Ballyfinogue House, Ballyfinogue, Killinick €735k Keane Auctioneers (053) 912 3072
Said to have been built as part of the Johnstown Castle estate, Ballyfinogue House dates from as early as the 18th century and has a pleasant little estate of its own.
There are seven acres going with it, including fine specimen trees, little paths and courtyards, a splendid brick archway, and various outbuildings including a lofted coach house.
The main house has been extended over the years to 3,100 sq ft with a complicated layout. The ground floor has three reception rooms, a playroom, a kitchen with an Aga, and various utilities including a wine cellar. The upper floors have five bedrooms and a study, and there’s a self-contained one-bed granny flat as well.
€475k Property Partners O’Brien Swaine (053) 948 1708
A detached garage stands next to this five-bedroom dormer four kilometres from Gorey. Between the house and the garage is a roofed area forming a sort of car port and keeping you dry when you have to dash out for something.
Built in the early 2000s, it measures 2,800 sq ft and is C1-rated, with underfloor heating downstairs.
Three of the bedrooms are to the right as you go in, along with a playroom or home office. To the left are the kitchen, and an open-plan living and dining room with a stove and French doors to a deck. The other two bedrooms, both en-suite, are upstairs.
1 Glena Terrace, Spawell Road, Wexford town
Reserve €385k Kehoe & Associates (053) 914 4393
Glena Terrace in Wexford was built in the late 19th century by the pioneering builder Mary O’Connor.
Like its neighbours, No1, known as Glenaville, has been put to commercial use (as a solicitor’s practice) and is a protected structure. It’s 3,014 sq ft on three floors, with an en-suite bedroom, sitting room, and eat-in kitchen on the ground floor, plus a study at the back.
The first floor has a subdivided living room and three more bedrooms (one en-suite) and there are another two bedrooms (one en-suite) on the top floor, along with an office.
Glenaville will be auctioned online on Thursday 14 July at noon, with a reserve of €385,000.
Hakluyt, 3 Clonattin, Gorey
€395k Property Partners O’Brien Swaine (053) 948 1708
The last time Hakluyt changed hands, it doubled its previous selling price.
According to the Property Price Register, it fetched €320,000 in November 2020, having previously sold for €160,000 in the property price doldrums of 2013.
The place is now in very good condition and has a garden that has begun to gain character, with flowering trees out the front and apples out the back.
A new owner may think of throwing French doors to the garden from the kitchen or the playroom on the ground floor. There’s also a front living room on this level with an open fire.