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4 of a kind: Period properties with plenty of charm and character

From a four-bed in Wexford town to a home in Mayo that was built in 1796.

IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a one-of-a-kind home with original features and plenty of character, a period property could be the one for you.

This week we’re looking at four period properties around the country that are packed with ‘olde worlde’ charm – from a four-bed in Wexford town to a home in Mayo that was built in 1796.

Wexford town – €395,000

A four-bed property, 1 Rose Terrace is an inviting home from the outset. It dates back to the 18th century and still enjoys many of its original features, including tiled floors, fireplaces and handmade sash windows. The property features a living room to the front, while there’s an open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge to the rear.

Double glass doors open to a small terrace, where steps lead to a courtyard and stone outbuilding. The property measures 1,571 sq ft over three floors. Located in the heart of Wexford town, No 1′s new owners will be within easy access of whatever they need.  

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Ballymahon, Co Longford – €450,000

Located just a five-minute stroll from Ballymahon town centre, The  is a six-bedroom property with a spacious interior. Built in 1825, the house has been renovated and restored to create a charming home with large living areas and bedrooms.

The accommodation spans 3,272 sq ft over three floors, with the country-style kitchen and dining area at basement level. There are two reception rooms on the ground floor, while the top floor comprises four bedrooms and four en-suite bathrooms. 

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Tullow, Co Carlow – €625,000

Standing on one acre of mature grounds, this six-bed property is instantly appealing from the outset. The grounds feature mature trees and beautiful gardens to the front and side, while there are several outbuildings including a two three-bay hay shed, a seven-bay hay shed and multiple stone buildings. 

Inside, features include timber flooring, a stained glass window in the hallway, cast iron fireplaces and several bay windows. There are two kitchens in the property, with an AGA in one. Tullow town is less than a 15-minute walk away.

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Belmullet, Co Mayo – €595,000

Built in 1796, Binghamstown House is a protected structure with plenty of character. It features an original stone wall to the front, as well as a two storey extension which is suitable for restoration.

The property sits on 1.58 acres, which comprises a large lawn area, a courtyard and an original walled garden. The main section of the house has been rebuilt and refurbished to include a new roof, windows and insulation, while some work remains including the fitting of a kitchen, flooring and internal doors. 

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