Home sweet home at Sweetfarm
Sweetfarm House, Enniscorthy €650k-€950k
Sweetfarm House is one of several impressive 19th-century properties in a picturesque setting near the banks of the River Slaney, a few kilometres south of Enniscorthy in County Wexford.
None of the others is as sweetly named though. Its neighbours include St John's House, Glen na Smól, Kilcarbry House & Mill and, across the river on the eastern banks, Salville House.
Built in the late 18th or early 19th century and occupied by a succession of gentleman farmers, Sweetfarm is a very sweet holding indeed, and it's been in the hands of the same family since 1973.
It's on four-and-a-half acres of gardens with a gate lodge and stone outbuildings, and there's another 20-odd acres of agricultural land going with it.
The house is single-storey over a raised basement and faces east towards the river. At entrance level there's a dual-aspect drawing room with a marble fireplace, and the rest of this floor is given over to three bedrooms, two with fireplaces and en suites.
The fourth bedroom is at garden level, along with the rest of the living rooms. There's a formal dining room, dual-aspect again, and with double doors to the garden, as well as a bay-windowed sitting room, an office and study, and the oak-fitted kitchen and dining room, where there are patio doors to the courtyard.
The total floor area of the house is 2,500 sq ft, and the 850 sq ft gate lodge has a living room, dining room, kitchen and two bedrooms. Other outbuildings include a stone stable, coach house and barn.
It's for sale in various lots: the entire is the house and outbuildings on 25 acres at €950,000, or you can buy the house on 4.5 acres at €650,000, without the extra land.
The agent is Property Team MA O'Leary in Enniscorthy, (053) 923 506.