Why negotiating a ‘jobbymoon’ before you start your new job is actually a great idea
Why negotiating a ‘jobbymoon’ before you start your new job is actually a great idea

Erin Lindsay

Skin Proud is Glossier’s new 100% vegan and cruelty-free competitor
Skin Proud is Glossier’s new 100% vegan and cruelty-free competitor

Sarah Finnan

The dos and don’ts of supporting someone who might be suicidal
The dos and don’ts of supporting someone who might be suicidal

Erin Lindsay

‘You’re suddenly painfully aware of the fragility of all that is being asked of you as a mother’
‘You’re suddenly painfully aware of the fragility of all that is being asked of you...

Amanda Cassidy

What you need to know about Olivia Rodrigo and that plagiarism backlash
What you need to know about Olivia Rodrigo and that plagiarism backlash

Jennifer McShane

One of our readers’ favourite Irish homes from ‘IMAGE interiors’ is now on the market
One of our readers’ favourite Irish homes from ‘IMAGE interiors’ is now on the market

Lauren Heskin

Naomi Osaka has just launched her own skin care brand, specifically for people of colour
Naomi Osaka has just launched her own skin care brand, specifically for people of colour

Sarah Finnan

We love the warm tones and sculptural details of this Sandymount extension
We love the warm tones and sculptural details of this Sandymount extension

Megan Burns

Women’s education bursary set up in memory of the late Marian Finucane
Women’s education bursary set up in memory of the late Marian Finucane

Sarah Finnan

What to do when your career goes to plan but you’re still not happy
What to do when your career goes to plan but you’re still not happy

Colette Sexton

Image / Living / Property

3 period homes around the country under €200,000


by Megan Burns
29th Aug 2021
blank

From a former shop to an elegant bungalow, these homes each have their own unique character.

When we think of period homes, what often comes to mind are the Georgian and Victorian homes common in our main cities, however in more rural areas there are a whole host of homes from different eras to choose from. 

These are usually guaranteed to be unique and interesting, and often have the potential to become beautiful homes. Here are three around the country currently on the market for under €200,000.

Fiddown, Piltown, Co Kilkenny, €180,000

period homes under €200,000

Located in centre of the village of Fiddown just 25 minutes’ drive from Waterford city, this four bedroom cottage is undoubtedly charming with its traditional exterior. Part of the building used to be a shop, and it retains the shop front although this section is now part of the house.

Inside, it has two cosy reception rooms, a study, and a kitchen and dining room, plenty of which have original features such as timber sash windows and wall panelling. There is also a wood burning stove and a courtyard to the rear with two outhouses.

Old Luffany, Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny, €125,000

period homes under €200,000

Dating from the late 18th century, this one-bed thatched cottage could make a lovely home for a couple or someone living by themselves. It is small but has everything you need, and although it doesn’t look like it from the outside, there is a first floor.

The rooms have plenty of charm, including wooden internal doors with traditional fixtures, and a stove in the living room. There is also a well-sized garden to the side of the house. Just 20 minutes’ drive from Waterford city, it’s also in a rural location without being too far from amenities.

Ballygammane, Thurles, Co Tipperary, €195,000

period homes under €200,000

A combination of and old stone cottage and a 1920s addition, this three-bed home outside Thurles is in need of a little love but has beautiful proportions and features such as high ceilings and picture rails.

Sitting on 1.7 acres of land, it has a yard, outbuildings and a large grass area. Just over five minutes’ drive from Thurles with its many shops and 45 minutes from Kilkenny, it’s also well located.

Also Read

Kate O'Dowd Fairview house
PROPERTY
One of our readers’ favourite Irish homes from ‘IMAGE interiors’ is now on the market

Wedding planner Kate O’Dowd’s Fairview home, one of the most beloved homes ever featured in ‘IMAGE interiors’, is awaiting a...

By Lauren Heskin

BBQ boxes
FOOD & DRINK
Nine tasty BBQ boxes to help you savour the sunshine this weekend

Make the most of the beautiful weather and join us in putting together an outdoor feast for the ages courtesy...

By Sarah Finnan

Princess Diana
CULTURE
Memorial tributes to be created to honour Princess Diana’s 60th birthday

Despite the tumultuous year in the royal family, both Prince Harry and Prince William will honour their mother in a...

By Jennifer McShane

fire pits
INTERIORS
Set the right garden mood with these 6 outdoor fire pits (suitable for Irish weather)

Who knows what the weather, or this pandemic, will do next. One thing we know is we’re going to be...

By Marlene Wessels

blank
CULTURE
5 classic beach reads worth downloading on your Kindle next

Summer and the heat are in the air. Whether you’re daydreaming about a staycation by the beach or packing for...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
FOOD & DRINK
A garlic and spinach pasta recipe that the whole family will love

This tasty pasta recipe is an extract from Abra Berens’ cookbook, ‘Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables’.Making a pan sauce can...

By Meg Walker

Venice Film Festival
CULTURE
Best of the Venice Film Festival: the 4 films that got standing ovations

These movies are sure to impress, at least if the reception they received at the Venice Film Festival is anything...

By Sarah Finnan