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Explore this rustic country house with a modern home hidden inside - yours for €375k

Rootate is 15 minutes from Dundalk, Co Louth.


DATING BACK TO circa 1870 and updated in 2000, this four-bed stone house offers the perfect balance of character, history and modern charm.

Located in the Louth countryside (yet within a 15-minute drive of Dundalk), Rootate features mature landscaped gardens to the side and rear, with a traditional stone boundary to the front. 

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Stepping inside, exposed red brick walls and solid wooden floors in the hallway set the tone for the rest of the property. The entrance to the sitting room is straight ahead, with stone walls, a feature fireplace and picture windows in here. 

The heart of the home, however, is the kitchen, living and dining area. This space is filled with natural light thanks to a floor-to-ceiling double-height window and allows in views of the mature trees at the rear of the property. 

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Hand-painted kitchen units run along one wall, while there’s room for a dining table to seat at least six. Double doors open to a spacious patio area, which makes for the ideal space to enjoy sunny skies during the summer months.

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At the other end of the room, a wood-burning stove adds a cosy feel to the living area, where a spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine level. From here, there are views of the surrounding countryside and room to transform this space into a reading nook.  

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Moving to the first floor, there are three bedrooms here (there’s one on the ground floor) and the family bathroom. The master bedroom features an en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, while the guest bedroom also has its own en suite bathroom.

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From the moment you step inside the front door, the attention to detail at Rootate is clear and doesn’t falter throughout its 2,503 sq ft.

Despite feeling far removed from the tasks that come with everyday life, the property is ideally located for families, with a primary school just a 10-minute walk away. Dundalk town offers shops, restaurants and amenities aplenty, while the M1 can be reached in 15 minutes.

Rootate, Stonetown, Dundalk, Co Louth is on the market for €375,000 through Blue Sky Property via

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