A slice of Scandinavia in Dromcollogher, Limerick

A four-bed hardwood house shipped from Sweden nine years ago is now up for sale, writes Trish Dromey.

A slice of Scandinavia in Dromcollogher, Limerick

Dromcollogher, Co Limerick

Price: €265,000

Size: 147 sq m (1,585 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3


Best Feature: Snug as a bug

The owners of Sean Nós Lodge in Dromcollogher didn’t take any half measures when they opted for a Scandinavian home.

Nine years ago their two storey, four-bed hardwood house was built in Sweden, then disassembled — and shipped to Limerick.

Arriving on an 80’ truck, it took three weeks to reassemble and according to the lady of the house didn’t cost any more than a standard house would have.

“But it came with extras including triple-glazed tilt and pivot windows and a central vacuum system. All we had to do was put in kitchen and bathroom suites, and to do the plumbing and electrics.’’

To make their home as energy efficient as possible, the owners fitted it with a Swedish air-to-water heat recovery system.

This involves a heat pump which recycles the energy used in the house to heat the water and provide underfloor heating. The only other form of heating in the B3 energy rated house is a stylish Swedish stove in the living room.

The 1,585 sq ft house is on the market with Sherry FitzGerald Walsh with an asking price of €265,000.

The interior is Scandinavian and modern with solid oak flooring, timber ceilings and painted plaster board walls. The kitchen dining room has painted timber units and integrated appliances and the living room has a bay window and a stove. Downstairs there’s also a bathroom and a bedroom.

Upstairs there’s a spacious landing used as a living area as well as a bathroom with a free standing slipper bath and three bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en suite and a walk-in wardrobe.

The house is on a site of over half an acre and has a gravel driveway, a decked area, lawns and a timber outbuilding, fitted out as an office.

Sean Nós Lodge is located at Carraward West around half a mile outside Dromcollogher village. Selling up for work reasons, the owners like it so much they are thinking about buying a second Swedish home.

VERDICT: Very Scandinavian — it’s energy efficient and different

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