4 of a kind: Homes with handy garden rooms

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Anna Shelswell White 08/12/2022
A garden room can seriously elevate your outdoor space.

AN OFFICE, A bedroom, a games room or a gym, garden rooms can be anything you want them to be and they can seriously elevate your outdoor space.

For any house hunters who need a little extra wiggle room without committing to a full blown extension, we’ve found four homes across the country that have extra rooms near by.

Glanmire, Co Cork – €475,000

In Glanmire, 14 Beechwood Avenue is a roomy five-bed dormer that comes with a 16 m² garage to the back. It’s currently housing an extra bedroom with more renovation potential in the attic. The main house is 214 m² and the sale includes the surrounding .04 acres. The whole site is enclosed, so this is a safe option for anyone with young children and pets. There is also a boundary wall and gates to the front. 

The first floor comprises a big main bedroom with an en suite bathroom along with three more bedrooms that share the family bathroom. The ground floor has a lounge, semi-open plan kitchen and dining area, a dedicated study and a downstairs double bedroom. There’s also a utility room and guest toilet on the ground floor. Cork city is just 10km away, while Glounthaune Train Station and Fota Island Wildlife & Golf Resort all sit close by.

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Bandon, Co Cork – €675,000

If beautiful west Cork is on your radar, check out Grianan on the Dunmanway Road. Perfectly private and surrounded by gardens, this large 313 m² home is about a five minute walk to Bandon town centre and close to everything a family living in the countryside would need, while Cork city is just 30 km away.

The rooms are spread over two floors and include five spacious bedrooms. And if the space inside isn’t enough, there is a block built detached building on the site that could easily be transformed into a gym, spare bedroom or study.

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Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny – €695,000

The area of Huntington is equidistant between the villages of Bennettsbridge and Gowran and is home to Huntington Lodge, an architecturally-designed home in a countryside setting. This 246 m² home comprises a few reception rooms, a kitchen and bedrooms that all look out onto the pretty surrounding gardens. 

The ground floor is bright and spacious with lots with floor to ceiling glazing adds a sunroom effect to the open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge. There’s also a handy utility room. All of the bedrooms live upstairs and are doubles. The garden room is an impressive 55 m² and has power, plumbing, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and its own heating system.

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Kinvara, Co Galway – €585,000

Cloosh Lodge is a seaside home in the rugged west that’s just 7 kms from Kinvara village. The town offers plenty of schools and amenities needed for every day life. Galway city is just 30 minutes away. 

The 224 m² property has a hall with lots of storage space, which leads to the open plan room that’s home to a dining area and lounge. The kitchen off this room has been renovated recently. Two bedrooms and a bathroom finish off the ground floor. A room upstairs that looks over to the Burren and the coast adds a nice touch. Two garages with bathrooms provide more space separate to the house.

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