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This homely stone cottage with idyllic country views is on the market for €295,000


By Sarah Finnan
31st May 2023
This homely stone cottage with idyllic country views is on the market for €295,000

A granite farmhouse with stunning views of Mount Leinster, this beautiful cottage can be found tucked away in Drumphea, Co Carlow. 

Nestled at the foothills of The Blackstairs Mountains, Hawthorn Cottage is a quaint building, recently renovated and with unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside. Built circa the 1900s, the property has been lovingly restored to retain many of its original features throughout while still providing for all modern conveniences. 

Presented in turnkey condition, the property is ready for new owners to walk into. The property is of granite stone construction, with a slate roof and has the benefit of teak double-glazed windows. A discrete off-road entrance provides security and privacy, allowing access to this special property which is surrounded by green fields as far as the eye can see. 

Inside the accommodation comprises a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, two bedrooms and a bathroom, along with a large stone outhouse with plenty of potential for conversion. 

The front porch sets the scene for the rest of the property with an abundance of natural light and impressive views across to Mount Leinster. Further inside is the sitting room, characterised by its good quality pitch pine floor, a solid fuel stove set amongst the exposed granite walls and a timber beamed ceiling. 

The same pitch pine floor and exposed ceiling can be found in the dining room which also features a cosy open fire. The picturesque kitchen looks straight out of a picture book with its traditional features, Belfast sink and wooden shelving. Modern additions include an integrated dishwasher and fridge and a vaulted ceiling with Velux window that floods the area with sunlight. 

A unique handmade staircase designed from a tree trunk and purchased from the local sawmill leads to the first floor, where the antique radiators are in keeping with the style of the cottage. Both bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings and wooden floors – one with the potential to divide should the need arise. 

Returning downstairs is the conservatory, with its tiled floor and colourful, ever-changing views of the gardens.  

Outside, the property includes a large stone storage barn with a pitch pine floor and vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams and a small mezzanine overhead. This would be ideal to convert into living accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consent. The barn is completely serviced by electricity and heating.

Hawthorn Cottage is situated on approximately one acre of mature gardens with an array of mature shrubbery and trees as well as a small timber garden shed, granite rockeries and a small wild meadow situated to the front.

The property also has oil-fired central heating and a private water supply and septic tank.

Despite its idyllic rural setting, the cottage is still within a short distance of all local services. Just 8km from Bagenalstown, there you’ll find essential amenities ranging from supermarkets to primary and secondary schools, churches, a train station etc. The M9 motorway is also easily accessible, offering links to Dublin, Carlow, Waterford and all other routes and arteries. 

Other local highlights include many graded walking trails and the River Barrow towpath. 

A serene setting, set amidst stunning gardens makes this property a very appealing option for a country escape from city life. On sale through Donohoe Properties, Hawthorn Cottage is currently on the market for €295,000. Take a closer look inside this homely property in our gallery below.