Dip into the market and enjoy a swim inside
Imagine having your very own indoor heated swimming pool. You could go swimming any time you wanted without giving a thought to the weather or cellulite – those being the two main things that typically put people off swimming.
Carrigfern, at Roxborough in Wexford, has its own indoor swimming area measuring some 59ft 6in by 30ft. What a luxury.
Now, having indulged the fantasy, consider the downsides. Swimming pools require quite a lot of maintenance – cleaning, chlorination, algal control, pH monitoring. Then there are the safety worries if you have children. Then there's the cost of keeping it heated. Then there are water charges ...
Having said that, Carrigfern has many other qualities with which to tempt starry-eyed buyers. It's a detached house of some 7,696 sq ft on an elevated, 4.7-acre site on the southern side of Wexford town.
The sitting room alone measures over 31ft by 24ft and has a floor-to-ceiling window.
The kitchen/ dining room, at 25ft 5in by just over 24ft, leads into an L-shaped conservatory with a quarry-tiled floor and French doors to the garden.
There's also a more formal dining room, a study with a fireplace, and a living room measuring 30ft by 23ft. Finally, there's a large utility room of almost 14ft by 14ft and a guest toilet on the ground floor.
Upstairs is the master bedroom with a large (12ft 3in by 6ft 5in) dressing room, a balcony, and an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
There are another four bedrooms on the first floor, one of them en-suite, as well as the family bathroom with double-ended bath.
There's a double car port and, to the rear, a paddock as well as the gardens which are laid out with lawns, rockery and shrubs.
Kehoe & Associates in Wexford town (053 914 4393) are the agents and the asking price is €900,000.