In their recently published guide to ‘Ultimate Irish Homes’ Chill.ie remarked that:
“Outside of the cities, areas of natural beauty that have recently become more accessible with our improved motorway system, like rural Wicklow and North Wexford, are attracting first-time buyers and families looking to trade-up from starter homes and apartments.”
In fact, the property they featured in their guide alongside Bono’s childhood home and Jeremy Irons’ Cork castle is none other than the contemporary home with sweeping coastal views at Kilmurray, Gorey, County Wexford, which we are currently listing (asking €395,000).
Certainly, If you are thinking of moving to North Wexford you are going to be spoilt for choice in terms of scenic rural areas, charming villages or busy towns; there is something for everyone in this region. North Wexford includes the popular town of Gorey and many villages including Ballygarret, the growing village of Ferns, the popular country village of Ballycanew, the renowned coastal village of Courtown and Blackwater to name a few.
North Wexford is situated in the “Sunny South East” of Ireland and is regarded as so, for its many fine beaches and walkways – not to mention having the most hours of sunshine per year than anywhere else in the country. North Wexford is an ideal spot for families being so close to the seaside, in fact, it is ideal for anyone who loves water sports or being beside the sea. Roney point is a lovely stroll even on cold days as the kids will enjoy the walk and there are plenty of seashells to collect too! The famous Curracloe beach is also situated in North Wexford and was the location of the movie hit ‘Saving Private Ryan’.
North Wexford offers the walking enthusiast a choice of hillwalking destinations and family friendly walking trails that all the family can enjoy. Therefore, you can pick between a tranquil walk in Courtown Woods or go for an additional energetic hill walk up the nearby Lugnaquilla mountain.
The name Courtown, in Irish, Baile na Cúirte, or ‘town of the court’, dates to the 13th century, when reference was made to “Cortoon”. Courtown is popular with full-time and part-time residents, and it is now one of the fastest growing towns in the country. It has an abundance of family-friendly activities on the doorstep including Fun Caves, Adventure Golf, 10 Pin Bowling, Bumper Boats and Pirates Cove to name a few.
Significant urbanisation has taken place in recent years, particularly in the Riverchapel area. The wonderful ‘Out of the Blue’ seafood restaurant is renowned for its incredible surf and turf and Taravie Hotel does tasty pub grub.
The Courtown Hibs soccer club caters for boys and girls, from five to 18 years, as well as turning out men’s and women’s teams at senior level. Courtown Golf Club offers stunning sea views for golf fans and the Forest Park Leisure Centre built on 63 acres of woodland is an absolute triumph! It has a 25-metre pool, huge waterslide and a water playground. It also boasts a gym, beauty salon and a coffee shop.
The nearby town of Gorey has plenty of boutiques and arts and crafts outlets, as well as the usual Tesco, Lidl and Aldi. Gorey Shopping Centre, which is anchored by Dunnes Stores is perfect for retail therapy with numerous well-known clothing brands. In terms of schools, Gorey has many ensuring it remains a perfect location for young families looking to settle down.
The smaller villages offer a beautiful serenity and, though many of them only have a local shop and pub, it is an ideal location for those who want quieter living. The beauty is that each village is close to other villages and towns offering amenities and facilities that are accessible to all.
Dublin South is a mere 45 minutes away by car, and there is also a regular Bus Eireann service taking one hour and 20 minutes’ journey. Furthermore, trains operate from Connolly Station to Gorey making this area ideal for commuters.
If you are considering buying or selling in the South Wicklow and North Wexford areas in 2018, call into one of our offices (located in Carnew and Gorey) and chat to any of our expert team or you can contact us online at kinsellaestates.ie. We are happy to facilitate overseas buyers and sellers via Skype or similar, outside of regular office hours.
Alternatively, email me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone : +353 53 94 21718