AS A RESULT of Ireland’s climate, many of those with a green thumb turn to greenhouses to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers in chillier seasons.
This week we’re looking at four homes around the country with beautiful gardens and greenhouses – from a seven-bed in Co Wexford to a home by the River Lee in West Cork.
Located on 1.5 acres and overlooking the River Lee, Lake View is a beautiful family home with impressive surroundings. The four-bed property features professionally-designed gardens that are sure to impress anyone with a green thumb, with a myriad of plants and trees, a vegetable garden, vegetable beds and a glasshouse.
Lake View measures 3,900 sq ft of light-filled accommodation, and comes complete with solid beech flooring, a solid maple kitchen and a sunroom. To make the most of the beautiful surroundings, many of the south-facing rooms have French doors which open to the Indian sandstone sun terrace. Via the nearby N22, Cork city is a 30-minute drive away.
A seven-bedroom property, shortage of space will likely never be a problem at Ballyedmond House. Set on half an acre in the Wexford countryside, the house benefits from a south-facing garden with a large lawn, apple trees and a polytunnel greenhouse. There’s also a detached block-built garage which acts as a laundry room and storage area.
Inside, the layout of the home is bright and spacious. Accommodation includes seven bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms, two further bathrooms, a kitchen with contemporary units, a living room with a wood-burning stove, a dining room and a study. There’s a primary school within a 15-minute walk, while Old Bawn Beach can be reached in the same amount of time by car.
Positioned on an elevated site, this five-bed property is designed to enjoy the surrounding views of the Knockmealdown Mountains. The bungalow is located on one acre of land, including mature shrubbery, trees and a greenhouse. Double doors in the sun room open to a south-facing patio area with mountain views, making for the perfect spot to entertain or host a barbecue outdoors.
The interior of the property is charming and includes a country-style kitchen, wood-panelled ceilings and two log-burning stoves. A 30 kW boiler stove heats the entire house, while solar panels add to its energy efficiency. Outside, there are two large workshops, three outhouses and an external office.
A four-bed property located on a quiet country road, this detached bungalow comes to the market in turn-key condition. It has been upgraded by the current owner to include a new main bathroom, en suite bathroom, alarm system, insert stove in the living room and an oil stove in the kitchen.
The rear garden is beautiful and includes a large lawn, mature trees, shrubs and a glasshouse. Inside, the accommodation comprises a bright living room, an open plan kitchen and dining room, a large utility room, four bedrooms, an en suite bathroom and a family bathroom.