Fox Lodge, Ratoath €775k Sherry FitzGerald Sherry (01) 825 9452
According to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Fox Lodge was built about 1800 (although the property listing differs).
In more recent times it’s been extended to just under 3,500 sq ft, with an attached apartment called Trymme Cottage on the western elevation, where there’s a kitchen, sitting room and two bedrooms (one en-suite).
Before that addition the house would have been symmetrical, with a formal reception room either side of the entrance hall at the front in the traditional style. The kitchen and family room are at the back, and there are three bedrooms upstairs (one en-suite).
It’s on about an acre in the centre of Ratoath village, with a detached garage.
Hazelwood House, Kilskyre, Kells
€379k REA T&J Gavigan Kells (046) 924 0045
Kilskyre village, sometimes Kilskeer, took its name from St Scíre, who established her church there to be later sacked by Vikings in the tenth century.
The remnants of a medieval church can still be seen in the village, in part of an interesting little complex of antiquities that also includes a tower house and a 17th-century tomb chest.
Hazelwood House, a few hundred metres from the ruins, arrived in the early 20th century, and has been extensively renovated recently, including damp-proofing and insulation.
It’s 1,700 sq ft with four upstairs bedrooms. The ground floor has a living room, sitting room, dining room and kitchen.
It’s on half an acre of lawned grounds with mature trees, a courtyard and outbuildings.
Aingeal Lodge, Killeary, Lobinstown
€495k REA T&J Gavigan Navan (046) 902 3232
Less than 300 metres from the village of Lobinstown (and its pub, the Lobinstown Inn), Aingeal Lodge is on 0.82 of an mainly lawned gardens, with electric gates to the front.
Built in 2007, it has a 388 sq ft attached garage that has roller doors to the garden at the back and replacement windows to the front, if you wanted to divide it up for a home office.
Elsewhere on the ground floor there’s a main living room with a stove and a second, smaller living room, plus an eat-in kitchen with a breakfast bar and patio doors.
One of the four bedrooms has an en-suite shower with total space throughout the house at 3,197 sq ft.
13 Fairyhouse Lodge, Ratoath
€725k REA Grimes Ashbourne (01) 835 0392
Built in 1996, No13 Fairyhouse Lodge last sold almost a decade ago in 2013 for €410,000 according to the Property Price Register.
A few years later, in 2017, the new owners refurbished it, bringing it into line with modern ideas about energy efficiency (it’s now B2 rated).
It’s 2,773 sq ft with five bedrooms on the first floor, two of them with en-suites.
The main recreation area downstairs is a dual-aspect kitchen/ dining/ living room at the back, with triple-glazed sliding doors to the garden.
Pocket doors lead from there to a front lounge, and there’s a family room at the other end of the house, as well as a study off the entrance hall.