Year in review: Country homes call to city slickers as pandemic changes priorities

Covid-19 has given an unexpected boost to the market as the option to work from home and lockdown fatigue sent people in search of a different lifestyle

Healthfield House Kilmeedy, Co Limerick. Many of the larger estates changed hands this year and now there is a shortage of quality estates on the market

The country homes market was one of, if not the, standout performer this year in the Irish property market, with activity vibrant nationally.

It has undergone a renaissance since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Buyers have been enticed by the change in lifestyle these properties allow and new, more flexible work-from-home options greater facilitate this lifestyle change.

Buyers who previously needed to live close to the cities for ease of commute now have the ...