What is it?
Kyleshinaun is a mid 20th century cottage in need of some tender loving care. It’s in a rural setting 10 minutes from Ireland’s Eco Village settlement in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary.
Tell me more about the place...
An executor sale in 2019, it was bought by two friends who intended doing it up in their spare time.
Having made a start, they since discovered they have no spare time. There’s an entrance hallway, living room, kitchen/dining room, wet room, two bedrooms and a shed outside.
The bad news?
There’s a long way to go with this property. The old extension at the back has rot in the beams and will have to be pulled down entirely.
A new owner will need a survey. It needs external insulation and a good sized extension with an additional bedroom and a new kitchen/living room to make it work for a family.
The good news?
One of the two owners is a plumber and so the house has already been replumbed and a decent heating system put in, along with a solid fuel stove and a wet room. One wall has already been insulated externally, so there’s a good head start there.
There’s 1.3 acres attached so there’s plenty of room for that extension and also ground for polytunnels, food growing and small holding in an area near to the famous Cloughjordan Eco Village community. Once lacking in people, it now has a lively population.
This style of rural home built from the 1930s through to the 1960s, is generally quite solid. The roof appears sound and no leaks are evident.
How much to buy it?
As it stands the price is €109,950.
And to fix it up?
With the above, you’re looking at €70,000.
What will I end up with?
A family home and smallholding of character.
Who do I talk to?
Eoin Dillon of REA Eoin Dillon (067) 33468 will give you the environmentally friendly tour.