Trading up: Newtown, Waterford City €tender

Sq m: 333 (3,600 sq ft)
Site: 0.85 acres
Extras: Mews
BER rating: Exempt

After the sale of Holmacre, a period home on Waterford city’s Dunmore Road which had a price guide just shy of €900,000 with Purcell Properties when extensively featured here in July, what now is in store for the comparable finery of Rockville?

This handsome, early 1800s two-storey house is in a key setting, a kilometre from Waterford city centre on the Dunmore Road. It was last in private residential use in the early 1970s before it switched to office use, was upgraded again in 2000 and most recently was used by a law firm.

But, all the period trimmings are intact still, say agents O’Shea O’Toole as they prepare to sell by tender and who, as a consequence, don’t give any price guide at all in advance of that.

In a profile, corner setting by the Passage Road, and with graceful proportions and a three-bay front facade with Doric porch, it has accommodation on two main levels, over basement, with attic rooms also.

It’s on a site of 0.87 acre, with a two-storey mews building, and scope for a further site for another house — subject to planning permission. The site’s zoned residential.

VERDICT: A fine buy, but at what price?


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