Fix It: A Co Cork town pub for residential conversion

What is it? A small traditional pub with living quarters in the Cork Village of Killavullen.

Tell me more about the place…
Killavullen is almost equidistant between Mallow and Ballyhooly and not far from Castletownroche. The premises are 1,300m² and are ideal for complete conversion into a private home with great character.
The accommodation comprises the former lounge with bar counter, a storage room, a men’s and a women’s toilet, as well as a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom. At the rear the property has a private courtyard.

The bad news?
You will need to invest in the pub to living conversion as well as the usual modernization that you may need. The historic building needs insulation, new interior walls, re-wiring, plumbing, a new bathroom and you need sympathetic treatment for the facade to keep it a part of this historic city.

And the good news?
The price. Whilst it is sad to see pubs closing across rural Ireland, the buildings are often perfect for residential conversion and present an opportunity for residential property buyers willing to think outside the box. Former pubs offer far more living space than conventional homes for the money. This is a notable building in the city. And you can always keep the bar counter if you feel like having an authentic one in your home.

How much should I buy?
The asking price is only €70,000.

And to fix it?
You need a survey to determine costs in a market where construction and labor costs are increasing but are likely to be between €100,000 and €150,000 depending on the quality of finish.

What will I end up with?
A truly unusual house with social history within easy reach of Mallow, Fermoy and also a short drive from Cork City. And a decent sized garden.

Who do I talk to?
William O’Connell of O’Connell Auctioneers (022) 43433 will help with the opening time. Fix It: A Co Cork town pub for residential conversion

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