Food for thought in Waterford
Foodies come from far and wide to Dungarvan to sample the offerings of the many restaurants, bars and markets.
The Tannery run by Paul Flynn is probably the best known, but you'd need more than a weekend to make it around the top eating spots. Lucky locals get to shop at the farmers' market every Thursday, with stalls from places like Barron's Bakery, The Pure Food Company and Le Salon du Macaron. And the kitchen at Bethany in Abbeyside, just outside Dungarvan, Co Waterford, would be the ideal place to bring this fine produce home to.
Bethany is a five-bedroom detached house with a floor area of 4,100 sq ft, sitting on one acre. The open-plan living/kitchen/dining room is the heart of the home with its double-height ceiling. There is a cosier area beside the modern kitchen, where you can relax on the sofa in front of the solid fuel stove.
There is a utility room off the kitchen with fitted units, a cloakroom and a guest WC. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The bathroom in the master bedroom has a corner Jacuzzi bath and shower. There is also a walk-in wardrobe. A games room at the side of the house will keep the kids out of trouble.
The house was designed by E-Project Architects in Dungarvan, and the main desire was to get as much natural light into the property as possible. The BER of B3 means the house is extremely energy-efficient, with a geo-thermal underfloor heating system.
Outside there is a double garage that could be converted into an office or extra accommodation. The house is bordered by a traditional stone wall and electric gates, so it's very private. The gardens are landscaped to the front and back.
The waterfront town of Ballinacourty is 0.4km from the property and Dungarvan itself is 6km away. Bethany is on the market for €880,000 through agents Denise Radley Auctioneers (058) 42168.