Literally translated, Cois Coille means “next to the forest”, which sums up the sylvan setting of this splendid detached family home near Camolin, Co Wexford. It was built on two acres in 1997, since when it has been maintained in tip-top condition.
The approach is via a gravelled, tree-lined avenue sheltered by mature trees and shrubberies. The driveway extends all around the house to the rear, where a flight of steps leads up to the huge expanse of lawn that wraps around the entire property.
In his plans for the house, the architect successfully combined the high style of past generations with every contemporary convenience, and it’s clear that the 313-square-metre interior was designed for entertaining. From the impressive pillared porch, the front door opens to the grand timber-floored entrance hall with its central staircase and sizeable seating area.
The major ground floor reception room serves as both sitting room and dining room. Being triple-aspect, it is flooded with light and has a feature fireplace with a gas fire and attractive plasterwork, a ceiling rose and coving. There is also a smaller living room with a solid fuel stove.
From here, double doors open to the hexagonal conservatory with its timber vaulted ceiling and French doors to the attractively paved patio, the perfect spot for summer outdoor entertaining.
With its black and white chequered tiled floor, the dual aspect country-style kitchen was designed for a serious cook. It has fitted units at floor and eye level, a gas hob, fridge freezer, double electric oven, plumbed for dishwasher, and extractor fan, and a large table where eight can have breakfast in comfort. A guest bedroom, with an en suite wet room and WC, and a utility room complete the ground-floor accommodation.
The first-floor galleried landing is furnished with comfortable chairs from which you can enjoy excellent views over the countryside. It leads to five bedrooms, three en suite, all with fitted or built-in wardrobes, a home office with built-in storage space, and a family bathroom.
Services and features include oil fired central heating, a private well and septic tank, burglar alarm (Eircom Phonewatch), double-glazed windows and doors, and broadband. The BER is B3. Flooring throughout is polished hardwood timber.
In rural north Wexford, just over an hour’s drive from south Co Dublin, the house is 3km from the delightful village of Camolin in the valley of the river Bann. This has long been a mecca for the green-fingered, with the Camolin Potting Shed Nursery, Ballymore Gardens, Cois na hAbhann Garden Centre and the Bay Garden all close by.
In addition to shops, pubs, a primary school, churches and a nursing home, Camolin also has two sporting clubs (Camolin Celtic AFC and St Patrick’s GAA Club) and the Wexford-Dublin and Dublin Airport national bus service stops in the village. Ten kilometres away, Gorey town offers a wide range of amenities and daily commuter links via train and bus.
As for outdoor pursuits, there are miles of walking trails on the doorstep: a 15-minute drive takes you to Courtown and Ballymoney Golf Clubs, and Wexford’s glorious sandy beaches are 15km away.
Cois Coille is now on the market with a guide price of €470,000. For more information, contact Dolores Dunbar of Quinn Property at 053-9480000.
Article via Sunday Business Post by Ros Drinkwater. To view further details of this property, please click here.
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