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  • 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 rarely indicative of its age, a larger style cottage may be deceptive as it could have started out as a two bedroomed cottage and have been extend over the years as the inhabitants became more affluent to become a thatched mansion. Conversely, that run down turf shed or ruin on your land could be a cottage hundreds of years old who’s owners fell on hard times. The following are some of the best ways of tracing the age of your property:
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  • Cottage For Sale at Liscarroll, North Cork

     Guide Price from €165,000 Cottage Features: 1/2 Acre Site Recently extended and modernised Walking distance from village Ready to move into – beautifully decorated and maintained Fully alarmed Located on the outskirts of Liscarroll village, near Mallo …
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  • 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 bringing a derelict cottage back to life and maintaining it. Although cottage enthusiasts love their homes and wouldn’t change a thing, most do agree that renovating a cottage is once in a lifetime experience, best left behind them. The process requires endless reserves of patience, adaptability and creativity, not to mention a substantial budget. Before you consider buying a cottage, take the following points into consideration:
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  • Moving to the Country

    Moving to the country can be a dream for some people and for others it is an necessity – marrying into a rural community, job relocation or simply for the health benefits of the country air. If you are thinking of moving to the country there are many factors to take into account and I hope that this article will give you some information and insight.
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  • The Old Farm Cottage – Co. Kilkenny

    On an extended holiday in Ireland, Canadian couple, couldn’t understand how so many of our traditional old stone cottages lay derelict and abandoned. They decided to find their own cottage here for renovation and through 5 long summers of hard work and great vision, they extended and renovated a stunning, modern and yet still charming cottage in the rolling hills of Southern Kilkenny. They embraced our traditions, retaining many of the cottages original features such as small, deep window openings and exposed stone walls whilst bringing it up to modern standards with additions such as underfloor heating and a timber framed extension. Read on to find out more about their cottage renovation experience.
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  • Welcome to Cottageology!

    The aim for this website is to provide a central location for information about Irish cottages from renovation and maintenance to history, living stories and lifestyles – all cottage related topics are open for discussion!
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