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Farmhouse charm and luxury touches in Carlow for €550k

Sherwood House has plenty of character.

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APPROACHED VIA A tree-lined driveway, Sherwood House is an instantly appealing property.

Located in Kilbride, Co Carlow, the four-bedroom residence is packed with character. It has been completely modernised and upgraded, yet still it retains much of its original farmhouse charm, making for a unique and beautiful residence. 

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A set of steps lead to the front door which opens through to the double-height hallway. This space immediately sets the tone for the rest of the house, with a beautiful chandelier and wood flooring here.

Sherwood House features three reception rooms, including two lounges and a dining room. Each of these rooms are tastefully decorated in a farmhouse style. The main lounge features a solid-fuel stove with a stone surround, a bay window dining area and three crystal chandeliers. 

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The second lounge is similar in style, with an open fireplace with a limestone surround and a solid-fuel stove, two bay windows and another chandelier. In the dining room, there’s space for a table to seat at least eight. 

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Moving through to the kitchen, this space is full of personality. It features original slate flooring and granite wall features, while the modern cabinets add a contemporary touch. A utility room and guest bathroom complete the ground floor.  

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All four bedrooms – three double and one single – are on the first floor. The master suite is akin to what you’d find in a luxury hotel, complete with a dormer area where there’s a free-standing bath which overlooks the garden. 

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The second bedroom has an original panelled wall, while the third features an original stone wall and fireplace. The fourth bedroom is currently used as a dressing room, with plenty of built-in storage here. 

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Outside, a stone cottage runs perpendicular to Sherwood House and would make for an ideal self-contained apartment, subject to relevant planning permission. To the rear, there’s a large two-storey barn which is fully insulated. There are multiple seating areas dotted throughout the mature gardens, while mature trees and hedges add a sense of privacy. 

Location-wise, the property is five minutes from Ballon village, 25 minutes from Carlow town and 90 minutes from Dublin city. 

Sherwood House, Sherwood, Kildavin, Co Carlow is on the market for €550,000 through DNG McCormack via Daft.ie.

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