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Friday 22 August 2014

Take Four: Four wooden properties

Published 15/11/2013 | 21:30

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Two-bedroom eco-friendly log home, An Tearmann, Cois Abhainn, Greenan, Glenmalure, Co Wicklow
Three-bedroom Finnish pine log home, Aughagower, Westport, Co Mayo
Two-bedroom log chalet, The Log House, Boolakiley, Lismore, Co Waterford
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What: Two-bedroom eco-friendly log home with allotment Where: An Tearmann, Cois Abhainn, Greenan, Glenmalure, Co Wicklow

An Tearmann is one of six log homes in an eco-friendly development set on 3.25 acres in the Glenmalure Valley in Co Wicklow.

The two-bedroom single-storey home has its own garden and an allotment for growing vegetables, as well as the surrounding communal grounds that run down to the Avonbeg river.

The 93sqm (1,000sq ft) property is surrounded by 46.5sqm) of covered porch and decking.

Inside, An Tearmann has a living/dining area with a high vaulted ceiling, an exposed red-brick fireplace and a wood-burning stove. The kitchen has a Spanish tiled floor, fitted cherrywood units, Belfast sink and integrated appliances.

The master bedroom has built-in wardrobes, an ensuite shower room and a door leading to its own deck area and a sauna. The second bedroom is also ensuite and built-in wardrobes. The ensuite bathroom has a high vaulted ceiling and a Victorian-style roll-top bath.

The attic space could be suitable for conversion to additional accommodation.

The house has oil-fired central heating, backed up by a solid fuel stove. A BER rating is pending. An Tearmann is located three miles from Macreddin village.

Enquiries to O'Neill & Flanagan Estate Agents on 0402 36783

What: Three-bedroom Finnish pine log home on 0.77-acre site

Where: Aughagower, Westport, Co Mayo

THIS three-bedroom log home is built from Finnish pine and is on 0.77ac.

The 176sqm (2,105sq ft) of accommodation consists of an entrance hall, living room, kitchen, dining room and utility room on the ground floor.

Two of the property's three bedrooms are also located on the ground floor. One bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. Moving upstairs, the master bedroom is ensuite and there is also an office and a connecting door to separate living space. This area comprises an open plan sitting room and kitchenette.

The house has double-glazing, oil-fired central heating and a solid fuel stove. It has a BER rating of C1.

Enquiries to Needham Properties on 098 29070.

What: Four-bedroom detached home in estate woodlands

Where: The Duke, Leinster Wood, Carton Demesne, Maynooth, Co Kildare

THE Duke is a partially timber-clad detached home in the Leinster Wood development. The house overlooks the golf course and water feature of the Carton estate.

The two-storey four-bedroom property has gas-fired heating and an open-plan kitchen and dining area with a separate utility/laundry room.

The master bedroom is located on the ground floor.

Upstairs, the first floor has been designed in such a way that the owner can choose to have either two or three bedrooms. A BER rating is pending for the property.

Enquiries to Coonan Real Estate Alliance on 01 6286128

What: Two-bedroom log chalet

Where: The Log House, Boolakiley, Lismore, Co Waterford

This 55sqm (592sq ft) property comprises an open-plan living room and kitchen area, two bedrooms, a sun lounge and shower room.

The lounge area has six windows and a door leading out on to the veranda, which has views of the countryside. Rising out of the lounge is a ladder stairs leading to a lofted attic space that contains twin beds that are in addition to the two bedrooms.

The kitchen features hand-crafted pine fitted kitchen units. The two bedrooms and shower room are off the living/kitchen area.

The oil-fired central heating is boosted by the wood burning stove in the kitchen/living area. The property has a BER rating of C2.

Both the house and the 0.75 acres of grounds surrounding it are in pristine condition.

Enquiries to Sherry FitzGerald Dungarvan on 058 23444

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