Melrose is one of the special homes in the magic village of Ardmore in West Waterford. Located in the very heart of this historic seaside hamlet, Melrose has charm and class in abundance. It has been lovingly cared for by its current owner for over 30 years and who has recently decided to downsize to a smaller home in the area. The property (383.97sq m or 4133 sq ft) and the adjoining Coachhouse (61.8 sq m or 665 sq ft) was built in the early 1850’s in the style Architecturally known as “Mock Tudor”. Its strategic position in Ardmore behind a C. 1 acre of impressive walled gardens is incredible and a sight to behold. Apparently it was built by the Odell’s, a family with a long connection with Ardmore and Dungarvan.
Melrose, a property that just oozes character, became one of several Summer residences for various branches of the extended Odell family (It was known in its earlier life as “Odell Lodge”). The house was sold after the death of the head of the Odell family in the early 1920s to Lady Clodagh (Beresford-Poer) Anson who may, possibly, have changed the name to “Melrose”. She later sold it on to the Collis family who procured a license to sell alcohol and ran the house as a hotel during the 1930s and part of the 1940s. Melrose was sold at public auction in the mid 1940’s at which, we understand, the entire village was in attendance and where local merchant Martin Hurley bought it. The property was subsequently taken over by Mr Hurley’s daughter and son in law, Eileen and Eddie Colbert before it was sold in 1990 to its current owners
Melrose is one of those very rare opportunities for the discerning buyer to purchase a generational home in this stunning village. The current owners have been magnificent custodians and Melrose is now ready for you to decide and write its next chapter? Do you want to make this your private residence or share its beauty and history with others in making it a boutique home stay/bed and breakfast? The answer is in your hands.
The property comprises of lobby/hallway, open plan living/dining room with two special feature fireplaces, kitchen, utility, pantry, laundry and two toilets. There is also a self contained one bedroom apartment. Upstairs, there are six bedrooms (master ensuite), office, studio, bathroom and shower room. The Coachhouse comprises of an open plan living/dining room, shower room and bedroom with ensuite. There is also a large garage/workshop measuring 33.77 sq m discreetly tucked away to the rear of the Coachhouse.
Certainly, when you view the pictorial essay your creative mind will immediately have you reeling with endless possibilities and potential opportunities this home affords you.
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