Irish Home of the Day: Grey Gate Lodge, Foxford, Co. Mayo


This stunning renovated Victorian-style gate lodge is set on 7 acres of beautiful countryside in Co. Mayo, close to the quaint village of Foxford and within driving distance to Ballina, Westport and the Wild Atlantic Way.

The house has been designed and finished to the highest standard by interior designer Karen Mackay. It is a high-tech modern home, wrapped in the attractive exterior of a Victoria period style property. Rated A3, it has been built to excellent standards.

Inside there is an outstanding range of integrated appliances, custom kitchen & added extras set over two floors. The light filled interior is finished to an exacting standard and awaits a discerning purchaser for this exceptional detached, state of the art modern residence. Built to the absolute highest of standards, this most impressive home boasts a number of special features including: triple glazed windows, underfloor heating, alarm system, custom light fittings, chevron style flooring, Quartzite countertops, custom cabinetry, detailed carpentry throughout, a vaulted ceiling with oak beams, just to name a few. A quintessential Irish ‘Gate Lodge’ style home with the benefits of a modern and efficient build.

Ground floor accommodation consists of large entry hall with oak stairs, living room (with vaulted ceiling, oak beams, wood-burning stove and reclaimed Victorian mantle); eat-in custom kitchen with large centre island, barn slider to pantry closet and access to garden; separate butler’s pantry with laundry with direct access to garden; formal dining room; large office; ground floor (low mobility) accessible guest bedroom with ensuite; and a powder room.

First floor consists of master bedroom (boasting a well-appointed ensuite, featured standing tub in alcove, and generous custom-made closet area); two family bedrooms are also both ensuite.

All rooms are light filled spaces with amazing views over the countryside, rolling mountains and garden. Bathrooms, kitchen and butler’s pantry boast superior tile, fittings, and unique finishes you won’t easily find elsewhere!

The extensive driveway/parking area off the public road leads through custom stone pillars, walls and custom timber gates. There are mature trees, shrubs and newly planted landscaping, along with a completed foundation for a large garage/studio (bathroom, home gym, office mezzanine) with full planning permission granted and materials for structural build. To the rear is a fenced organic garden with raised beds, greenhouse on concrete pad and timber shed.

Grey Gate Lodge has a modern Victorian charm and ‘Grey Gate Farm’ offers organic vegetable & wildflower gardens, greenhouse and extensive parking with uninterrupted views of surrounding fields and mountains.

House hunters with a yearning for a convenient countryside location and open views but for whom proximity to an airport and Dublin are still necessary will find this property a tantalising prospect. Foxford train station and bus stop are each 3 minutes drive or a short walk away. Making access to Dublin City & Airport easy, with Knock Airport only a 30 minute drive.

An exceptional ‘ready-to-move-in’ opportunity to buy a new, highly efficient (BER A3) luxurious home. Built to a very high specification, just completed in 2020, this approx. 1,940 sq ft. property is in new, state of the art condition throughout.

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