On the Market: Grow your own
Smallholders will appreciate the prospects of growing their own food at a 1901-built stone cottage at Grangecon Hill just outside the historic village of Grangecon in Co Wicklow.
This cottage comes with a piggery, a henhouse and an acre of ground which is partially wooded. The house has undergone a good deal restoration work and comes with two rooms downstairs, a quaint staircase leading up to two more rooms upstairs. However, the job needs to be completed.
Among its quirks is an ordnance survey benchmark chiselled into the north wall and dating from the early 1900s.
The nearby village was formerly the basis of a farm for the monks of Baltinglass Abbey and the town is 7km away. Kinsella Estates (059-6481055) seek €100,000.