Sunday, August 21, 2011

Irish Thatched Cottage for sale!

Ireland. I was born there and some special parts of it hold a place in my heart.
There is one large special county whose countryside consists of rolling hills, clear rivers, forests, mountains with magical names; the Knockmealdown, the Comeragh, the legendary Slievenamon and Mauherslieve and the Galtys.

We are in Tipperary, Ireland’s largest inland county, probably the lushest part of the island and the perfect place for thriving dairy farms. The famous black and white cattle can be seen all over the county in the rich pasture land, shelter provided by massive trees.

Ireland is a compact place, easily traversed in hours and County Tipperary is accessible by road, rail and is only a short drive from Shannon International Airport.

The place has an ancient feel to it, full of monuments, and most of the landscape has remained unchanged for centuries.

It was in ‘County Tipp’ that Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland at the internationally recognised Rock of Cashel in the early 11th Century.

Historic events continued when in Hayes Hotel in Thurles the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded in 1884.

Tipperary is a sports enthusiast’s paradise, boasting some of the best golf courses in the entire country. Its rivers are noted for brown trout, with one advertisement setting a gloriously magical scene:

“Imagine golden rays of sunshine reaching through a gentle mist, the dew still on the grass and trees and the fresh country air on your face. Mountains reach high up to the sky scored with gushing streams running to the meandering river as it winds its way though the valley past ancient monuments under the shade of the forest and onwards to the river Suir. Nothing beats early morning fishing in the River Aherlow, in such quiet and tranquil surroundings.” Quite a picture, and all true.

But if hunting is your interest, then Tipperary is where you need to be. It is serious hunting country with five packs of Foxhounds; the Golden Vale, Kilmoganny, North Tipperary, Ormond and the Tipperarys. If that isn’t enough, the world famous and spine tingling Scarteen Hunt covers parts the county as well as neighbouring county Limerick. There are also three Harrier hunts, plus the Ballydine Beagle pack.

Yes, this is Tipperary.

And here’s some good news; there is an absolute gem of a thatched cottage up for sale in the middle of it all. It's called a cottage, but with 3 good sized double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs it's hardly tiny. Downstairs has a decent sized sitting room, a fully equipped kitchen and a sunroom, the latter providing enough space for some boots & tack, or fishing gear. The house is on about 3/4 of an acre with gardens and outdoor eating areas, lots of room for bar-b-q's and a real plus; a natural stream runs through the property.

It is a well placed house to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside, or to immerse oneself fully in the considerable sporting life of county Tipperary.

In the region of €260,000
00 353 87 41 84 337

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