- Updated On:
- January 11, 2023
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
Originally part of the Johnstown Estate, Ballyfinogue House oozes class, sophistication & charm from the moment you approach via the tree lined avenue. Hidden from the road, the property stands on just over 7 acres including manicured gardens & private courtyards with an assortment of useful outbuildings. The property dates back over 200 years and the use of cut stone (a tradition of its time) is evident from the arched entrance pillars to the stone coach house, and adds to the desirability of this style of home. The outside space, with gravelled driveway, are enhanced by the patio areas and perfect for those looking for country living or a special place for entertaining! While the variety of outbuildings including stone sheds, a spacious coach house with impressive loft area all offer useful spaces which could be developed to provide great opportunities (subject to the relevant permissions).The owner’s have been sympathetic to the style and while the property has been extended over the years, holds onto the charm and desire one experiences from living in such a home. The interior remains true to the style with high ceilings, ornate coving, feature curved ceilings, window shutters, wine celler, to name but a few. The choice of décor is traditional, yet pleasing and there is the added desirables of a modern kitchen – perfect for the aspiring chef, while the materials used throughout add luxury! If any prospective owners wish to to keep the interior to themselves (and who would blame them) but enjoy visitors, there is also the benefit of a self contained guest accommodation! Location is also idyllic, as the property is hidden just off the main Kilmore Road and just a stone throw from the main N25. Wexford town is a few minutes away, while Rosslare Europort is just 10 minutes away by car. There are a host of renowned beaches within easy reach and for those with an equine or golf interest, there are many options close to hand. Piercestown village is just a few kilometres away and lends itself to superb primary school, shop, pharmacy, church – the list goes on! This is a once-off opportunity to acquire a unique property in the highly sought after region in the South East of the country and we now welcome viewings!
This property was formerly part of Johnstown Castle estate.
It is listed in the publication by David Rowe & Eithne Scallan “Houses of Wexford”, the following is an extract from this publication. This is an unusual, fairly substantial, eighteenth-century house on two levels, being of 2 storey construction in the front south-facing section, and 3 storey (including extension) opening onto a fine yard. The yard buildings are of different stone with some brick and were apparently constructed at different stages. Though altered, extended and modified over the year, so it is interesting to describe in a number of buys, the house retains the character of a house over two hundred years old, and has unusual features such as a rounded brick oven in the side of the kitchen fire opening, and a hidden passage way to permit the servants to pass unobtrusively from the kitchen to the dinning room.
Entrance porch/reception – (7.3m x 3.7m)
Sitting room – (5.6m x 3.7m), Solid timber floors, recessed lighting, feature marble fireplace with stove.
Drawing room – (8.6m x 5m), Feature marble fireplace, recessed lighting, storage, coving.
Kitchen /diner – (8.7m x 4.8m), Tiled floors, access to rear. Centre island, built in presses, fully fitted eye & waist level units, dish washer, oil fired Aga cooker with beam & brick surround, larder, part-tiled walls, tiled floors, access to patio;
Patio Paved with sand stone, lighting.
Inner hallway – (3.9m x 1.9m), Under stairs storage.
Dinning room – (4.7m x 3.8m), Brick fireplace.
Back hallway – (3.7m x 1.4m)
Utility – (2.6m x 1.4m), Plumbed, sink unit.
Storage – (2.6m x 2.0m)
Play room – (3.8m x 2.4m) Hot press.
Wine cellar- (7.2m x 2.29m)
Shower room – (2.4m x 1.5m), WC, WHB, fully tiled.
Bedroom No.1 – (4.3m x 2.3m)
Study – (3.5m x 2.5m)
Bedroom No.2 – (5.0m x 3.7m)
Bedroom No.3 – (4.2m x 5.1m)
Bathroom – (2.5m x 2.2m), WC, WHB.
Bedroom No.4 – (3.9m x 2.7m), Vanity unit.
Bedroom No.5 – (4.4m x 2.4m), Vanity unit.
Living room – (4.5m x 4.07m), Solid timber floors.
Bed No.1 – (4.21m X 4.0m)
Kitchen/diner – (2.9m x 2.7m), Fitted waist level units, worktop.
Shower room – (1.9m x 1.4m), Shower, WHB
WC – (2.1m x 1.2m), WC, WHB.
Loft – (4.8m x 18.5m)
Outside: Boiler house, garage, several stores, 4 Span with Lean 2 (vacant), 2 Span with Lean 2 (vacant), coach house, utility sheds, spacious parking.
Services: Dual water supply(mains & private), private sewage, oil fired central heating & solid fuel.
BER: E2 Ber No: 111337135 Ber Performance Indicator: 372.28 kWh/m²/yr
Apply: Keane Auctioneers (053) 9123072
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent.
Legal: Kirwan & Kirwan Solicitors
Directions: From Wexford proceed out the Rosslare road (N25), taking a right turn signposted for Kilmore/ Kilmore Quay (R739), continue on this road for a short distance and Ballyfinogue House will be a short distance on your left.
Eircode: Y35 A48F.