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3 recently renovated stone cottages in Cavan and Wexford for under €325,000


By Lauren Heskin
15th Jan 2022
3 recently renovated stone cottages in Cavan and Wexford for under €325,000

Dreaming of a cottage like the one in ‘The Holiday’? All three of these beauties fit the bill and the bonus is they don’t need any work at all – you can move right in

We’ve all pined for somewhere calm and to nest into these last few months, and especially considered somewhere more rural now that working from home is officially a thing. Well, all three of these stone cottages tick the quintessential country living box, with stoves, exposed stone walls, beautiful beams and all without a need to lift a finger. Each one has been considerately brought up to spec so you can move right in, although there’s lots of opportunity to put your own stamp on things too.

Garryhasten, Clonegal, Co Wexford
€325,000

This 200-year-old stone cottage just three kilometres outside the village of Clongal has been carefully extended, using a similar stoneface so the old and new blend together seamlessly. In the original cottage, you’re welcomed into a stone-flagged living room with stove, with a large, country-style kitchen next door. To the rear, in the extension is another large family living space with a beautiful exposed beam ceiling. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside might even be the best part of the property, with half an acre of beautiful and blousy mature landscaping, the dream cottage garden.

Coppenagh, Virginia, Co Cavan
€249,000

Don’t let the aged stone exterior and bright red door throw you off, inside the walls of this period home is a warm and modern family home. It boasts three bedrooms, a large timber kitchen and a cosy living room, while outside there’s also an expansive patio area, perfect for summer barbecues.

Surrounded by mature gardens, there’s plenty of room to expand this period home too, should you need too and it is just five minutes from Virginia town.

Mullintra, Kingscourt, Co Cavan
€325,000

Sitting on ¾ of an acre with its own tree-lined drive, this cottage was originally built as a forester’s residence. Inside, the vaulted ceilings and stone facades will take you by surprise with its modern interiors. From the double-sides central fireplace to the open-plan kitchen dinner, there’s plenty to love in this four-bedroom home. 

Outside, the garden is not overgrown but could use a little TLC and it’s very private thanks to the surrounding forest.

Take a full tour of all three cottages, below.