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Bleach House, Villierstown, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
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  • 7 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
Property description

A wonderful extended Georgian residence in excellent condition on approx. 4ha (10 acres) with sand arena and seven stables.


Bleach House was built in 1815 as a manager's residence for the Villiers-Stuart family who lived nearby at Dromana House, and was part of the linen industry in the area at that time. Villierstown was founded by the Villiers-Stuart family, from where the name is derived on the River Blackwater. In the 1740s the 1st Earl Grandison; John Villiers, established the village to develop a linen industry. The village was initially populated with linen-weavers and was a great source of employment at the time.


Entered through a private entrance and sweeping driveway, Bleach House is a truly tranquil residence and setting. Sitting on c.4ha(10acres) of private grounds, which is ideal for family living and entertaining. A charming residence which has been extended recently to an extremely high standard. A perfect blend of original Georgian features in the main house with an elegant finish to the extension and comprises of approximately 715sq.m(7,696sq.ft). The extension has a separate entrance so could easily be divided for nanny/granny accommodation. In the original house which retains its beautiful original period features over two floors of three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, office, scullery, boot room, guest wc, five bedrooms, master ensuite and family bathroom. The light filled extension comprises of family room, living room/kitchen, cinema, storage room and two further bedrooms upstairs which are both ensuite. All reception rooms and living rooms look onto the perfectly maintained lawns, gardens and paddocks.

Gardens, grounds, stables and arena

Bleach House has the perfect balance with a wonderful period house, paddocks, seven stables, tack room feed room, wash area, covered storage area for horse box and logs, an outdoor playroom, 35m x 40m flood lit sand arena and easy access to each of the stud railed paddocks. Each paddock has its own water supply and a stream running through the boundary. The gardens and lawns are all extremely well maintained with plenty of space for a family/entertaining. There is a lovely area to enjoy a barbeque from the kitchen/breakfast room off the main house with wonderful views over the countryside.


Located in the picturesque village of Villierstown in West Waterford where the River Blackwater runs through. The delightful towns of Cappoquin, Lismore and Tallow are within 8km and 17km to the coastal town of Dungarvan and 20km to Youghal. Bleach House is less than 25 km from the sandy beaches of the South East coast of Ireland, from Tramore to Ardmore, incorporating the renowned scenic drive along the Copper coast. Golfing, cycling, horse riding, deep sea fishing and numerous water sports are all within easy reach. The area offers an abundant choice of award winning fine dining. A kayaking and canoe club are found on the quay at Villierstown.

The nearby Dromana House and Gardens, which the village of Villierstown and original home to the Villiers-Stuart was built by, is open to the public with numerous activities provided and c.30acres of garden to enjoy. On entering Villierstown from the Cappoquin direction you are greeted by the well known and loved Hindu Gothic Gate Lodge over the River Finisk which was built originally for the Dromana Estate and is one of a kind in Ireland.

Camphire International Horse Trials are held across the river from Bleach House every year. Susan Dobbs the original owner and Van Der Vater founded the horse trials in 2000.

Waterford Airport approximately a one hour drive and Cork International airport approximately one hour fifteen minutes.
Bleach House, Villierstown, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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