Feel the sea breeze from this €160,000 Wexford charmer

Victorian cottage near the beach seeks new owners after 40 years

  • Address: Kilgoban House, Newtown, Ballygarrett Gorey, Co Wexford
  • Price: € 160,000
  • Agent: Warren Estates
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A 19th century house near the sea in Co Wexford was originally a worker’s cottage for people employed in nearby Cahore Castle, a Victorian pile which is also for sale at the moment.

The cottage, like the castle, has changed hands a number of times since then. Now Kilgoban House, a 130sq m (1,399sq ft) three-bedroom cottage in Newtown, Ballygarrett, Gorey, Co Wexford is for sale through Warren Estates for €160,000.

Home to one family for the past 40 years, it needs major refurbishment, but its location on a quiet country road near Old Bawn beach may appeal to people looking for a holiday home. Its price could also of course attract people looking for a permanent home in the area.

Accommodation in Kilgoban House includes a kitchen with a solid fuel stove, a sittingroom with a rather dramatic fireplace, a diningroom that could be a third bedroom and a downstairs shower room.

En suite

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms: the main bedroom has an en suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes.

The house sits on half an acre of gardens, lawns which stretch out on both sides of the property. It has mains water, a septic tank and oil fired entral heating.

Kilgoban House is about a mile from Old Bawn beach, and only 8km or so from seaside resorts like Kilmuckridge and Courtown – although it couldn’t be more different from the tax-driven holiday home developments of the Celtic Tiger era on parts of the Wexford coast.

Cahore Castle, the 929sq m (10,000sq ft) property on 12 acres nearby, is for sale through Colliers for €320,000 – but could cost €2 million to €3 million to restore, according to some estimates. The nine-bedroom Tudor-Gothic country house built in 1840 was owned by the St John of God order from 1949 to the 1960s, then became a hotel. It was last sold in 2003.