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A Wicklow country house with a dacha dimension

It began life as part of a Russian-style mini-estate, and now Cam Lodge in Kilquade is on the market with a price tag of €2m, writes Ros Drinkwater

3rd November, 2019
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Cam Lodge: the property, once part of a Russian village built by an émigré, is grand but has a warm family ambience

‘A very special house in a very special setting, quite unlike any other in Ireland.” This was the reaction of the vendor of Cam Lodge in Kilquade, Co Wicklow, when he first set eyes on it in 2000. The property began life as part of a Russian village built by an émigré with a penchant for exposed beams, leaded windows, shingle roofs and dacha-style cottages.

“It had a sense of a mini-estate...

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