IF YOU’RE LOOKING for distraction at the minute, how about about daydreaming of a simple, tranquil life in a sweet cottage in Co Leitrim?
Tithe cottage in Fivemilebourne, Co Leitrim, comes with three acres of green, meaning there’s plenty of space for outdoor relaxation too.
The house itself is an old gate lodge, built from cut stone. It is surrounded by extensive landscaped mature grounds that include a river feature and a stone outbuilding that could be used as a studio or separate accommodation.
The double-height entrance hallway is painted in a cheery yellow and offers a warm welcome into the sitting room.
In the living room, you’ll find an open fireplace for warming cold feet or settling down next to with a cup of tea. Who needs TV when you have a flickering fire to gaze at?
The dining room has an open fireplace of its own, and it’s right off the kitchen making it easy to get food from oven to table fast.
Your new kitchen is well-equipped with high quality units, a Belfast sink, granite worktop and integrated appliances.
Two surprisingly sizeable bedrooms and a house bathroom complete the accommodation.
Outside to the rear is a private and sheltered paved patio area, ideal for alfresco dining, which will be even tastier as you pick herbs from the garden beyond.
Steps lead from the patio down into the landscaped garden, which has an array of natural stone rockeries and a large lawn leading to the meandering river that flows through the property and out under a cut stone bridge.
The separate stone building sits across the gardens, and there is potential to further develop it into whatever function suits your needs.
Located approximately 10km from Sligo city, Tithe cottage offers new owners the peace of a rural location with the opportunity to pop to the shops or local restaurants in Sligo whenever the need arises.