30 May, 2011

Irish Cottage Floor Plans - Project

Looking for cottage floor plans?

Irish Cottages are my passion and I often use
software to draw up all the floor plans for the
Irish cottages that I have visited or stayed in.

I have pictures of cottages, drawn images,
and several different floor plans that I have saved
over the years.  

Thank you for stopping by!

Irish Blessing

Bless you and yours 

As well as the cottage you live in. 
May the roof overhead be well thatched 
And those inside be well matched.

27 May, 2011

Do I still dream? You betcha!!

Hello friends, I am currently in the Southwest caring
for my grandmother.  It was a long trip from Europe
but it was worth it to be here for her.

The other day on an outing I bumped into an old friend.
It was so neat to see someone I knew from the past.

My friend remembered my love of Ireland
(gosh, have I been talking about it that long?) 
and one of the first questions out of her mouth
was "did you ever buy a house in Ireland and are you
going to one day?" sadly my answer was no but I 
still dream of it.   From the expression on her face,
I know I must of lit up like a candle as I always do 
whenever I speak of Ireland and my Irish friends.  

I told her of my favorite town, my friends there, and the
area that I dream of for my Irish Cottage Dream. She 
also asked what I will do once I am there.... well maybe
I will sell some of my favorite products in a little shop or
I will fall back on a few talents... I am very resourceful :)
Getting the cottage is the starting point for a new adventure!

It was nice to see an old friend and for a moment I
forgot the stress that I am currently under with my
grandmother's situation.  And after I left, I went out
and bought a lottery ticket. (I don't normally do this..
I believe in hard work and kindness to others)
But I thought "what the heck!" I could sure use a
miracle now! I know If I won enough money to buy
a cottage I would just be beside myself with joy.
But I do know how unrealistic that is and I will just
continue to work hard and save.  It has been a very,
very long road....I am not giving up.

Latest favorite cottage....  Here you go!

I know it is a new one...unlike the fixer-uppers
I usually list, but it is a beauty and I could sure
see myself happily in the kitchen cleaning the
vegetables from the lovely garden on the property.

So what do you think of this one?

Ballinamore, Co Leitrim
3bdrm, 2 bath 110K
Thank you www.property.ie

May your right hand be stretched out in friendship
                      and never in want.

24 May, 2011

How cute is this!

My cottage pick is a brick beauty. As soon as I
saw it, the words "how cute is this" popped out
of my mouth. Looks very well-loved and doesn't
seem like it would really need any work. I know
I would love a good renovation project but I
wouldn't mind movin right in either :)

Enjoy my latest pick in Ballyduff, Co Kerry

Bishopscourt, Ballyduff, Co. Kerry - Click to view photos
3 bed, 3 bath detached house Region of 120K
Thank you http://www.property.ie/
Link to house

22 May, 2011

They call it mellow-yellow :)

Yet another yellow house.  I keep finding these
little diamonds in the rough.  I see so much potential
in so many old or derelict cottages/houses in Ireland.

I would rather fix-them-up than rip-them-down!
Thank goodness there are many people out there that
have the resources to restore older cottages and are
doing a wonderful job.... but there are still so many
that need to be restored. Hopefully one day I will
be one of those people lovingly restoring an old
Irish Cottage :)

Here is my latest pick.  Enjoy!

Macroom, Co. Cork

Boreen Glass, Macroom, Co. Cork - Click to view photos
2brdm, 1 bath Region 50k
Thank you http://www.property.ie/
link to house

21 May, 2011

What a cutie!!

Never thought I would be interested in just
a 1 bedroom but from the moment I saw
this cutie it stole my heart and captured my
imagination.   I must like yellow!  

             Enjoy my latest pick :)

Dromahair, Co. Leitrim

Quaint 1 bdrm, 1 bth house found on 

                  Here is the link to the house 

Have a good night!!  I am off to dream about
Irish cottages :)

14 May, 2011

Eco Cottage site

Here is a great eco site for all my cottage loving 
friends.  I know it isn't an Irish cottage site
but it is wonderful none-the-less.  I hope you

I am currently away caring for my ill 
grandmother but I will post when I can.

I wish everyone a wonderful Summer!!