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Three adorable cottages around Ireland on the market for under €200,000


By Sarah Finnan
20th Jun 2022
Three adorable cottages around Ireland on the market for under €200,000

Cottagecore at its finest. 

Rural country life has long been romanticised in literature and the movies, but there’s a lot to be said for downsizing and settling in a characterful cottage away from it all.

Often buildings that encourage an immediate sense of calm and relaxation, cottages are easily identifiable by their smaller stature, cosy interiors and proximity to nature. Warm colours, woodwork and traditional stone features complement their usually rustic interiors and their locations away from the noise and bustle of the outside world make them the perfect place to break away from hustle culture and get back in touch with what really matters. 

Here are three beautiful Irish cottages currently on the market for €199,500 and under. Some need more work than others, but each one would make for an idyllic place to live. 

The Dispensary, Knigh Cross, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, €199,500

Taking pride of place in Nigh Cross, Co Tipperary, The Dispensary’s beautiful stone exterior is an ode to traditional Ireland and the houses characteristic of times gone by. 

Dating back to 1858, the property was extended a number of years ago and maintains all of its original charm and character while still adding many modern touches such as a solid fuel stove, granite worktops and oil-fired central heating. 

Wooden ceilings, floors and other such furnishings permeate the house, with a unique half door leading into the house. Outside, the property sits on 0.6 acres of land and the sale includes a large garden to the rear of the building as well as a galvanised shed perfect for storing tools/equipment. 

Cranes Cottage, Glentown, St Johnston, Co Donegal, €119,000

Built in the 1890s, Cranes Cottage is a former workman’s cottage lovingly restored to near completion with original and vintage repurposed materials. 

In need of a little more TLC than some of the other properties on this list, the interior, though only partly finished, has huge potential for new owners to put their own personal spin on it. 

Situated in Glentown, the property is privy to some of the area’s best farmland and has majestic views over the Lagan Valley below. Cranes Cottage also boasts its own maturing orchard with apples, pears, plums and an abundance of wildflowers.

Ferry Cottage, Tarbert, Co Kerry, €165,000

If living along the Wild Atlantic Way has always been a dream of yours, then Ferry Cottage in Co Kerry could be the perfect place to set up shop. A 100-year-old traditional stone cottage, the interior is bright and airy with rustic features that pay homage to the property’s humble beginnings.

A lovely private terrace can be found to the back with gorgeous videos of Tarber Bay and Tarbert Woodlands. The property also includes a utility shed out front with two additional sheds to the rear that could be converted into living space, subject to planning permission.