IF YOU’RE LOOKING for privacy, tranquility and to escape to nature, Killowen Wood in Killowen, Co Wexford is sure to tick each of those boxes.
The three-bed stone residence is tucked away on a quiet site of 6.32 acres of mature woodland beside the River Barrow, an idyllic spot to call home.
Wood features heavily throughout the property, with wooden floors, exposed beams, ceiling panelling and furnishings.
The front door opens to the hallway, where there’s a double-height ceiling, a feature spiral staircase and tiled flooring which continues throughout the ground floor.
The kitchen is off here and enjoys a quaint country-style design with ample storage space, a Belfast sink and a Stanley oil-fired cooker. There’s room for a dining table to seat six, while the breakfast bar seats two. Four sash windows provide views of the surrounding gardens.
The living room is a warm and welcoming space, with a solid fuel stove, built-in units and exposed beams. French doors open to a balcony, from which you can enjoy views of the river and surrounding woodland. A utility room and a bathroom with an antique bath complete the ground floor accommodation.
Moving to the first floor, the master bedroom has a ‘retreat’ feel. Again, there are exposed beams and ceiling panelling in here, while two Velux windows allow for plenty of natural light. French doors open to another balcony, which is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee while watching boats sail down the river.
There’s a bathroom on this floor, as well as two more double bedrooms with Velux windows.
The grounds at Killowen Wood provide numerous trails and paths among mature trees and shrubbery, while there’s also a small outbuilding and a double shed.
Despite feeling far removed from the hustle and bustle of every day life, New Ross town is just a 15-minute drive away from the property, while the New Ross Bypass Bridge means you can be across the river and on the road to Kilkenny or Waterford inside 10 minutes.