This cottage was built in 1810 and combines the traditional design of the authentic Irish cottage with all the comforts of a modern home. This idyllic home is situated in Menlo village, which benefits from the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside, with the city less than three miles away.
Menlo is a pre-Famine village which benefits from many historic sites including Menlo Castle, built in 1569 and consumed by fire in 1910. This cottage was originally a labourer's cottage for Menlo Castle Estate. Menlo Pier, on the shores of Lough Corrib, is a pleasant five minute walk from the cottage as is the old cemetery which tells the history of the families who lived in this area for generations.
This delightful cottage is nestled on a 0.4 acre site and has retained many of its original features and the charm of the original home. The living area is the focal point of the home with all rooms leading from this. There are two bedrooms either side with the kitchen, and a utility and bathroom to the rear of the house. Upstairs there are two charming loft rooms, one bedroom and one study. The house has planning permission for a large extension to the rear for a downstairs bathroom and utility, with an en suite bedroom upstairs and a shower room. There is a garage to the side of the house which provides plenty of extra storage space and measures 200sq ft approximately.
The house is heated by oil fired central heating and has septic tank drainage and mains water. This is a real country retreat for anyone seeking an idyllic hideaway and it must be viewed to be appreciated.