This €350k cottage in Meath has guaranteed peace and quiet on 17 acres
The unassuming townland of Coolnahinch, near Moynalty in Co Meath, has seen more than its share of drama.
In January 1793, there were clashes between the Defenders - the Catholic secret society - and an association of local Protestant 'gentlemen' aided by regular soldiers, and 38 Defenders were killed.
Things are considerably more peaceful there nowadays. Coolnahinch consists of 303 acres and you can claim 17 of those for yourself, as they surround a pretty, detached four-bedroom cottage with views over what is now a pastoral and serene neighbourhood.
The cottage was recently renovated and extended to 1,574 sq ft, and the property also includes a two-storey shed on the grounds. This measures 1,032 sq ft, and while it's an unfinished conversion, it might readily enough become extra living accommodation or possibly a studio or home office. It might also prove a good hiding place for Croppies.
The cottage itself is tastefully finished and decorated, and has pleasing features including sash windows, glossy wooden floors and vaulted ceilings.
The four bedrooms are all in one wing of the house, and the main bedroom is en-suite.
Elsewhere there's a sitting room, a living room and an open-plan kitchen and dining room opening into a sunroom.
The house is at the end of a long avenue and the grounds are dotted with mature trees. Paths wend their way through the gardens and to a wooden bridge over a pond.
It's about six kilometres due north of Moynalty, and roughly an hour's drive from Dublin via the M3 motorway. There's a primary school in the nearby village of Ughtyneill, about one-and-a-half kilometres from the house.
The agent for the sale is REA T&J Gavigan in Kells (046) 924 0045 and the asking price is €350,000.