Pouldrew House and Waterfall, Kilmeaden, Waterford, X91 HD00€1,850,000 EXEMPT

8 Bed Detached House 11528 ft² to 3680 ft² For Sale

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POULDREW HOUSE and WATERFALL, Kilmeaden, County Waterford, X91 HD00 , Ireland

A most attractive historic home enjoying an extremely picturesque lake front position within a well-timbered private estate that includes a spectacular waterfall, glorious pleasure grounds and a significant hydro-electric turbine. In all the estate extends to some 45 acres or 18.2 hectares.

Dating to circa 1814 this classical early 19th-century home is majestically positioned above its own private 12-acre lake and benefited from substantial enrichment works circa 1865. The completed design striking above the lake and against the woodland hillside rising above the house. Six large window bays on each of the south, west and east facing facades designed to optimize natural light within the house. Remarkably this mid-19th-century design predominately survives, not just externally but throughout the principal reception rooms and bedrooms. Albeit with contemporary Chinese decorative influences and furnishings more recently added but wholly retractable, if wished. Aspects of a richly designed 19th-Century landscape still survive too, including an impressive suite of cut-stone steps from the main lawn down to the lakeside.

A truly remarkable feature of the estate is the impressive waterfall and hyrdo-electric power generating turbine, which was installed in 1932 and still functions admiringly to power the house central heating electric storage radiators. While now elaborate picturesque aspects of the pleasure grounds within the estate the substantial dam and waterfall works were once fundamental to a significant milling operation at Pouldrew. The attractive stone stabling outbuilding once part of an extensive mill positioned adjacent to the waterfall weir.

A generous reception hall leads to the principal reception rooms and opens into the stair-hall. Where twin imperial style carved mahogany staircases lead to a landing return, with a single flight continuing to the first floor. The drawing room, dining room and library each feature large open fireplaces, two with impressive marble chimneypieces. Each room featuring fine decorative plasterwork, timber window shuttering, finely carved timber window and door architraves, rich mahogany doors and large timber flooring boards. A study, kitchen, pantry, shower room and laundry complete the accommodation on this level. The kitchen opening to a patio terrace, itself linking to a lower terrace overlooking the lake.

A generous landing on the upper floor is top-lit from a glazed atrium and leads to seven bedrooms in the current configuration. A master bedroom suite having a dual south and west aspect bedroom and adjoining dressing room and bathroom. There is one other bedroom with a bathroom en-suite with two bathrooms serving the other five. The lower level opens out at ground level on the lakeside elevation with three large glazed doors opening from a large central axial hallway to a garden terrace. Included is an office, games room, bar, wine cellar and a staff bedroom suite.

The grounds are a little unkempt but retain much of the original splendor and include magnificent mature trees and flowering shrubs and richly augment the estate. Restored there is little doubt as to their rich appeal. Structurally the house appears sound and required upgrading seems manageable, with re-roofing and re-wiring works recently completed.

Pouldrew is positioned in the southeast of Ireland, known as the sunny southeast and in Ireland’s driest eastern region. Waterford county is very scenic and enjoys a coastal position. Waterford city, is just a 20 minute drive away and nearby golden sandy beaches include Tramore, just 18 minutes away. Dublin, Cork and Waterford airports and major trunk roads are easily accessible.

Eircode [property specific address code] X91 HD00, GPS location 52.25526048 Latitude, -7.25616931 Longitude. Elevation above sea level 85.3 feet or 26 metres. BER (Building Energy Rating Certificate) Exempt

For additional information, including floorplans and a ‘walk-through’ style video, contact Selling Agent David Ashmore in Ireland Sotheby’s International Realty

BER Details

BER: Exempt


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