Get the wind in your sails in Meath
Windmill House €400k
So many house names are a disappointment, as they misrepresent the facts. Cherry Tree Lodge is surrounded by leylandii; Lake View overlooks a quagmire; Dunroamin is back on the market.
But, unusually enough, the designation Windmill House is as good as its word. It's in the townland of Balrath, Co Meath, and it's right beside Balrath Windmill - a 19th century tower that's been converted to residential use.
If you were in Quixotic mood, you could charge at it with your lance at full tilt, but it might be better to try and keep in with the neighbours instead.
Windmill House itself is a large, 5,328 sq ft detached property on 0.7 of an acre with lawns, mature trees and windmill views.
Inside, it's a house that's very much cut out for recreation, as in its basement it has both a games room and a wine cellar, where you can stock up on Tempranillo from Don Quixote country, La Mancha. Up on the ground floor, meanwhile, there are two main reception rooms - a sitting room and a dining room, both dual-aspect and both with fireplaces.
The dining room has a serving hatch to a big kitchen and living room, 36ft by 17ft, which is fitted with a centre island and a solid-fuel stove. Double doors open from the kitchen to a sunroom, which has a maple floor and patio doors to the garden.
There's even more space for leisure on the first floor, where you'll find a library and a study, both with built-in shelving.
The five bedrooms are on the first floor (three en-suite). The main bedroom also has a walk-in wardrobe and a door to a balcony.
Windmill House is about 15 kilometres from Navan, and roughly half an hour's drive from Dublin via the M2.
The agent is Raymond Potterton in Navan (046) 902 7666 and the asking price is €400,000.