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Friday 14 December 2018

A three-bed semi-detached home in Kildare for €159,000

The cottage at Whitescrosss near Athy
The cottage at Whitescrosss near Athy
The interior of the cottage
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? An executor sale sees this three-bed semi coming to market at Wrightscross, Grangemellon, five miles from Athy on the Carlow Road.

Tell me more about the place...

There's three bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a shower room and an acre of land at the back.

The good news?

Although in need of work, the windows are new and it has a good heating system, meaning that you could move in and live there for years before doing the work. Athy has a train service to Dublin for commuters and the acre is a big prospect for potential smallholders. Next door has already extended to a good degree.

And the bad news?

There's no bathroom proper, only a shower room which is located off the kitchen. So you'll need to extend for a modern kitchen and living room at the back. You'll need to carry out a full redecoration.

How much to buy it?

The asking price is €159k.

And to fix it up?

With the extension as well as the refurb, you'll likely spend another €100k.

What will I end up with?

A bright, spacious, modernised family home which can afford city commuters the best of both worlds.

Who do I talk to?

Louise McKillen of Sherry FitzGerald McDermott, (059) 8632797, has the keys.

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