Large and secluded in Co Wexford

Five-bedroom detached house on five acres of private grounds with pool


The land around Co Wexford is something special. Gentle hills, good grassland and benevolent weather – you are in the heart of the sunny southeast, after all. Roxborough is an area on the outskirts of Wexford town, near golf clubs and close to the racecourse too. Plus you’re well placed for the coast, with its long beaches, horse riding and more.

On just under five acres, and about a mile from the town centre, Carrigfern is a contemporary detached house, with five bedrooms, in a rambling L-shape. It sits on a private, secluded site, with natural rocky outcrops, lawns, flower beds and mature trees. Creepers twist up the walls, taking the bare look from the modern facade, and there’s a paddock out the back. It’s a big house too – at 547sq m (5,888sq ft), and that’s not including the indoor heated swimming pool.

Built in the 1980s, the house is for sale with Kehoe and Associates by private treaty for €900,000. Its vintage gives it large formal rooms with big picture windows, timber panelled ceilings, and a particular style of décor. But décor is cosmetic, and the real appeal of Carrigfern is its seclusion, size – it’s difficult to think of too many sites of a similar area so close to Wexford town – and the quality of the build and fittings.

The kitchen was custom made by Ryans of Gorey, and it opens up into a large dining area, while French doors lead to the gardens. There is also a large sittingroom, a formal diningroom, study, utility room and back kitchen at this level. Plus a bright conservatory. A rear hallway leads to the livingroom and swimming pool area, that has two changing rooms. The pool is 12m (40 feet) long.

The five bedrooms, two en suite, are all upstairs, and the master bedroom has its own dressing room. The house is so secluded that your views from the windows are mainly of the lovely grounds, and there are some sea glimpses through the trees.

The master bedroom is particularly nice, as it has a dual aspect, and a balcony.

Carrigfern mingles grand spaces with more cosy areas, it would comfortably accommodate a growing family, giving everyone space to do their thing. There are plenty of schools nearby and room for a small pony too.

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