AS THE DAYS get shorter and the nights become longer, sitting by a blazing fire is one of the best ways to unwind in the evening.
This week we’re looking at four properties around the country with wood-burning stoves – from a three-bed in Co Meath to a unique property in Co Kilkenny.
A three-bed semi-detached property, 5 Coachyard Manor is an ideal family home. It’s located in a quiet cul de sac which overlooks a green area, while there are schools, shops and restaurants within walking distance. Enfield train station is a 10-minute walk away.
No 5 comes complete with a large designer kitchen and spacious dining area, where double doors open to the paved rear garden. This open-plan space also leads to the living room, where there’s a brick feature fireplace and a wood-burning stove. The attic at No 5 has been converted for use as a fourth bedroom.
Located in the heart of Balrothery village, 10 Coach Road Manor is a four-bed dormer bungalow. The property comes to the market in turn-key condition, with most of the windows and the front door being upgraded as of late. No 10 is perfectly positioned on a corner site, and benefits from a large south-facing rear garden.
To the front of the house is a large living room, complete with a feature fireplace and multi-fuel stove. The kitchen and dining area is to the rear, while there’s a separate dining room to the side. The four bedrooms are located on the first floor, with an en suite bathroom from the master bedroom.
A detached property, this L-shaped four-bedroom home is equally impressive inside and out. Set on half an acre of beautiful gardens, the bungalow has been extended and remodelled by its current owners to create a light-filled modern home. Stepping inside, the heart of the property is the main living room, complete with vaulted ceilings and wall-to-wall glass folding doors.
There’s a solid fuel stove in here, while the windows overlook an L-shaped fish pool and the west-facing patio area. There’s access from here to the split-level kitchen, living and dining room, where double doors open to a a large east-facing decking area. Kilkenny city is a quick 15-minute drive away.
Located on a 1.5 acre site, this four-bed bungalow is surrounded by luscious mature gardens filled with lawn areas, trees, shrubs and sun terraces. There’s also a detached building which has been converted for use as a home gym. In the heart of the Sligo countryside, the house is also perfectly positioned to enjoy views of Benbulben.
Stepping inside, there are two large living rooms, a separate dining room and a country-style kitchen. There’s a multi-fuel stove in each of the living rooms, as well as a Rangemaster stove in the kitchen. Each of the four bedrooms a features built-in wardrobe, while the master bedroom benefits from an en suite bathroom.