23 Church Street,
Telephone: +353 (058) 42168
Mobile: 087 6294754
Size: c.2440 ft²
‘Tara’ Tournore, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford X35 XV59
5 Bed, 4 Baths
The substantial shed which stands on a site that is within walking distance of Dungarvan town, may well be the most attractive addition, for some to this 5 bed residence, brought to the market by Denise Radley Auctioneers. The shed was purpose-built with the dwelling, in the 1950s, by the editor and proprietor of ‘The Dungarvan Observer’ (the town’s 110 year old newspaper which is still in existence today). It was used to store the giant rolls of newsprint for the business’s then-town-centre premises. The rear of the shed incorporated two stables for his son’s horses, a startling reminder that, at that stage, the house sat, with only a handful of others on a much less busy main thoroughfare into the town - now the link-route from Waterford to Cork. Nowadays fitted with a front automated roller door and housing a small laundry area, its two side doors open onto a pleasant and secure rear courtyard garden. There is further gated access to a concrete-surfaced space at the rear of the shed, ideal for the installation of a bicycle rack or perhaps raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse.
The dwelling itself, a deceptively spacious bungalow (2,440 sq ft) is presented immaculately, maintaining many of its original features, including picture rails, fireplaces, light fittings and floorboards. Two of its five double bedrooms are en suite, with two further bathrooms servicing either end of the bungalow. The large windows make for light-filled rooms throughout. The property is well appointed for modern living with three reception rooms, central kitchen and a formal study. Bedroom number 5, with double doors opening into the rear courtyard would also make an ideal office or Au Pair room. Though currently laid out as a family home the house could be readily split in two to enable a discerning purchaser to utilise it as two individual units.Dungarvan’s excellent schools including its award-winning Gael Scoil and Greenway are all within walking distance of the property, and – for younger children – the walking routes are rendered immediately safe, within metres, through the pedestrian arteries of the neighbouring housing developments. Extensively renovated, refurbished and re-insulated in 2005, Tara House carries a BERC3 rating – excellent for a property of its age. There is also generous storage space in the attic, which is enhanced by a roof light and fitted Stira™.
Although the outside front area could certainly benefit from some updated urban garden reconfiguration, it currently provides ample parking and turning space. The slender front lawn and mature hedging afford the residence supreme noise attenuation and pleasing views from each of the living areas, as does the property’s longitudinal orientation. The entrance to the property has also been generously widened to allow ease of ingress and egress onto the adjoining road and an electricity supply also runs to the front lawn area should a purchaser wish to fit automated gates.
‘Tara’ is being sold by the original owner’s granddaughter and her husband and for the purchaser for whom a home’s provenance and fibre is an important factor, it appears it is a house that continues to be synonymous with words and publishing, as she is a Poet, many of whose Award-winning and internationally published poems have the family home as the central location and site of their subject matter.
Seldom does a property of this character, calibre and potential, within walking distance of the town, come to the Dungarvan market.