This impressive old Georgian country house sits on a bluff with commanding views of the woodlands, walled gardens and walkways that make up Waterford’s Woodhouse Estate.
Capacious enough to cater for a large family, it is ideally placed for cycling trips around the headlands and coves of Ireland’s Copper Coast, hill-walking in the Comeragh Mountains, or just traipsing around this elegant estate.
Space for all the family
A finely proportioned building with generous room sizes, Walkers Cottage has recently been extended to the rear, and completely refurbished to a very high standard.
A house of two halves, the original 19th century home which first greets you has thick walls with the original six over six, three section sash windows bracketed by simple solid shutters.
Moulded ceiling friezes and solid panel doors are of traditional country house style, augmented by a beautiful white limestone floor, soft buttermilk tones and flush lighting.
A deep arch to the rear opens seamlessly through to the bright family kitchen of the extended house.
The two rooms are united by walls of pale pumpkin, and bleached oak floor boards.
The living room to one side of the lobby is perfect for family games, both board and more high-tech. There is an abundance of logs from the estate to power the wood burning stove.
To the opposite side of the hall, a rustic dining table seats eight for large meals or entertaining on with painted Van Gogh chairs. There’s even a blackboard for murals or menus.
French doors open southwards from the kitchen into the panoramic gardens.
The remainder of the ground floor consists of a large stylish bathroom and a spacious utility room and boot lobby.
A carpeted winder stair takes you up to the bedrooms – one on each corner of the house – and a second family bathroom complete with dual head shower.
Children get an irresistible twin bedroom of their own. Candy pink with very special AA Milne wallpaper.