It takes two at Aclare Lodge in Drumconrath
Some time during its long history, Aclare Lodge in Drumconrath, Co Meath, was turned into two houses. Presumably it could be converted back to one or, if you're on really wretched terms with your other half, you could keep it the way it is and then knock through when things get better.
According to Meath County Council's list of protected structures, Aclare Lodge was built around 1800. It was described in Lewis' 1837 topography as the "neat residence" of one G Moore Adams Esquire.
The accommodation consists of two entrance halls, two living rooms, two kitchen/ dining rooms, six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a garage – perfect for the family who can't get along.
It's about three kilometres from the village of Drumconrath, and a little over one kilometre from the N52, which would take you to Dublin in around an hour.
Aclare Lodge is on the market for €200,000 through Hooke & MacDonald (01 631 8402).