Wexford five-bed with swimming pool and room for a pony

Detached house on 4.7 acres for €695,000

 

It’s not often a property so close to a town has a swimming pool and room for a pony, but Carrigfern House, standing on 4.7acres, has just that. Located in Roxborough, which is 1.5km from Wexford town centre, this house offers a rural setting within an urban location.

Built in 1983 by the current owners, the house stands at 506sq m (5,447sq ft) plus an additional 209sq m (2,250sq ft) in the swimming pool complex. The pool area has its own changing rooms and is awash with blues; including cobalt ceilings and an azure seascape mural.

The gardens are one of the finer selling points of the property and will keep green fingered enthusiasts busy, tending to the multitude of shrubs interspersed within the manicured lawns.

Set behind electric gates, with a cypress tree lined driveway, the gardens have been landscaped to provide year-round colour. There is also a paddock to the rear.

There is a sense of solidity to the build; from the copper panelled front door to the oak flooring and doors throughout. The drawingroom, with an antique fireplace, has wooden ceilings, and a wall of windows allows sweeping views of the gardens.

The handmade kitchen has integrated Neff appliances and granite worktops adjacent to an informal dining area.

For more ceremonial occasions, the spacious diningroom will happily accommodate 10 diners and leads to a bright conservatory where the family grow citrus fruits.

The house has five bedrooms in total, two of which are en-suite, and the master has a jacuzzi bath; perfect for a long soak after a day in the garden.

An enclosed courtyard lies in the centre of the build and has access from the kitchen, swimming pool and car port.

Carrigfern has oodles of space, wonderful gardens, and a large pool for keeping fit. New owners may want to remove some of the wallpaper to create a less busy atmosphere in places. Subsequently, all the property really needs is a pony for that empty paddock.

Joint agents Kehoe & Associates and Savills are asking €695,000.

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