Dreamy Wexford demesne for €450,000

A self-contained mini estate that manages to feel quite cut off while still being within walking distance of the pub

 

Downsizers, and dreamers yearning to get out of the city and live life at a slower pace have been among the first viewers of an elegant period house near the village of Screen in Co Wexford. Moville House, which is set on 2.5 acres of gardens is a peaceful place, a self-contained mini estate that manages to feel quite cut off while still being within walking distance of the local shops and pub. Wexford town is about 10 kms away away and Enniscorthy is equally close. The beach at Curracloe is around 3kms.

The coach yard of Movilla House, Screen, Co Wexford which is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald O’Leary at €450,000
The coach yard of Movilla House, Screen, Co Wexford which is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald O’Leary at €450,000

The four-bedroom Regency villa dates from the 1830s and is in very good decorative order having been renovated by its owner over the last eight years. Businesswoman Mary Spain bought Moville in 2010 intending to retire there, but now her plans have changed and she is reluctantly selling to move closer to Dublin. Sherry FitzGerald O’Leary is asking €450,000 for the house which comes with a restored two-bedroom gate lodge and old coach buildings offering further scope for development. On the market for just a week, the property is already attracted attention, mainly for Dubliners according to selling agen Louise Kehoe.

Spain bought the house from the Sinnott family who had lived there since 1960. As an antiques dealer who had lived in France for some time, she redecorated Moville in warm, neutral shades that create an ideal backdrop for her handsome period furniture. She also tackled the grounds which include a paddock with a barn, a walled garden and the courtyard which provides great shelter and privacy.

Typically villa style, Moville has 194 sq m (approx 2,000 sq ft) of living space and a split level interior with bedrooms at hall level and on the lower floor. The ground floor has a spacious eat-in kitchen with french doors opening tothe coach yard, and velux windows over the cooking area.

There are connecting doors to a livingroom with a quarry tiled floor and a solid fuel stove. A large store room and two bedrooms are also at this level.

The upper level has an attractive sittingroom with a double heigh ceiling and a an arched window at one end. There rae two further bedrooms on this floor including the main bedroom with its ensuite bathroom and separate dressingroom.

The house is located on the edge of the picturesque village of Screenwith its handful of shops and pub. A tree-lined drive curves around the property and deliverys one into the courtyard with its rose covered walls. The grounds also include an an area of woodland and and a stream.

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