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Historic Irish Country Georgian House

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Last updated: 12/15/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Aghaboe House was finished about 1730. It was the home to the famous Irish Antiquarian Edward Ledwich circa 1790. Ledwich was the author of 'Antiquities of Ireland' a two volume set with spectacular woodcuts published in 1795. A pristine copy may be inspected by prior arrangement.

The views of adjoining Aghaboe Abbey are enhanced at night with floodlights. The views of the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains, winter home of Finn MacCool and the Fiana or Irish warrior class, are spectacular from the back patio and most of the bedrooms and common rooms.

The newly completed motorway system in Ireland makes the central location of Aghaboe House an ideal base for touring. Nearby golf and historic attractions are plentiful.

If you are looking for a real Irish 'Country Estate' experience this is it.

Large American pellet stoves keep the house warm and aired. The large oil fired AGA stove in the kitchen is an added experience.

There is a separate large sitting room and a separate large dining room as well as an eat-in kitchen.

Aghaboe House is both unique and unforgettable.

Keywords: Irish Period House, Georgian Manor House, Irish Country House, Irish Heritage House

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Library for Use on Premises...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Limited access...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Adjoins Aghaboe Abbey founded in 560 A.D. by Saint Canice (Ir. Cainneach)...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Slieve Bloom Mountain Park nearby...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Other tables and chairs available to expand seating...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Satellite Internet...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Pellet Stoves and/or Wodburning Stoves in each Room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Pellet Stoves in each bedroom and sitting room...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Aga Oil Fired Stove and Two Space Electric Cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dublin and Shannon are equidistant

Car: Necessary

Kilkenny is some 35 miles away by scenic roads.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: My daughter was born here in 1986 and after completing her medical training in the States may return and run her clinic here. I stumbled upon the historic property while researching my roots. It turns out that both my great-great grandparents on my Fitzpatrick side were born and raised in Aghaboe before emigrating in the time of the 'Great Hunger'. I guess that this type of venture could be called a 'labor of love' and never really ends. I hope that you will find it as enjoyable to be far from the hustle and bustle but near enough to everything you need. There is a concierge/handyman living in a nearby building on the Estate to assist you.

Why the Owner Chose Aghaboe:
Unique Country House built almost three hundred years ago with care.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
I maintain a large wine cellar to which the concierge has access. The prices for the French and Spanish wines will be based upon continental prices that I paid not Irish prices. My personal preference is for Rioja Crianzas and Reservas so they will be in greatest supply. I also have a decent library which you could peruse and enjoy.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Aghaboe House from front pasture

    Aghaboe House from front pasture

  • Traditional Oil Fired AGA stove in kitchen

    Traditional Oil Fired AGA stove in kitchen

  • Adjoining Aghaboe Abbey and distant Slieve Bloom Mountains

    Adjoining Aghaboe Abbey and distant Slieve Bloom Mountains

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Upstairs Bedroom Two

    Upstairs Bedroom Two

  • Upstairs Bath Two

    Upstairs Bath Two

  • Minstrel's Gallery

    Minstrel's Gallery

  • Minstrel's Gallery

    Minstrel's Gallery

  • Main Hall Stairway

    Main Hall Stairway

  • Modern underfloor heated bathroom with tub/shower

    Modern underfloor heated bathroom with tub/shower

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Main Hall

    Main Hall

  • Upstairs Bedroom One

    Upstairs Bedroom One

  • Upstairs Bath One

    Upstairs Bath One

  • Daughter and Mother of Operator; both Irish Citizens

    Daughter and Mother of Operator; both Irish Citizens

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 87%
  • Calendar last updated 12/15/2014
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