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Dreaming of grandeur on a country scale, yet with the convenience of living in a thriving city. Leoville House offers you all of this and more. Built in the 1870s as a “gentleman’s residential property”, Leoville is a superb detached four bay 2 storey house standing on C. 2 acres of mature prize-winning gardens. There is no denying that it is probably the finest home to come on the market in Waterford for many years.
Approached through large secure iron gates just off the Dunmore Road, the sweeping gravel driveway brings you through the beautifully stocked gardens, up to the distinctive square-headed entrance porch. The drive also forks to the right of the house, where there is a separate side entrance into beautifully appointed double height rooms, which would be ideal for office or consultancy room use or could be converted to independent family accommodation. The current owners have turned the original well for the house into a floor level architectural feature.
The large gardens are beautifully stocked with mature specimen trees, shrubs, manicured lawns and include a number of well-appointed patio areas and water features. The garden also includes an enclosed tennis court and various out buildings.
Beautifully maintained and refurbished by the current owners, who have been in residence for almost 30 years, Leoville offers the discerning purchaser a wealth of fine period details. The entrance hallway sets the tone for the rest of the house as a beautiful original fireplace, and a winding polished pitch pine staircase greets you. This staircase is matched by a similar one leading from the back hallway.
The drawing room, dining room and one of the bedrooms all have magnificent ornate marble fireplaces, while those in the other family rooms and bedrooms are either period wood or iron work. Most rooms throughout the house boast the original pitch pine panelled doors, sash windows, shutters and intricate cornices.
Leading from the kitchen and family sitting room is one of the most unique and stunning features of the property. The rear of the house benefits from an L-shaped cast-iron veranda, that is particularly noteworthy and of considerable design merit. With its south-westerly orientation, the ornate veranda is perfect for relaxing Summer evenings.
The 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms are spread over two levels and would be ideal for the needs of a growing family. Some of the rooms on the upper level would be perfect for guest or au pair accommodation.
Most of the bedrooms have either en-suite bathrooms or a bathroom/ shower room beside it. The main bedroom also features a walk-in dressing room and extensive built in wardrobes. A number of the bathrooms in the house still have the original antique sanitary-ware and wall-tiles, all of which have been carefully restored. The main family bathroom also features a beautiful large claw-foot bath.
Leoville has been used as a private residence down through the years except for a period in the 1970 & 1980’s when it served as a private school. It has been recognised by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government as an important addition to the architectural heritage of the locality and that it contributes a historic quality to the area.
Leoville’s immediate access to the city as well as University Hospital Waterford makes it an ideal residence for the discerning purchaser who may also want the added bonus of attractive home office / consultancy rooms. Leoville enjoys close proximity to Ardkeen and Tesco shopping centres and a selection of primary and secondary schools including Newtown, De La Salle, Waterpark, St. John of God, St. Declans and Ballygunner. Recreational amenities close by include St. Anne’s tennis club, Waterpark Rugby Club and Waterford Castle Golf Club.
Gas fired central heating
Mains water and sewerage
Entrance Porch: 3.84 x 2.41
Original tiles & curtains
Entrance Hall: 3.56 x 6.02
Polished timber floor, curved windows and antique fireplace
Drawing Room: 8.05 x 5.82
Fitted carpet and curtains, bay windows, original marble fireplace, picture rail and coving
Dining room: 5.51 x 6.71
Fitted carpet and curtains, original coving, original marble fireplace and picture rail
Bathroom: 2.29 x 3.05
Original tiled floor, tiled walls, WC and WHB
Kitchen: 4.42 x 3.51
Timber flooring, ground and eye level fitted units with stainless steel sink unit, Stanley cooker with separate heating zone and coving.
Living room: 4.17 x 7.92
Fitted carpet and curtains, open fire and coving and original built in bookcase
Utility Room: 1.57 x 2.44
Tiled floor and walls, plumbed for washing machine and stainless steel sink unit, eye level presses
Study/Den: 2.79 x 4.65
Fitted carpet and curtains.
Office: 6.10 x 5.49
Solid timber floor, vaulted pitch pine ceiling, original (featured) well and 4 Velux windows.
W.C 2.08 X 2.24
Tiled floor, fitted curtains, WC and wash hand basin
First Floor (from main staircase)
Master Bedroom: 7.01 x 6.50
Fitted carpet and curtains, picture rail, marble fireplace, coving, access to en-suite & extensive fitted wardrobes
En-suite Bathroom: 3.91 x 2.97
Varnished timber floor boards, bath, shower, WC & WHB
Dressing room: 3.43 x 4.78
Fitted carpets and curtains, coving, access to en-suite and built in wardrobe.
Bedroom: 4.62 x 4.34
Fitted carpet and curtains,
Bathroom: 2.31 x 2.74
Tiled floor, walk in power shower and free standing claw bath, WC & WHB and original wall tiling.
WC 0.97 X 2.29
Original WC and wall tiles and wash hand basin
First Floor ( From 2nd staircase)
Bedroom: 4.95 x 4.04
Fitted curtains, coving & extensive fitted wardrobes
Bedroom: 5.44 x 4.04
Fitted carpet, curtains & extensive fitted wardrobes
Bedroom: 3.02 x 2.84
Fitted carpet and curtains
Hot press: 1.96 x 1.73
Shower Room: 1.93 x 2.74
Shower, WC, WHB and original wall tiles
Bedroom: 5.28 x 4.17
Laminate floor, fitted curtains and blind
Dressing room: 2.87 x 4.62
Bedroom: 5.38 x 4.24
Fitted carpet and curtains, and velux window
Ensuite: 1.57 x 2.15
Original sash windows, Tennis court and fountain to rear. Cobblelock patio.
The original well is also used as a supply to the gardens and can also be switched to the main house.
Gas fired central heating
3 heating zones
Alarms: GSM monitored Alarm system
Telephones: 2 lines & broadband.