• Thatch peeping over hedgerows St. James Wood

    What happened the Stradbally Cottages?

    We were on a mission to buy our first old VW Campervan when we happened across the strange, fantastical sight of the ghost estate St. Johns Wood in Stradbally, Co. Waterford back in 2014.  The gearbox in the camper was shot so we didn’t buy,  …
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  • Dalkey Cottages, Co. Dublin

    A few lovely Irish Cottages I spotted while on a stroll out by Dalkey village on Saturday. Rockbrook Cottage Dalkey Dalkey Cottages and laneway Pretty Cottage in Dalkey town
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  • Buying an Irish Cottage – Part II

    This is Part II of this article – for Part I see – Buying an Irish Cottage – Part I   The Offer  Snowy Cottage, Co. Kerry – Jan 2010 Most properties advertised have a guide price, an indication of its worth as estimated by the Auctioneer.  However, rec …
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  • Buying an Irish Cottage – Part I

    The process of buying any property in Ireland is a daunting experience – never mind the added stress of buying a cottage which will most likely have inherent structural issues. For people buying in the Irish market for the first time, the process can be very confusing and frustrating. This article will give you an overview of the process.
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  • Discovering the age of your cottage

    Discovering the age of your cottage is much like trying to uncover your family tree, the further you go back the more difficult it becomes. As a general rule, cottages are an architectural style all of their own, transcending the years and fashions. The style is rarely indicative of its age, a larger style cottage may be deceptive as it could have started out as a two bedroomed cottage and have been extend over the years as the inhabitants became more affluent to become a thatched mansion. Conversely, that run down turf shed or ruin on your land could be a cottage hundreds of years old who’s owners fell on hard times. The following are some of the best ways of tracing the age of your property:
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