West Lodge has a wonderful private situation close to Waterford City, Tramore, the N25 and N9. The historic city of Waterford is world-renowned for its famous crystal and glass-making industry. The Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre is open to the public and is a very popular tourist amenity within the area. The fifth largest and oldest city in Ireland, Waterford provides a full range of services, amenities, education, cultural activities and is home to one of the country's major cargo ports providing links to continental Europe.
Waterford City (8 km) offers plenty of shopping options, with many cosy pubs, traditional music and excellent seafood. Healthcare facilities include University Hospital Waterford and Whitfield private hospital. The seaside town of Tramore (8 km) is closeby, offering Waterford and Tramore Racecourse and is a surfer's paradise, with its Blue Flag beach which stretches around 5 km attracting both Irish and International visitors for its array of water sports on offer. Dunmore East (21 km) is a popular tourist and fishing village. This picturesque village has perfect sandy coves and beaches, parks and woods, along with award winning restaurants, pubs and cafes.
A key highlight is the Waterford Greenway which opened in 2017 and provides 46 km of cycle paths from Waterford City to the coastal town of Dungarvan, with the Comeragh Mountains as a backdrop. The Comeragh Mountains are popular for mountain climbers and cyclists with the Coumshingaun Loop Walk a main attraction for hikers.
Golfers are well catered for in the surrounding area with quality courses located in the surrounding area. There are nearby golf clubs including Tramore Golf Club (10 km), Waterford Golf Club (13 km), Faithlegg (16 km) and Dungarvan Golf Club (39 km).
For schooling the property is within walking distance to the local Butlerstown primary school with numerous options for both primary and secondary schools in Waterford City. The Southeast Technological University (5 km) is also in Waterford City.
The property is located only 6.5 km from the N25 road which connects Cork (117 km) with Rosslare Port (82 km) via Waterford City. Cork Airport is 123 km distant while Dublin can be easily reached with the M50 only 162 km via the M9 (11 km).
West Lodge is a charming architecturally designed house built in 2004 to impressive proportions. It is suitable for a modern family to enjoy privacy and peaceful country living with the added convenience of a central location and easy accessibility to Waterford City. The property also offers views of the Comeragh Mountains and the bliss of coastal living with Tramore nearby.
Approached by an ancient ash woodland entrance, the driveway meanders towards the house, flanked by mature hedges of hornbeam down the Irish birch avenue. There is ample parking to the front and to the side of the house. An inviting entrance opens into the porch which flows into a most impressive living / dining room on the ground floor, which is open plan, exceptionally bright and ideal for a family to enjoy. The living / dining room features a stove and a Kilkenny stone mantelpiece. Off this room are two double bedrooms (suitable for use as either as a playroom or an office), a study and a bathroom. The living room / dining room has bespoke designed double doors which opens into the kitchen / breakfast room which features fully fitted units, and a useful utility room off. There is also a cosy sitting room with French windows which open out onto the sun terrace.
A staircase from the living room leads up to the first floor which benefits from a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room. There are two further single bedrooms and a family bathroom upstairs. All first-floor bedrooms feature fitted wardrobes. In all the accommodation extends to about 174 sq. m. / 1,872 sq. ft. with a full layout shown on the accompanying floorplans.
Gardens & Grounds
The house is surrounded by about 1 acre of mature gardens, lawns, and a lovely suntrap terrace area to the side of the house, ideal for al-fresco dining. An adjoining field is accessed from the gardens, and also via a gate off the woodland avenue. It is ideal for equestrian use or potentially a fruit and vegetable orchard. In total the grounds extend to about 0.8 hectare / 2 acres.
The Eircode is X91 P9HW.