GIVEN the money the smallest properties are currently fetching in Dublin, it’s little wonder that so many are seeking to escape the capital in favour of counties like Wexford.
While you could be looking at €450,000 for a three bed semi in some parts of Dublin, less than two hours down the road in the Wexford countryside it will get you not one house, but two and quite a chunk of land to go with it.
Being offered for sale by DNG McCormack Quinn, the entire lot at Courlough Lower, The Ballagh, consists of two detached homes sitting on 5.8 acres of land.
'St Anthony’s’ is a traditional two bed Wexford thatched cottage with many of its original features still in tact. Although retaining its historic charm, it also has solid fuel central heating, a fitted kitchen, bathroom, tiled floors ESB and septic tank.
The cottage also carries its own significant piece of local history.
“It certainly pre dates the 1798 rebellion and it was apparently a refuge after the battle of Oulart Hill," Auctioneer Joe Bishop of DNG said. “It really is a nice bit of Wexford heritage. It was also the Wexford home of the late Paddy O Regan, Comrade of Sean South and one of 14 men on the Brookeborough RUC barracks raid in 1957.”
Next door, 'The Weaver’s Haggard' is a five bed bungalow which was built 20 years ago. It also features a large open plan living/dining area, kitchen, shower rooms, and toilets, plus a converted attic space which currently serves as a games room and dorm like accommodation.
The 5.8 acres is currently in grassland production, but the sellers state that "subject to relevant planning permission, it may have future development potential. Other possible options are agri tourism or equine holding".
DNG Wexford are certainly confident that the property will generate considerable interest and welcome any queries from interested parties.