Tuesday 28 February 2017

Leoville House, Dunmore Road, Waterford: A gentleman's residence

Detached, four bay property on two acres.

price: €1.5m

Leoville House is a genteleman's residence which means that it benefits from lots of period features but is not quite as formal as a country residence. This is no stuffy Victorian residence, but a family home full of character.

The welcoming feel of the house is there from the start in the warm entrance hall with its tall sash windows, original fireplace and glazed double doors leading to the back hall.

The drawing room is typical period country style, with chintz curtains, floral rug and striped yellow wallpaper. Its ceiling is complimented by a crystal chandelier. Both this room and the dining room retain original marble fireplaces. A small living room, known as the tranquility room, has built in bookcases in the alcoves either side of a fireplace and is a lovely quiet spot for reading when the fire is lit.

The kitchen retains original ceiling coving fitted with oak units, integrated appliances and has a tiled floor. Other rooms at ground-floor level are the utility room and study.

Most of the six bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. These include the master bedroom, with marble fireplace and separate dressing room. Another bedoom also has a separate dressing room. The house is approached through tall cast-iron gates and a curved driveway which leads to the square headed front porch.

There is also a tennis court nestled amid the trees, shrubs and lawns.

It's a home for a big family and their friends because with a large home you will always have lots of visitors.

Details: Sherry FitzGerald, John Rohan 051 843 880

Irish Independent

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