Blunden Villa

Open only to pre-booked groups (minimum 6) Holiday cottages for rent Available as a film location

Blunden Villa, Castle Blunden, Kilkenny, Ireland


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The House

At the end of the 18th century Sir John Blunden built Blunden Villa near the gates of his family home, just outside the mediaeval city of Kilkenny. By family tradition this elegant Georgian villa was built as a dower house for Sir John’s mother, the daughter of a neighbour, Lord Desart, to provide her with her own establishment when he married and brought home his heiress bride.

Blunden Villa is a delightful small Regency house with a high ground floor above a semi-basement. The façade is of three bays, with the front door at the upper level approached by a wide flight of stone steps with contemporary iron railings. The door is surmounted by a fanlight and has delicate Wyatt windows to either side.

The plan is very slightly over square, as the façade is marginally shorter than the width from front to back, while the interior has high ceilings and well-proportioned rooms.

For many years Blunden Villa was used as a gate lodge to the principal house but in 2006 Jane and Caroline Blunden, twin daughters of the 6th baronet, decided to restore the building, which is now their Irish home.

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Open only to pre-booked groups (minimum 6)

Holiday cottages for rent

Available as a film location

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