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Old stone barn transformed into a light-filled hideaway in the Kilkenny countryside

Dating back to the 19th century, Lavender Barn is now on the market for €225k.

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TUCKED AWAY IN the tranquil Kilkenny countryside, Lavender Barn is a stone-cut property with a beautiful interior. 

Lavender is known for its calming effects, and this two-bed lives up to match its name. First built in the 19th century, the property has been converted into a light-filled and welcoming hideaway of 807 sq ft. 

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Outside, Lavender Barn is surrounded by landscaped gardens, which include a decking area for dining al fresco, a double hay shed and ample private parking. From the decking area, there are beautiful views of the countryside, mature trees and shrubs, making for an instantly relaxing atmosphere. 

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Inside, the ground floor features a split-level, open-plan design with double height ceilings and exposed stone-cut walls. Picture windows and roof windows fill the space with natural light, while wood furnishings and a wood-burning stove create a cosy and homely feel. 

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The kitchen is neatly fitted into a U-shaped area, with sleek, handleless cabinets installed to make the most of the space. Steps lead to the dining room, which features enough room to fit a table to seat at least six. 

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A feature staircase leads from the dining room to the mezzanine level, where there’s a comfortable lounge and a double bedroom. While many people would be inclined to install a television in the lounge, it’s hard to imagine this space being used for anything other than relaxing with a friend or reading a good book in front of the cantilevered fireplace.  

The bedroom is a good size and features exposed stone cut walls, roof windows and views across the countryside.  

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Moving back to the ground floor, another double bedroom and bathroom, which are located down the hallway from the open-plan space, complete the accommodation. In the bathroom, a built-in bath with a roof window directly above and stone-cut walls to one side gives the feeling of a spa day without having to leave the house.

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As for location, Lavender Barn is surrounded by beautiful nature walks, with the River Nore just a short stroll away. Inistioge village is a 15-minute drive away, while New Ross town and all of its amenities can be reached in 10 minutes. 

Lavender Barn, The Rower, Inistioge, Co Kilkenny is on the market for €225,000 through P N O’Gorman Auctioneers via Daft.ie.

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