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Sunday 4 December 2016

€450k guide for lovingly restored farm in Enniscorthy

This smallholding includes a high-quality three-bedroom home, three fields, leisure gardens and a derelict house

Jim O'Brien

Published 22/10/2016 | 06:00

The Wexford fhouse at The Ballagh has been renovated to an excellent standard
The Wexford fhouse at The Ballagh has been renovated to an excellent standard

This lovely 22ac Co Wexford farm, with a fully renovated house and a yard of modern sheds, is coming to auction. Located at The Ballagh, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, the property was bought a decade ago and has been lovingly transformed into a fine residential smallholding by the current owners.

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It will be sold with an overall guide price of €450,000.

Inside the main home
Inside the main home

Situated off the main Gorey to Wexford road, the property is 15km from Wexford while the local village of Ballagh is 2km away.

Blackwater village, on the coast, is 4km from the farm. Built in 2005, the three-bedroom house is finished to a high standard.

Approached by a driveway that is gravelled, kerbed, and fenced with post and rail fencing, the house is surrounded on three sides by mature lawns and gardens.

The gardens have a range of unique features that include shrubberies, a patio area with a gazebo, and a fish pond.

One of the sheds included in the smallholding
One of the sheds included in the smallholding

The accommodation in the house comprises an entrance hall, an inner hall and a sitting room with laminate floor and an open fireplace.

The kitchen/dining area has a fully-fitted kitchen with double doors opening to a conservatory with a tiled floor and vaulted ceiling.

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Other accommodation includes three bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, along with a separate toilet and a family bathroom.

As well as the leisure gardens, the outdoor features include an orchard, a polytunnel, two glasshouses and a vegetable patch, along with a garage.

The land adjoins the house and is described by auctioneer David Quinn as excellent-quality ground.

Laid out in three fields, it is currently in grass and divided into a number of paddocks. The farm was home to a pedigree Suffolk sheep flock over the last few years and, according to Mr Quinn, it would also be ideal as an equestrian property.

The sheds and outbuildings were built in the last 10 years and are all in top condition, supplied with water and electricity.

They include an enclosed 'A' roof shed with sliding doors and concrete flooring, a three-bay free-standing lean-to shed and a free-standing shed measuring 25' X 25'.

The property also includes a derelict house which, with the requisite planning, could be developed into a second residence.

At auction, David Quinn will offer the property in lots or as an entire, with the house on 1ac guided at between €220,000 and €230,000, while the 21ac with the sheds is guided at €10,000/ac.

The holding will be sold at auction at the Gorey offices of Quinn property at 3pm on Friday, October 28.

Knockbrandon

Mr Quinn is also handling the sale of a 32ac non-residential holding at Knockbrandon, Gorey in Co Wexford.

Located just off the main Carnew to Gorey road, the property is 5km from Carnew and 11km from Gorey.

Approached by a laneway, the land is made up of 22ac of what is described as excellent-quality ground with about 11ac in tillage with the other 11ac in grassland. The grassland needs some improvement works. David Quinn says the land is suitable for tillage and grazing.

A derelict stone-built farmhouse on the lands may make the place suitable for a residence, subject to the relevant planning permission. It has a natural water supply

With guide price of €10,000/ac, the holding will be sold by public auction on Friday, November 11 at 3pm at the Carnew office of Quinn Property.

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