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Thatch Cottage, Kilglass, Legan, Co. Longford


Detached House

For Sale




EPI: 0 kWh/m2/yr

98 sq.m.


James L. Murtagh Auctioneers are delighted to bring this "The Thatch Cottage" at Kilglass
Legan, Co. Longford to the market.

This charming three bedroom cottage retains much of its original features and the traditional hand-crafted thatch roof, however the property comes to the market with modern amenities and is finished to a high standard throughout. Located just 1.5km from the village of Legan, the property is close to all essential services, including schools and shops. The property is within commuting distance to Dublin, just hour drive.

The property is approached by old cut stone walls to the front with vehicular access and is bounded by mature trees and landscaped garden.

The Thatch Cottage is entered through the half door which leads you to the fully fitted kitchen/dining area with high spec contents including a Smeg fridge - freezer, Smeg dish washer, white finish ceramic Belfast sink, Everhot cooker with cast iron hot & simmer place and dual aspect views. The first bedroom is to the left of the kitchen as you enter.

The living area also boasts dual aspect views with cut stone fireplace and solid fuel stove, leading on from the living area is the w.c which is fully tiled with metro/subway tiles, shower, traditional high level toilet pan with cistern and w.h.b. The main bathroom also comes with high level toilet pan with cistern, cast iron double ended bath with chrome bath feet and w.h.b. The first set of double doors leading out to the garden are on to the right.

The master bedroom is then entered and you step down in the third bedroom/ sitting room /study area with the second set of double doors leading to the patio and gardens.

This property also benefits from gardens with mature shrubbery and flowers inter- dispersed throughout and garage, partly used as a utility with fitted units and sink. The outside shed benefits from underfloor heating with a utility kitchen and hot water heater.

The original roof of the cottage is straw and reed thatch and the rear and extended parts were in a bad state of disrepair up until 2019. The rear of the original thatch including the front gable and porch was rethatched with Shannon water reed in 2021. This will last for ten years. The extended part of the property was originally thatch but was stripped off and tiled in 2021 also.

The interior of the house was extensively remodelled in 2006 and over 120k euros was spent on the oak inframe kitchen, teak counter top, Belfast sink, stone flooring, the bathrooms are all top quality ware.

Accommodation as follows;

Porch - 2.07m x 1.77m
Bedroom 1 - 2.34m x 3.56m
Kitchen- 5.23m x 3.54m
Living area- 4.15m x 3.60m
Hall - 2.20m x 1.16m
W.C. - 1.39 m x 2.26m
Bathroom - 1.80m x 2.41m
Bedroom 2 - 6.20m x 3.28m
Bedroom 3/Study - 5.26m x 3.38m

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a traditional thatched cottage - viewing is highly recommended - by appointment only.

Directions From Edgeworthstown, take the N55 towards Ballymahon, travel on that road for approx. 6km. Take the L5187 toward Legan, travel for approx. 1.4km on the subject property will be on the LHS, clearly identified by our James L. Murtagh Sales Board.


  • Mains water
  • Finished to a high standard throughout.
  • Traditional hand-crafted thatch roof
  • Dual aspect views
  • Some High-end contents included
  • Mature shrubbery and flowers inter- dispersed throughout
  • Garage and Greenhouse
  • Oil Fired Central Heating & Solid Fuel Central heating
  • Charming three bedroom cottage on c.0.32 acre site
  • Own Septic Tank (by way of easement)
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