Sunday 22 July 2018

Right side of history in Meath

Limekiln Lodge, Moynalty €450k

The open-plan living and dining room measures 32ft by 14ft
The open-plan living and dining room measures 32ft by 14ft
Limekiln Lodge was built it 1999

Moynalty in Co Meath is a relatively modern village (by Irish standards at least), having been laid out to a linear plan only in 1837 by the Farrell family of Moynalty House.

All the same, the village has a heritage trail, walking the curious through its 19th-century origins and farther back in time to the mediaeval period and before.

You can visit the riverside site where the Donore Hoard was found in the 1980s - a cache of eighth-century bronze artefacts now in the National Museum. There's also a mound going by the name the Hill of Homes, where once stood a Norman-era castle and mill.

A few dozen metres from the Hill of Homes is Limekiln Lodge - a recent addition to the village landscape, having been built in 1999.

Limekiln Lodge was built it 1999
Limekiln Lodge was built it 1999

Although its name salutes the past, this is a modern house in every respect, of timber frame construction, with underfloor heating and triple glazing and a C2 energy rating. Inside it's fitted with plush and expensive features such as solid wood flooring, a Jacuzzi bath, a central vacuum system, and surround-sound stereo.

You can enjoy that sound system at its best in the open-plan living and dining room, which measures some 32ft by 14ft and has a gas-fitted fireplace.

There are double doors there to both a south-facing sunroom, where there's a tiled floor and patio doors, and to the ash-fitted kitchen.

Of the three bedrooms, one is on the ground floor and the other two are upstairs, both en suite.

The first-floor main bathroom has a corner bath and there's a second bathroom downstairs with a power shower.

The floor area comes to 2,324 sq ft in total.

Limekiln Lodge is for sale for €450,000 with REA T&J Gavigan (046) 924 0045.

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