Buying an Irish Cottage – Part II

This is Part II of this article – for Part I see – Buying an Irish Cottage – Part I   The Offer  Most properties advertised have a guide price, an indication of its worth as estimated by the Auctioneer.  However, recent events in Irish economy have created an...

Buying an Irish Cottage – Part I

The process of buying any property in Ireland is a daunting experience – never mind the added stress of buying a cottage which will most likely have inherent structural issues. For people buying in the Irish market for the first time, the process can be very confusing...

Discovering the age of your cottage

Discovering the age of your cottage is much like trying to uncover your family tree, the further you go back the more difficult it becomes. As a general rule, cottages are an architectural style all of their own, transcending the years and fashions. The style is...

Thinking of Renovating a Cottage?

Whitewashed walls, neat golden thatch, glossy red doors and dancing fireplaces are all images brought to mind when contemplating cottages and modern media such as magazines and books help to perpetuate this fantasy. What you don’t see is all the work that goes into...