Period Property for Sale in Co. Waterford

Headview, Lismore, Co. Waterford
A Victorian house of much character enjoying a fine rural setting on 5 acres

Headview is a fine Victorian house set in an attractive and private rural setting yet within walking distance of Lismore. Adjoining open countryside, the house has wonderful far-reaching views to the mountains and to Helvick Head on the coast, whence its name originates. Headview was undoubtedly part of the vast Devonshire Estate at one time with the main part of the house believed to date from 1880 and the earlier part predating this by perhaps a century. The property has been much improved in recent years to blend light and gracious living space with high ceilings and sash windows together with modern convenience. The spacious well-proportioned accommodation extends to some 340 sq m (3600 sq ft) and includes three reception rooms, two kitchens, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are c.2 hectares and paddock, gardens and grounds with two renovated cottages, delightful walled garden, hard tennis court and pavilion with sauna and hot tub.

The house is approached by a cut-stone entrance and tree-lined drive with a railed paddock running alongside. The drive leads to a gravel forecourt to the side of the house with ample parking. A yard is located to the side with lofted coach house (c. 60’ x 15’) and barn (c. 30’ x 25’) together with stores. The coach house is presently used for storage and may be converted to provide further accommodation. Double gates lead from this yard to the cobble stoned inner courtyard, which provides access to Courtyard Cottage. A lane to the rear provides access to Garden Cottage. The paddock has a field shelter and separate tack/feed shed.

There are panoramic open views over rolling countryside toward the Knockmealdown Mountains and Helvick Head. Lawns surround the house interspersed with specimen trees, shrubs and flowers. The mature walled Kitchen Garden has a favourable south facing aspect and has been well maintained over the years. It provides fruit, vegetables and herbs - set amongst thriving perennials, specimen trees and flowers. There is a garden barn and greenhouse. A doorway leads to a hard tennis court and pavilion. The court is in excellent condition and the pavilion with veranda has changing facilities, sauna, shower and kitchenette. A hot tub and decked area are located adjacent.

Courtyard Cottage: This two storey detached stone cottage (c.145 sq m) was renovated some 10 years ago and overlooks the delightful cobble stone inner courtyard and kitchen garden. Accommodation includes a sitting room, kitchen, office, shower room and utility room together with two double bedrooms, large landing and bathroom. An annexe with separate access is presently used as a games room and would also be suitable as an office or artist’s studio.

Garden Cottage: Garden Cottage (c.165 sq m) is a beautifully appointed stone cottage tucked away amidst rows of herbs, fruit and vegetables and borders the walled kitchen garden. Renovated some 7 years ago there is an open plan ground floor incorporating a kitchen along with a sun room, boot room and shower room. There are two double bedrooms and bathroom to the first floor. Both cottages are self-contained and are serviced independently.

Headview is situated close to one of Ireland’s most beautiful towns. The Irish seat of the Duke of Devonshire, Lismore has a history going back to the 7th century and its architecture and heritage has been inspired by numerous luminaries that resided there. The town has a cathedral and church, two primary schools and a post primary community school. It also enjoys a range of local shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants and is within easy reach of three larger towns.

Lismore also hosts arts and cultural events throughout the year and has various sporting facilities including superb fishing in the Rivers Blackwater and Bride, cricket, horse riding and golf amongst others. The neighbouring hills and mountains also provide for walking whilst the sandy beaches of west Waterford are within 30 minutes drive. The Ballyrafter Equestrian Centre is close by and the property is located in the West Waterford Hunt country. Cork International Airport and Waterford Airport are within one hour’s drive.

Price: €950,000
Last update: 27th July 2017
Contact: Michael Daniels
Tel.: +353 (0)25 31023
Email: info@michaelhdaniels.com

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