Fairymount, Cheekpoint, Co. Waterford
Fairymount, Cheekpoint, Co. Waterford
Fairymount is an 18th century home, which proudly sits on an elevated site, in the region of 1.5 acres, with beautiful estuary views.
In 1995, it was very much the local celebrity when a film crew rolled into town and filmed the 1995 TV mini-series, Jake's Progress with award winning actress Dame Julie Walters playing a central role.
Dating back to c.1787 the original owners Captain Thomas Owens migrated with his family from Wales to run the Mail Packet Station in Cheekpoint which was a bustling merchant port during this time. The Owens were Quakers, and no doubt were welcomed by the large Quaker community in Waterford. His daughter Elizabeth published Poetical Recollections, in 1826.
Fairymount is approached by a sweeping avenue of towering mature trees and woodland. This avenue ends at the back entrance to this unique home. There is ample parking for many vehicles. A separate stone-built garage, across the driveway, peers towards the house. Beyond the garage extensive woodland provides a sheltered backdrop.
Fairymount offers generous living and bedroom accommodation which expands to c. 2150 sqft.
On the ground floor there is a kitchen - diner and two reception rooms. A second garage is attached to the main house which could provide additional accommodation space - subject to the usual planning enquiries.
The sunroom provides a quiet space to enjoy the views of the mature garden. The garden declines via stone pathways which weave their way through this wonderful outdoor sheltered space. The sunny terrace located outside the sunroom and front elevation is a welcome addition for those who enjoy al fresco dining with waterside views. The garden offers lots of variety and interesting planting. It will no doubt bring lots of joy to those who appreciate the merits of a mature garden. It is populated by many trees such as apple, beech and cypress to name a few. Mature flowering shrubs, perennials, and ferns are dotted throughout this beautiful space. The porch, with slated roof, to the front adds to the unique character of this home.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms, four of which offer beautiful views of the estuary and beyond. Known as the meeting of the Three Sisters - the rivers Nore and Barrow having merged move freely along under the old train track which once connected Waterford to Wexford. They meet the river Suir which has travelled along from Waterford City
The hills of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny provide a backdrop.
There are two family bathrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom is attached to a sauna. There is an open plan space beyond the landing which can facilitate office space or a library.
Below the avenue entrance, there is a separate entrance via wrought iron gates, which provides an additional access route to the front of this home.
Fairymount offers amazing potential to the right buyer who has vision and the desire to revive this home back to its former glory and more.
Surrounded by its mature gardens and trees with waterside views this home is a unique proposition for those who appreciate 18th century buildings.
This home is located within a short stroll of the beautiful village of Cheekpoint with meandering roads to be explored. The Minaun hill and woodland area provides plenty of space for leisurely walks and more energetic hikes linking up with longer local trails such as the 'Hurtle'. There is a local convenience store, primary school and playground, as well as Faithlegg Church c.1 mile away.
For those who enjoy a round of golf or a day in the spa, the multi award winning Faithlegg Hotel & Golf Course is within a 5-minute drive.
Within a 15-minute radius University Hospital Waterford, Ardkeen and the Passage East Car Ferry are easily accessed.
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Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.