Fix it – a Roscommon house for the price of a car


What is it?

The price of a good family car can still be found if you look in the right place. For just 50,000 euros, you can buy yourself a Skoda Kodiaq or a BMW 330e with higher specifications. Or this little farmhouse in the Roscommon countryside. It is located in Ballymore West, less than 7 km from Boyle.

Tell me more about the place…

Apparently built in the 1940s, it measures 800 square feet and consists of two rooms upstairs, one downstairs, and a kitchen with a bit of ground. It is located under a long lane.

Good news?

If you want to immerse yourself in Ireland’s most remote countryside, this would be a good place to start. The nearest large town is Carrick-on-Shannon and is 20 km away.

The basic structure looks solid although a survey will be required to confirm this. The construction style is suitable for installing external insulation. Connected to outside water and wired to mains. Very extensible.

Property prices jumped 29pc in Roscommon in 2021 when the value offered in the county was suddenly realized. Other values ​​are forecast to increase by 10pc by 2022.

And bad news?

If you don’t want to go too far from it all, keep in mind that the nearest village (Ballinameen) is almost six kilometers away. This is a split and extended job. The roof looks very tattered and you will likely have to replace it.

New furniture, remapping, rewinding, a new plank, new windows, doors, new kitchen, bathroom and you might want to check those chimneys.

Buy it for how much?

The price is €49,000.

And to fix it up?

An extension with a bedroom and bathroom upstairs and a modern kitchen downstairs will cost around €160k.

What will I end up with?

A good BER rated character family home for just over €200k.

Who do I talk to?

Dealer Nigel Dineen (086) 2130723 will help you find it. Fix it – a Roscommon house for the price of a car

Fry Electronics Team

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