The ferry thing near Rosslare port for €365k
Ballykelsh, Co Wexford €365k
Published 29/04/2016 | 02:30
There is an obvious secondary benefit to going on a cruise to France with the car - you can return home with a boot full of wine.
There's an obvious drawback too though - unless you live near the ferry port, you'll have many long and boring miles to cover before and after you sail.
That dreary road trip would not be necessary, though, if you lived in this detached two-storey house in the townland of Ballykelsh in Co Wexford, which is only about eight kilometres from Rosslare harbour and the ferries to the continent.
The property comes with plenty of space to stash your crates of grog too, as it's no less than 3,229 sq ft in size.
It has three big reception rooms and a patio in which to enjoy your tipple, and five bedrooms in which to sleep off the effects if you overdo it.
Four of the bedrooms are on the first floor, including the master bedroom which has an en-suite and a walk-in wardrobe, and there's another en-suite bedroom downstairs.
The ground floor also has a dual-aspect kitchen and dining room with hand-painted cabinets and granite countertops, and separately there are two utility rooms.
Opening off the kitchen is a living room or family room, also dual-aspect, with a solid-fuel stove and double doors to the garden.
On the opposite side of the entrance hall - where there's a fireplace - is a sitting room with an oak floor and marble fireplace, and again with windows front and back.
Also at this end of the house there's a playroom and an office, both with built-in cupboards.
The house is on 1.8 acres of land, including a patio and gravelled area, extensive lawns and a greenhouse.
The agent is Sherry FitzGerald Haythornthwaite in Wexford town (053) 914 6046 and the asking price is €365,000.