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This dream home went from bungalow to five-bed mansion with its own bar

And it has a 43-speaker system too.

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THIS DREAM HOME started off as a bungalow, but has undergone quite the transformation indeed.

Located on six acres in the picturesque Ashford in Co Wicklow, Mountain Springs has lots of treats in store for its new owner.

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On the market for €1.3m (down from €1.6m in recent months), it has five bedrooms in the main house, but guest accommodation nearby for when you want to have guests over.

And believe us, you’ll want to have guests over.

Mountain Springs was originally a split-level bungalow, but has grown to become a 5300 sq ft house with lots of unusual and interesting fittings.

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Music fans will take note that the house has a 43-speaker sound system, which marks it out as quite the location for entertaining.

The underfloor heating will be a treat in the winter, and there’s even a stand-by generator in case anything goes kaput.

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The bespoke Italian kitchen is outfitted by Miele, and there is extensive solid oak and walnut flooring throughout the house.

It’s a fine life indeed for whoever lives here, with a full-size snooker room and a bar. We mentioned it’s a great place for entertaining, right?

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The kitchen and  breakfast room area is jam-packed, with a pair of fan ovens, steam ovens and warming trays. There are two temperature-controlled wine cabinets too, and four dishwashers. Yes, four.

If the new owner is a dab hand in the kitchen, they’ll make much use of the barbecue grills and gas hobs. A cook’s dream.

The drawing room and dining room are open-plan, with the windows overlooking the gorgeous gardens.

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In the grounds, you’ll find two acres of rough ground which could be reclaimed, but the remaining four acres are securely fenced in.

There are paddocks and tack rooms for horses, and bridges connecting parts of the land.

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The highlight has to be the corner jacuzzi at the rear of the garden, which is near the veranda with its outdoor fireplace.

Truly, this is a home for people who love an up-scale lifestyle. There’s even a wooden wendy house for the kids.

Mountain Springs is for sale for €1.3m by Colliers International through Daft.ie

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Maria Heffernan  / Property supplement

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