No, it's not mine, I almost wish it were. But I know of a sweet deal on a gorgeous little organic property in central south Ireland complete with 3 bedroom home. Now for those of you reading my blog in England you may not have considered Ireland, wanting to stick closer to home. I'm sure many of you are familiar with John Seymour the author and father of the modern Back To The Land Movement. At the time he wrote his most popular books he was living in Suffolk, England but development and skyrocketing prices saw him move his farm and school for self-sufficiency to first Wales and then County Wexford, Ireland in the 80's and 90's. So consider Ireland. Here's what I have to tell you about:
A quaint 6.5 acre property that was bought a few years ago by a couple who have been busy renovating the cottage from a dilapidated, uninsulated, old-fashioned house into a modern, comfortable and charming 3 bedroom home. The cottage is set in the middle of 6.5 acres and is surrounded by its own fields for lots of privacy and beautiful views of your own land. There is a private drive with 2 gates leading up to the house and no overlooking neighbours which is nice. However you're not in the middle of nowhere as you are close (about a mile) to the market town of Millstreet with all the amenities you'd want. The property itself is divided into 4 large meadows surrounded by mature trees and hedgerows. One field has a stream bordering it so there is a constant source of water for your animals. A young orchard behind the home has apples, pears, cherries and plums promising beautiful spring blossoms and later your own harvests of organic fruit.
For all the details about this little gem, the owners Ronan and Andrea have a comprehensive website at http://www.corkcottageforsale.com/page-1-home and there's an abundance of info about the house, land, amenities, building codes and tons of photos. If you know anyone who would be interested in this property please contact Andrea directly via their website. They love their little place but have to sell due to health reasons and would love to see it go to someone else interested in owning a beautiful piece of country for growing veggies and fruit or raising livestock and horses.