A charming Irish cottage on the market for just €69,000 – but there’s a big catch
A CHARMING Irish cottage has hit the market for just €69,000 but there’s a big catch.
The three bedroom detached house in Meenakillew, Killybegs, Co Donegal sits on almost two acres of land making it a great purchase for someone looking to take on a project.
Surrounded by mature rivers, streams and tall trees, the home could become the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
On approach the property has an undeniable charm, painted yellow with three front facing windows and a door. An extension appears to have been added to the side to give the building extra space and height.
Inside it is clear that the house has not been inhabited for some time.
The kitchen features old wooden beams, whitewashed walls, black and red tiles and a stove embedded in the back wall of the room.
Tables and chairs are still in the house, books and picture frames are still on the built-in shelves.
The bedrooms also have a lot of potential and are flooded with light. They too have exposed beams and coveted high ceilings.
Elsewhere, in the bathroom, which like most apartments is in need of renovation, you’ll find a bathtub and a unique corner sink.
A stone lane, now covered with grass, leads up the quaint property.
The garden surrounding the house offers plenty of space but would also require some landscaping work.
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The “Old School” offers miles of views over the surrounding countryside and a picturesque atmosphere.
The apartment has “excellent development potential” and comprises a veranda, living room with open fireplace, kitchen with solid fuel stove, bathroom and three bedrooms.
However, there is a big catch: the building needs a lot of work and urgently needs renovation.
Although it looks quite run down, there is clearly a lot of potential behind the house. It features a large kitchen and high ceilings throughout.
It also has an outbuilding at the back and its own well.
Crowd surveyor Shay Lally, who posts on Instagram at @house_to_restore, has posted pictures of the house on social media and said it would be doable for one person.
He said: “It clearly takes EVERYTHING – stripping, retrofitting and outfitting!
“The layout will most likely need to be adjusted! The roof, gutters, downspouts, etc. will most likely need repairs as well! And let’s not forget that the site needs to be landscaped!”
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