Vernacular Farmhouse, Cavan



This charming farmhouse has evolved over at least 250 years from a more primitive single storey vernacular structure. The house and associated outbuildings were derelict and in a perilous state of disrepair but remarkably most of the historic fabric and finishes including limewashed interiors remained quite intact but in need of extensive repair. A comprehensive programme of conservation was carried out which included the sensitive integration of modern services and fittings whilst retaining and enhancing the historic character and authenticity of the house. The works also included conservative repairs to the outbuildings and a new traditional cottage garden with new garden walls and gates. This historic house is now used as holiday accommodation by the Irish Landmark Trust.