THERE IS SOMETHING particularly welcoming and homely about a stove, whether it’s in a cosy living area or a busy kitchen. From a six-bed in Tullamore to a three-bed in Tralee, we’ve found four large yet cosy homes across the country that all have lovely stoves ready for lighting as soon as you move in.
Zion House is a generously sized five-bed home that spans 328 m² and is located in the area of Carnmore just outside Galway city. As soon as you walk inside you’re presented with a striking staircase that leads to the circular landing above. Full of period features, the rooms downstairs includes a living space with a large bay window, marble fireplace and wood floors. This then brings you to the dining room and onto the airy kitchen with its range cooker and marble counters. The ground floor also has a semi octagonal sun room and a second living room with a stove. There is also a utility off the kitchen.
All of the bedrooms are large and double in size with the main enjoying a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom. The attic is converted and already has a fitted stairwell. An extra bathroom with potential for another home office in the attic means there’s no shortage of places to work from home in this house. What’s more is that thee is another detached structure to the back of the house with a floor area of 60 m².
Clonad is a large six-bed home that’s 278 m² in size and sits on 1.5 acres. The outdoor spaces are made for entertaining with a patio area facing west that looks onto the river that passes the boundary of the land. The rooms inside comprise a hallway that leads to the sitting room, an open plan kitchen and a conservatory.
Currently, there are five double bedrooms, two if which have en suite bathrooms. The sixth bedroom is a home office right now. The attic space is floored and ready to be used as a studio or extra office. The house has a great B3 BER and has dual fuel heating and solar panels, yet the addition of a stove is always a nice, cosy touch. A detached garage sits to side of the house. Tullamore town is less than 8 km away for a nice mix of town and country living.
This large six-bed in Tankardstown spans 270 m² and is located near Drogheda, Ashbourne, Balbriggan and Stamullen. From the tiled porch, there is a living room with an open fire to the left and then a large open plan kitchen and dining room. It has a central island, granite worktops along with a Rangemaster, while another sitting space has a solid fuel stove and a bar.
Three bedrooms sit downstairs and three sit upstairs with main bedroom on each floor with its own bathroom. The house has a C2 BER with solar panels on the roof for extra energy savings. Additions to the garden include a pretty patio, and an outdoor toilet. There’s even a bar to entertain guests at.
3 Old Golf Links Road is a three-bedder that’s a walk from Tralee and just a short drive in the car from Farranfore airport. One if its most distinguishing features has got to be the garden which is over 100 feet long and has separate access, a garage, a store and a lawn with plenty of room for a kick-about.
Inside comprises a long hallway with a nifty under stairs storage space that’s home to a washer, dryer, fridge and pantry. Off the hallway sits the lounge to the front of the house with a brand new fireplace and Henley stove. The dining room looks over the back garden and the kitchen has plenty of storage. Upstairs, the bedrooms share the family bathroom while the attic is part floored.