FOR MANY PEOPLE, having a swimming pool in your home is a far-fetched dream reserved for ‘if I win the lottery’ – but that doesn’t have to be the case.
This week we’re looking at beautiful homes around the country with their own private pools – from a modern four-bed in Co Louth to a Victorian Gothic revival home in West Cork.
With six bedrooms, 3,509 sq ft of accommodation and 1.4 acres of grounds, shortage of space is no issue at this Tullamore property. The interior is bright and airy and boasts numerous high quality features, including solid oak flooring, marble fireplaces, a solid ash staircase and wall panels.
You’ll live in a tranquil countryside location with views of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, plus a full size, heated swimming pool and separate hot tub for the perfect spot to unwind in nature. For further storage (and potentially living) space, there’s a detached garage of 850 sq ft.
Located on Golf Links road in the seaside village of Bettystown, Viking Lodge sits on a site of 0.3 acres with views over Laytown and Bettystown golf club. Built in 1990, the five-bed detached property has a bright and spacious interior, but its new owners may want to implement some contemporary features and finishes, depending on their preference.
A workshop on the ground floor makes for the ideal home office, or it could be transformed into another living area. Viking Lodge comes complete with an at-home spa of sorts, with an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Three of the five bedrooms enjoy views of the golf course, while the master bedroom features a sizeable balcony.
Coming to the market in turn-key condition, this four-bed Co Louth home is less than a 10-minute drive from Dundalk town centre. It sits on 0.6 acres of professionally landscaped grounds which include a courtyard, timber decking area, pergola, pizza oven and barbecue.
There’s also a large indoor pool and gymnasium, including a meeting area. In the house itself, the kitchen is modern and bright and features granite worktops, white cabinets and tiled floors. A dining area extends from the kitchen, and French doors open to the rear garden.
Old meets new at this five-bed Victorian Gothic revival home in West Cork. Gurteen House was built circa 1851 and has been renovated by its current owners to include modern finishes among its original features, such as sash windows, gargoyles and tiled flooring.
The sale of the property includes six acres of private surroundings, with woodland, an old bridge and a croquet lawn here. There’s a large reception room and separate library on the ground floor, but the heart of the home is undoubtedly the light-filled, open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. At basement level, there’s a swimming pool and sauna.