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Escape to the countryside at this charming thatched cottage for just €85k

Candy Cottage is a short drive from Lismore, Co Waterford.

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TUCKED AWAY IN the Waterford countryside, Candy Cottage might just be the ultimate no-frills retreat. 

The one-bed property is up for sale by online auction on Friday May 6 through REA Spratt, with the average market value priced at €85,000.

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With a thatched roof and whitewashed exterior, the cottage exudes charm and appeal. Though it could do with some modernisation inside in terms of décor, it’s well-maintained.

The accommodation is cosy, measuring 613 sq ft, but a number of stone outbuildings on the grounds offer the potential for further living or storage space, subject to planning permission. 

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Stepping inside, the sitting room features timber panelled ceilings, timber floors and sash windows, and offers a homely place to unwind. The kitchen/dining area is inviting, with feature exposed stonework, a wooden mantle with a Stanley range cooker where the fireplace used to be, and a bay window with shutters. 

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Moving down the hallway, the bathroom is in excellent condition and includes a power shower and heated towel rail. Completing the accommodation is the double bedroom which enjoys a great deal of natural light thanks to a picture sash window. There’s laminate flooring in here, while the ceiling is finished with timber panelling. 

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Conveniently for the new owners, all light fittings, window furnishings, floor coverings and integrated appliances are included in the sale. 

A raised decking area extends from the property and makes for the ideal spot to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings and the panoramic views of the countryside. 

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While Candy Cottage feels as if it’s in a world of its own, Lismore town is a handy seven-minute drive away. There’s plenty to enjoy here, including Lismore Golf Club and the grounds of Lismore Castle. Further afield, Dungarvan town can be reached in 30 minutes. 

Rich in old-world charm and character, Candy Cottage is sure to be a sweet deal for the right buyer.

Candy Cottage, Glenshask More, Lismore, Co Waterford is up for sale by online auction through REA Spratt via

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