Boston House is a classic Edwardian family residence which stands proudly on an elevated site extending to circa 0.75 Acre / 0.3 Hectare of wonderful gardens. This landmark property was built in 1906 and has been occupied by the current owners since 1980.
This wonderful and unique architecturally designed home retains all the features of the Edwardian period including an asymmetrical roof line with gables and motifs, original lead lighting in the windows, original staircase, decorative plasterwork, cornices, internal doors, wood floors and high ceilings.
The internal layout extends to 321 Sq. M. / 3,455 Sq. Ft. (approx.) over two levels and has been designed to take full advantage of its peaceful setting with all reception rooms and bedrooms enjoying the lovely countryside views. At ground floor a sequence of magnificent reception rooms open into each other creating a great flow for family living and entertaining. The layout at ground floor level comprises: entrance porch with a tiled floor and a PVC door with glass inset. The original front door is still intact and opens into a very grand and spacious entrance hall with the original handcrafted and striking staircase intact. A foyer area features a handsome black slate fireplace and an oversized window. A deep bay window overlooks the front of the property. A fine sized drawing room with a black slate open fireplace and oversized window is located to the left of the entrance hall. The fine sized formal dining room is located directly behind the drawing room and is accessed from the entrance hall and a second door from the inner hall. The kitchen/breakfast room is located to the rear and features an oil fired Aga Range Cooker. The original Pantry room is accessed from the inner hall. The current owners extended the property to the rear with a single storey Architect designed extension adding a wonderful light filled Orangery room, rear hall and a shower room/guest WC. The layout at first floor level is as equally impressive and comprises: two exceptionally large double bedrooms (master with an en-suite), a smaller double bedroom complete with a smart black slate open fireplace and a good sized single bedroom. A family bathroom, inner hall and store room complete the layout at first floor level.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS:
Boston House stands proudly on circa 0.75 Acre / 0.3 Hectare of mature and private gardens. The property is accessed through the original Limestone entrance piers with decorative capping and impressive decorative wrought-iron gates. A concrete driveway provides plenty of off-street parking. A decorative wrought-iron gate and pillars in flanked on by sides by a cut stone boundary wall along the road. The front and both side gardens are laid in lawn bordered by mature hedging, trees and colourful planting. A Monkey Puzzle Tree is planted in the side garden to the left of the house. The lower section of the garden has its own vehicular entrance and houses two Polytunnels. This area is very secluded and is sheltered by mature trees and hedging. A sunny west facing cobblelock patio area to the rear is perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining. A winding cobblelock pathway to the rear is bordered by extensive herbaceous planting and colourful rose-beds.
Boston house is conveniently located on the edge of Tullaroan village in the townland of Liss. A 15 minute drive (via R887) will take you into Kilkenny City Centre. Scoil Ruadhain Primary School, Delaney's shop and Connolly's pub are all in close proximity in Tullaroan village.
Viewing of this very special property is highly recommended.
Porch 2.32m x 1.11m. Accessed through a decorative open porch with stained glass overhead. An external PVC glass panel door opens into a small enclosed porch with tiled floor.
Entrance Hall (including stairs) 4.70m x 4.88m + 1.46m x 1.85m. The original solid front door with a decorative brass knocker opens into a very grand and spacious entrance hall. A magnificent L-shaped handcrafted staircase leads up to the first floor. A foyer area to the right-hand side of the staircase features a striking black slate open fireplace with a cast-iron inset with decorative tiles. Two large bay windows flood the entrance hall with plenty of natural light. Decorative ceiling coving, centre rose and two radiator covers. Fitted carpet on the hall and stairs.
Drawing Room 4.25m x 4.48m. A gracious and light filled room with dual aspect windows overlooking the front of the property. It features a handsome black slate open fireplace with a cast-iron inset with decorative tiles. Decorative ceiling coving and centre rose. Fitted carpet.
Dining Room 5.59m x 4.22m. A very elegant and spacious room with triple aspect windows. It features a striking painted slate open fireplace with a cast-iron inset with tiled surround. Decorative ceiling coving and centre rose. Fitted carpet.
Inner Hall 2.97m x 1.18m. Access to understairs storage. Wooden floor.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 4.46m x 3.80m. A fine sized room positioned to the rear of the property with dual aspect windows. Fitted wall and floor units with a tiled backsplash and a breakfast bar. A cream coloured oil-fired Aga Range Cooker is the main focal point and the heart of the kitchen. Zanussi freestanding electric cooker and a Hotpoint Aquarius dishwasher. One and a half bowl sink unit. Wooden floor (laid over the original tiled floor). Decorative radiator cover.
Pantry 1.75m x 1.68m. Accessed from the Inner Hall. Gable end window.
Rear Hall 3.04m x 3.43m + 1.88m x 1.63m. A very spacious area with dual aspect overlooking the rear garden and patio area. Two PVC glass panel doors give access to the rear and side of the property. Tiled floor and recessed lighting. Plumbing is in place for a washing machine.
Orangery Room 5.79m x 4.98m. A magnificent and spacious light filled room with triple aspect views of the rear and side gardens. Vaulted ceiling with 8 glass panels. Four sets of PVC French doors open out to both side gardens. Solid light Oak wooden floor.
Shower Room / Guest W.C. 1.75m x 1.66m. Comprising a Vogue shower enclosure with massage jets, wash hand basin, WC and a heated towel rail. Fully tiled walls and floor. Gable end window.
Landing 6.31m x 1.21m. Fitted carpet and ceiling coving.
Master Bedroom 4.31m x 5.62m. A spacious and bright room to the rear with triple aspect windows. Ceiling coving and wooden floor.
En-Suite 5.74m x 1.62m. Comprising an enclosed shower cubicle, sunken corner bath, two wash hand basin, WC and a bidet. Fully tiled walls. Two windows to the rear of the property.
Bedroom Two 4.35m x 4.58m. A fine sized double room with dual aspect windows positioned to the front of the property. Fitted carpet and ceiling coving.
Bedroom Three 3.58m x 3.87m + 2.37m x 1.83m. A double room with a deep bay window overlooking the front garden. It features a handsome black slate open fireplace with a cast-iron inset with decorative tiles. A large gable end window overlooks the side garden. Fitted carpet.
Bedroom Four 3.25m x 2.21m. A single room located to the front of the property with a corner window. Fitted carpet.
Inner Hall 2.50m x 1.95m. Fitted carpet and built-in wardrobes.
Store 1.95m x 2.14m. Gable end window and wooden floor.
Bathroom 2.14m x 1.80m. Comprising a bath with a Triton T80si electric shower, wash hand basin and a WC. Gable end window. Wooden floor and part tiled walls.
Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Kilkenny on 056 77 21904