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Headview, Lismore, County Waterford

Call: 025 31023

Floor (sq. m): 340Land (ha): 2Beds: 5Baths: 3

Property Details

A handsome Victorian house of much character in a fine position surrounded by 5 acres of well tended gardens and grounds.

Please also visit -

Cork 65 km. Waterford 68 km. Fermoy 28 km. Dungarvan 24 km.

Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Two Kitchens, Pantry, Sun Room, Boot Room. Five Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms. Two Guest/ Staff Cottages (Currently let). Yard with Coach House. Gardens. Railed Paddock. Tennis Court. Pavilion with Sauna and Hot Tub.

Panoramic open views over rolling countryside toward the Knockmealdown Mountains and Helvick Head

In all about 2.00 Hectares. (5 Acres)

Headview is a fine Victorian house set in an attractive and private rural setting yet within walking distance of Lismore. Adjoining open countryside, the house has wonderful far -reaching views to the mountains and to Helvick Head on the coast, whence its name originates. Headview was undoubtedly part of the vast Devonshire Estate at one time with the main part of the house believed to date from 1880 and the earlier part predating this by perhaps a century.

The property has been much improved in recent years to blend light and gracious living space with high ceilings and sash windows together with modern convenience. The spacious well- proportioned accommodation extends to some 340 sq m (3600 sq ft) and includes three reception rooms, two kitchens, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are c.2 hectares and paddock, gardens and grounds with two renovated cottages, delightful walled garden, hard tennis court and pavilion with sauna and hot tub.

Headview is situated close to one of Ireland’s most beautiful towns. The Irish seat of the Duke of Devonshire, Lismore has a history going back to the 7th century and its architecture and heritage has been inspired by numerous luminaries that resided there. The town has a cathedral and church, two primary schools and a post primary community school. It also, enjoys a range of local shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants and is within easy reach of three larger towns. Lismore also hosts arts and cultural events throughout the year and has various sporting facilities including superb fishing in the Rivers Blackwater and Bride, cricket, horse riding, golf amongst others. The neighbouring hills and mountains also provide for walking whilst the sandy beaches of west Waterford are within 30 minutes drive. The Ballyrafter Equestrian Centre is close by and the property is located in the West Waterford Hunt country. Cork International Airport and Waterford Airport are within one hour’s drive.


Entrance Hall Original Victorian tile floor. Solid fuel stove. Ceiling cornice and centre rose.

Drawing Room About 7.00 m x 4.90 m
Fireplace with marble mantle & surround with solid fuel stove. Bay window with French windows leading to garden. Ceiling cornice and centre rose. Pitch pine floor

Dining Room About 6.90m x 5.00 m
Currently used as Billiard Room. Open fire with marble mantle and decorative tiled surround. Ceiling cornice. Pine floor.

Summer Kitchen About 5.00 m x 4.90 m
Fitted oak storage with granite worktop, solid fuel Mulberry stove, ceiling cornice and centre rose, painted wooden floor

Sun Room About 4.30 m x 3.90 m
Vaulted ceiling. Double doors to garden. Teak floor.

Pantry About 2.70 m x 1.80 m
Slate flagstone floor. Fitted oak storage. Belfast sink.

Lobby Ash floor.

Winter Kitchen About 4.90 m x 4.50 m
Fitted pine storage. Inglenook with Rayburn oil fired stove. Pitch pine floor. Door to rear courtyard.

Boot Room About 3.50 m x 2.40 m
Fitted storage & shelving, Tile floor. Door to rear yards.

Hallway Reclaimed tile floor. Storage. Secondary stairs to upper floor.

Cloaks Tile floor. Wash hand basin. WC.


Upper Landing Ceiling cornice and centre rose. Fitted bookshelves.

Bedroom 1 About 5.40 m x 4.90 m
Dual aspect. Fireplace with cast iron surround.

Bathroom 1 with shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. WC. Linen cupboard. Cork tile floor.

Bedroom 2 About 4.50 m x 4.20 m
Fireplace with marble mantle and surround.

Bedroom 3 About 4.90 m x 4.90 m
Dual aspect. Fire with marble mantle & surround.

Bathroom 2 with panelled bath. Wash hand basin. Linen cupboard. Separate WC.

Bedroom 4 About 5.00 m x 3.50 m
Dual aspect. Fireplace with decorative wooden surround. Deal floor.

Bedroom 5 About 3.30 m x 2.10 m
Fitted wardrobe & storage.

Bathroom 3 with roll top cast-iron bath. Double shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. WC. Linen cupboard. Tile floor.

The house is approached by entrance piers with gates and a tree-line drive with a railed paddock running alongside, leading to gravel forecourt and former coaching yard with lofted Coach House (60'x 15') and Barn. Double gates give access to a cobble stone house yard and to Courtyard Cottage. A lne off to the rear gives access to Garden Cottage.

There are informal gardens with lawns interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and borders. The kitchen garden has a favourable south facing aspect and has been well maintained providing fruit, vegetables and herbs. Behind the walled garden is an all weather tennis court together with pavilion and hot tub with decking area.

From Lismore, proceed east along Main Street and on to Convent Road for c 1 km where the entrance gates will be found on the right. Please note that no sale board is erected.

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