Homely cabin with a view for a unique experience

Trish Dromey reports on an affordable home with a difference

Homely cabin with a view for a unique experience
Lismore, Co Waterford - €119,000
Size: 55 sq m (595 sq ft)
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1

Shipped all the way from Finland to Lismore in West Waterford, this log cabin would make an affordable and unmistakably different home.

On the market with a guide of €119,000, the two-bed property is being sold by Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds, who say it was built in 2006, has recently been resealed and painted and is in very good condition.

“It’s located at Boolakiely, five kilometres from Lismore in a quite tranquil setting with scenic views of forestry and countryside,” adds auctioneer Sinead Reynolds.

A single storey property, it has 595 sq ft of accommodation as well as a decked front veranda with space to sit and enjoy the views and the tranquility.

A set of sliding patio doors lead through to a small sun lounge which provides a warmer place to sit and admire the scenery in colder weather. The main room in the property is a large kitchen living room where almost everything except the furniture and the appliances are timber. The kitchen has pine fitted units made with timber left over during construction as well as a wood-burning stove.

Off the kitchen there are two timber-floored bedrooms and a bathroom. A timber ladder in the lounge leads up to space in the attic above the bedrooms. Fitted with double glazing and oil fired heating, the chalet has a C2 energy rating. Set on a site of three quarters of an acre, it has a large field as well as a sizeable area of tarmac with a timber outbuilding. In one corner there’s a small graveled area which has imaginatively been laid out as a fairy’s garden.

VERDICT: Affordable and ready to live in for a first time buyer — scenic, tranquil and different for a holiday home.

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