Breeogue House, Knocknahur, Co Sligo
€950k Sherry FitzGerald Draper (071) 914 3710
Breeogue House is said to date from 1850 and has been in the ownership of the same family for 60 years. They added the double-height front porch. In recent years, it became well-known for a pottery established among the numerous outbuildings by the owner’s daughter, who died last year.
It’s on three acres with a well-tended walled garden and mature trees, and is less than a kilometre from Ballysadare Bay. Inside, it’s 2,368 sq ft on two storeys over a basement, where there’s a kitchen, living room and bedroom. Another four bedrooms are on the first floor, while at entrance level are the original two formal reception rooms.
Middle Lodge, Solsborough, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
€275k Sherry FitzGerald O’Leary Kinsella (053) 923 7322
Solsborough House, which was destroyed by fire in 1933 and demolished in 1980, had three lodges, one at the north entrance, one at the south, and one — this gamekeeper’s lodge — in the middle. It has original features including Gothic windows, high ceilings and exposed stone inside. According to the national Inventory of Architectural Heritage, it was extended in 1997 (it’s now 969 sq ft), but it could do with some refurbishment.
Within there’s a sitting room with an open fire, a fitted kitchen, and three bedrooms, as well as a bathroom and separate shower. It’s on wooded grounds near the banks of the Slaney, about four kilometres from Enniscorthy.
Fairgreen House, 13 Fairgreen Row, Dundalk, Co Louth
€425k Michael Lavelle Estate Agents (042) 933 2482
On the corner of Fairgreen Row and Nicholas Street, Fairgreen House is in a pleasantly green spot, overlooking the grounds of St Mary’s College with the Castletown River estuary beyond. But it’s also close to the town centre — Clarke station is about 20 minutes’ walk away.
It dates from about 1830 and has original features including the Doric columns flanking the front door, and the ornate plasterwork inside. It’s 2,200 sq ft with dual-aspect, two reception rooms and a kitchen on the ground floor, and four bedrooms upstairs. Out the back is a paved, south-facing courtyard garden with an old stone wall.
Old Station House, Tullig South, Templeglantine, Co Limerick
€380k DNG Declan Woulfe (068) 32141
The Old Station House was formerly Devonroad station, between Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale on the old north Kerry railway line linking Limerick to Tralee, which closed in 1963. The line is now the Limerick Greenway.
The main house measures 1,130 sq ft with a lounge, kitchen and utility on the ground floor and two bedrooms and shower on the first floor. The nearby 484 sq ft freight storehouse has been converted as well with an open-plan kitchen and living room downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs. The whole site is 1.1 acres.