Gate lodge conversion on Malahide Road

A converted gate lodge has been extended to four bedrooms with a medieval-style round tower


Set on 0.3 of an acre, the Cottage started life as the former gate lodge to Hutchinson Farm. Situated 100ft from Dublin’s city limits, this four-bedroom property has been extended and remodelled and now measures approximately 190sq m (2,045sq ft).

The house is asking €595,000 through agents Lisney.

The renovation work took place in 2000. The property has a chalet feel inside thanks to the abundant use of French maritime pine on floors throughout. In the hall a vaulted pine ceiling and limestone wall greet you. Teak stairs, situated in the stone tower, lead upstairs.

This is the original part of the lodge. The one-storey space houses the fitted pine kitchen, which has polished black granite worktops and red-brick detailing on the island, and leads through to the open-plan living room with a black limestone hearth.

The modern two-storey extension houses the accommodation – four bedrooms in total. Three are downstairs.

The master bedroom, which is upstairs, has vaulted ceilings, an en suite bathroom from which you can see Ireland’s Eye and a door leading out to a lovely-west-facing balcony.

The walled grounds include front, back, side and sunken gardens. A separate, stone-clad garage has an upstairs room with roof lights that could operate as a home office.

Campion’s pub in Balgriffin is a stone’s throw away.

The M50 is a 10-minute drive and Clongriffin Dart station is a 10-minute walk.

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