Four on the market: cottages in commuting counties
We select four cottages on the market which offer the convenience of being within commuting distance to Dublin.
Wood Cottage, Naas, Co Kildare
€375k Charters (01) 651 7000
As its name suggests, Wood Cottage, in Newtown Donore, is surrounded by trees, both on its own 0.8 acre of grounds and farther afield. A stand of native broadleafs lines the front boundary and there are woods to the north and west. The cottage itself is 2,000 sq ft in a dormer arrangement, with four bedrooms on its first floor. The ground floor has a living room and French doors to the garden, an open-plan kitchen and dining room, and a fifth bedroom or study. Outside there's a patio and a summerhouse.
Hickey’s Lane, Co Meath
€560k Sherry FitzGerald Geraghty (01) 835 0577
This detached dormer bungalow on half an acre in Baltrasna, south of Ashbourne has had a recent extension and a facelift. The floor area is now 2,350 sq ft. Out the back is an extension with an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room. The kitchen has a centre island with a built-in hob and a breakfast bar, and there are sliding patio doors in the sitting and dining area. There's also a sitting room on the ground floor, and three bedrooms. The master bedroom (with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite) is on the upper floor.
Yellowgap Cottage, Co Louth
€230k Robt B Daly (041) 983 8607
Yellowgap Cottage is one of a pair of semi-detached bungalows on the outskirts of Termonfeckin. It's been fully modernised and tidied up, and the energy rating has been boosted to a creditable B3. The floor area is 827 sq ft, although there may be scope to extend. As it stands, it has two bedrooms (one with French doors to the garden). The main living room is an impressive, open-plan kitchen and lounge with a vaulted ceiling and two sets of French doors to the garden. It's about seven kilometres from Drogheda.
Tomcoyle Cottage, Co Wicklow
€195k Sherry FitzGerald Myles Doyle (0402) 32367
When you make the six-odd kilometre journey from Tomcoyle Cottage to Aughrim, you cross over Rednagh Bridge, the scene of a famous battle in the 1798 rebellion. Tomcoyle Cottage is on an elevated site with three-quarters of an acre of flower- and shrub-filled gardens and an orchard. It has long views of mountains and vales. Built in the 1940s, the cottage is 1,043 sq ft with three bedrooms (one en-suite) and two living areas - an eat-in kitchen and a sitting room, both dual-aspect and with stoves.