Stokestown House is an elegant early 19th century period residence with gate lodge, standing on approximately 82 acres. The house is situated towards the middle of the estate with a south westerly aspect overlooking the River Barrow Estuary, south of the market town of New Ross. Stokestown house is a detached three-bay two storey country house, built around 1810, on a “T”- shaped plan, centred on a single-bay single storey projecting porch on the ground floor. The elevations are of locally sourced stone with hipped slate roof over. The windows are of the Wyatt Style with square headed openings and...cut granite sills. To the rear of the residence is the stone coach yard with a range of stables and general stores. A derelict gate lodge is situated at the main entrance with electrically operated wrought iron gates. Stokestown House is a fine period house built of local stone and believed to date from the early 1800’s, allegedly erected by Joseph Berkeley Deane, on his marriage to Sarah Drake. The Drake family of Stokestown, Co. Wexford is descended from Roger Drake, an agent for the Victuallers of the Navy, who received a grant of Stokestown and other lands in Co. Wexford. The house has remained in the same family throughout, however through marriage the family name changed from Drake to Stewart. The house extends to approximately 572 square metre benefiting from a bright interior as afforded by the Wyatt Style windows in the principle rooms. There is much to appreciate internally with the many original features, such as ornate plaster work, ornate door casements, original mahogany doors, deep skirting boards and wide board wooden flooring. The principle reception rooms and bedrooms are of generous proportions, enjoying panoramic views over the lawns and grasslands, stretching down to the River Barrow. The accommodation briefly includes, on the ground floor; the generous entrance porch, entrance hall, four principle reception rooms including the drawing room, dining room and small sitting room, kitchen and a selection of walk-in storage rooms and sculleries. On the first floor there are seven bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms and the family bathroom. The house is approached by a gravel avenue, traversing open farm land with occasional specimen trees, leading to the front graveled fore court. The gardens to the south of the residence are in lawns with shrubberies and bounded by mature woodland providing total privacy. To the front of the residence is the gravel fore court and the front lawn, being extensive and continuing to the river is used for the growing of a meadow, used for hay or silage as required. To the rear of the house is the gated courtyard with a number of stables, garages, kennels and storage sheds. The courtyard is constructed in the same fashion as the main house with stone elevations and slate roofs. Behind the courtyard is an area of mature woodland extending to approximately 4.5 acres, protecting the house from the east wind. There is much on offer in the area, with the towns of Enniscorthy and New Ross close by, in addition Waterford City and Wexford Town are the main centres of the south-eastern region of Ireland. The area is very well known in international circles with the John F Kennedy Arboretum and The Kennedy Homestead being major tourist attractions. New Ross is also the location of the Dunbrody Sailing Ship being a replica famine ship and the adjoining museum. Other attractions of the region include, Hook Head Light House, reputably the oldest light house in the world and the Fort at Duncannon. For the golf enthusiast, there are courses at Mount Juliet, Thomastown in County Kilkenny, St Helen’s Bay Golf Resort Rosslare and New Ross Golf Course in County Wexford and the Faithlegg and Waterford Castle Golf Resorts in County Waterford. Other outdoor activities include hunting, trekking, fishing and sailing. There is an abundance of local eateries and restaurants in New Ross, Waterford City, Enniscorthy and Wexford. The local area is well serviced with shopping, leisure and educational facilities, from pre-school to 3rd level education. With the construction of the Enniscorthy Bypass and the improvements currently underway to the N30 and N25, due to complete in late 2019, access to, Waterford, Rosslare Europort, and Dublin City and Dublin Airport will be greatly improved.
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