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Lakeside estate on 45 acres with its own waterfall - yours for €1.85m

Pouldrew House dates back to the 1800s.

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POSITIONED BESIDE A lake and surrounded by 45 acres of greenery, Pouldrew House looks as if it came straight out of a classic novel.

The reality, however, is that it was built by a viscount in the early 1800s. Palladian in style, the seven-bed property spans two storeys over basement and a total of 13,000 sq ft.

Impressed? You’re not the only one. Back in 1998, various media outlets reported that Brad Pitt had expressed an interest in purchasing Pouldrew. An Irish Independent report from the time noted that the actor was close to finalising a £2m (now around €2.35m) deal for the property.

He didn’t go ahead at the time, but right now it could be yours for €1,850,000. 

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Among Pouldrew House’s lush grounds is a lake which is lined by 200-year-old Scots Pine trees and stocked with trout and other native species of fish and wildlife. The lake connects to a 20 ft waterfall, which in turn leads onto the River Suir. 

It’s no surprise, then, that the interior is designed to benefit from the mansion’s beautiful surroundings. Adding to its character, there are original Georgian features throughout, including sash windows, ceiling cornices, wooden shutters and ceiling roses. 

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The entrance hallway is awe-inspiring, with a double mahogany staircase, Waterford Crystal chandeliers and pitch pine floors, which continue throughout the ground floor.

The dining room is worthy of even the fanciest dinner parties; picture windows overlook the gardens, while there’s room for a dining table to seat ten or more people. The formal drawing room has a similar layout, as well as a mahogany fireplace, while the living room is smaller in size and features a marble fireplace.

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Moving to the kitchen, duck egg blue cabinets add a pop of colour – and provide plenty of storage space. An AGA forms the main cooking area, while there’s extra room for appliances in the pantry. A boot room, shower room and laundry room complete the ground floor accommodation.

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Taking one of the two staircases to the first floor, there’s a large landing area and skylight. There are five bedrooms here, as well as two en-suite bathrooms, two storage rooms and one family bathroom.

Three bedrooms feature an open fire with a marble fireplace, while the master bedroom is luxuriously spacious and bright, and boasts a walk-in wardrobe.

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There are two further bedrooms in the basement, as well as a wine cellar, bar, library and games room. There’s access to a patio from here, which directly overlooks the lake. Outside, a fully renovated stable block and loft enjoys views of the waterfall.

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Thinking about the cost of heating this large home? Well, the property boasts its own hydro-power system from the lake, providing free heating whenever you wish.  

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As for location, Pouldrew House is a quick 20-minute drive from Waterford City, while both Cork Airport and Dublin Airport can be reached within two hours. 

Pouldrew House, Kilmeadan, Co Waterford is on the market for €1,850,000 through Lawrence & McDonald via Daft.ie.

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