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4 of a kind: Homes with kitchen islands for keen home cooks

From a five-bed in Co Offaly to an extended thatch cottage in Co Wexford.
Oct 8th 2020, 6:10 PM 10,318 0

WHEN IT COMES to designing a dream kitchen, a centre island features on many people’s lists. 

An island can really open up a kitchen space, and allows the host to be involved in conversation while guests gather nearby.

This week we’re looking at four properties around the country with covetable centre islands – from a five-bed in Co Offaly to an extended thatch cottage in Co Wexford. 

Clogherhead, Co Louth – €565,000

A four-bed property with a beautiful stone facade, Tigh Carraig boasts a spacious and light-filled interior. The accommodation measures 2,568 sq ft over three storeys, while a large detached double garage provides the ideal space for a standalone home office or workshop.

The kitchen, living and dining area at Tigh Carraig is open-plan, and includes a beautiful country-style kitchen with a double Belfast sink and centre island. Double doors open from here to the south-facing garden, where there’s a large paved patio and barbecue area for the summer months. 

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Geashill, Co Offaly – €500,000

Located on 0.9 acres of manicured grounds, this five-bed property in Geashill village is visually appealing both inside and out. Stepping inside, there’s a large hallway with a feature staircase and tiled floors. There’s a sitting room with a bay window to the front, while the open-plan kitchen, living and dining room is the heart of the home.

There’s plenty of storage space in the ivory kitchen cabinets, while the centre island doubles as a breakfast bar. Walnut floors and a wood-burning stove make the living area feel warm and cosy, while there’s also a separate sunroom for enjoying the evening sunshine. 

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Taghmon, Co Wexford – €269,000

A picture-perfect property, Forge Cottage comes to the market in turn-key condition. The original cottage with the thatched roof is more than 250 years old, and has been carefully extended over the years to create a charming and alluring home. 

The interior is warm and inviting, with features including a brick fireplace, exposed beams and timber-panelled walls. The kitchen has been recently refitted with new units, a centre island, electrical appliances and a walk-in pantry. Outside, there’s a private south-west facing garden with an orchard, patio area and lawn. 

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Glounthaune, Co Cork – €380,000

Built in 2016, 16 The Woods is a contemporary and stylish property. It measures 1,900 sq ft over three floors, including four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living rooms. No 16 features an open-plan living, kitchen and dining room, where floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with natural light from the south-facing rear garden. 

The kitchen follows a pink, grey and white theme, with Shaker-style units, subway-style splashback tiles and a sizeable centre island with a marble-effect counter top. The rear garden is ideally suited for those with young children, as a large section of astro turf makes for the perfect place to play outdoors.

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