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Summerville House, 48 Summerville Avenue, Waterford City, Co. Waterford

€ 885,000 Detached house | 5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms|SALE AGREED

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Property Overview:

  • 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
  • For Sale by Private-treaty
Date Entered/Renewed: 31-08-2020 ( 57 days ago )

Property Description:

Built in 1861, Summerville House is an elegant Victorian residence, situated on a private mature site of circa .75 acres, located on Summerville Avenue. Within walking distance of Waterford City Centre, various schools, sports amenities, and Waterford University Hospital, it is a well maintained, comfortable and spacious family home.

Summerville Avenue is without question one of the best residential locations in Waterford and the house is amongst the finest examples of the architecture of its time in the area.

Summerville House is located on Summerville Avenue, only 1 km from the facilities and amenities of Waterford City Centre, 1.5 km from University Hospital Waterford, and the convenient shopping area at Ardkeen. The property is within walking distance to several schools and to regular bus routes to and from the city centre and the nearby coastal villages of Dunmore East and Tramore.

Summerville House is an imposing c. 4,000 -sq. ft. detached Victorian residence situated on a private mature site of circa .75 acres with beautiful gardens. Offering spacious reception rooms, a recently renovated "eat-in" kitchen, a home office and a stunning Conservatory, as well as five large bedrooms, the house is perfect for family living and entertaining.

Retaining many of the original period features including 11ft high cornice ceilings, original sliding sash cord windows and shutters, original marble fireplaces, staircase, and wooden flooring. The property is listed under the current record of protected structures and has been sympathetically maintained to a high standard.



Entrance Porch
3.00m x 1.85m - Fitted carpet, coving and coved archway leading to entrance hall. Brass light fitting.

Entrance Hall
1.80m x 5.70m - Fitted carpet, timber panelled walls, coving, centre rose.

Drawing Room
5.15m x 6.22m - Fitted carpets & curtains, coving, centre rose, triple bay window, French doors to terrace, original period marble fireplace with brass surround and gas fire insert.

Formal Dining Room
4.33m x 5.78m - Original timber floor, large custom-made rug, coving, centre rose, feature period marble fireplace, picture rails, fitted curtains, serving hatch.

Study/ Reception Room No. 3
5.67m x 4.28m - Original timber floor, large custom-made rug, coving centre rose, open hearth fireplace with original period marble and brass surround, built in shelves.

5.38m x 5.52m - Spacious painted teak conservatory with glazed roof, terracotta tiled floor, vented glazing, water supply, French doors to garden and a bountiful grape vine!

Rear Hall
1.32m x 11.40m - Fitted carpets, serving hatch to dining room

China Pantry
1.35m x 3.85m - Shelving

Rear Porch
1.34m x 2.10m - tiled floor, heavy half door with brass fittings

5.47m x 4.00m - tiled floor, ruby red modern two door Aga stove in tiled alcove, extensive
range of fitted units, integrated appliances, double sink with granite countertop, coving &
centre rose, large hot-press and Sheila's maid.

Utility Room
1.90m x 5.37m - Tiled floor, sink unit, walk - in storage closets

Boot Room
1.84m x 1.80m

1.97m x 2.36m - Toilet & W.H.B

Shower Room
1.94m x 2.62m - Tiled floor and wall, shower, toilet W.H.B.

Utility 2
1.40m x 3.28m - Tiled floor, fitted sink, leading to shed/store.

5.74m x 3.36m - Concrete floor, walls, and roof.


Linen Room
1.82m x 2.15m - Fitted carpet, shelving

Office/ Bedroom 6
3.20m x 3.30m - Fitted carpet, curtains & blinds, coving, centre rose.

1.21m x 1.78m - Fitted carpet, toilet.

Main Bathroom
3.25m x 1.85m - Fitted carpet, bath, W.H.B.


Bedroom 1
5.21m x 6.20m - Coving, fitted carpet, triple bay window, fitted curtains & blinds, light fitting, original marble open hearth fireplace.

Bedroom 2
4.30m x 5.75m - Coving, fitted carpets, fitted curtains & blinds, full length fitted wardrobe with mirror back dressing table, built in shelving, light fitting, open hearth fireplace.

Bedroom 3
5.70m x 4.35m - Fitted carpet, fitted curtains & blinds, light fitting, open hearth fireplace

Bedroom 4
5.40m x 4.00m - Fitted carpet, fitted curtains & blinds, coving, light fitting.

Bedroom 5
5.48m x 3.24m - Timber floor, shower, toilet and W.C.

Summerville House is approached by a gravelled avenue bounded by mature hedging and specimen trees. The site comprises c.75 acres and offers considerable off-street parking.

The gardens at Summerville are a feature of the property with large lawns and gravelled pathways. The mature trees and shrubbery ensure immense privacy. The garden boasts an enviable collection of specimen and indigenous trees, abundant colourful mature shrubs, formal flower beds and a former (grass) tennis court with sun dial and pergola. There is a terrace off the kitchen and drawing room and two access gates onto Summerville Avenue.

Summerville House benefits from a garage, various sheds and outbuildings which present in good condition.

Mains water, mains sewage and electricity. CCTV camera and monitored alarm system.

Electric storage heaters, gas fuelled AGA stove plumbed to hot water, gas fire in the Drawing Room and open fireplaces elsewhere.

Summerville House was acquired by the Farrell family in c. 1920 and has been well maintained and enhanced throughout the intervening years. In more recent times the house has been improved with the addition of a conservatory, refurbishment of reception rooms and kitchen, sympathetic maintenance of the original woodwork and the conservation of original features. The house was reroofed and insulated c. 1990.


  • Elegant 5 bed Victorian Residence of c. 4,000-sq.ft.
  • Private mature site of c. 75 acres with beautiful gardens
  • Three spacious reception rooms
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Home office and large conservatory
  • Well maintained and retaining many period features
  • 1km from Waterford City and 1.5km from University Hospital Waterford