Talbot's Inch is a model village behind its surround stone wall on the main Freshford road approximately one mile from Kilkenny City. The village was built in 1906 and it was originally in the country but the town has grown out to meet it.
The village was promoted and developed by International philanthropist and local resident the Countess of Desert (Lady Ellen Odette Bischoffsheim) heiress to a wealthy Germanic banking family and one of the wealthiest women in Europe at the time. She commissioned leading Architect W.A. Scott to design the village in the English Arts and Crafts garden city style. It consisted of 28 worker houses, a woollen mill, a timber turning factory, tobacco farm, a suspension bridge over the River Nore to its rear, cricket green, tennis court and one of the first indoor handball alleys in the country (still in use today).
Number 19 Talbot's Inch Village is a charming and extended two bedroom mid terrace home with endless potential to redesign and extend to the rear subject to necessary required planning permission.
The property extends to 77.2 Sq. M. / 831 Sq. Ft. approx. laid out over two levels. The accommodation layout at ground level comprises: entrance hall, living room, kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, rear hall and full bathroom with a wet room shower. The layout at first floor level comprises: landing, two good sized double bedrooms and another full bathroom.
OUTSIDE AND GARDENS:
The front garden is fully railed with the original pretty wrought iron fencing and pedestrian gate. A curved pathway is bordered by flower beds, mature shrubs and climbing plants. There is on-street parking to the front of the property. The large rear garden extends to 187ft approx. (in two sections divided by a rear access lane) is a big selling point and allows endless potential to extend the property further subject to planning permission. Two small concrete built sheds are located directly outside the back door of the property. A Green house in need of repair is located at the end of the first section of the garden. A pedestrian gate gives access out to a shared laneway. A single garage (measuring 2.7m x 4.67m approx. can be accessed from the laneway. The second section of the garden to the side and rear of the garage is sloped with a number of mature trees and steps leading down to the end of the boundary.
Talbot's Inch Village is located just a short distance in off the Freshford Road which is a sought after location on the edge of Kilkenny city. The property is convenient to a number of primary schools and many noted secondary schools. Aut Even Private Hospital is also within very close proximity of the property. The new City Link bus service on Freshford allows easy access to all party of the city. Kilkenny has all you would expect from a compact city with a multiplex cinema, shopping centres and many bars and restaurants to choose from. A ten minute drive takes you to the M9 motorway which services Dublin to Waterford. Kilkenny train station at MacDonagh Junction in on the Dublin to Waterford line with regular daily trains to and from Dublin to Waterford. Viewing is highly recommended.
Oil fired central heating
High-speed broadband available
Entrance Hall 4.55m x 1.65m. A wooden door with glass panel inset opens into a spacious and welcoming entrance hall. Terracotta tiled floor and fitted carpet on the stairs. The original wooden panel ceiling is intact. Radiator and double plug socket.
Living Room 4.54m x 3.25m. Charming and spacious reception room overlooking the front garden. It features a striking cast-iron open fireplace with decorative tiled inset, wooden mantle and tiled hearth. The original leaded glass window and wood panel ceiling are both still intact. The original Terracotta tiled floor is covered with a fitted carpet. Built-in shelving and radiator.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 3.82m x 2.43m. Bright room with a large window to the rear of the property. The original Terracotta tiled floor and wood panel ceiling are both still intact. The chimney breast is fitted with an oil burner. Door to pantry and access to a rear hall. Radiator.
Pantry 2.45m x 1.19m. Fitted with shelving. Window to the rear and original Terracotta tiled floor.
Rear Hall 2.53m x 1.25m. Fitted with a single drainer sink unit. Velux window and tiled floor. A wooden door with glass panel inset opens out to the rear garden.
Bathroom 2.51m x 2.11m. Comprising wet room shower, wc and wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls and floor. Window to the rear and heated towel rail.
Landing 1.22m x 0.98m. Access to both bedrooms and the bathroom. Storage cupboard over the staircase.
Bedroom One 4.13m x 3.70m. Spacious double bedroom with the original leaded glass window overlooking the front garden. Original sloped ceiling with picture rail. The original cast-iron fireplace is still intact. Vinyl floor.
Bedroom Two 3.05m x 3.55m. Good sized double bedroom to the rear with the original part sloped ceiling and picture rail. Upgraded window and vinyl floor.
Bathroom 1.91m x 2.49m. Comprising cast-iron bath with a New Team 2500 shower, wc and wash hand basin. Original vaulted ceiling and picture rail. Vinyl floor and part tiled walls. Access to a shelved hot press.
Extended and charming Arts and Crafts style home
Property was built in 1906
Use of simple materials
Striking form and shapes
Human in scale, cosy in character
Large chimney breasts and thick walls
Original windows to the front of the property broken into small leaded panes
Hand crafted finishes
Property extended to the rear with the addition of a bathroom and a rear hall
Two good sized bedrooms upstairs
Second full bathroom upstairs
Large rear garden divided into two sections measuring 187ft L approx.
Shared vehicular access to a detached garage
On street parking to the front of the property
Property not overlooked to the front and rear
Premium location on the edge of Kilkenny City
Property was fully rewired recently
Oil fired central heating
High-speed broadband available
Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Kilkenny on 056 77 21904