This four bed semi-detached home in the magical heritage town of Lismore in West Waterford will have the discerning buyer very excited.
Built 1820’s -1830’s for Devonshire Estate managers/officers, this home retains many of its original features with the ceiling and tile work carried out by Italian artisans still in situ.
This special home has had some interesting residents including renowned and revered Travel Writer Dervla Murphy who wrote about this property in her first memoir “Wheels within Wheels”
We understand from the vendors that the converted stone barn, which separates the house from the private walled garden was a local cinema where a certain doctor, who was a film buff, put on movies for the locals. It is still a creative space today as it has been completely renovated with a new structure built within, with strong insulation and solid fuel stove. The barn has a bathroom, the all important sauna and storage rooms.
This is a home that will welcome you with open arms on viewing. Its location on South Mall is impressive with its beautiful wide streetscape setting the tone for a sought after part of this truly wonderful town. Peep out your front door and you have the Knockmealdown Mountains, Lady Louisa’s Walk, the famous River Blackwater, Lismore Castle and gardens. Yes you can walk to everything – bank, post office, library, supermarket, church, schools and sporting activities — this is a home that will appeal to a wide variety of people.
This home benefits from all day sun beginning at the back of the house and traveling to the front; hence it gets passive solar gain and the current owners are harnessing this with solar panels providing hot water.
Although this is a house in the middle of Lismore town, the walled garden is an amazing private space with a large garden, vegetable patch tunnel and barna shed for all the important garden equipment. The patio outside the house has a Provencal feel to it and the pond is home to frogs – their call comes just before Spring without fail. The wisteria has matured and generously sends out bouquets of purple flowers.
There is a surprise element when you walk out to the back garden and up the cobbled stone path and the garden really opens out. There is a deck and patio surrounded by stone walls and a large garden with fruit trees and bushes – apple, plum and cherry, raspberry, loganberry, gooseberries and strawberries. A tunnel at the back provides greens, tomatoes etc.
Enjoy the pictorial essay and you will quickly want to book a private viewing of this gorgeous home in South Mall, Lismore.
Lismore and its surroundings are home to Lismore Castle, Irish Seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, as well as many of the famed Great Houses of the Blackwater Valley. The Blackwater River itself is renowned for its fishing, while Ballyrafter House, just a short walk from Lismore, sits at the gateway to the Knockmealdown Mountains, which are much feted by walkers. The beaches at Youghal and Ardmore are close at hand.