SOLD JUNE 2018 – Most Impressive Period Residence With Adjoining Stone Built Out-Buildings & Gate Lodge On C. 27.5 Acres For Sale By Public Auction On Friday 8th June, 2018 At 3pm In The Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
‘Sweetfarm House’ enjoys a superb location in the heart of Co. Wexford in a picturesque setting near the banks of the River Slaney. The property is situated on the edge of Enniscorthy town, just 2km off the Enniscorthy/New Ross road (N30), along the St. John’s road (L6102), it sits in the midst of prime agricultural farmland, excellent sporting areas, local hunting (Bree and Wexford hunts), fishing on the River Slaney and golfing in Enniscorthy, Wexford or Bunclody.
Step back in time in this delightful 18th century period residence that can only be described as a ‘hidden gem’, exuding elegance, charm and character. Extending to c. 202.5m², this is an exceptional property, one which rarely comes on the market, it is a true haven of peace and tranquillity and will be offered for sale on C. 4.5 acres including some attractive woodland.
The main house is discreetly hidden at the end of a tree lined avenue with mature trees and comes to life with an abundance of daffodils, primroses and bluebells in spring time. This beautiful period home has been lovingly restored to an exceptionally high standard. Wrought iron railings guide you to the main entrance with solid timber crafted door, timber sash windows (six over six to the front façade) which are carried throughout the entire house.
At entrance level there is a dual-aspect drawing room with marble fireplace, three bedrooms, two with fireplaces and ensuites. The remaining living rooms are situated at garden level to include a formal dining room (again dual-aspect), double doors to the delightful gardens, sitting room with bay window, office, study, oak-fitted kitchen / dining room and fourth bedroom.
An enclosed courtyard to the rear of the property exhibits a wonderful range of stone buildings, pebbled pathways, seated areas, water features and an even a further range of outbuildings and sheds, an extraordinary opportunity for conversion to residential accommodation or a budding Entrepreneur’s home enterprise/industry.
Entrance Hall: 2.8m X 2.9m Ornate coving, carpet, chandelier, ornate ceiling rose
Formal Drawing Room: 5.0m x 4.4m White marble fire surround, original window shutters, carpet, ornate ceiling rose, ornate coving, dual aspect
Bedroom 4: 4.5m x 4.7m Carpet, white marble fire surround, fitted slide robe, coving, window shutters
Ensuite: 3.0m x 1.2m Fully tiled shower, w.c., w.h.b.
Bedroom 3: 4.3m x 3.0m Cast iron fire surround, carpet
Bedroom 2: 5.3m x 2.9m Fitted wardrobe, carpet
Ensuite: 2.4m x 1.5m Fully tiled, w.c., w.h.b., shower Ground Floor
Formal Dining Room: 5.0m x 3.8m With dual aspect, Marble fireplace, carpet, coving, double patio doors to garden
Office: 2.25m x 1.7m Carpet
Bedroom 1: 4.4m x 4.0m Carpet, fireplace
Hot press: 2.5m x 2.4m Walk-in, shelved
Sitting Room: 6.1m x 4.8m Bay window, carpet, coving, marble fire place
Study: 2.9m x 2.5m Carpet, recessed lighting, closet
Family Bathroom: 3.2m x 2.6m Fully tiled, Jacuzzi bath, w.c., bidet, double w.h.b., shower
Kitchen: 5.1m x 4.8m Fitted Oak kitchen units, electric oven & hob, extractor fan, breakfast counter, fitted display cabinet, tiled floor, tiled splashback, microwave, dishwasher
This magnificent property dates back to the early 18th century and was once the former home of many noted families including Thomas Jessop Davis (1864-1946) whose ancestral connections include the Jameson Whiskey Family, Webster Family (noted Physicians) and Mellon Family.
The current owners have been in possession of the property since 1973 and undertook the tasteful restoration and extension of the property in 2000 retaining all of the original features, resulting in the present inviting and comfortable family home that it is.
Driving around to the rear of the residence leads to an enclosed courtyard with some lawn areas and a range of wonderful stone buildings which could easily be converted into further accommodation or a home industry/enterprise (S.T.P.P.), all of which are also accessed from the kitchen/dining area. With pebbled pathways, statute features, seated areas and over-hanging weeping Laburnum branches and shrubs, an idyllic spot for that afternoon cup of tea, favourite book or a quiet moment.
Further outbuildings include a large stone built coach house with a 4 bay lean-to shed (in need of restoration). There is also an enclosed ’A’ roofed 4 bay shed, 60’ x 36’ and a 60’ x 30’ lean-to. There is a concrete floor in the 60’ x 36’ shed and a concrete apron to the front.
Property Extends to C. 202.50 sq.m.
Timber Sash Windows
Moulded Plaster Coving
Beautiful Walled-In Gardens
Mature Trees & Shrubs
Large Range Of Stone Outbuildings
Oil Fired Central Heating
Monitored Alarm System
This property boasts beautiful walled-in gardens with a large variety of mature specimen trees to include Beech, Chestnut, Oak, Willow, Walnut and magnificent Rhododendrons, shrubs and flowers. A pebbled patio area at the back of the house steps up to a large lawn with a Lily Pond as a centre feature, all of which are overlooked from both the sitting room and dining room. The garden is south facing and has the benefit of sunshine all day and along with the courtyard, one is spoiled for choice for barbeques and picnic spots to choose from.
Winding paths, secluded little hideaways, walkways and ’secret spots’ bring to mind summer days with the sound of children playing hide and seek.
Ireland once had up to 10,000 Gate Lodges and this attractive 2/3 bedroom Gate Lodge adds considerably to the property with its pretty setting at the entrance to ‘Sweetfarm House’.
Comprising of a sitting room/third bedroom, living room, kitchen, and w.c. on the ground floor and two bedrooms on the first floor, the Gate Lodge could provide an ideal rental income opportunity if desired. The property is in need of restoration and accommodation comprises of:
Living Room 4.5m x 2.5m Openfire
Sitting Room/Bedroom 3: 4.5m x 3.15m Openfire
Kitchen: 5.2m x 2.1m
W.c.: 2.1m x 1.8m W.c. and w.h.b.
Bedroom 1: 5.0m x 4.5m
Bedroom 2: 4.5m x 2.9m
GATE LODGE SERVICES:
Property Extends To: 75.67m²
The property may be offered for sale in the following Lots:
Lot 1: Residence, Yard and Gate Lodge on C. 4.5 Acres
Lot 2: C. 23 Acres
Lot 3: The Entire
The lands, containing c. 23 acres, wrap around the main residence in a U shape, they are laid out in one large division and have good road frontage. The lands are excellent quality, free draining ‘Clonroche’ type soil that have been in tillage for a number of years but would be ideal for either tillage or grassland use. They would also be suitable for any equestrian enterprise.
‘This Is An Exceptional Opportunity To Acquire A Period Property Exuding Elegance, Character & Charm’
Legal: Jason Dunne, John A. Sinnott & Co., Market Square, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford Tel:05392 33111