1. Clifden, Connemara, County Galway
Some people dream of moving to a thatched roof cottage. Other people dream of moving to a cottage with a sea view. This property, directly on the shores of Mannin Bay, manages to combine both dreams.
This 2 bedroom traditional cottage offers stunning sea views and thanks to it’s south facing position, rooms full of light. You’ll find plenty of original cottage character inside and a welcome modern addition of a sunroom.
The coastal cottage comprises of a bright and open plan living space that includes a fireplace (perfect for enjoying during wild Irish storms), 2 bedrooms and a traditional loft space area. Outside of the main house and towards the shoreline is a purpose built studio that makes the most of the surrounding views and would make an ideal home office or creative space.
You’ll find this dream coastal escape set in the heart of Connemara in County Galway- halfway between Clifden and Ballyconneely and close to many beaches.
2. Saint Bernadette’s, Gormanston, County Meath
Originally built in 1899, this thatched cottage was extended in 2006 to include a modern wing. The 2 buildings combine beautifully to offer the best of both worlds. You’ll enjoy both traditional, cottage living with comfortable modern convenience.
The modern extension adds a lot of space to the original cottage and is filled with natural light. Inside, you’ll find 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite), an open plan kitchen and living room and utility room.
Saint Bernadette’s maintains the quiet peace of rural living while enjoying easy access to both Dublin and many of the popular east coast beaches.
3. The Thatched Cottage, County Kilkenny
The Thatched Cottage is located in the heart of Mooncoin, a rural village that offers a wide selection of local amenities. Despite it’s rural location in County Kilkenny, this property also enjoys easy access to Waterford- being a 20 minutes drive away.
The 2 bedroom cottage dates back over 200 years and offers plenty of outdoor space for either a traditional cottage garden or even modern extension- subject to planning permission.
4. The Grange, Ballyboughal, County Dublin
The Grange is a comfortable family home that offers both charm and modern style throughout. The cottage is surrounded by well maintained lawned gardens and mature trees, accessed via private electric gates. From the large private gardens, the new owners will be able to enjoy the surrounding views of the Irish countryside.
This thatched roof cottage is deceivingly big. Inside you’ll find 5 well sized bedrooms, spacious reception room, living room, drawing room, library, modern kitchen, utility room and 3 bathrooms. As well as this abundant living space, the cottage also benefits from an adjoining commercial premises that would suit a number of uses.
The Grange is set in Ballyboughal, a quiet village that offers plenty of local amenities and leisure activities. Despite it’s rural location, this property is in easy reach of Dublin Airport, the city and popular Dublin coastline.
5. Lauristina Cottage, Naas, County Kildare
Lauristina Cottage is a traditional single storey thatched roof cottage with a 2 storey Edwardian extension to the rear. The extended property creates a great family living space.
The 4 bedroom family home is surrounded by nearly half an acre of gardens that offers a lot of privacy. Inside you’ll find a host of well maintained original features that include sash windows, flooring, high panelled ceilings and feature fireplaces.
Despite it’s central location in the heart of Naas, Lauristina Cottage enjoys a number of outbuildings, courtyards and even stables. These buildings offer a great opportunity for further development to the new buyer.
6. Stradbally, County Waterford
St James’ Wood is a collection of 15 modern thatched roof cottages in Stradbally that offers both old world charm and contemporary living. This well laid out family home comprises of 4 bedrooms (2 en-suites) kitchen, living room, dining room, utility room and a nice sized front and back garden.
Stradbally is a beautiful village located along Ireland’s Copper Coast. The County Waterford village has been protected over the years and still enjoys many thatched roof cottages, traditional slate cottages and mature trees. It’s no surprise Stradbally has won so many awards over the years. This is a perfect area to raise a family, close to nature and in a safe environment that provides plenty of local amenities and opportunities.
7. Rose Cottage, Dungarvan, County Waterford
Rose Cottage would make the ideal country escape having been recently renovated throughout (while still maintaining its original charm and character). The traditionally laid out thatched roof cottage sits at the foot of the Comeragh Mountains in County Waterford and enjoys unrivalled surrounding views of the Irish countryside.
Inside the 1 bedroom cottage you’ll find a cosy open plan living space- complete with an original open hearth fireplace fitted with a stove. It’s a small space to keep heated in winter!
The interior throughout has been kept pared back in a very classic country style. Despite it’s abundance of original features… one modern addition to the property is the underfloor heating in the bedroom that also enjoys access to a private en-suite.
Outside you’ll find parking by the side of the cottage and a small, low maintenance garden to the rear. Rose Cottage would make an ideal holiday home in beautiful County Waterford.
8. Tom Grant’s House, Mooncoin, County Kilkenny
It doesn’t get much more traditional than Tom Grant’s House. Walking into this Irish cottage is like walking back in time. The 1 bedroom thatched roof cottage can’t promise spacious living space but the new owners will enjoy it for it’s timeless, cosy cottage feel.
The County Kilkenny property originally dates back as far as the 18th century and has retained so many of it’s original cottage features. Outside, you’ll find a small courtyard area with a workshop, fuel store and utility shed.
Tom Grant’s House is a short drive outside of Waterford city and the coastline beyond. Considering the price, size and rural location, this would make a dream holiday home for any would be new buyer.