Monday 23 October 2017

Still in the game in Co Wexford

Ard na Laoi, Carrigabruce €485k

This is a large detached house situated on three-quarters of an acre near Enniscorthy
This is a large detached house situated on three-quarters of an acre near Enniscorthy
The walnut-fitted kitchen has a centre island with breakfast bar

John Jameson, he of whiskey fame, had four sons. One of them, Andrew, established the Fairfield Distillery outside Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

Andrew would become even more famous later, though, as the grandfather of Guglielmo Marconi. His daughter Annie married Giuseppe Marconi and gave birth to the father of radio in Bologna in 1874.

If your interests run to invention, whiskey or telegraphy (or indeed all three), you may like to try the air around The Still in Enniscorthy - specifically at Ard na Laoi, in the townland of Carrigabruce, a few hundred metres from Andrew Jameson's old distillery.

Ard na Laoi is a large detached house on about three-quarters of an acre, and has two patios so you can follow the sun around while carrying your ball of malt.

The walnut-fitted kitchen has a centre island with breakfast bar
The walnut-fitted kitchen has a centre island with breakfast bar

One patio is reached from the sunroom, which faces south onto the garden and has a tiled floor. You get to the other from the open-plan kitchen and dining room, which is fitted with walnut cabinets and a centre island with a breakfast bar.

The kitchen also opens into a family room with a wall-mounted stove, and at the opposite end of the house there's another sitting room with a similar stove.

Also on the ground floor there's an oak-floored study with built-in shelving, a playroom, and an en-suite guest bedroom. The other four bedrooms are upstairs, including the master bedroom which has an en-suite double shower and a walk-in wardrobe.

The floor area in total comes to 3,390 sq ft and there's a B3 energy rating, with underfloor heating (oil-fired), solar panels and a heat recovery system.

Ard na Laoi is less than two kilometres from the centre of Enniscorthy and is for sale for €485,000 with Sherry FitzGerald O'Leary Kinsella (053) 943 0088.

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