If you'd love to live in a picture-perfect cottage, one of these three options in Donegal, Waterford and Galway might pique your interest.
There's something about a traditional cottage that people love. Perhaps it's the association with childhood stories, or the promise of a simpler life surrounded by nature.
Whatever the reason, there's no doubt that a cottage would be a great option for someone looking for a cosy home in a rural location. Here are three we've found, all for under €200,000.
Built in the 1800s, this beautiful traditional thatched cottage has been well-maintained over the years, and has two bedrooms as well as a cosy living and kitchen area that a new owner might want to update.
The cottage sits on a third of an acre of land, and so has a large garden. Just 10 minutes' walk from the local village, Aglish, and less than 20 minutes' drive from the popular town of Dungarvan with its many shops and restaurants, the house sits in the beautiful Blackwater Valley.
This beautiful cottage has been recently restored, and is around 150 years old. With two two ensuite bedrooms, a log burning stove in the vaulted main living area, and a decked outdoor area, it combines modern conveniences with its rustic charm.
Although let by its previous owners as a holiday home, this cottage would also make a wonderful home, with well-sized rooms. It is also situated just 20 minutes from Letterkenny and 50 minutes from Derry city.
Comprised of two buildings, one built in the 1700s and another in the 1800s, this thatched cottage was refurbished in 2000 to fit it with modern conveniences, while retaining features such as the original stone fireplace.
With four bedrooms, it is larger than most cottages, and the vaulted ceilings in several rooms make it feel spacious. Although the decor is in need of updating, this home has plenty of potential. It's also just half an hour from Galway city, with its many amenities.
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