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Larkfield House
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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • QC Approved Listing
Property description
Nestled in picturesque countryside just over 3 miles (5.5 km) from Waterford City, lies this historic country home. Dating back to the early 1800s, this elegant late Georgian home is positioned within approximately 9 acres (3.64 hectares) of grounds. Extending to some 5005 square feet (approx. 465 square metres) of accommodation. Originally the residence of a John Snow, Mayor of Waterford in 1825, Larkfield House has been a cherished family home for its current owners since 1977.Larkfield is approached via a post and railed driveway and flanked by paddocks either side to a welcoming gravel forecourt in front of the house. The driveway continues past the partly walled mature gardens to access the rear of the house, back courtyard, garages, and stables. Extensive refurbishments have been continually carried out by the current owners to ensure that the property maintains its timeless allure while offering all the comforts of contemporary living.

The House is entered through the impressive porch into an inner hall with original tile floor. To the left, a spacious drawing room beckons with stunning original marble surround and gas fire, high ceilings, a large bay window and French doors which allow access to the beautiful private grounds.
From the hallway a central staircase ascends to the first-floor bedrooms and landing. Continuing into the heart of the home: a large country kitchen with adjoining breakfast room that boasts an aga, electric oven and natural stone floors. A formal dining room is adjacent with beautiful period features, front facing bay window and fireplace and is a stunning room to entertain family or guests.
The ground floor continues a separate cosy family room with open fire and marble surround that has a back boiler which can be used in addition to the oil heating system to heat multiple radiators. An office, perfect for working from home, a WC and a spacious utility and boot rooms giving direct access to the back courtyard and storage options. Additionally, there is convenient second staircase to access the first floor from a back hallway.

Ascending the carpeted staircase to the upper level from the reception hall, one discovers a sanctuary of comfort and luxury in the form of five bedrooms, each adorned with high ceilings and beautiful period features. There is a generous landing between the rooms and a large walk-in linin room for storage.
Bedroom 1, the Master bedroom (23 x 17 ft). A delightful, elegant, bright room with views over the estuary and large ensuite with sunken bath.
Bedroom 2 (23 x 11 ft). Beautiful, spacious bedroom with wooden window shutters, built in wardrobes and vanity sink.
Bedroom 3 (18 x 14.5 ft). Accessed up 2 steps with a view to the front of the property also has built in wardrobes and vanity sink.
The upper floor is completed with 2 bathrooms and additional Bedroom 4 (17 x 15ft) and Bedroom 5 (12 x 10.5ft)

The grounds of this special property unfolds like a private oasis. The mature manicured garden has multiple flower boarders, rose beds, a large lawn area, established vegetable potager with raised beds and many varieties fruit trees, a terrace for entertaining and for the golf enthusiast, the owners recently added a putting green.
The equestrian heritage of the property is seen in the seven horse riding stables, some of which were reroofed in the past year, tack room, 2 large paddocks and previous sand arena that could easily be repurposed. The paddocks are fully enclosed with post and railing with electric fencing and gates.
The numerous outbuildings offer potential for a variety of uses, with most equipped with electric power and all stables have water supply. Two garages provide ample space for vehicles and equipment, ensuring that every aspect of country living is accounted for.
In conclusion, this unique property in Ferrybank, Waterford, is more than just a home—it is a testament to the enduring allure of history, luxury and tranquillity.

Larkfield House Ferrybank Waterford, Waterford, Munster, Ireland
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