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4 of a kind: Country cottages with lots of rural charm

From a thatched cottage in Kerry to a 200 year old property in Clare.

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HAVE YOU EVER dreamed of packing your bags and moving to a cottage in the quiet countryside? If so, these homes are sure to tickle your fancy.

This week we’re looking at four charming cottages around the country – from a thatched cottage in Kerry to a 200 year old property in Clare.

Liscannor, Co Clare – €400,000

Located a 30-minute walk from the Cliffs of Moher, Kate’s Country Cottage is an idyllic Wild Atlantic Way retreat. The two-bed property dates back 200 years and retains numerous original features, including flagstone floors and a feature stone wall.

The accommodation comprises a bright kitchen, a warm and welcoming living room, two double bedrooms, one en suite bathroom and a main bathroom. It sits on a site of 0.3 acres, with a range of restored traditional outbuildings here. 

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Glenbeigh, Co Kerry – €350,000

Located off the Ring of Kerry, this three-bed thatched cottage is the perfect escape from everyday life. The property boasts beautiful views of Dooks Bay, Caragh River and the Seefin Mountains, while there’s a quiet beach just a 10-minute walk away. Rossbeigh Beach is a 10-minute drive away.

The house itself has been recently renovated and enjoys plenty of natural light thanks to Velux and picture windows throughout, while floor-to-ceiling windows in the sunroom allow for views of the bay. Outside, a large decking area is the perfect spot to dine al fresco.

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Kilcrohane, Co Cork – €415,000

Located a five-minute drive from Kilcrohane Pier on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, Nora’s is a beautiful four-bed stone house. It’s located on a half acre of level gardens, with a stone outbuilding and large detached studio here.

The main accommodation spans two storeys, including an annex which comprises a sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and a bedroom. Features include exposed timber ceiling beams and exposed stone walls, with many of the rooms in the main house benefitting from a south-facing aspect.

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Shrule, Co Mayo – €195,000 

Positioned on 0.67 acres, this three-bed cottage features a warm and welcoming interior of 1,474 sq ft. The property has been completely refurbished yet maintains much of its original charm and character.

The accommodation includes a comfortable family room with an arched fireplace and a solid fuel stove, a sitting room with an open fireplace and solid wood flooring, and a bright sunroom with a cathedral ceiling. There’s plenty of space outdoors to enjoy the views of countryside, with patios and decking areas for dining al fresco.

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