Cedar Gables, Jenkinstown, A91 AK46
Cedar Gables, Jenkinstown, A91 AK46
We all love to come across ‘less ordinary’ properties, but Cedar Gables is, in fact, extraordinary! Not only on the outside, but equally on the inside too. It’s a home within a forest-setting, and which has pain-stakingly brought the forest inside, thanks to beautiful natural solid wood features – locally sourced and locally crafted – throughout the house, which set the scene for this Alpine-style home. It’s also incredibly stylish! Natural teak and oak live alongside swathes of white voile and fairy lights and the result is magical!
Cedar Gables is located just off the Greenore road in Jenkinstown, Ravensdale. It’s very close to McCrystal’s shop, Fitzpatrick’ Restaurant and Lordship NS and Bellurgan FC. It’s also c 5 km from Ballymascanlon Hotel, Strandfield Café & Florist and junction 18 of the M1 motorway. Dundalk is 12 km away and Dublin Airport is a 50 minute journey by car. The nearest beach or forest walk is around 5 minutes’ drive away, so whether you’re looking for a quiet retreat or a manageable commute, this home will work perfectly.
The house – set on a c 1.28 acre site – enjoys a very private setting indeed: nesting within natural 270° woodland. And the home – a natural beauty. Constructed of natural cedar shiplap, and roofed with cedar shale, the house is both unusual and picturesque. Its rare design and materials came from Canada and the interior is true to its theme.
Surrounded by 360° veranda, the house comes as two detached structures connected by the porch – the home and the home-away-from-home!
Fist to the main house: the moment you cross the threshold, it is welcoming and warm. It has a great layout which, thanks to its multiple aspect, floods the space with light.
The ground floor essentially is an open plan design with the kitchen Aga at its heart. To the left is the solid wood and brick kitchen, completed with locally sourced solid wood bar and finished with Italian Travertine floor tiles. The bar doubles up as eating, socializing and preparation space, and since windows run the entire length of this room, it’s lovely and bright. It leads directly onto the family space – which is equipped with wooden floor and free-standing stove in a very sweet recessed setting. Continuing around is another ‘zone’ or living space. Off this is a home office or Den which enjoys an almost panoramic view of the woodland outside. Carrying on around the ground floor is Bedroom 1 and, adjacent, bathroom and utility.
Upstairs, you are treated to a masterclass in cozy – and with a few surprises! Bedroom 2 is what dreams are made of: a Duplex or mezzanine space with ladder to sleeping space above (a child’s dream bedroom!), and plenty space beneath it – as well as ensuite! Lots of storage here too.
Bedroom 3 – not to be upstaged, has its own fairy door and bridge to a private den! So it’s effectively 2 rooms in 1! Again – an ensuite and lots of storage! This space also enjoys one of the house’s feature semi circle windows.
And to Bedroom 4 – big wow factor here, with full height ceiling, immense feature window and an ensuite that’s finished with roll-top bath and Travertine tiles that’s a feature all on its own! Individual fitted wardrobes continue the provision of lots of storage space!
The main house measures 209.3 sq m.
Across the porch is the second part of this property: it’s effectively a home all of its own – with a lot of potential – be it for quiet contemplation or a busy home-office. But it’s so much more than that… Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom, so this space is literally an open book for potential!
This space measures 107.7 sq m, bringing the total 317 sq m (almost 3,500 sq ft).
Joanne commented: ‘I’m in love with Cedar Gables! It’s picture-perfect and although it is set within quiet woodland, and gives the impression of a sort of mountain retreat, it’s convenient to so much, and has some of my favourite local stops on the doorstep – Strandfield, Ballymascanlon & Annaloughan Mountain among them! This is definitely a house you must view to fully appreciate – but be prepared to fall in love!’
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