New Self Build Blogger to the Property Lounge!

New Self Build Blogger to the Property Lounge!

Cottage Self Build Project Dromore West, Sligo Hi and welcome! Firstly I would like to thank for giving me the opportunity to share with you my knowledge and experience of self-building projects. I have recently purchased a small unoccupied cottage in Dromore West, Sligo and I intend to take you on a journey of the ups and down of the self-building process. This tale will take you though all the design, technical, and logistical issues that I will face while I renovate the cottage, self-building a carbon neutral extension and plant a kitchen garden.

Why Self-build?
People have many motivations to self-build. Some seek to save money while others seeking a challenge feeling an impulse to connect physically to their homes. Either way self-builders find immense satisfaction completing their project. Anyone can self-build, extreme self-builders choose to do everything from physical construction to project management. However, most self-builders focus on their innate skills and experience choosing to project manage other specialist or physical activities.

My Dromore West Self-build Tale

Garden & Outdoors
Synthetic Grass for your back garden?

Synthetic Grass for your back garden?

Synthetic Grass When you hear the words synthetic grass it wouldn’t be a surprise if astro turf and the game of soccer were the first things to spring to mind. While its common knowledge that astro turf is widely used in the commercial market it’s now starting to make headway into the residential market as an alternative option to traditional garden grass.

For many the very idea of replacing a natural lawn with synthetic or artificial grass would probably be greeted with plenty of cynicism and derision. However…

Buy of the week:  Duninga House, Co. Kilkenny

Buy of the week: Duninga House, Co. Kilkenny

Duninga House, Gorsebridge, Co. KilkennyBuy of the week this week is located in Co. Kilkenny. Daninga House, which is located just outside Bagenalstown is an 18th Century mansion house and sits on approximately 47.7 acres!

Partially restored this period property was planned to become a country house hotel but unfortunately due to whatever reason (probably money!) the project was never realized and now finds itself on the market. Included in the sale of this period mansion house is; some 997 square meters, an original stone courtyard, a walled kitchen garden with 14 completed holiday lodges, a derelict gate lodge, a range of stone outbuildings, good pasturage and attractive woodland, along with river walks and oh ya, 47.7 acres of land! …

Buy of the week: Leenavesta, Westport, Co. Mayo

Buy of the week: Leenavesta, Westport, Co. Mayo

Buy of the Week: Leenavesta, Westport, Co. MayoBuy of the week this week is also located in the beautiful county of Mayo. Just outside Westport in Leenavesta is a charming fully renovated traditional 2 bed river cottage.

The cottage which is located in the most tranquil of settings with spectacular views across the surrounding country side to Croagh Patrick and The Sheefrey Hills is situated on eight acres of land and has thoughtfully landscaped garden that an incorporates ponds, stone walls and fruit trees among other things.  The property also comes with an adjoining stone outbuilding offering the potential for extension.