This home in Waterford has a pool room with a view

A games room is just one of the intriguing standout features in this home, writes Trish Dromey.

Butlerstown, Co Waterford €645,000

Size: 306 sq m (3,300 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 5


With a recent price reduction of €50,000, this extra-spacious property at Butlerstown, Co Waterford, is expected to catch the attention of a buyer looking for a large family home or one in search of small hotel!

Built in the mid-1990s, Bawnville is a 306 sq m six-bed residence on two acres of gardens which originally went on the market with a guide of €775,000 but has now been reduced to €645,000.

Liberty Blue Estate Agents say it’s an outstanding property with luxurious finish and features such as 3m-high ceilings and a 1.2m-wide pine staircase overhung by a Waterford crystal chandelier.

The most outstanding feature in the house may well be the 33’ by 16 carpeted games room which has a marble fireplace and a purpose-built pool table lit by a three-shade brass light fitting. 

This is the type of room typically found in an upmarket hotel or stately home.

Of similar dimensions to the games room is a split-level, open-plan living space at the rear which has a kitchen with solid walnut units and marble worktops, a tiled dining area, and a carpeted seating area which has a fireplace with a stove.

There’s a reading room with both an oak bookcase and oak mantelpiece. 

Alongside it is a soundproofed office with oak desk and shelving. 

The property has spacious en suite master bedroom. A carved pine staircase in the hallway leads up to a wide landing area with bookcases and seating. 

First-floor accommodation includes a bathroom with a jacuzzi bath as well as four bedrooms, with two more en suites.

A spiral staircase leads up to an extra spacious bedroom on the second floor, which is hexagonal shaped and has exposed ceiling rafters and Velux windows.

Enclosed by neatly trimmed hedges and surrounded by well-maintained lawned gardens, Bawnville is accessed through electronic gates opening on to a tarmac driveway.

On the grounds there’s a detached garage and a 210 sq ft log cabin which is used as a therapy clinic. To the rear of the house are large south- and west-facing patios.

Auctioneer Regina Mangan says Bawnville would make an attractive buy for a consultant at Whitfield Clinic, less than 2km away. 

Waterford Industrial Estate is also close and Waterford City is just 6.5km away. 

For buyers looking for a boutique hotel, she says close proximity to the Waterford Greenway could be an attraction

VERDICT: Extra spacious, with extra comfort

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