THIS PAST YEAR has taught us many things, including the importance of having a nice outdoor space close to home.
This week we’re looking at four properties around the country with their own mature gardens, from a five-bed in Co Waterford to a light-filled home in Co Clare.
Swords, Co Dublin – €400,000
Located just off Main Street in Swords, Co Dublin, 1 The Old Vicarage dates back to the 17th century. Surrounded by mature communal gardens, the former vicarage has been converted into a private terrace, with No 1 covering 1,400 sq ft of this building. The two-bed property features an elegant interior with open fireplaces, high ceilings and south-facing windows.
Grantstown, Co Waterford – €750,000
Occupying a mature site of 0.5 acres, The Hermitage is a spacious family home of 3,390 sq ft. It features five bedrooms, five bedrooms and three large living areas. The first floor is made up entirely of an open-plan entertainment room with a games area, lounge, bar and bathroom, and the home is approached by a driveway through the impressively landscaped gardens. Waterford city is conveniently located a five-minute drive away.
Ennis, Co Clare – €425,000
Built in 2004, Knockadoon is an attractive five-bed detached home on a manicured site of 0.79 acres. It comes to the market in turn-key condition, with solid oak stairs, timber flooring, a solid fuel stove and a hand-crafted kitchen. The south-facing sunroom is the perfect spot to unwind, while there’s also a large patio area which is ideal for a summer BBQ.
Parsonstown, Co Westmeath – €397,500
Sitting on a landscaped site of 0.5 acres, this five-bed property is located a 10-minute drive from Mullingar. The interior is eye-catching and needs modernisation in parts, with features throughout including checkerboard flooring in the hall, a timber ceiling in the family room and marble fireplaces. There’s also a large garage to the side of the property that’s suitable for conversation as a home office, gym or den.