WITH FRESH COUNTRY air, a more relaxed way of live and character-filled interiors, it’s easy to see the appeal of moving to a renovated farmhouse.
This week we’re looking at four charming farmhouses around the country – from a four-bed in Co Carlow to a business opportunity in Co Wexford.
Approached via a tree-lined driveway, Sherwood House is an instantly appealing property. The four-bedroom residence has been completely modernised and upgraded, yet still it retains much of its original farmhouse charm, making for a unique and beautiful residence.
Outside, a stone cottage runs perpendicular to Sherwood House and would make for an ideal self-contained apartment, subject to relevant planning permission. To the rear, there’s a large two-storey barn which is fully insulated. There are multiple seating areas dotted throughout the mature gardens, while mature trees and hedges add a sense of privacy.
Measuring 1,506 sq ft, this three-bed cottage is a neat and charming traditional farmhouse. The property has been carefully restored and extended, and boasts many attractive features and fittings, such as vaulted ceilings, wood panelling and Velux windows.
The accommodation includes a well-appointed country-style kitchen and dining area with an Aga, Belfast sink and plenty of storage space. The cottage is situated on four acres, while mature trees enhance the sense of privacy. Listowel is a five-minute drive (or 30-minute walk) away.
Located on a beautiful site of just over one acre, this three-bedroom farmhouse enjoys picturesque views of the surrounding countryside and towards Glengarriff Bay. The property comprises a traditional farmhouse and a converted stone barn, which are linked together via a sunroom.
The accommodation in the original house includes a sitting room and kitchen/dining room on the ground floor, and a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a balcony on the first floor. There’s another kitchen/dining room in the stone barn conversion, as well as a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and a sitting room, bedroom and shower room upstairs.
If you’re looking for a business opportunity, Ballagh Court Cottages could be the one for you. Comprising a cut-stone farmhouse and four self-catering units arranged around a courtyard, the properties offer the opportunity to create a self-catering enterprise, as the current owners have done.
Each unit comes to the market in turn-key condition after being refurbished. Set in the scenic Co Wexford countryside, the grounds extend to 0.8 acres and include ample car parking spaces, private and communal gardens and patio areas for dining al fresco.