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Thursday 23 November 2017

A taste of the good life in Meath for €495,000

The 200-year-old cottage in Gormanston is in walk-in condition and stands on 10ac.
The 200-year-old cottage in Gormanston is in walk-in condition and stands on 10ac.
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Gormanston Cottage at Stamullen Road Gormanston is a fully refurbished, three-bedroom thatched cottage with outhouses on 10ac. It is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €495,000.

Located 1.7km from the village of Stamullen the cottage is 5km from Balbriggan, 2km from Gormanston train station, 13km from Drogheda with Dublin Airport a 20 minute drive away.

The cottage was built over 200 years ago and has been tastefully renovated. According to Giles Belton of selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Lannon, the house is in walk- in condition with extensive outhouses and 10ac of mature prime agricultural land.

The two-storey house has a 'hipped' thatch roof, a feature that predates the more common thatched roof with stone gables.

Extending to 2,300sqft the place has been entirely restored and renovated in the last two years and great care has been taken to respect its provenance.

The south-facing cottage has a wealth of original features but also has all the conveniences for modern living. According to Giles Belton "the result is a delightful property full of character and appeal."

The ground floor accommodation includes an entrance hall and a sitting room. The kitchen is equipped with fitted units, a double gas hob and a triple oven cooker. Among other rooms is a dining room, a utility, a study, a laundry, a WC/shower room and a bathroom. There are three bedrooms on the first floor.

Among the original features are sash style wooden frame windows with working shutters, original ornate fireplaces, original ornate coving and the original floorboards that are fully restored.

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Among the more modern features is a gas central heating system, new cast iron reproduction radiators, a waste water treatment system, new wiring including CAT 5 cabling throughout and a fully insulated floor in the sitting room.

Out of doors the traditional courtyard features a barn style outbuilding in good condition with a floor area of circa 1,100sq ft. This space be ideal for running a business or craft-making. It could also accommodate up to four stables for the owner with equestrian interests.

There is substantial yard space and some other stone sheds while behind the cottage there are 10ac of land comprised of prime County Meath ground with 240m of road frontage. Laid out in three fields the ground has a stream running through it and is in great order

"This is the business for anyone looking for a taste of the good life," Mr Belton said.

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