Saturday 3 December 2016

No run-of-the-mill home in Wexford

Kilcarbry House, Enniscorthy €450k

Published 15/07/2016 | 02:30

Kilcarbry House is a pretty, early 19th century T-shaped property with four bedrooms.
Kilcarbry House is a pretty, early 19th century T-shaped property with four bedrooms.
In addition to the kitchen, there’s a separate pantry and utility.

Kilcarbry Mill, just outside Enniscorthy in Co Wexford, was first a woollen factory, according to contemporary records, then a flour mill and, after that, a corn mill.

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Then, in 1846, Robert Peel did away with the Corn Laws which had imposed tariffs on imported grain, and Kilcarbry, like so many of the two-and-a-half thousand corn mills around the country, went into decline.

It's there doing business on the 1840 OS map and, by 1903, it's shown as disused.

The building still stands though, as a spectacular four-storey ruin - and a protected structure - on the banks of the Boro river near where it flows into the Slaney.

The mill can be yours for €450,000 but, happily, for that money you'll also get two-and-a-half acres of land, two cottages, a studio and loft, and a rather lovely early 19th century residence, Kilcarbry House.

Kilcarbry is a pretty, T-shaped house on two storeys, the upper floor being much smaller. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, and a fourth bedroom on the ground floor.

The ground floor also consists of a plethora of living rooms. They include a sitting room with a brick fireplace and solid-fuel stove, a dining room with a marble fireplace and huge sash windows, a sun room with a spiral staircase to a mezzanine level, a games room and an 'atrium'. The kitchen has an Aga in a brick alcove, and there's also a separate pantry and utility room.

The extra buildings - the lofted studio and two cottages - are in a separate courtyard. The cottages are in need of refurbishment, and both have two bedrooms and a living room and kitchen.

The grounds also include a ruined gate lodge, an old well, lawned gardens and a paddock.

The agent is Sherry FitzGerald O'Leary Kinsella in Enniscorthy, (053) 923 7322.

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