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This lovingly restored traditional thatched cottage in Westport is on the market for €215,000


By Sarah Gill
19th Sep 2022
This lovingly restored traditional thatched cottage in Westport is on the market for €215,000

A home straight out of a fairytale tucked away up a tree lined driveway in Killawalla, Westport, this Mayo cottage exudes a cosy countryside charm that you just can’t beat.

Currently on the market for €215,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald Crowley, this traditional thatched cottage has been lovingly restored while retaining its original character.

Having been modernised and extended without losing any of its original charm, this countryside cottage features vaulted painted timber ceilings, exposed stone to the side of the windows, a traditional half door and a Caillaich alcove bed space to the side of the fire.

Westport cottage

The kind of space that lends itself to endless evenings relaxing by the solid fuel stove and afternoons spent reading in the kitchen’s cosy corner, life seems to pass by at a slower, more leisurely pace in this little cottage.

New freestanding internal walls have been added and lined with Tyfix insulation. The thatched roof was replaced circa 2008, and consists of 14” thatch, a corrugated metal layer, 4” insulation, foil backed plasterboard and timber panelling.

Westport cottage

Having been refurbished a year ago, there is also the added appeal of a number of furnishings, which have been sourced to enhance the property’s original character, are included in the sale.

The floor area measures approximately 54.7 sq m/589 sq ft. Accommodation comprises an open plan living/dining/kitchen with overhead mezzanine, one bedroom, utility room and shower room. The kitchen is fitted with timber counter tops, a Belfast sink and a slot in cooker.

Westport cottage

Up the wrought iron steps to the mezzanine you’ll find pin flooring and a set of twin beds. In between, there’s a charming little window looking out onto the grounds outside. The main bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with painted timber panelling, maple floor, and a decorative fireplace with a sealed chimney.

The property is complete with a utility area that comprises built-in storage units, a fridge-freezer, a washing machine and a dryer, and a rear door leading to the garden.

Westport cottage

The site itself measures approximately 2.05 acres, most of which has been left in a natural state to encourage biodiversity. The surrounding gardens feature a stone paved terrace, a raised terrace overlooking Lake Nageltia and planting of native flowers. The property is accessed via a tree lined driveway giving privacy. A small stream runs along one of the boundaries.

Westport cottage

There are three stone outbuildings which could suit for conversion, subject to planning permission. From a dedicated work from home space to a home gym or creative studio, the opportunities are endless. Outbuilding one measures 3.96m x 3.35m and was reroofed ten years ago, while the second outbuilding measures 4.56m x 2.77m and the third measures 4.93m x 2.12m.

This cottage would make a dream retreat for those looking for tranquillity amongst scenic rural countryside yet within easy reach of Westport town. Currently on the market for €215,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald Crowley, take a full tour of this charming Westport cottage through the gallery below.