The Rookery, Cheekpoint, Waterford €275,000 G

2 Bed Detached House 58.9 m² / 634 ft² For Sale


A unique property with huge potential. A tranquil waterfront home with rustic charm set on the edge of the village of Cheekpoint comprises of a stone built quay and dock which is ideal for boating enthusiasts. From here you can travel downstream past Dunmore and out to sea, or upstream to Waterford, or indeed up the Barrow and onto the Grand Canal, and further onto the River Shannon and its Loughs or the River Erne in the North. On this site stands the two storey stone built property which comprises of a large open ground floor, and first floor accommodation comprises of two bedrooms and a kitchen, the property is in need of total refurbishment. The property has a secluded walled garden at the rear of the house which affords magnificent views of the river and convenience of access via a lane at the top known as the rope walk as this is where the rope from the factory was once dried.
Within 10km to Waterford City, 3km to Faithlegg House and Patrick Merrigan designed Golf Course. Local amenities of a Grocery Shop, Post Office, Primary School, and Children’s Playground. Viewing is highly recommended. For further information and viewing arrangements, contact sole selling agents, Property Partners Buggy Auctioneers on 056-7796161

A short history of the Rookery Cheekpoint Co. Waterford.
The Property was built by Cornelious Bolton the younger Circa 1786-1800, when he built the 4 Star Faithlegg House in Faithlegg and also built his rope and textile factory in Bolton (now Cheekpoint)
He declared himself bankrupt in 1819 due to the movement of the Mail Packet Station (which ran from Bolton to Milford Haven) downstream to Dunmore East in 1818.
The Property was then sold onto a Power family of Ballinakill, Waterford. Then through marriage it passed into the Galway family in 1914. The Galway’s then used the Property at the Rookery to berth and sail their Yacht “The Star Of The Sea”.
In 1974, the property was sold to a Mr. Heffernan of Cheekpoint. Then for many years he used the property to fish Salmon and Eels. He also fished his Head Weirs from here. The Weirs were built by the Cistercian Monks in 1177. This practise was carried out until his death in 2017


Prime waterfront property
Stone built quay and dock which is ideal for boating enthusiasts
Gateway to Rivers & Loughs as far reaching as the North of Ireland
Opportunity to refurbish the Property to your own unique style
Large secluded walled garden to the rear of property
Local amenities and within 10km to Waterford City

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