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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Period house on sale in Enniscorthy for circa €1 million

By David tucker

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Sweetfarm House (top), on the market with a guide price of around €1 million; Above, left: a reception room; right, a stone building to the rear of the house made up of four separate units.
Sweetfarm House (top), on the market with a guide price of around €1 million; Above, left: a reception room; right, a stone building to the rear of the house made up of four separate units.
Sweetfarm House (top), on the market with a guide price of around €1 million; Above, left: a reception room; right, a stone building to the rear of the house made up of four separate units.

an impressive 18th Century period residence complete with a gate lodge has come on the market in Enniscorthy.

Property Team M.A. O'Leary says this is a rare opportunity to are delighted to acquire a unique and special property on the outskirts of Enniscorthy town present.

Sweetfarm House, which the auctioneers are guiding in the region of €1 million, is a period villa style five bay, single storey over basement residence.

The house is east facing, set back from the road, and is reached by a gently curved and private avenue with grass verges, an abundance of trees and shrubs and a border of daffodils in the springtime.

Granite steps lead to a panelled front door encased by an ornate architrave and slender moulded pilasters all flanked by narrow sidelights.

It is a residence that abounds with character with many original features retained including 12-pane timber sash windows to the front, interior timber panelled shutters, decorative ceiling roses and moulded coving.

Dating back to the 18th century past residents of Sweetfarm House include the Jones, Davis, Webster and Melon Families from whom the present owners purchased the property in 1973. The house, which is on 4.5 acres, has been lovingly restored, modernised and maintained to create a warm and welcoming home.

There is a stable building, a long stone building to the rear of the house made up of four separate units which are currently used as storage by the current occupiers but could easily be converted if required.

Situated at the road entrance, the gate lodge comprises of an entrance porch, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms on the first floor, with all services, and could be tastefully modernised to create a stunning living space.

To the rear of the house is a courtyard garden while the south facing main garden is sheltered by mature plants and trees including oak, beech, chestnut and ash.

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