Historic Irish cottage on the market for just €30,000

Fancy escaping to rural Ireland? This historic Irish cottage dating back to the 18th-century is currently on the market for just €30,000.

Can you think of anything more perfect than living in the rural Irish countryside surrounded by stunning scenery and majestic wildlife? If not, you might want to check out this historic Irish cottage on the market for just €30,000.

Located in Fairymount, County Roscommon, the beautiful countryside cottage dates back as far as the 1700s and is a relic of pre-Famine Ireland.

A historic cottage – a reminder of Ireland’s past

Irish cottage on the market for just €30,000.
Credit: myhome.ie / Sherry FitzGerald P.Burke

Dating back as far as the 18th-century, the historic Irish cottage on the market for just €30,000 still has its original post and beam structure, but it is in urgent need of a full restoration.

With an original bog scraw sod roof, which can be found underneath the current corrugated tin roof, this one-bedroom cottage is like something out of a period drama.

Inside the cottage, you can find a large kitchen and living area, which retain their original 18th-century feel and tell a fascinating story of life in pre-Famine Ireland.

Step back in time – a charming Irish cottage

The cottage dates back to the 1700s.
Credit: myhome.ie / Sherry FitzGerald P.Burke

Listed by Irish estate agents Sherry FitzGerald P. Burke, the 300-year-old home contains an unusual alcove known as a cailleach or hag, which was historically used as the sleeping quarters of the old woman of the house.

This particular feature can be found in many 18th-century homes across Ireland and Scotland.

The historic Irish cottage on the market for just €30,000 is located on an impressive one-acre site of land and boasts two substantial gardens on either side of the long stone driveway.

Subject to planning permission, there is also an opportunity to extend the property to the back.

Idyllic surroundings – at the heart of rural Ireland

Irish cottage on the market for just €30,000.
Credit: myhome.ie / Sherry FitzGerald P.Burke

One of the features of the Emerald Isle, as its nickname suggests, that attracts thousands of tourists year after year is the abundance of rolling green fields that are unlike anywhere in the world.

So, if you dream of escaping to the rural Irish countryside, then this historic Irish cottage on the market for just €30,000 could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

The garden surrounding the 18th-century cottage features several streams that run either side of the home as well as breathtaking views of the natural bog preserved nearby and the surrounding countryside.

While the cottage is comfortably situated away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the County Roscommon town of Castlerea is just a ten-minute drive away, which is ideal for picking up essentials.

Additionally, the stunning Key Forest Park is also a short distance away, perfect for a relaxing stroll.

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