Seafield House with 25.86 Hectares (63.90 Acres) – €1,455,000
Agricultural Lands comprising 14.65 Hectares (36.20 Acres) – €395,000
The Entire comprising 40.51 Hectares (100.10 Acres) – €1,850,000
The Seafield estate comprises a fine country property set in a tranquil rural setting adjoining the Copper Coast, a 25 km stretch of spectacular coastline of beaches, coves and rocky headlands. The 18th Century Seafield House enjoys a wonderful elevated setting with views south to the sea and north to the Comeragh Mountains as well as a secluded unspoiled position, protected by its own land and ringed by mature trees and more recent plantations.
The estate has a long and colourful history. Garran na Fionnoige – the grove of the crow – was in the hands of the Power family from the 1500s until 1660 when it was granted to Sir John Ponsonby who exchanged the lands with Sir Thomas Osbourne from Clonmel. By 1782 the lands were once again in the Power’s hands, this time under lease, when the current house was built by Hugh Power and the name changed from Garraninoge to Seafield. In 1866 the lease reverted to the freeholder and subsequently in 1902, the house and 65 acres was sold by order of Master of Rolls by auction to the current owner’s family. From 1914 to 1957 the estate was home to the Waterford Foxhounds.
Requiring renovation and updating, the five bay house retains many of its period features. It is bright and airy, being arranged over three floors and basement with the raised ground floor offering generous well-proportioned accommodation with high ceilings lit by large sash windows. Extending to circa 510 sq meters (5500 sq feet), the impressive accommodation includes two fine reception rooms, six bedrooms and three bathrooms together with a further two attic bedrooms and basement storage.
A Gate Lodge (69 sq m) guards the front entrance whilst the house is approached by a tree-lined drive, carpeted with crocus, daffodils and bluebells, which leads to a gravel forecourt and on into the rear yard. The yard is also served by a secondary entrance and includes two ranges of traditional outbuildings, together with Dairy Cottage (68 sq m). The derelict Blevins Cottage is close to the public road. The entire property extends to 40.51 hectares (100.10 acres) with the lands held in two blocks and in 13 main divisions.
The Seafield Estate is located some 2 km from the seaside village of Bunmahon, the centre of the beautiful Copper Coast, named for the vast mines that lie at its heart and operated here throughout the 19th century. Comprising 25 km of spectacular coastline, scalloped beaches, enclosed coves and rocky headlands this is one of only 147 UNESCO Global Geoparks. Oceans, volcanoes, deserts and ice sheets all combined here over 460 million years, creating the diverse geological formations and foundations of its wonderful and varying natural landscapes.
Kilmacthomas, within 10 minutes offers local facilities whilst the thriving coastal town of Dungarvan has a comprehensive range of shopping, financial and leisure facilities together with many good restaurants is within 20 minutes drive whilst Waterford city is within 30 minutes. The property is also well placed for Cork and the M9 Motorway (25 min) to Dublin with good access to International Airports at Cork, Dublin and Shannon and to Rosslare Euro Ferry Port. Mainline rail service from Waterford to Dublin takes 120 min.
The area, bounded by the Comeragh to the north and Copper Coast to the south, is known for its outstanding natural beauty, its rich undulating farmland and an abundance of leisure and sporting amenity. There are many sandy beaches within easy reach along with wonderful hill-walking together with the Waterford – Dungarvan Greenway. Both sea fishing and game fishing are close by whilst golf is well catered for with several championship courses at Dungarvan, Tramore and Waterford. Hunting is with the Waterford Foxhounds with racing at Clonmel and Tramore with an active point-to-point calendar over the winter months.
The sale also includes a gate lodge, yard serviced by rear drive with Dairy Cottage and range of traditional outbuildings and stables, Blevins Cottage (derelict), gardens and pleasure grounds with former grass tennis and croquet courts, and first class land in pasture with oak and ash plantations.
Bunmahon 2 km
Dungarvan 20 km
Waterford 27 km
Cork 95 km
Dublin (M50) 185 km
M9 Motorway 25 min
Cork Airport 90 min
Dublin Airport 130 min
Shannon Airport 135 min
Rosslare Euro Ferry Port 85 min
All distances and times are approximate.