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This modern Sligo cottage with a dreamy home office chalet and a treehouse is for sale for €245,000


by Lauren Heskin
19th Apr 2021
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This cottage for sale in the rolling Sligo hills has been thoughtfully renovated and extended to create a three-bedroom house, as well as the dream working from home scenario: A spacious, self-contained workspace.

Adorably named Thistledome Cottage this three-bedroom farmhouse on a one-acre site and is currently on the market for €245,000. It’s been beautifully finished to create a bright and comfortable family home. It has been thoughtfully extended in a way that doesn’t take away from the original character of the cottage, yet brings the floor space to a comfortable 102 square metres. 

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The converted cottage is located between Cooloney and Boyle in Co Roscommon in an elevated spot amongst the rolling hills of Castlebaldwin with views over Lough Arrow.

In the single-storey extension built in 2012, the yellow back door leads into a nicely proportioned hall, with traditional terracotta tiles that tie it in with the original farmhouse.

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To the right the large kitchen/diner, with the ceiling height brought right into the eaves, double-sided views of the countryside and French doors onto the garden. The space is large enough for a seating area, piano and dining table, as well as a large grey kitchen with timber countertops and an island with a breakfast bar. 

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To the left of the entrance hall is a large room in the extension with its own door onto the garden. This is currently being used as a children’s bedroom/playroom but could easily function as something else. 

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Towards the original building in the centre of the home are a comfortable living area and the front porch. Keeping much of the traditional parts of the house like the cladding timber roof and central chimney with a wood-burning stove, but contrasted it with light, modern interiors.

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Either side of the living room is two double bedrooms, one with its own fireplace. There’s also a small box room here, currently used as a child’s bedroom, as well as a family bathroom.

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Outside, a stunning modern chalet, currently used as a pretty incredible home office. However, it also has a bathroom and utility room that could easily be converted into a kitchen to create a self-contained guest suite.

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In the garden has a gravelled drive and lawn area, as well as steps up to a wooden treehouse and swing. There’s also a large area along the main road where a second property could be built, subject to planning.

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