Four on the market: thatched cottages
For anyone looking for that stand-out feature in their home, here is a selection of four thatched cottages currently for sale.
The Thatch, Co Waterford €159k
Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds (058) 23444
The Thatch in Clashmore village may look small, but not only do you get 993 sq ft of accommodation, you also get a large rear garden and an outhouse that could be converted into extra living space, a home office or workshop. Inside the cottage is a lounge with an open fire and solid timber flooring. The kitchen is fully fitted with cream units, double oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. There is one bedroom and a bathroom downstairs, and two more bedrooms upstairs.
River View Cottage, Co Tipperary
€330k PJ Broderick & Co (0504) 60600
River View is an 18th century cottage in Holycross, Thurles, that has been extended and restored but still has plenty of charm. It has a floor area of 1,200 sq ft. Inside is a sitting room, fitted kitchen/living room, utility, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is timber flooring and the cottage has been fully insulated. The main attraction is the garden. It has been landscaped with a patio area, pergola and courtyard. The house is heated by geothermal air-to-water underfloor heating and overlooks the River Suir.
Crossfarnogue, Co Wexford
€275k Sherry FitzGerald Radford (051) 426161
This cottage could make a holiday home or investment property in popular Kilmore Quay. It's within walking distance to pubs, restaurants and the marina. The beach is close by too. It's a newly built home that could be divided into two units to maximise the rental income. The first section has an open-plan kitchen/living room downstairs and a bedroom and shower room upstairs. Downstairs in the second section of the house is a kitchen/living room and guest bathroom. There is a bedroom and bathroom upstairs.
Briar Rose Cottage, Co Cork
€175k Clear View Auctioneers (024) 34500
Briar Rose Cottage in Coolroe Cross is a two-bed home that has recently been re-thatched. It's traditional in style with a half door, sash windows, original stone walls and raised marble fireplace. There is an open-plan living, kitchen and dining room, a utility area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen is fully fitted and has a tiled floor. The grounds are laid in lawn with mature trees and shrubs. It's less than 2km from the village of Aglish, and a 55-minute commute to Cork and Waterford cities on the N25.