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Friday 21 September 2018

Compact Waterford holding for €495,000

There is 10ac of native trees that will attract premiums for 15 years
There is 10ac of native trees that will attract premiums for 15 years
The ivy-covered 2,195 sq ft property has an old-world feel to it
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Thornbrook is a 41ac compact estate at Raheens, Kilmeaden, Co Waterford. On the private treaty market, it is guided by Savills at €495,000.

Located 2km from Kilmeaden and 10km from Waterford City, Thornbrook was built to a traditional design in 1991 and the 2,195 sq ft house is finished to a high standard.

Although built less than 30 years ago, the place has an old-world feel to it and gives the sense of a far older property, covered as it is with ivy on the outside.

The house is entered through a south-facing porch leading to an open hallway that gives access to a kitchen/dining room, a drawing room and a sitting room.

A spacious study located off the sitting room could be turned into a children's playroom or library.

The kitchen dining area is fully fitted to include a breakfast bar while an external utility is accessed through a boot room at the rear. Four bedrooms and the family bathroom are located on the first floor.

The ivy-covered 2,195 sq ft property has an old-world feel to it
The ivy-covered 2,195 sq ft property has an old-world feel to it

The house is set in a series of well-maintained informal gardens, with lawns to the front and side of the house bordered by mature hedgerows and paddock areas. Farm buildings and equestrian facilities include a two-column lofted haybarn, three loose boxes and a tack room.

Cianán Duff of Savills says the buildings are in excellent condition and flexible, suitable for use for a variety of purposes.

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The land has extensive road frontage on to two roads and is currently in a combination of uses.

A parcel of 16ac is in native woodland, of this 6ac is in mature forestry while 10ac of native trees planted three years ago will attract premiums for 15 years.

Tillage

A 13ac portion of the ground is in amenity and rough grazing with 10ac in grassland that could also be used for tillage while the footprint of the house and the gardens account for 2ac.

More than anything else, the place was used as an equestrian farm. "Initially [I had] sport horses, including a three-star eventer, and subsequently thoroughbreds," said the owner. "These included four winners that won, amongst other races, the Grand Sefton at Aintree and [I had] a runner in the Grand National."

The property is for sale by private treaty and the date for best offers may be fixed, with prospective customers asked to register their interest with the selling agents.

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