Craving a touch of mysticism in your daily life?
Picture this: a charming house in a rustic country setting, but with a twist—it comes with its very own stone circle.
Haremount, a four-bed, two-bathroom cottage in Kilmichael, 15 minutes from Macroom, Co. Cork has hit the market at €295,000 and it could be a dream home for anyone looking for a base with a dash of enchantment.
This unique feature isn’t just a conversation starter; it’s a portal to history. In case you’re unfamiliar, the use of dolmens and stone circles, like the famous Stonehenge, dates back thousands of years.
Inside the traditional farmhouse (which has been extended), has had many upgrades, including a complete kitchen remodel with quartz counters, feature tile backsplash, bespoke shaker-style cabinets, a Belfast sink, and under-shelf lighting.
There are new laminate floors in the kitchen and downstairs bathroom and the kitchen has also been rewired recently.
“The property is set on a 1.1-acre site, which has been crafted into a wonderland of flowers, shrubs, trees, fruit trees, and exotic plants, over many years.” says estate agent Ellen O’Sullivan of OM2.
“It has wonderful countryside views and indeed this property feels like an ideal retreat, away from the hustle and bustle. If peace, tranquillity, and nature is what you desire, then this is the property you have been searching for!”
Dolmens, those stacked stone tables, emerged around 7000 years ago, serving as burial chambers and possibly even cosmic calendars. Stone circles, on the other hand, popped up about 5000 years ago and were like prehistoric meeting spots or celestial observatories.
While the structures at Haremount are not historic, these marvels aren’t just rocks; they’re windows into the past, offering glimpses into ancient rituals, beliefs, and astronomical savvy.
They could be a selling point for a buyer with an interest in history or running spiritual or wellness retreats too.
“On driving in one of the entrances you will be met with the ruin of a pre-famine stone cottage. Much of the layout of the cottage remains visible and some of the stone which has fallen over the years still lies in the vicinity of the cottage,” adds Ellen.
To arrange a viewing, check out the listing here.