Clashacrow Cottage, Freshford, Kilkenny R95 P7V0Sale Agreed

5 Bed Detached House 452 m² / 4865 ft² Sale Agreed E1


Clashacrow Cottage represents a most charming period home, sympathetically restored to provide elegantly proportioned living accommodation in a glorious country setting only 13km from Kilkenny city. The property stands on mature sheltered gardens of circa. 1 acre, representing lawn interspersed by well stocked colourful perennials, shrub borders, mature trees and a large pond. The property further benefits from a beautifully appointed south-west facing court-yard, a large range of outbuildings including a coach house which is converted to a two-bedroom self-catering unit. The principal living accommodation extends to c. 450m.sq. with many period features retained, which exude the original character and charm of the property. Clashacrow Cottage is a rare gem that must be viewed to be truly appreciated.


Clashacrow Cottage - The Story!

When you get the chance to follow in the footsteps of a home's predecessors and also build on its quaint past, new owners get the rare opportunity to carry Clashacrow Cottage into its exciting future.

Emma Browne-Clayton was a benefactress of Freshford, building a number of homes for local people, including two for jubilee nurses. In 1899 she built what is now the community hall on the village green, the only three-storey building in the village for educational and employment purpose, c. 1860 she built Clashacrow Cottage as her home. She was looked on by many as an eccentric philanthropist but took an active interest in her tenants welfare, though her motto that here was more nourishment in a bowl of porridge than a pint of stout often fell on deaf ears!

After Miss Browne-Clayton, the house was occupied by the Fowler family, descendants of Rev. Luke Fowler, Rector of Aghour, and then the house was purchased by the local GP who lived and practiced there from 1960 to 1982. The current owners bought it in 1993 and renovated it extensively and now wish to downsize.

Additional Features:

A distinctive 4/5 bedroom detached property of historical note, with its origins in the 1800s and set in grounds of c. 1 acres.

Charming country home steeped in local history with a large range of stone clad outbuildings.

Balance of period features and contemporary design.

Located less then 1km walk into Freshford village and within 13km of Kilkenny city.

Property includes a self-contained two-bedroom apartment (added value) and suitable for many other uses - home office, independent living.

Professionally landscaped gardens generous vegetable growing area, fruit trees, large greenhouse, attractive large pond and many other attributes which make Clashacrow a property of distinction.

Detached garage and stables with a large loft of 180sq. mts.- suitable for conversion.


Oil fired central heating.

Private septic tank & well.

BER: E1 BER No: 113859029 EPI: 317.62 (kWh/m2/yr)

BER Details

BER: E1 BER No.113859029 Energy Performance Indicator:317.62 kWh/m²/yr




1.92m x 1.70m

Feature double door entrance leading to spacious entrance hall.

Entrance Hallway

14.65m x 2.45m

Spacious sun filled hallway with original features linking the main reception rooms.

Living Room

6.98m x 3.55m

Cosy family room with solid fuel stove and feature large windows capitalizing on much natural lighting.

Drawing Room

7.40m x 5.82m

Bright and alluring drawing room with dual aspect providing an abundance of natural lighting. Split level room with original floorboards including an arched features, double doors leading to dining room, built in library, large open fireplace. Patio doors to the garden allow for dining options in the beautiful garden area.

Dining Room

3.85m x 4.05m

Formal dining room with walnut clad feature walls. Beautifully appointed reception room just beside the kitchen but linking with the drawing room.

Guest WC

1.98m x 1.55m

Classic white suite.


1.45m x 2.95m

Traditional style shelving for the storage of local preserves. Washing facilities located adjacent.


7.50m x 4.22m

Country style kitchen with a range of hand- crafted units offering a blend of traditional and modern features including an AGA oil fired range. Centrally located peninsula with hardwood countertop creating additional workspace. French doors spilling onto south facing sun trap patio and vegetable and fruit garden area.

Utility Room/Boot room.

2.95m x 2.94m

Additional storage space accessed via kitchen.

First Floor

Stairs & Landing

14.15m x 1.68m

Oak period stairwell leading to large spacious landing with a return feature to the upper first floor level. The abundance of natural lighting is capitalized by a peaceful reading area with wall mounted book shelving.

Master bedroom

4.50m x 6.24m

Exceptionally large double master suite with dual aspect ensuring all day natural lighting while also incorporating two window seats to take advantage of the views of the main garden area and peaceful countryside. Large attic space overhead.


2.98m x 1.40m

Classic white suite. Fitted electric shower.

Bedroom 2

5.72m x 3.85m

Large double bedroom with period vaulted ceiling and original floorboards. Currently requires minor cosmetic updating. Also benefits from a spacious open arch area to further storage or wardrobe area.

Walk-in dressing area

4.02m x 2.00m

Located at front of property. Original hallway access to self contained apartment.

Bedroom 3

4.44m x 4.14m

Spacious double room with fitted slide robes & carpet.

Bedroom 4

3.34m x 4.56m

Spacious light filled double bedroom.


2.94m x 1.85m

Family shower room with power shower. Whb. w/c.

Storage space

1.78m x 1.30m

Currently used as additional walk-in wardrobe. Fitted shelving and hanging space.

Bedroom 5

4.19m x 4.48m

Large light filled double room with dual aspect, vaulted ceiling. Carpet.

En Suite

4.32m x 2.92m

Spacious full bathroom with traditional free-standing cast iron bath, painted original timber floor- boards.

Coach house conversion to two-bedroom self-contained apartment c.71 sqm.

Spacious two-bedroom apartment with independent access and private parking. Suitable for home office or can be readily re-configured to become part of the original home. Apartment accommodation as following:

Ground floor:

Open plan kitchen/living/dining space with large windows drawing additional light. Cast iron solid fuel stove.

First floor:

Post & rail stairs leading to open landing, two double bedrooms and shower room.


Garage - 4.92m x 4.95m - floored on first floor.

Stables with loft - 9.86m x 4.02m.

Tack room - 2.78m x 3.90m.


Leaving Kilkenny City take Freshford Road (R693). Continue for approx ten-minute passing Threecastles. Take left turn at L5005. Continue for 500m and take right. Property will be located on left side of road.

GPS: 52.72150 -7.37895