Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick€105,000
The property has been cleverly extended and developed over the years to offer generous, well designed accommodation over two levels, and is presented for sale in excellent condition. Set in a quiet, tranquil country location, not far from the shores of Lough Corrib, this most attractive residence blends the charm of an authentic Traditional Irish Thatch cottage with modern comforts and conveniences. The property is approached via a pebbled driveway with stone walls on either side and lawns to the rear and fore, with well established landscaping and limestone features.
The original cottage would date from about 250 years past, and is said to be the oldest cottage in the district. It was lived in by successive generations of the same family up to 1972 when the present owners bought it and carried out the many improvements to make it the comfortable home it is now. The cottage would have been a well known meeting house in times gone by, with many local people recalling dancing and card parties there. It seems it was a central gathering place for the area.
The villages of Cross and Cong are about fifteen minutes drive, as is the larger town of Headford, with access to supermarkets, restaurants and pubs for music, dining and essential shopping. The property is within easy driving distance of Connemara, an area of outstanding natural beauty with a wealth of activities to enjoy. Other nearby attractions include the world renowned fishing on Loughs Corrib and Mask and historic Ashford Castle, where many heads of state have stayed.
Historic Thatch Cottage, Glasvalley, Ballycurrin, Glencorrib, Co. Mayo