Four on the market: in Co Monaghan
Four impressive properties currently on the market in Co Monaghan.
Tullyvin Cottage, Tullyvin
€180k REA Gunne Property (042) 966 1303
Tullyvin Cottage is mentioned by that name on the second-edition Ordnance Survey map, dating from 1908, at which time it was a pretty secluded spot. Now it's next to the Castleblayney bypass of the N2, although, handily enough, that will get you to Dublin Airport in around an hour. Now needing total refurbishment, Tullyvin Cottage has two ground-floor reception rooms along with a kitchen, and two first-floor bedrooms. It's set on 5.8 acres stretching back from the house, and also has outbuildings. Castleblayney's main street is about three kilometres away.
Drumlin Cottage, Mullaghmurphy
€325k Larmer Property (047) 74333
Being a bit too far to walk home safely from the nearest pub in Monaghan town, the owners of Drumlin Cottage have installed a bar in their lounge, where at least they'll always be comfortable, if never in unexpected company.
The lounge runs the width of the house and has two sets of sliding patio doors. There's also a sitting room with a fireplace and a dining room off the country-style kitchen. One en-suite bedroom is on the ground floor and there are another four bedrooms upstairs (one en-suite). That brings the floor area to 2,895 sq ft, while outside there's 0.69 of an acre with a double garage and office.
Limestone Cottage, Lisgall
€250k John Tobin Estate Agents (042) 966 3344
Limestone Cottage was built in 1892, not far from a then-extant corn mill complex, and next to it is what would have once been the mill pond. It's been fully restored and refurbished, with double-glazed sash windows and cut stone, and stands at 1,873 sq ft, one room deep on both floors. The ground floor has the kitchen right of the entrance hall, with a range and a Belfast sink, and beyond that is a sitting room with a fireplace and French doors to the garden. Left of the entrance hall is another reception room with a stove, and there are three bedrooms upstairs.
Clonkirk, Roslea Road, Clones
€290k Sherry FitzGerald Conor McManus (047) 71461
There is not one home office in this dormer bungalow just outside Clones, but two, both in the lofted double garage in the grounds. Fibre optic is installed too, so the property is well set up for the home worker, or the couple of home workers. The house itself is 2,691 sq ft with five bedrooms, two with en-suite showers and the main bedroom with access to a balcony. On the ground floor is the kitchen, where there's a cream range in a brick alcove, a sitting room with a marble fireplace, a dining room with patio doors and a stove, as well as a sun room and study.