Ireland is famous for it’s white washed cottages- many of which were once topped with a thatch roof. Nowadays many of the old cottages have had their roofs replaced. But if you’re in the market for that old world charm, you can still find yourself a piece of Irish history…
1. Garbally, Tullamore, County Offaly
The thatched roof property in County Offaly must be one of Ireland’s most unique houses. The 3 bedroom cottage sits surrounded by just under an acre of beautiful gardens in the Offaly countryside.
Inside you’ll find loads of old world charm and character- including decorative plaster work, vaulted ceilings, beams and wood flooring. This would make a magical family home.
The cottage is in a great location being a short distance from Tullamore and just an hour away from Dublin.
2. The Cottage, Killawalla, Westport, County Mayo
This charming thatched roof cottage in County Mayo has recently been renovated and extended- giving this property a comfortable and modern feel inside. Outside however retains it’s traditional and original charm.
It wasn’t just the interior of this cottage that was renovated- the thatched roof has also recently undergone renewal. So, that’s something you shouldn’t have to worry about for another few years at least.
The original section of this 2 bedroom cottage retains many of it’s traditional features and adds to the overall charm of the property.
From the front of the property you’ll enjoy distant views of the surrounding mountains and lake below.
3. Killawalla, Westport, County Mayo
The third property on our list also comes from County Mayo. This traditional Irish cottage has retained almost all of it’s original features and gives this home a warm and cosy feel throughout.
The charming 1 bedroom cottage was rethatched in 2008 and new internal walls built- which include plenty of insulation too! The property is located in the heart of the County Mayo countryside while enjoying easy access to nearby Westport and the coast.
Outside, you’ll find a couple of outbuildings and nearly 2 acres of land that has been lovingly left to nature and is popular with wildlife. This traditional Irish cottage would make a beautiful rural retreat for staycations.