This is a magnificent five-bedroom detached residence, uniquely positioned to overlook the 12th fairway of the majestic Mount Juliet Estate golf course. Widely regarded as being one of the finest in the world, the championship course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and holds firm international status.
The property was built by the current owners in 2002 – 2003 on a site extending over half an acre. The exterior architecture forms adhere to the Palladian style of design and the frontage modestly exudes grandeur. Interior features include delightful ceiling cornices and central roses; the Kitchen and Main Lounge fireplace also reflect Georgian-style architecture.
The house enjoys a sunny southerly aspect and its dual bay windowed façade makes for remarkable presentation. It extends to 5,760 sq.ft / 535.25 sq.m and comprises extensive living and bedroom accommodation. There are five bedrooms, eight bathrooms (five ensuites), four reception rooms, a games room, conservatory and a south-facing sun balcony, which overlooks the golf course.
Externally, there is a double-garage, outhouses and a private tennis court (Number 2 is the only house on the Estate with a tennis court).
There are a number of patios and barbecue areas and the landscaped grounds are masterfully planted. The overall property is very private. 2 The Walton’s is one of only three large detached houses built in this prime location on the Estate.
The heating is powered by gas with an easy-to-use underfloor system in the kitchen, conservatory, hallway, gallery and ensuites; the house has superb insulation throughout.
2 The Walton’s is undoubtedly one of the finest properties on the Mount Juliet Estate. Its location is convenient to the five-star Manor House Hotel (home to the Michelin Star Lady Helen restaurant) and to numerous other amenities also on the Estate. The Hound Restaurant and Bar at Hunter’s Yard, Jack’s Bar in the clubhouse (a new addition, named after Nicklaus), the Health Centre and the Equestrian Centre are all within a short distance. The Estate is professionally managed and to a very high standard.
All floors in 2 The Walton’s are made from pre-cast concrete, providing excellent sound insulation between floors and indeed between rooms. The block construction of the house provides cavity insulation between a vertical block on the outside and a horizontally placed block on the inside. Some elective building work has been carried out on the house; namely the addition of extra insulation in the attic and to the external cavity some years ago.
Downstairs, there are four reception rooms: a large bay-windowed lounge, a large conservatory, a separate dining room and an impressive games room, also with a bay window. The utility area consists of four separate sections: a toilet, a utility space with washing machine and spin dryer, a mud room including two showers and a room containing the in-house vacuum system and electricity supply board. There is a separate cloakroom in the hallway underneath the stairs with w.c. and w.h.b.
The hallway’s stand-out features are its marble tiling and hand-stenciled walls. The temperature of the tiles is controlled by underfloor heating, thus creating an overall high comfort ambiance in the house. Exit the hallway up or down via the double-width manor-style staircase with ornate wrought iron handrail.
All bedrooms are double in size; five have ensuite bathrooms, four of which have their own bath, all with underfloor heating and four have walk-in wardrobes. The bedrooms are across two levels with the Master on its own level at the top of the house. This boasts an extra large walk-in wardrobe and a designated dressing area. The Master is especially spacious and even with a ‘California’ bed its centerpiece, there is still ample room for a chaise longue and seating in the bay window. The ensuite contains a w.c, w.h.b, bidet, a hydrotherapy bath and a hydrotherapy shower which fits two people seated and doubles as a steam shower. Off the Master bedroom is a gallery room with an outdoor sun balcony. The gallery walls are hand-stenciled and this room also benefits from underfloor heating. The balcony is positioned to enjoy the sunshine from early afternoon to late evening.
There is a custom-built office on the 1st level, which houses the property’s media control unit.
The tennis court was constructed and installed by Casey Courts, who carry out annual maintenance thereof.
The house is fitted and enabled for Wi-Fi. This allows streaming on Netflix or any other online streaming service that the homeowner wishes to use.
THE MOUNT JULIET ESTATE:
This property is situated on the Mount Juliet Estate, which is one of the country’s finest golf resorts, incorporating a 4 star hotel with a Michelin Star Restaurant, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed Championship Golf Course and Clubhouse, Leisure Centre, spa, bars, restaurants. The Mount Juliet Estate is located approximately 1.5 km. northwest of the N9 Dublin-Waterford Road and 2 km. from Thomastown mainline train station. The property is located approximately 3 km. west of Thomastown, 16 km. south east of Kilkenny City, 48 km. north of Waterford City and 120 km. south west of Dublin.
Mount Juliet – Renowned Estate. When you pass through the gates of Mount Juliet you are in a different world. Mount Juliet House is a magnificent Georgian mansion, named by the Earl of Carrick after his wife Juliana, always known as Juliet. Their home set on a hill overlooking the River Nore evokes a feeling of old fashioned graciousness.
Steeped in heritage, Mount Juliet is Ireland’s leading country estate and enjoys a strong family culture, whilst maintaining the highest level of service and hospitality for which Mount Juliet is internationally renowned.
A feeling of period opulence is present in all of the reception rooms in Mount Juliet House. The panelled walls of the Tetrarch Bar recall a glorious equestrian past. The award winning Michelin Star Lady Helen Dining Room is unique both for the panoramic views it enjoys over the Estate and the River Nore, and for its outstanding cuisine.