This modern Sligo cottage with a dreamy home office chalet and a treehouse is for sale for €245,000
19th Apr 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With five floors, a separate mews at the back, and one of the most enviable locations in Dublin, this home definitely stands out from the crowd.
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