Wexford idyll for green-fingered gardeners for €975k

Boley Manor would suit potential beekeepers and car enthusiasts

  • Address: Boley Manor Boley New Ross Co Wexford
  • Price: € 975,000
  • Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Radford
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Boley Manor in Co Wexford was constructed in 2002 in the style of a local Georgian property. The current owners, retired quantity surveyor John Crowe and his wife, Caroline, purchased the property in 2002 just after it was constructed, and when the previous owners moved to Canada.

“It was in walk-in condition and the vendors had planted trees and shrubs well before they built, so the gardens were already mature,” say the Crowes who are selling up to move closer to the coast, and to spend more time yachting at Kilmore Quay.

Extending to a generous 306sq m (3,300sq ft) the house, which sits at the end of a sweeping driveway, has many period features, including antique fireplaces, panelled recesses and high ceilings, plus the added comforts of modern conveniences.

There are four bedrooms, two of which are en suite and both en-suite bedrooms have open fires.

The property has two formal reception rooms in addition to a large kitchen and breakfast space. Here also is an office where Caroline Crowe runs her bespoke millinery business, Hats Haute Couture.

In addition, the gardens, which occupy 2½ acres, feature a Koi pond with yellow iris in full bloom, and two raised decks – one for al fresco dining and the second accommodates a hot tub.

Car lift

A large garage nearby comes with a Phoenix car lift – where John Crowe has restored a selection of vintage cars. For anyone with an interest in beekeeping there is even a working apiary.

“A small bit of knowledge is all it takes to keep bees; it has been very rewarding and there are lots of local beekeepers who run courses should new owners want to learn about keeping an apiary,” says Crowe.

The property has extant planning permission to construct a three-bay traditional oak car port to the rear of the house.

The property, which is located within a 20-minute drive of New Ross, is in turnkey condition and on the market through Sherry FitzGerald Radford with an asking price of €975,000.