Take centre stage at Tullamore Mill
Mill House €350k
Tullamore is far from the first place that springs to mind when you consider rural tourism. It is, however, a 'gateway town', having been designated as such by the last government.
And as the owners of the Mill House, at Killeenmore, near Tullamore, point out, it's right in the middle of the country, so it's "a central location for touring Ireland's sights".
The Mill House consists of a three-bedroom detached stone cottage and a corn mill that's been converted for use as a five-bedroom apartment complex for guests.
You enter the cottage through a stable-style half-door that leads into a porch with original brick flooring. Off this is the main living room, which has a traditional fireplace with antique kettle crane. The kitchen and dining room are open plan and overlook the back garden, and there's a conservatory at the back of the cottage with stone walls on two sides.
Also on the ground floor are a utility room, the main bathroom and one bedroom. The other two bedrooms are in the attic conversion upstairs, along with a shower room. Total floor space in the cottage is 1,477 sq ft.
The mill building is much bigger, at 2,373 sq ft. The ground floor has a kitchen, a lounge, and three en-suite bedrooms. The first floor has two kitchens, two lounges, and two bedrooms. Other outbuildings include a cut-stone building made over to an office, utility room and store room, a detached garage and workshop, a lean-to storage shed and a barn.
It's seven kilometres from Tullamore, where you can board a train heading east or west, and about 20 minutes' drive from the M6 Dublin-Galway motorway.
The agent is DNG Kelly Duncan in Tullamore (057) 932 5050 and the asking price is €350,000. You can also buy the property with 23 acres of land, along with 5,500 sq ft of farm buildings, for another €300,000.