Pretty than a picture book and just 40 minutes outside the City of Tribes this collection of thatched cottages in the west of Ireland looks literally magical

What could be more idyllic than a thatched house and cottage just a 40-minute drive outside Galway City and on the doorstep of the town Oughterard with plenty of room for all the family? This home, Fairybridge literally looks like something out of a postcard.

Fairybridge: The magical house and cottage, located 40-minute drive from Galway, near Oughterard.

Fairybridge: The magical house and cottage, located 40-minute drive from Galway, near Oughterard.

This property is rare and unique. The properties, a thatched house and cottage date back to the 17th century. Both properties include original features including beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls. Along with the main properties, there are also a series of outbuildings and a mobile home on the site, which could be used as a holiday letting.

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Fairybridge

How much? $368,516.58 / €328,250.00

What? 17th-century thatched house and cottage (four bedrooms)

Where? Tonwee, Oughterard, Galway

Beautiful old featured, including doors and wooden beams at Fairybridge.

Beautiful old featured, including doors and wooden beams at Fairybridge.

What Fairybridge has in store?

The home was previously owned by Lord McCoy. In 1993 it was purchased by the current owners and some of the property is now being used for vacation rentals.

The main house is made up a spacious living and dining room, a kitchen and breakfast room and three bedrooms (two en suite), a shower room and a solid fuel stove.

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The gardens at Fairybridge thatched homes.

The gardens at Fairybridge thatched homes.

The cottage, which is used as a vacation rental, is an open plan in design. It includes a living room, dining room, kitchen and shower room. The bedroom is a traditional loft bedroom, accessible via a ladder.

The houses are surrounded by manicured gardens and there is also currently a mobile home on site.

Fairybridge is located one mile outside the village of Oughterard and a 40-minute drive from Galway city. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside, just at the gateway of Connemara and the capital town of Lough Corrib.

What do you think? Could this magical fairy cottage be your Irish dream home? Let us know in the comments section below.

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The open hearth in the cottage at Fairybridge.DNG / MyHome