Stunning country family home echoes fine history of its setting

This impressive, detached four-bedroom home built at breathtaking Mount Juliet perfectly reflects the Georgian origins of the famous estate

Number 18 Foxes Covert, Mount Juliet, echoes the Georgian origins of the estate, with portico entrance, picture windows, landscaped grounds and uninterrupted views of the countryside

‘What’s in a name?’ asks the famous Shakespeare quote. Back in the mid-18th century, the Earl of Carrick, Somerset Hamilton Butler, a descendant of the Anglo-Norman Butler family, deliberated for some time on this question. His fine Manor House had just been constructed in all its architectural glory, with the surrounding demesne of over 500 acres either side of the Nore River at Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, developed as rolling parkland. But what to call it?