It's a vision straight out of a fairy-tale! A 300-year-old thatched roof Irish cottage in County Waterford.
Update: The story of this beautiful Irish thatched cottage in Country Waterford, which was on the market was one of the most read articles on IrishCentral in 2018. We can certainly see why.
Now, this property, according to Daft.ie, has either been sold or removed from the site. Last we saw it was priced at only €219,000 ($256,000).
Called "The Old Farmhouse," this magical property is located in the Sheckin townland of County Waterford, just outside the town of Cappoquinn, where the River Blackwater runs through.
Lovingly renovated over the past three years, the 300-year-old property is the perfect combination of traditional and modern, with thoughtful touches and design. Its iconic roof was even re-thatched professionally in 2014 by Turkish Thatch.
At the end of a cul-de-sac on half an acre of land, this storybook cottage is the stuff of dreams. It was originally listed at €269,000 ($330,851) and reduced to €249,000 ($306,252), then to €219,000 ($256,000).
According to the former property listing from DNG Morrissey Properties, the two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage "was originally constructed with wide stone walls which are now dry lined and insulated with upgraded double glazed sash windows.
"Handmade cupboards in the kitchen and utility room, Wellstood solid fuel cooker, half-door from the kitchen to the rear garden, old stone outbuildings and a productive vegetable garden all contribute to this very impressive property. This Cottage is a delight to visit and will impress any potential purchaser with its uniqueness and sheer tranquillity of its situation. "
Yes, you read that correctly, it even comes with a vegetable garden!
The Old Farmhouse is a short drive to the picturesque heritage town of Lismore, boasting Lismore Castle, a beautiful town steeped in history with its handcrafted gift shops and weekend markets. Dungarvan town is just 15 minutes from the property.
It is close to the Copper Coast with its sandy beaches and the scenic Comeragh Mountains. The Cliff House Hotel of Ardmore with award-winning Michelin Star restaurant is just thirty minutes drive away, and the N25 Waterford/Cork route is just 20 minutes away, linking Cork City and Cork Airport and the M9 Dublin Motorway also within thirty minutes.
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* Originally published in March 2018, updated July 2018.