We can literally picture ourselves sipping tea by the stove.
As the nights draw in and the chilly season starts to arrive, house hunters everywhere are dreaming of fairytale fireplaces and cosy cottages.
If you’re on the hunt for a home, you might find just the thing near a sweet Gaeltacht village about an hour from Cork City.
Rath is a beautiful traditional cottage that has been charmingly refurbished into a unique home around two kilometres outside Ballymakeera… and it’s just hit the market at €335,000.
Boasting every rustic touch you could ask for in an idyllic country abode, the 81.2sqm of living space includes an entrance porch, an open plan kitchen/dining area, living room, and a separate sitting room to complete the ground floor.
The first floor has two bedrooms with cleverly planned storage space and a family bathroom. There is plenty more potential to be found in the selection of detached-out buildings and workshops neatly arranged outside.
Situated in a picturesque and tranquil location, the property oozes charm and character in all directions.
The house sits on a mature 1.6-acre site that has been thoughtfully landscaped with dreamy informal gardens bursting with an array of colourful plants and shrubs.
“The front garden is set behind timber railings with a garden door and pedestrian path leading to the front door,” says Timothy O’Sullivan of estate agents DNG.
“Of particular note is the detached-out buildings and workshops impressively presented, which are suitable for a variety of uses.”
We’d love to see it come to life as a magical Santa’s workshop, but some more realistic uses might include a crafting studio a yoga space or extra room for guests.
You can see more images of the property and arrange a viewing here.