Slaney Manor, with an impressive outlook overlooking the Slaney River, is conveniently situated 1 km west of the junction of N11 and N25 which connects Rosslare ferry port (22 km) with Dublin. The estate is accessed off the N25, which links Wexford with Waterford city (56 km), and lies on the fringe of the town of Wexford (5.5 km).
Located in the south east of Ireland, County Wexford is known for its excellent verdant countryside, favourable climate, picturesque mountain ranges, white sandy beaches and charming character villages. Wexford is a county town in this area of the southeast of Ireland and is located at the mouth of the River Slaney. A harbour town, it is widely regarded for its rich arts scene and culture. It is also known for its medieval lanes and the opera festival held in the modern National Opera House. The festival is recognised worldwide for introducing new artists and audiences to the forgotten masterpieces. West Gate Heritage Tower is a restored 13th century toilgate. It is next to the old town walls and ruined 12th Century Selskar Abbey.
Wexford is a thriving town offering a large array of amenities and good transport links. There are daily train and bus departures from Rosslare Harbour (22 km) to Dublin. The recently-opened N11 motorway extension offers direct access to Dublin and shopping havens such as Dundrum Town Centre. Rosslare Europort (with a rail connection to Dublin Connolly), provides links from south-east Ireland to both Wales and France.
Sporting and recreational facilities are extensive with golf at and Wexford Golf Club (6.5 km), Rosslare Golf Club (19 km) and St Helen's Bay Golf Club (22.5 km). There is also a local network of walks and rides with nearby footpaths and bridleways across the surrounding countryside and along the Slaney River.
Slaney Manor is a unique and compact residential estate featuring a fine period house, a converted courtyard and a restored castle, all occupying a private, yet accessible situation close to the bustling town of Wexford. A key feature of the property is its elevated situation overlooking the River Slaney along with about 38 acres / 15 hectares of grounds.
The manor house was designed to maximise on the panoramic views, built overlooking the gently rolling grounds, the nearby River Slaney and surrounding countryside.
The present owners have adapted and expanded the accommodation to create a successful wedding venue with extensive bedroom accommodation. The castle function room has a capacity for 260 guests, while the venue can provide bedroom accommodation for 88 guests in total.
The extent and layout of the internal accommodation of the castle offers the opportunity for a purchaser to adapt its use, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.
Slaney Manor House
Slaney Manor House occupies a prominent, elevated situation at the north of the estate. It is entered via a bell-mouthed, stone wall with piers and steel gates. A sweeping tar-sealed driveway flanked with beautiful trees terminates at a spacious parking area in front of the house. Slaney Manor House is a fine three-bay, two-storey over part raised basement country house, believed to date from 1833.
External features of the house include a hipped slate roof and a single-storey porch with impressive stonework.
The current owners have significantly restored the house during their ownership. The detail and finishes are notable with the accommodation suitable for family living and entertaining on a grand scale. Notable internal period features include panelled doors with architraves, decorative fireplaces, cornicing, decorative ceilings and picture rails.
This light-filled, spacious accommodation is of generous and elegant proportions, as shown on the accompanying floorplans. The property extends to about 12,916 square feet (1,200 square metres).
The accommodation is set over three floors. On the lower ground floor (which offers access for a wheelchair) there are two family bedroom suites, two further bedroom suites and a range of service rooms. The formal reception rooms are on the ground floor with the drawing room and dining room off the inner hall. A feature of the property is the self-contained owner's accommodation on the ground floor which includes a bedroom suite, sunroom, sitting room and opens to the kitchen which is fitted out for commercial use. A lift connects to the lower ground floor, ground and first floor levels. To the rear of the house is a garage, tool shed and store.
On the first-floor level, there are five bedrooms, all en suite. The original staff quarters, now comprising four suites, are located on the second floor.
Situated to the south of the house and accessed off the main driveway is the original stone courtyard of outbuildings which have been masterfully restored and converted by the current owners, providing about 8,503 square feet (790 square metres) of accommodation.
The range of traditional farm buildings are laid out in a U-shape and provide additional guest accommodation on the estate. On the ground floor is a reception area, bar area, dining hall, commercial kitchen and functional service rooms. The courtyard comprises 27 bedroom suites in total which includes a self-catered apartment.
The bedrooms are laid out on both the ground and first floor as shown on the accompanying floorplans.
There are paved pathways and a central gravel courtyard. The building is constructed of hewn stone beneath slate and box profile roofs. It includes decorative red brick window surrounds.
Adjacent to the Courtyard is a parking area.
Strictly by appointment by Savills Country, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
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Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale including garden statuary, light fittings, and other removable fittings, although some items may be available by separate negotiation.
The vendors would consider selling moveable items by separate negation at an additional price. Further information is available from the selling agents.
Slaney Manor House - BER Exempt
Courtyard - BER Exempt
Kinsella Castle - C3 BER No. 800485815