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Peace and quiet at this charming countryside lodge with five acres in Co Westmeath

Catstone Lodge includes two self-contained apartments, and is on the market for €485k.

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LOCATED ON FIVE acres of grounds in the Westmeath countryside, Catstone Lodge is a unique property that’s sure to be appreciated by someone with a love for animals and the natural world.

Four of the five acres of grounds are made up of agricultural lands, and include an enclosed barn, stables, a hay barn and a large garage. 

The house itself sits on an east-facing site with views across the Westmeath countryside and is surrounded by mature gardens and woodland, making for a private and tranquil place to live. 

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Catstone Lodge, which measures 1,834 sq ft, has been remodelled in recent years and features a charming interior. It’s divided into three sections, comprising the main house in the middle of the building and a self-contained apartment on either side. 

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The main section is in two storeys, with a cast iron spiral staircase joining the two. Exposed stonework, ceiling beams and wood furnishings give the lodge a warm and welcoming feel throughout. 

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On the ground floor, there’s a living and dining room with a wood-burning stove, while double doors open to a large sunroom which floods the space with natural light.

The kitchen features a farmhouse design with wooden cabinets, exposed stone walls and wooden floors. A shower room completes the ground floor. Moving up the spiral staircase, two large bedrooms and the main bathroom are here. 

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The self-contained apartments, which are located on either side of the main section of the lodge, are similar in design. In each residence, the bedroom and living area is open plan, with vaulted ceilings and picture windows ensuring that it feels anything but cramped. There’s a kitchen to the side of each open plan area, while a private bathroom in each apartment completes the accommodation. 

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Located off a quiet country lane, Catstone Lodge is an ideal retreat for anyone who wants to slow down their pace of life and unwind. It isn’t too far removed from everyday life, though, with Moate town a 15-minute drive away and Athlone town a 30-minute drive away. 

Catstone Lodge, Mullaghmeehan, Ballymore, Co Westmeath is on the market for €485,000 through Francis Kearney via Daft.ie.

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