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Rustic meets modern at this expansive Carlow home with a dramatic interior

Fern Lodge measures 2,906 sq ft.

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BUILT IN 2008, Fern Lodge is a warm and welcoming family home with modern touches. 

It’s located in Kilmeany, Co Carlow, with the town centre a quick 10-minute drive away. The five-bed property is located on a landscaped site of 0.7 acres, while surrounding mature trees add a sense of privacy.


Measuring 2,906 sq ft, the house offers no shortage of living space. The heart of the home is the open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, where floor-to-ceiling windows and vaulted ceilings create a bright and airy feel. 

This multi-functional space is ideal for those who like to host yet who also don’t want to leave entire rooms or areas reserved for special occasions.  

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A gallery landing overlooks the living area, where a wood-burning cylindrical stove features a flue that runs to the first floor. There are ceramic tiled floors throughout this space, as well as wood panelling to the walls and ceiling. 

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In the dining area, Velux windows flood the space with natural light, while French doors open to the decking area. Wooden ceiling beams run overhead and add to the country feel. Moving to the U-shaped kitchen, there’s a three-seater breakfast bar here, while the units are bespoke. To the side, there’s a large utility room with floor-to-ceiling storage.

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There’s another living area to the front of the house, where double doors open to the west-facing deck. Creating a cosy feel, the ceiling features pine panelling, while there’s also a solid fuel fireplace. 

Those who have been working from home are sure to appreciate the spacious office on the ground floor. One of the five bedrooms is on this floor, complete with an en suite bathroom. 

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The feeling of spaciousness from the open-plan area continues to the landing, where there are vaulted ceilings and an observation gallery which overlooks the living area. 

The master suite is located to the front of the house, with a feature pine-panelled wall and ceiling here, as well as ceiling beams and built-in storage. The luxurious en suite is to the side, with ceramic wall and floor tiles, twin wash basics, a large corner shower and a double whirlpool bath. Three more spacious double bedrooms and a family bathroom complete the accommodation. 

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Outside, a decking area spans the width of the house and makes for the perfect spot to soak up the sun on warm summer days, while the lawn is perfect for younger members of the family to enjoy. For extra storage space, there’s a block-built garage to the side of the property.

There are several schools and sports clubs in Carlow town, as well as Institute of Technology Carlow and Fairgreen Shopping Centre. The M9 can be reached in less than five minutes, making it easy to get to wherever you need to be.

Fern Lodge, Kilmeany, Co Carlow is on the market for €550,000 through Sherry FitzGerald McDermott via Daft.ie.

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