Whether it’s due to Hollywood’s “The Quiet Man” or a nostalgia for Irish history, there’s something idyllic and cozy about the idea of living in a cottage in Ireland. We decided to take a look at the cottages on the market around Ireland – from the lap of luxury to the rustic and rural.

The term cottage tends to get thrown around casually to describe any house with wooden windows or a thatched roof (a la “The Quiet Man”) but a cottage is “a small house, typically one in the country.”

Read more: The magic of Ireland’s thatched cottages

IrishCentral carried out a survey in 2014 found that one-third of Americans want to buy property in Ireland and retire here. We could certainly think of worse plans. In our series of property-snooping articles we decided to indulge your dreams and take a look at the properties currently for sale in Ireland.

Here are five houses, priced from $84,000 to $1.34 million, that make us want to light a fire, make a cup of tea and snuggle up while listening to the Irish weather outside. Bliss!

Fairy Valley

How much? $1.34 million

Where? Dunbeacon, Durrus, County Cork

What? Five bedroom detached house with six bathrooms and two-bedroom thatched cottage


- Main residence is approximately 211 square meters / 2,280 square feet and thatched cottage approximately 91 square meters / 980 square feet

- Properties are located on approximately 33.9 ha/84 acres (approx. 20 ha/50 acres of which are forestry)

- Views towards Dunmanus Bay and Sheep's Head peninsulas

- Organic farmland

- Multiple outbuildings used for storage and accommodation

- Wooden hot tub and detached garage

- Converted barn, currently used as a music room

About the town:

Durrus is a village located six miles from Bantry. Recently Durrus has been established as a key staging post on the new Wild Atlantic Way driving route.

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How much? $449,375

Where? Kylemore, County Galway

What? Detached four-bedroom house with three bathrooms


- As well as the bedrooms and bathrooms the house includes large porch, L-shaped sitting room, large kitchen, a two man Jacuzzi bath

About the town:

Shanaveag is a townland located close to Kylemore Abbey, and Tullycross, and the Connemara National Park, in County Galway. The village of Tullycross is an easy walk from the house. Letterfrack is a five-minute drive away, and a very busy village with three pubs, a restaurant, and a well-stocked supermarket.

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How much? $168,552

Where? Castlecoote, County Roscommon

What? Detached house with three bedrooms and one bathroom


- Included a stable front door, a thatched roof, original timber ceiling beams and a stone fireplace

- Located on landscaped grounds

- Close to Roscommon Town

- Recently restored

- Accommodation includes three bedrooms (one ensuite), sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom

About the town:

Castlecoote is a village located just five miles outside Roscommon Town (pop. 64,436). Castlecoote a picturesque village, where the remains of the castle of Sir Charles Coote, ‘President of Connaught’ during the rebellion of 1641, still stand. The castle towers now form part of the estate of Castlecoote House, a historic house and guesthouse which, in the 18th century, was the birthplace of the celebrated Gunning sisters. Castlecoote is a noted angling base on the River Suck, renowned for its coarse and trout fishing, running through the village.

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Crossdoney Road

How much? $84,282

Where? Ballinagh, County Cavan

What? A semi-detached house with two bedroom and two bathrooms


- Overall floor area of 88 square meters (947 square feet)

- Accommodation includes two bedrooms (one ensuite), sitting room, and kitchen dining room

- Property sits on large site.

- Walking distance to all local amenities

About the town:

Ballinagh is a market-town four miles south west of Cavan Town. It has a population of 702.

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How much? $28,112

Where? Killargue, Dromahair, County Leitrim

What? Detached house with two bedroom and one bathroom


- Overall floor area 54 square meters (581 square feet)

- Located on one acre of land

- For sale by private treaty

- In need of upgrading and modernization

About the town:

Dromahair is a small village in County Leitrim, six miles Manorhamilton and ten miles from Sligo town. The "Sleeping Giant" mountain formation (comprising Keelogyboy, Leean and Benbo) is visible on approaches to the village, as is Lough Gill below the Slieve Daeáne and Killerry mountain. The village itself is located on the banks of the River Bonet, which flows into Lough Gill.

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H/T: www.daft.ie.