Bininna Hills. A Splendid Country House On 7 Acres
Once in a while, a house so spectacular comes to the market that sends you searching in your bag of superlatives to describe it, only to find alas none could do it justice.
Bininna Hills is just such a house.
"Bininna Hills " is approached from a quiet country lane via attractive stone pillars and handmade wrought iron entrance gates. A sweeping tree lined avenue, illuminated by antique street lights, leads to this very imposing detached cut stone former farmhouse residence , believed to date back to the eighteenth century, which is set in off the road and surrounded on all sides by mature gardens and railed paddocks.
The original property was acquired in 1997 and completely gutted and extended to the most exemplary of modern day standards, whilst retaining all the features of a period house of its time, including the original stone cut ranges and inglenook fireplaces.
This home is a unique stylish blend of modern and traditional, such as sash windows, exposed stone walls and fireplaces and period features one would expect in a home of this nature. Picture perfectly set amongst wonderfully mature grounds with sycamore, copper beech and ash trees in abundance, the one acre gardens feature a large stone edged pond and waterfall, a second relaxation pond and a multitude of standard and raised flower beds containing colourful and exotic shrubs and water features, in all making Bininna Hills a garden lover's dream.
The property is in absolutely immaculate walk - in condition to the most discerning purchaser's standards
A truly majestic country house in a beautiful country setting, but very accessible to all services and amenities.
BER : C3
Bininna Hills is nestled in the foothills of the Binnena and Cullohill Mountains in the environs of the picturesque village of Gathabawn in an area designated as being of outstanding natural beauty. Located in North West Kilkenny, just 8km from the renowned heritage village of Durrow and 20km from medieval Kilkenny City, Dublin is an easy one hour drive utilising and adjacent M8 motorway.
Gathabaun is a tranquil farming community providing all essential services of public house, school, Church, shop, and is accessible to all services and amenities, particularly of a culinary nature with nearby multi award winning restaurants in every direction.
The North Kilkenny and Laois Hunts are all located close by for the equestrian minded. The immediate location is further enhanced by the Cullahill Mountain Walks, as recently featured on RTE.
HIGHSPEED BROADBAND AVAILABLE
4.00m x 4.44m with flagstone floor, double doors to
3.62m x 5.00m with exposed stone wall, recess ceiling lights, corniced ceiling and centre point.
10.50m x 4.80m with very fine hand crafted fitted kitchen, high quality wall and floor units complete with breakfast counter, Centre Island and exposed pitch pine timber beams, with a pine timber floors. It includes integrated dishwasher, fridge-freezer, wine rack, also includes a very fine feature fireplace with a French style burner. High cathedral style ceilings with Velux windows maximise the use of light. A patio door allows access to a side sundeck which looks across the countryside.
5.00m x 6.16m which is centred around the original arched cut stone fireplace, with numerous windows, complete with the wrought iron impediments. This is a large bright room which has a coved ceiling and centre point, wool carpets. French doors allow access to a rear deck, which enjoys lovely views of the Cullahill Mountain.
3.73m x 5.30m Fitted carpet Fitted curtain Coved Ceiling Light Fitting
6.00m x 3.00m Fitted Wardrobe with recess ceiling lights, French doors to a side decking area, timber floor.
1.18m x 3.53m with W/C, wash hand basin, fully tiled throughout with neutral coloured tiles.
2.89m x 5.00m with balustrade balcony which overlooks the dining/kitchen area.
6.00m x 3.92m with wool carpets, recess ceiling lights, very attractive painted plaster render finish, double doors to
2.83m x 2.11m with free standing Victorian style bath, power shower, wash hand basin, W/C, tiled from floor to ceiling.
2.60m x 2.73m
with Jacuzzi shower unit/sauna room. It includes a sunken oval corner bath, designer wash hand basin, fitted units and recess ceiling light. It is tiled from floor to ceiling. Bathroom includes hot press
4.00m x 4.84m with an attractive exposed stone wall on one side with fireplace. High quality pine fitted wardrobes are fitted from floor to ceiling. A door allows access to the main bathroom.
5.00m x 3.62m with double aspect gable window looking out on to the stone feature pond and mature gardens
The property includes a large stone out building sited adjacent to the main dwelling which currently houses a store and a large double stable but would be very easily converted to provide for further accommodation. (5.00m x 11.00m)
The property is situated on circa 7 acres with approximately 1 acre of quality mature gardens sited all around the main dwelling house to include copper beech, sycamore, ash trees and an array of mature shrubs and trees. It also includes 4 acres of stud railed paddocks which are sited all around the dwelling house and are eminently suitable for the equestrian/outdoor enthusiast.
The property features rear and side outdoor decked barbecue/ dining areas which maximise the use of the sun throughout the day.