DNG O’Dwyer is seeking €175,000 for a “modern and original” 2-bed detached stone cottage on circa 1-acre in Co Meath.
According to a selling agent for the firm, this is an original stone-built cottage in Stonefield, Ballinlough, Kells.
Its current owners have extended, maintained and restored to provide “chic modern living whilst retaining the quaint cottage feel”.
Its accommodation includes a sitting room, a back hall, a kitchen, a utility room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The dwelling sits on a 1.06-acre site that offers the property “extensive” gardens with mature hedging with dimensions “large enough for use as paddock”.
Some of its features include insulation, dual fuel central heating complete with a new stove with a back boiler installed in November 2019 and a new hot water cylinder installed in 2019, a smart electricity meter, double glazing, septic tank sewerage and a private well water supply/
According to the selling agent, the current owners of the house have taken “extra” steps to protect and encourage natural wildlife within the grounds.
They have avoided using pesticides in the past five years, resulting in “an abundance” of wildlife, including foxes, pine martens, hedgehogs, frogs and lizards and blackbirds, wrens and finches, for example.
The selling agent noted that south-facing gardens are tiered to provide “unrivalled” countryside views from its southernmost boundary.
There are landscaped lawns within the site, with the remainder deliberately left wild for the wildlife and pollinators.
Throughout the grounds are eating and cooking apples, plums and pears and a hazel tree, with cherry and plum trees in the front garden.
There are also blackcurrant, redcurrant, blueberry and gooseberry and thornless blackberry bushes.
Meanwhile, a steel shed and wooden firewood shed sit on the site, while there is a 40sqm patio to the rear with custom-made, clear roofed pergola.
The firm stated that the property is rurally located within “scenic” surroundings, but it is also conveniently located.
The residence is 2.7km from the village of Ballinlough, with a local school, church, public house and shop, and only 4.8km off the Main Virginia/Dublin Rd. (N3) at Whitegate Cross.
Moreover, it is 9.1km from Kilskyre, where there is a fibre hub with office pods suitable for remote workers.
The nearby towns of Kells and Virginia are 14.4km and 12.4km away from the property.
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