What: Two-bedroom former gate lodge Where: Ivy Lodge, Ballyfree West, Glenealy, Wicklow
Formerly the gate lodge for Ballyfree House, Ivy Lodge is a two-bedroom property located in Ballyfree West on the southern outskirts of Glenealy village, Co Wicklow.
The 80sqm (861sq ft) property has been renovated and extended to a very high standard by the current owners, who were keen to ensure that all work carried out was in keeping with the rural character of the house.
The heart of the home is the cosy kitchen/dining room area which features a galley-style kitchen and wooden shutters. Off this is the garden room, a Scandinavian-style extension which opens out through double doors into the private and sunny garden.
The sitting room has timber-effect laminate flooring, a Stanley multi-fuel stove and wooden shutters. In the bathroom, an exposed stone wall provides a striking contrast to the polished tiles.
Moving upstairs, the master bedroom (ensuite) features timber floors and ceiling, with spectacular Gothic-style windows in the gable-end wall framing views over the countryside.
The second bedroom also features Gothic-style windows in the gable-end wall, as well as providing attic access.
Outside, the rear garden has been professionally landscaped and it shows. The garden is divided into three areas for relaxing, with a sandstone patios and walkways bordered by shrubbery.
Dating from 1800, Ivy Lodge has undergone an extensive renovation and modernisation process and now features double-glazed windows, upgraded insulation and a new energy-efficient boiler fitted.
It has a BER rating of C1. It also has an Eircom Phonewatch-monitored alarm.
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