Poppyfield, Kinvara, Co Galway
Four-bedroom house on 0.5 acres
The home of interior designer Orna O'Reilly -- who designed the house herself -- Poppyfield was built six years ago and is in a lovely, private rural location just over 1.5 miles from the picturesque seaside village of Kinvara.
It has a high BER rating of B3, putting it just one step lower than a specially designed eco-house.
Around 200sqm in size, the house is open plan in design, comprising a large sitting, dining room and kitchen in one large, light-filled area. The kitchen is bespoke, painted cream with granite work-surfaces. The layout makes it an ideal area for entertaining given that it has direct access to the patio.
There are four double bedrooms, two with large en suite shower rooms, plus a family bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have smoked-oak floors. The fourth bedroom is currently used as a home-office and has doors leading directly onto the patio.
Upstairs accommodates a dressing room/study with two Velux windows which offer views of the countryside. Set on 0.5 acres, the garden is surrounded by mature trees.
Pros: Top quality designer curtains are included.
Cons: There's a very large lawn to cut.
Contact: DNG Brian MacMahon 091 638638