3 picturesque cottages around Ireland on the market for under €300,000
Quiet, country living isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve tired of city life, then one of these beautiful cottages might just be the peaceful escape you’ve been searching for.
Lilac Cottage, Effin, Kilmallock, Limerick – €165,00
A charming three-bed home close to Charleville town, Lilac Cottage sits on a large one-acre private plot. Featuring lots of intricate woodwork and glazing – unusual for a cottage of its time – the building itself is quite unique, with plenty of natural light courtesy of several large windows throughout.
Accommodation comprises of an entrance porch laid out on tiled flooring leading into the heart of the home. A cosy living room with laminate flooring and a tiled, cast iron open fire can be found further inside, along with a generous kitchen/dining area. There is also a ground-floor bedroom, shower room and sunroom to the rear of the property.
On the first floor, there is a large landing area/office and two further bedrooms. While the property has been modernised over the years, it does require further upgrading and investment – however, with the right care and attention, it has the potential to be a lovely family home with plenty of character.
Fern Cottage, Ballyhinch, Whitegate, Clare – €275,000
A cosy architect-designed property hidden away in nature, Fern Cottage can be found on a small side road just over 3km from Whitegate village in east Clare. Standing on a woodland site measuring 1.3 acres, it was built to a meticulously high standard using only eco-friendly, sustainably-produced materials.
Finished in 2008, the cottage is connected to mains electricity with its own septic tank onsite and has an excellent high-speed broadband system. All windows are made from certified sustainably-grown larch and contain Argon-filled double-glazed units. The front door is made from sustainably-produced Oroco hardwood and was made locally. The property is heated by way of a small wood stove and a gas-on-demand water heater.
Flooded with natural light, the cottage itself is beautifully but simply designed. An entrance porch leads to a large central living space with impressive vaulted ceilings made from West Cork Larch. On one side of the living space is a ground-floor bedroom, while the kitchen area is to the other side. There are overhead rooms on either side of the living room, each accessed via a Dutch staircase. One is used as a bedroom and the other as a study – though this could be converted into a third bedroom if required. The bathroom can be found off the entrance porch.
The garden, however, is what sets this house apart with a charming wildflower garden filled with bio-diverse plants and animals surrounding the outside.
Rose Cottage, Lisgoold, Co Cork – €290,000
Located in the picturesque village of Lisgoold in East Cork is the endearing Rose Cottage. Inside, the property boasts a wonderful open-plan design with accommodation comprising a kitchen/living area, a utility room, three bedrooms (one ensuite), and a family bathroom.
A handsome painted staircase leads to the upstairs which features a bright and spacious landing area, while the kitchen, which has been fully tiled and fitted, can be found downstairs. This area also has the added benefit of a solid fuel stove to bring warmth on those cold winter evenings.
Outside, the property sits on 1/3 of an acre of mature gardens with a two-storey detached garage also included in the sale.
Conveniently located within walking distance of all amenities, you can find everything from a shop to a pub, a children’s playground and a primary school nearby. Midleton is slightly further afield, as is Carrigtwohill village and Cork city.