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Picture perfect cottages in Munster

Fig Tree House and May’s Cottage
Upper Meenies
Drimoleague, Co. Cork
Six bedrooms



A QUAINT countryside cottage would form part of the image of idyllic Irish living for many. And this week we have two properties that fit that bill. Both are located in the province of Munster in neighbouring counties — Cork and Waterford.

First up is Fig Tree House and May’s Cottage in Drimoleague, Co. Cork. On the market for €295,000, this six-bedroom home is a period restored farm house with guest cottage and a range of out buildings.

Set on 9.5 acres of organic farmland it is located in an elevated rural location with full south facing aspect and magnificent countryside views extending to Lough Hyne Hill. Fig Tree is full of traditional character, light and space. The accommodation includes living room, kitchen/dining room, sun room, four bedrooms, family bathroom, study and utility.

May’s is a detached selfcontained cottage containing living room, fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom, ideal for use as a guest accommodation or holiday let.

The site itself is divided into various spaces including a natural garden liberally planted into a mini arboretum, houses and runs for hens and pigs, grass fields ideal for grazing, workshops and stock houses.

To view this property contact:

Michael Duggan at Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill in Clonakilty
on 00 353 23 8833995.


Briar Rose
Coolroe Cross
Aglish, Co. Waterford
Two bedrooms


Next up is Briar Rose in Aglish, Co.Waterford. This pretty as a picture property at Coolroe Cross is on the market at €199,000.

You will be immediately smitten by this wonderful two bedroom traditional thatched cottage located a short distance from the centre of Aglish village. Standing on approximately 0.33 acres, the cottage is in excellent condition, guarding all of its traditional charm. Recently re-thatched, a cosy interior is guaranteed.

A solid timber stable door sets the traditional tone as you enter the cottage. The living room/kitchen boasts a large ornate fireplace, which will create a warm glow during the winter months. The fitted kitchen is compact and functional, with a small window that looks out to the rear garden. The bedroom accommodation offers a double bedroom with windows to front and side and a smaller single room located adjacent to the living room.

A lovely rockery area has been created to the side of the cottage while the lawned area is mostly to the rear of the property. Included in the sale is a substantial timber garden shed/chalet that will ensure that the cottage is kept clutter free.

The cottage is located in a wonderful area of west Waterford and is the perfect rural retreat or holiday home destination. Complete privacy is at your fingertips yet access to the N25 is a short drive away making the property an easy commute to Waterford or Cork.


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