Get the best of the modern and the traditional in this massive Irish thatched cottage that offers the very best rainy day activity: a heated pool!

Ireland doesn’t offer many opportunities to get out for a proper swim on the beach unless you are willing to turn blue with the cold but luckily this amazing traditional thatched cottage for sale in Co. Down offers up the chance for you to take a dip without ever leaving the house. We never thought we’d be putting thatched cottage and indoor heated swimming pool in the same sentence but we’ve never been happier to be wrong.

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Image: Daft.ie.

Image: Daft.ie.

Image: Daft.ie.

This five-bedroom, five-bathroom dream home is not one of the cheapest thatched cottages we’ve ever featured but it’s not completely extortionate either, the detached house currently on the market for $390,944 (€337,727).

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As well as the obvious draw of that pool, which we could see ourselves never setting out of, the rest of the thatched cottage is pretty beautiful as well with an outdoor patio deck, a garage and plenty of garden space.

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The thatch itself is a pretty high-quality with beautiful features in the interior including hardwood kitchen units.

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The listing reads: “Conveniently situated only 4.5 miles from Banbridge and the A1, and sitting on an elevated site extending to over 1.7 acres, this superb 4/5 bedroom detached family home enjoys excellent views over the surrounding countryside, including the Dromara Hills.

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“Comprising of over 4,200 sq ft, and with special features including a thatched water reed roof and indoor heated swimming pool, this property offers both character and plenty of space.”

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You can view the full listing here. 

Know somebody who would love a dip in this pool? Be sure to share this remarkable cottage with them.

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