Wednesday 18 September 2019

Fix it up: Three-bed 1930s in Tynagh


The house outside Loughrea in Galway
The house outside Loughrea in Galway
The property's kitchen
Mark Keenan

Mark Keenan

What is it? A three-bed 1930s built house at Limehill, Tynagh; on a half acre outside Loughrea in Galway hasn't been inhabited since the 1990s. There's a kitchen/breakfastroom, a reception room and a back kitchen. 

Tell me more about the place...  

Spanning 800 sq ft inside, it's a 10-minute drive from Loughrea and a 40-minute spin from Galway City, which is commutable. 

The good news? 

Its suspected concrete build along with double glazed Upvc windows means it seems to be in remarkably good condition for a house that no one has lived in since 1996. It has room for an extension, run-down sheds to the back and an excellent view down over the valley. 

And the bad news?  

The house needs a water supply after the rain water tank long ago disintegrated. The roof leaks in spots and needs attention - how much will be determined by a surveyor. This house will also need a septic tank installed as well as a full refurb, new kitchen, bathroom and rewire. 

How much to buy it?  

The agent is looking for offers of €49,995.  And to fix it up?   To provide an extension within regulatory non permission size and to complete it to a high standard will cost €100k. 

What will I end up with?  

A period home of character within driving of Galway City. 

Who do I talk to?  

Noel Hogan of Brian Tuohy Auctioneers can be got at (061) 927004.

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