THIS RUSTIC cottage in Charlestown, Co. Mayo could be the perfect retreat from the hustle of city life in Britain, being located only a few hundred yards from Ireland West Airport Knock.
And the Kilgarriff West property – which comes with an attractive smallholding – could be yours for a bargain, with a price tag of just over £51,000.
With regular flights to and from London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh, it’s readily accessible from locations the length of Britain.
Being located at the gateway to the west of Ireland, you could easily access the beautiful towns and villages around the west and north-west coast of Ireland.
Meanwhile Co. Mayo tourist attractions including Knock Shrine, the Wild Atlantic Way, Croagh Patrick and the town of Cong – where The Quiet Man was filmed – are all within easy reach.
Charlestown town, just two miles away, has grown with the development of the airport and now boasts a variety of pubs, restaurants and shops, while the airport itself has recently received a funding allocation of €1.3million.
While the cottage itself may be a bit of a fixer-upper, the property has lots of potential.
The four-room abode is in need of extensive upgrade – least of all a lick of paint on that pink front door – but it boasts nine acres of land and a range of old-fashioned stone sheds.
Unoccupied for 20 years, the cottage is in need of a bit of love, although if you’re going to invest time in turning this into your rustic retreat, you may want to settle down long-term.
Why not then indulge your inner farmer, with the land quality on that smallholding ideal for grazing sheep, cattle or horses, and with the potential for small animal husbandry and gardening.
The land can be accessed either from the airport access road or another quiet rural road at other side of the farm.
The cottage is on the market for £51,271 (€59,500).