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A 6/7 bedroom luxury country residence, Cam Lodge is a captivating private mini-estate set on approximately a hectare (approx. 2.5 acres) of award-winning gardens in an idyllic setting; blending its original dacha-themed Russian village period character with every conceivable modern amenity and only 5km from the ever desirable Greystones. Sympathetically enhanced, upgraded and extended from its original footprint, the residence now presents in superb visual order with two distinct wings.
Approached via electric gates the beautiful tree lined gravel avenue bounded by salvaged railway sleepers opens into a sizeable parking apron. In the west wing the reception hall with guest wc and cloakroom opens to the left an impressive triple-aspect dual height drawing room with cathedral style vaulted ceilings and overlooked by a minstrel’s gallery featuring ecclesiastical architectural salvage hardwood balcony rail. There are exposed structural oak beams, a polished timber floor and a fine stone chimney piece with Jotul sold-fuel stove. The dining room is an atmospheric south facing room featuring a complex barrel-vaulted ceiling design, exposed oak beams, part dual-height with gallery above and a beautifully lit by a floor-to-ceiling lead-panel window. There are three bedrooms in the west wing, two on the ground floor, both with en-suite bathrooms and the extravagant principal master bedroom on the first floor. This incredible space includes a front and rear facing balcony giving stunning views, an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and a dressing room; all approached from the stairwell across a gallery overlooking the dining room below.
The kitchen is a southerly oriented room with French doors opening on to the garden. It features a polished timber floor, vaulted beamed ceiling and a central island. This ‘Christian’s’ design space is the heart of the house with its custom wall and floor level cupboards, granite worktops and Esse oil-fired range. Off the kitchen is a utility room. Glazed double doors from the kitchen lead to the family room (east wing) featuring a square bay French window along its entire southern elevation overlooking the garden and a brick-surround open fireplace. Adjacent is a spacious study / bedroom with box window and pretty cast iron fireplace. There are three further bedrooms and three bathrooms (principle guest bedroom en-suite) in the east wing. The pool-house leisure suite comprises of approx. 176 sq. m / 1,894 sq. ft. and has been finished to compliment the character of the house in conjunction with the garden and barbeque area. This 12 metre heated swimming pool with full filtration plant with 5 double French doors, to the poolside garden terrace; plus changing and shower/wc facilities; a sauna and a useful kitchenette.
There is a detached garage/workshop close to the original house entrance; and another larger garage suitable for 2/3 cars adjacent to the tarmacadam tennis court. The outstanding gardens have been immaculately laid out by the late Patricia Maitland who regularly opened Cam Lodge as part of Wicklow Gardens Festival for charity. The current owners ‘carried the torch’ by renovating the garden to compliment the 1950’s planting done by Maitland to protect the house and lend privacy. There are two sets of electronically operated vehicular gates from the country road.
From Dublin south on M50 / M11/ N11 through Kilmacanogue and glen of the downs. Continue past `Delgany` and `Greystones South` exits to exit left for Kilquade (by Burtons`s 4×4 outlet). Cam lodge is on the left after approx. 1 mile, the first gate after passing the `New Russian Village` and just before the sharp left bend before going downhill to Arboretum and St. Patrick`s church. Preferably use the `first` of the two sets of gates to Cam Lodge.
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*Oil fired central heating
* Luxury family home of approximately 580 sq.m / 6 245 sq. ft
* Douglas Fir frame with stunning vaulted ceilings and exposed beams
* Christians” kitchen with oil fired Esse Range
* Approx 1ha / 2.5 acres
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.