Magnificent setting for attractively thatched Brookdale Cottage

By Rose Martin

That's according to the master thatcher and mason, Trevor Doherty of Waterford, who was responsible for its new thatch.

Brookdale Cottage has evolved over the years since 1642, seeing a lot of tumultuous history in the meantime, and now has a 20th century extension that allows two properties in one.

But while the house is attractive, the grounds are equally so and have seen considerable planting over the last while.

Cottage garden beds, a stream that turns into a waterfall, extensive lawns on different levels and paddocks all make up this rural idyll.

The thatched cottage is fully restored and has a parlour with inglenook fireplace, a bathroom and two bedrooms.

The newer addition houses the kitchen/dining room: this is a large room fitted with pine units and it comes with a separate utility.

Then, there's a living room and a separate hallway with staircase to the first floor where there are two bathrooms and three bedrooms.

The new addition also incorporates a garage and two offices, one with bathroom.

Both the new and old houses have central heating, and the thatched house has been completely re-wired and has new wooden floors.

The selling agent is Brendan O'Meara who is inviting offers in the region of €395,000 for Brookdale Cottage.

It is approached through a quiet lane just off the N8 and has wonderful views of the Galtees and Knockmealdowns.

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