Four on the market in County Wexford
A choice of four properties on the market in county Wexford which offer an array of attractive features including hot tubs and seaviews.
Eagle View, Ballymoney, Tara Hill
€550k Property Partners O'Brien Swaine, (01) 298 8508
Eagle View has both a swimming pool and a hot tub in its back garden, so you'll have no excuse to avoid a thorough soaking. When it's seawater you want, you're within two kilometres of the best beaches in Co Wexford. Inside, this detached house is 2,850 sq ft with four bedrooms (three en-suite). By way of reception rooms there's a sitting room and a dining room linked by double doors, a living room and a conservatory. There's also a games room, which the agents say could be converted to a granny flat. It's in a gated estate two kilometres from Tara Hill village, where there's a school and shop.
Ballyconnigar Upper, Blackwater
€695k Sherry FitzGerald Haythornthwaite, (053) 914 6046
There are very impressive sea views from this architect-designed split-level house and the place has been configured to take the advantage of them. It faces south-east overlooking Ballynconnigar beach, and has 2,745 sq ft of accommodation on three floors. The lower ground floor has the recreation rooms - an open-plan kitchen diner and a living room with a double-height ceiling and almost a full wall of folding glass doors giving onto a balcony. There are three bedrooms on the upper ground floor and the master has an en-suite and doors to a balcony. The top floor has the fourth bedroom or study.
St Kieran’s House, New Ross
€425k Colliers (01) 633 3700; PN O’Gorman, (051) 421 226
There are five acres of land with St Kieran's House, and it's out on its own with no neighbours, on a quiet coastal road with uninterrupted views over Bannow Bay. It's a recently built house with a sprawling floor area of 3,552 sq ft but luckily it's energy-efficient, with geothermal heating and a B3 rating. There are either five or six bedrooms, depending on whether you want a ground-floor family room. The five main bedrooms are upstairs, with two en-suite. Apart from the family room, the ground floor also has a bow-ended living and dining room with a fireplace and sea views, and a kitchen with a solid-fuel range.
The Elms, Drinagh, Wexford
€395k Keane Auctioneers, (051) 912 3072
House hunters who fancy getting into the guesthouse business may take an interest in The Elms, a former B&B about five kilometres south of Wexford town on the N25 main road to Rosslare Harbour. It has eight en-suite bedrooms - six on the first floor and two downstairs (one with wheelchair accessibility). Also on the ground floor there's a sitting room with a stone fireplace, a living room with a marble fireplace, a dining room and a fitted kitchen with separate utility room. It's on 1.16 acres of gardens with a lawn, mature trees, shrubs and plenty of parking. The grounds also have some stone outbuildings, and there's a garden centre right next door, for ideas.