Dubliner digs deep for 199ac Wexford estate

The 18th century residence on 199ac is located near Enniscorthy.
The 18th century residence on 199ac is located near Enniscorthy.

Kilgibbon on 199ac on the banks of the Slaney south of Enniscorthy sold under the hammer last week making €1.76m – about €8,800/ac

The property includes an 18th century house in good structural condition with a holding made up of arable land, grassland, forestry and tidal riverbank.

The place was guided at €1.65m.

Located 8km from Enniscorthy on the western bank of the Slaney, the house was built in 1780 and was lived in up to two years ago.

While in good condition, it will need refurbishment.

The rooms are made up of an entrance hallway, a drawing room, a dining room, kitchen, utility room and a bathroom. Other spaces include a sunroom and a utility room.

There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor while an attic floor has two bedrooms and an office.

Outside, there is a traditional courtyard to the rear of the house with a range of cut-stone buildings and a number of old stables.

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There is also a three-column haybarn with a lean-to.

Frank McGuinness of selling agents Sherry Fitzgerald O’Leary says the ground comes with road frontage and river frontage and is in a mix of uses.

About 100ac is in oilseed rape and winter wheat, about 50ac in grass with 25ac in old forestry and 25ac on the Slaney in tidal riverbank.

At auction the property was offered in a number of lots but there was only interest in the entire. Attracting three bidders when it opened at €1.4m, it rose quickly until two bidders remained.

The second bidder dropped out at €1.75m and a Dublin businessman won the day with a bid of €1.76m.

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