A beautiful thatched cottage in Rathangan is for sale for €225,000.
Peter Bennett bought The Spinning Wheel about 10 years ago.
He says the three-bed cottage with its sunshine yellow half door has been a joy to live in.
“Strangers stop me when I’m out mowing the lawn to ask me about it. It creates a huge amount of interest,” Bennett told the Irish Times.
The house was known locally as An Tuirne, or The Spinning Wheel.
“It was in the same family until 1999 and was a shop at one stage and a meeting place for cards and music.
“There’s a lot of history in it.”
Bennett is now in his mid-30s and is selling up to renovate a stone gate lodge nearby.
“I’ve got the bug,” he says.
Though happy to sell he’ll be sorry to leave.
“It has been lovely to live in. It’s lovely and cosy in winter and in a summer like last summer, when it was blistering hot outside, you’d come in and it’d be lovely and cool.”
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