Fix it – a farmhouse in Galway with the potential to become a ‘home forever’

What is it?

The 1930’s detached two storey farmhouse in Moorpark is about 10 miles outside of Athenry, a town which has prospered in recent years as inexpensive Galway city dwellers buy houses there. It extends over 1,290 square meters.

Tell me more about the place…

It has been vacant for a number of years since the death of its previous owner, it has a lot of character but also a lot of problems.

It comes with 3.6 acres of land. Some of these could later lead to a one off building plot to cover your expenses.

As it stands, the accommodation comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two receptions and a spacious kitchen.

The good news?

The house also features a courtyard around which a number of historic outbuildings are located. Its roof was replaced and it was rewired circa 2008. There is a septic tank, electricity and water supply.

Those investing in stripping it down to the shell (and maybe retaining a historic feature or two) could also expand and properly insulate the house, add a heat pump system and get it to an A BER rating (it’s now G) .

There is plenty of room to expand and with outbuildings and annexes it would suit someone wishing to keep a few ponies or horses.

And the bad news?

Climbing plants grow over a corner of the house. The interior is so far gone that many who have looked at it so far are considering a complete demolition job.

How much should I buy?

The asking price is 250,000 euros.

And to fix it?

Without surprises in a survey, you would spend another €250,000 to get a top job and keep it well.

What will I end up with?

An ‘eternal’ home of character with attached grounds and within easy reach of Galway city.

Who do I talk to?

Dermot Gilchrest from Sherry FitzGerald (091) 569123 will help you find your way around. Fix it – a farmhouse in Galway with the potential to become a ‘home forever’

Fry Electronics Team

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