Four on the market: Period homes in Co Wexford
A choice of four properties current on the market in the sunny south east of the country in Co Wexford.
Glenville House, Wexford Town
€400k Kehoe & Associates, (053) 914 4393
Glenville House was once a mill owner's property, before milling became hopelessly unprofitable. In a 21st century echo of that decline, it later became an address of Ellen Construction, the building firm owned by Martin and Michael Doran which went into receivership in 2009. Built in the 1840s and now listed, the house is in good condition. It's 3,891 sq ft on two storeys over a raised basement, and has four bedrooms, a kitchen and two reception rooms. The basement has various kitchens and store rooms.
Mount Alto, New Ross
€395k Sherry FitzGerald Radford, (051) 426 161
Mount Alto, at Cross Street, is across the road from the impressive Gothic Revival church of SS Mary & Michael in New Ross. And if you tire of looking at the church, the house has an acre of pretty gardens to sit in. This elegant, early 20th-century detached house has four bedrooms, two of them en-suite, on the first floor, where there's a balcony overlooking the garden. The ground floor has the kitchen and two reception rooms, one with doors to the patio. The grounds include a detached granny flat, garage and car port.
Abbey Cottage, Enniscorthy
€275k Sherry FitzGerald O’Leary, (053) 923 7322
The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage suggests Abbey Cottage was built in 1775. Located at Templeshannon, it's just down the road from the train station, but as it predates the railway, it has a large coach house on the grounds. The house itself has five bedrooms upstairs, with a sitting room and dining room on the ground floor, plus an office and a kitchen with an Aga. The front garden forms a courtyard adjoining the lofted outbuildings, and the rambling, raised back garden full of trees and shrubs.
Ravenswood Lodge, Bunclody
€199k Warren Estates Gorey, (053) 942 1211
Built in 1912, this 1,720 sq ft granite lodge is set on three-quarters of an acre of quite secluded grounds surrounded by mature trees. It has been renovated inside, but still has period features such as exposed stone walls and plentiful fireplaces. The ground floor has a dining room and a sitting room, both connected to the modern fitted kitchen. Upstairs are three bedrooms, with the master bedroom en-suite. Around three kilometres outside Bunclody on the N80, it is about an hour and a half from Dublin by car.