Glencarrig on golden pond

BUILT on one of Waterford city’s Golden Mile residential locations, and on an acre of private gardens with a feature pond too, is the big and extended family home Glencarrig.

It has been in the one family’s ownership since it was built over 35 years ago, but they’ve haven’t stood still. It has grown with them — being seriously extended in 1996 — and now, with a family grown up, it is being put up for sale as the couple left in residence are about to downsize.

The home will tick lots of boxes for buyers at Waterford’s upper market end, given its size and scope, with five bedrooms, four of them en suite, and it is set just off the Williamstown road, which parallels the Dunmore Road a couple of miles out from Waterford city centre.

Proximity to the Waterford Regional Hospital will put it in the sights of medical consultants, who are holding up the upper end of residential markets right now in all Irish cities thanks to their bankable salaries.

And, the proximity to Grantstown and its schools and facilities has seen it trade for decades as one of the more sought after residential locations in Waterford, say selling agents Purcell Properties who seek offers around €850,000 for what’s reckoned to be one of the cream offerings of this year’s trading up crop.

Now considerably extended, it has 2,500 sq ft of its family living space at ground level, with four of the five bedrooms, bathrooms and lofted study all overhead, with a further 1,500sq ft up there. Adding hugely to the house’s airiness is the large and impressive 400 sq ft double height entry hall, with full-height conservatory-style windows, and ringed by a pitch pine stairs and feature open landing.

Glencarrig’s main reception rooms are great sizes, at about 22’ by 18’ and 24’ by 14’, there’s also a family room, a play room, good bright kitchen/diner with oak units, plus a well-sized utility, and a cloakroom, with guest WC.

Glencarrig has a private well for water supply (no water meter worries here), private evergreen screening around its acre with shrub belts and ornamental pond, fringed in sandstone. The house has great indoor and outdoor space, loads of room for entertaining, patios and easy parking and the location is strong. Should be a seller.


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