Pouldrew House in Portlaw back on the market for €1.85 million

Pouldrew House in Portlaw, which was originally built in 1814, is back on the market for €1.85 million and features in today's Irish Times. 

The County Waterford home, which generates its own hydroelectric power, sits on 45 acres of gardens, pasture and woodlands. The mill gets its water supply from a private lake which is fed by a tributary of the River Suir.

Until his death in 2019, the house was owned by Dr Jan Mohamed, a native of Singapore who came to Ireland to work at the then Waterford Regional Hospital (now UHW). Jan was well known in the community; a renowned acupuncturist who ran clinics from Pouldrew, he became the first practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Ireland.

Dr Jan's son Alexander is selling the house through Sotheby’s International. It had previously gone on the market in 2020 but was taken down again.


Over the years, a number of celebrities have shown an interest in the magnificent Pouldrew House, including Priscilla Presley who came with her daughter Lisa Marie several times for acupuncture, and reportedly offered to buy the property. There were also rumours that Hollywood A-Lister Brad Pitt was interested in buying it, although they have since been quashed!

The three storey house has eight bedrooms, a games room, a bar and the option to convert a stable block.  In total it comprises 342sq m (3,680sq ft).