Sunday 17 February 2019

Fix it up: Period cottage in the Naul


Naul Cottage
Naul Cottage
The cottage is oozing with character
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? A tiny 1910 built workman's cottage at Springhill, the Naul in North County Dublin with a leaky roof attached to it.

Tell me more about the place...   The house is in a location with a rural aspect and it measures just 420 sq ft but it sits on a site of 0.16 acres.  It has planning permission in place for a new Biocycle sewerage system. The accommodation presently includes a living room with a fireplace, a small kitchenette, a bathroom and two bedrooms. There's a shed to the rear. It's located off the R122 two and a half miles from Naul Village and a few minute's drive from Balbriggan. 

The good news? 

This cute period cottage is oozing with character and with investment could make a very special home. The big site area allows extension of perhaps the same again. It's cheap as chips. 

The cottage is oozing with character
The cottage is oozing with character

And the bad news?  

The roof is leaking, it's run down inside. The house needs to be stripped right back to its shell. While permission is in for the sewerage, you'll have to pay to have this installed. 

How much to buy it?  

The agents want €175,000. 

And to fix it up?  

Another €130,000 to include the extension. 

What will I end up with?  

A very big cottage for €305,000. 

Who do I talk to?  

Chris White with REA Cumisky will give the tour (01) 8413000                                                                    

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