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Put up your dukes: Early 19th century home with aristocratic pedigree for €495k

The Villa is in Lismore, Co Waterford.

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TUCKED AWAY OFF East Main St in the heritage town of Lismore, Co Waterford, The Villa is filled with history. 

Dating back to the early 1800s, The Villa was once part of Devonshire Estate, with Lismore Castle (a 10-minute walk away) still being the Irish home of the Duke of Devonshire today.

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The property underwent extensive renovation in 2003, yet still retains much of its original character and charm. 

Wood features heavily throughout the four-bed property, and this is made evident from the moment you step inside the front door. The entrance porch is made of solid mahogany, with wooden floors, panelling to the walls and a wooden staircase in the hallway. 

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To the left is the dining room, which features cream panelled walls and a large wood-burning fireplace. The living room is across the hall and immediately feels warm and inviting thanks to the wooden floors and wall panelling, feature fireplace and bay window with a window seat. There are single-glazed sash windows throughout the 2,357 sq ft property. 

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The kitchen is down the hallway and immediately grabs attention with solid oak units, exposed brick walls and open shelving. There’s a large utility and laundry room beside the kitchen, while there’s yet another dining room to the rear of the house. A bathroom with a walk-in shower completes the ground floor accommodation. 

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Moving to the first floor, two of the four bedrooms (including the master bedroom) feature wood-panelled walls. There’s a wood-burning stove in the master bedroom, as well as an en suite bathroom with a corner shower.

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The remaining three bedrooms are spacious doubles, while the family bathroom boasts a freestanding bath. 

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Outside, there’s a sheltered seating area which is perfect for al fresco dining, three storage sheds and a solid oak garage. The Villa is accessed via electric gates which open to a gravel driveway with a lawn on each side. 

The heart of Lismore town is a 10-minute stroll away, while its proximity to the border of the county means Cork and Tipperary are just a short drive away. 

The Villa, East Main Street, Lismore, Co Waterford is on the market for €495,000 through Brian Gleeson Property via Daft.ie.

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