Monday 9 December 2019

Three country homes for less than £60k!

It's been a while since I last posted any properties in Ireland but, in this week in particular, I thought it was worth a return visit to our neighbour.
First up is this handsome country home in Ballinphuill, County Mayo, sent to me by regular reader Deez. The three-bedroom house looks like it was once, as Deez wrote, a gorgeous home with a stately air about it.

Clearly a lot of work to be done (including replacing rather a lot of missing windows) and access is through a gateway over a railway line - which has to be the most bizarre situation of any property I've featured.
That aside, this is lovely rural home in a pretty bit of Ireland with a price tag that makes it particularly appealing - just 59,000euro (c£49.5k)!

On the market through Sherry Fitzgerald. Details and more pictures here and here.
Rather more manageable perhaps is this traditional, two-bedroom cottage. Also in County Mayo and also on the  market with Sherry Fitzgerald.

The cottage is in a gorgeous setting, overlooking fields and hills around Ballyhaunis and around 5km from Kilkelly and, as reader Piers pointed out - handy for Knock airport.
More importantly, it comes with 2.3 acres of land, including orchard and gardens, and access via a private lane (without crossing a rail track...).

That extra land obviously pushes the price up - this pretty little cottage is on the market at 69,000euro (around £58k). I'd like to say cheap as chips but the reality is that Ireland has lots of amazing and inexpensive rural properties for sale because so many of us will trek off to France to buy a do-upper, rather than look a little closer to home.
Details and more pictures here and here. (Incidentally, when I emailed hubby a link to the cottage, he sent me back a link to the nearest builder's store. You blokes really do have your own way of thinking, don't you ; )
My final pick is in County Kerry. Needs more work this one but the location is quite breathtaking - and only a couple of miles from the sea.

The former farmhouse is in Killurley, around 5k from Dungeagan Village, with Ballinskellig's beach and St Finian's Bay, just under 4k away.
It's basically three ground floor stores/rooms plus a detached outbuilding - all stone-built - but there's no information on what land it comes with. You'll want to check whether it's only the land it stands on.

On the market through the Property Shop at 68,000euro (around £57k). Details and more pictures here and here.