These four properties in Co Wexford come with the added bonus of additional land.
€650k S FitzGerald Haythornthwaite (053) 914 6046
There are 13.4 acres going with The Haggard, along with three loose boxes, so there's ample space to keep a nag or two in some comfort. Plenty of comfort to suit two-legged inhabitants can be found indoors as well, in a floor space of 3,495 sq ft. That includes two reception rooms, a sun room and a big, triple-aspect kitchen on the ground floor. There's one ensuite bedroom downstairs too and another three bedrooms upstairs (two ensuite). Also on the grounds is a lofted garage with a gym, shower and sauna.
€315k DNG O'Connor & O'Connor (053) 937 7147
Weafer House is near the Carlow border and at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains. There are good views from here of Black Rock Mountain and Mount Leinster. The house dates from the mid-19th century and has been recently restored. It has three acres around it consisting of gardens and a paddock, plus an outbuilding. The house itself is 1,938 sq ft, mostly on one floor, but with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the smaller upper floor. The ground floor has two more bedrooms (one ensuite), and two reception rooms along with a conservatory and a kitchen with a vaulted ceiling.
€690k S FitzGerald Haythornthwaite (053) 914 6046
The 19th-century former rectory of Kilpatrick comes with 15 acres and stables, which is a lot of prestigious property for about the price of a semi in suburban Dublin. The two-storey-over-basement house is on 3,820 sq ft, which consists of store rooms and a laundry. Entrance level has two formal reception rooms - drawing room and dining room - along with a kitchen and study, and the first floor has six bedrooms and a family room. It's about 10km from here to Wexford town and an hour and a half by car from the outskirts of Dublin.
€675k Keane Auctioneers (053) 912 3072
Somerset House is indicated by name on the first-edition Ordnance Survey map, and Samuel Lewis's 1837 Topographical Dictionary of Ireland has it as the seat of G Walker esquire. The house has been considerably modernised, but the grounds - amounting to 5.82 acres - do still include a wonderful old walled garden and outbuildings. The house itself has four bedrooms upstairs (one with ensuite bath) and four reception rooms downstairs, along with a kitchen and a conservatory that gives on to the walled garden. Wexford town is about 4km away and it's about 20 minutes' drive to Rosslare port.