A five-bedroomed period house on seven acres with self-contained guest accommodation, which was once part of the Johnstown Castle Estate in Wexford, is on the market for €735,000.
A tree-lined avenue leads to Ballyfingoue House in Killinick which features manicured gardens and private courtyards and is up for sale by private treaty through the offices of John Keane, Auctioneers.
The property dates back over 200 years and includes cut stone arched entrance pillars to a stone coach house, reflecting traditional building skills of the time.
Ballyfinogue House is featured in the publication “Houses of Wexford” by David Rowe and Eithne Scallan, with the authors describing it as an “unusual, fairly substantial 18th century house on two levels” and drawing attention to features such as a rounded brick oven in the side of the kitchen fire opening and a hidden passage way to permit the servants to pass unobtrusively from the kitchen to the dining room.
Auctioneer John Keane said the property “oozes class, sophistication and charm” and while it has been extended over the years and includes a modern kitchen and two bathrooms, the owners have been sympathetic to the original style.
The house retains its traditional character with high ceilings, ornate coving, curved ceilings, window shutters and a wine cellar.
A variety of outbuildings including stone sheds and a spacious coach house with a loft area offers opportunities for further development, subject to planning permission.
The idyllic property is hidden just off the main Kilmore Road in Wexford with a number of well-known beaches within easy reach. Piercestown village is a few kilometres away.