Friday 15 September 2017

Three big renovation challenges, two riverside

Right me little renovation elves, time to roll our sleeves up! Three handsome properties for you today that will need rather more than a bit of plastering and extra sockets to make them live in-able...
The house, above and below, was the former estate manager's house for the Llysnewydd/Llanarchaeron Estate and sits on the Henllan bridge, at Llandysul, in Wales and around 20km from the coast.

The four-bedroom Georgian house comes with half-an-acre of land - in need of a similar degree of restoration as the house. But there are some lovely features under all that rubble.

It's in a gorgeous location on the edge of National Trust woodland, close to Henlan Falls and above the River Teifi ("We are reliably informed that this property has never flooded" writes the estate agent).

On the market through Dai Lewis at offers over £135k. Details and more pictures here and here.
Also in Wales is the five-bedroom country house below, at Cellan, about three miles from Lampeter. This time around it looks as if someone has made a start on the renovation but then given up.

That doesn't bother me - it can mean there's a bit more information available on the scale of the renovation job, but I am concerned that the cottage you can see right next to the house (above) seems to be up for sale separately.
Having said that, this is a gorgeous building with big, light rooms. I'm particularly taken by the bath's room.

It's in a rural location, with a big garden and gorgeous views.

On the market through West Wales Properties with a guide price of £150k - £200k. Details and more pictures here and here.
My final pick, below, is in Ireland and is an original, three-room, tin-roofed cottage on the River Shannon, about 10km from lively Carrick-on-Shannon.
The cottage comes with 12 acres (yep, 12), as well as access to the river front, but unfortunately no inside photos on the agent's listing. There are 15 pictures, 12 of them of the river. It is a nice river.
Let's assume there are some renovation horrors behind those net curtains.

On the market at just under 90,000 EURO (currently around £79k) via REA. Details here.