7 Forest View, Lavagh, Roosky €239k REA Brady (071) 962 2444
Although it has a postal address in Leitrim (because of its proximity to Carrick-on-Shannon), No7 Forest View is indeed in Roscommon, west of the Shannon near Lough Boderg, and it comes with a berth in the nearby marina at Carranadoe Bridge.
Built in the early 2000s, it consists of eight cottages, with No7 tucked into a corner next to the forest of the title, on half an acre. Inside, there’s a triple-aspect kitchen, living and dining room with a stone fireplace and French doors to the patio, plus a utility off. There’s one ground floor bedroom and another two bedrooms upstairs, the main one with an en-suite shower and balcony.
€175k REA Seamus McCarthy (0906) 630 001
Shown on the first-edition Ordnance Survey map from 1838, this terraced house in the middle of Frenchpark has in more recent years accommodated a hair salon.
The enterprise arrangements are to the right on the ground floor, but there’s a separate, concealed inner hall leading to the living accommodation, consisting of a front-facing living room and a rear fitted kitchen (about 14ft by 17ft) with sliding patio doors.
The first floor has three bedrooms, the main one at the back with an en-suite shower, bringing the total space to 1,711 sq ft. The back garden is large, with a gravelled flowerbed area with a shed and a long lawn beyond.
9 Cluain Rí, Barrymore, Kiltoom
€795k Sherry FitzGerald O’Meara (0906) 475 500
Cluain Rí is along the western shores of Lough Ree, not far from Hodson Bay. Athlone is about five kilometres from here, where there are about 15 trains a day to Dublin. But No9 is well set up for home workers too, with high-speed broadband and two home offices.
The two offices are on the ground floor, where there’s also a spare bedroom that could be pressed into service for work if necessary. Elsewhere there’s an L-shaped kitchen and living room and a separate sitting room, both with French doors to a southeast-facing patio. The first floor has four bedrooms (two en-suite) in a total floor area of 2,838 sq ft and it’s on 0.469 of an acre.
Tournagee, Kingsland, Boyle
€324,900 Sherry FitzGerald Farrell (071) 962 0976
Known in the neighbourhood as ‘The Master’s House’, this two-storey period property is on two acres of grounds with some beautiful old trees including ash and horse chestnut, plus an orchard with apple, plums and cherries.
A sunroom gives onto the garden patio, and next to this is the kitchen where there’s a breakfast bar and an oil-fired range. There’s also a bay-windowed sitting room on the ground floor plus a home office (or spare bedroom) with a solid-fuel stove. The first floor has three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower.
It’s about 10km from Boyle and three minutes’ drive from Lough Gara in nearby Co Sligo. Knock airport is 35km away.