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Extend your horizons: This unique home in Westmeath is more than meets the eye

The front of the property looks completely different to the back.

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WITH A SIMPLE white and stone facade to the front, this four-bed property in Mullingar, Co Westmeath doesn’t look anything out of the ordinary. 

Yet to the rear, there’s an eye-catching two-storey extension that completely transforms one’s perception of the home. 

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The extension looks as if it’s part of a cabin in the woods, with wood finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows on the ground floor and a balcony with a metal railing on the first floor.

Stepping into the hallway, there’s a lot to take in at this unique property. The entrance hall is finished with solid oak flooring and a timber panelled ceiling, with double doors which open to the sitting room. 

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This space is warm and inviting, and features a solid fuel stove with a brick surround, feature timber beams and a spiral staircase to the first floor. Another set of double doors open to the impressive breakfast room which features an Aga cooker, picture windows, a timber panelled surround and doors to a large, covered patio area.  

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Home cooks are sure to appreciate the kitchen, which comes complete with a Rangemaster, granite worktops and a large feature island. There’s access to the dining room from here, which has a more formal feel than the breakfast room. Feature high ceilings and a picture window fill the space with natural light, while a large stove and solid maple flooring create a cosy atmosphere.  

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Moving back through the hallway, there are two bedrooms on the ground floor. One benefits from double doors to the rear garden, while the other boasts an en suite bathroom with a jacuzzi.  

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On the first floor, the two remaining bedrooms feature timber flooring, timber panelled ceilings, en suite bathrooms and doors to the balcony. The balcony isn’t overlooked and enjoys tranquil views of the surrounding countryside and woodland. 

Moving outside, there’s a large detached studio which could easily be transformed into a games room, home office or gym. Adding to its appeal, the property sits on a mature site of 0.5 acres, including a manicured garden to the front. 

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As for location, Mullingar town is less than a 10-minute drive away, with a selection of schools and sports clubs here, while homeowners can be on the N4 in five minutes.  

The four-bed property in Tullanisky, Mullingar, Co Westmeath is on the market for €384,950 through Sherry FitzGerald Davitt & Davitt via Daft.ie. 

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