual aspect from the ground floor rooms is a clever feature.

The views of the surrounding countryside are amazing from all rooms. Porcelain tiles and quality flooring have been fitted throughout the house. An agreed payment towards a fitted kitchen and bathrooms has also been agreed.

Underfloor heating on the ground floor gifts each room with full undisturbed wall space. Quality internal doors and iron monger bespoke skirting and architraves, recessed lights all combine to give a class effect. Storage space is an integral part of the design, and there’s an abundance of extra room.

The same elegant style is continued onto the first floor, with open spaces bathed in sunlight and quality finishing throughout.

The balcony room is magnificent. It can serve as a luxury master bedroom or as a first-floor drawing room: either way, it’s panoramic views and balcony area create a magnificent space.

The property has a seven day, 12-hour viewing schedule and can be viewed at 24-hour’s notice. To arrange a viewing, please contact Fran Grincell on 056 771 5015 or 087 853 1850, or email

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