Cuddle up beside the open-hearth fireplace in this thatched cottage for sale in Co. Waterford which was once the local forge.

While all Irish thatched cottages are steeped in history, “The Old Forge” in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford wears its story in its name as the former location of this Waterford community’s local forge.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

On sale for $178k (€145k), this spacious three-bedroom home is something of a fairytale for anybody looking to buy a thatched cottage in Ireland.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

“Standing on 1.55 acres approx. the property is surrounded by stunning gardens and has wonderful countryside views to the rear,” the listing reads.

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Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

“Inside, the property has been very well maintained by the current owner. The cozy lounge is the heart of the cottage and has a feature open heart style fireplace with fitted stove and open fire side by side.

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Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

“The large living room is just off the kitchen and is very spacious with windows to all sides and is perfect for entertaining guests.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

"The master bedroom is to the rear of the cottage and views of the beautiful gardens.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

“As you exit the back door, the property has a large thatched open storage area which is perfect for storing timber and fuel for the stove as well as all gardening tools.”

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

As one of the only remaining thatched cottages standing in west Waterford, the home has “unrivaled views” of the nearby valley with the River Blackwater and its tributary the River Bride also close by.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

While in an incredibly scenic location, the cottage is also just a 10-15 minute drive from the beautiful towns of Lismore, Cappoquin, and Tallow.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

Image: Sherry Fitzgerald.

You can view the full listing here.

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The Old Forge at Cappoquin. Sherry Fitzgerald