What is it?

Originally built in the 1930s, this four-bed farmhouse in Moorpark, near Athenry in Galway, hasn’t had much love over the last few years.

Tell me more about the place…

It’s not evident straight away, but the house still has a lot of charm about it. It’s not easy to get planning around Athenry, so it could be a good option for anyone looking for a family home that is just 14km outside Galway City.

The good news?

It comes with 3.6 acres of good-quality land, making it ideal as a small holding, with enough land and outbuildings for some ponies.

And the bad news?

The 1,290 sq ft is in need of a full renovation. It doesn’t offer much at the moment, so would need a new heating system, floors, insulation and new plumbing just to get going.


The interiors need a complete renovation

The interiors need a complete renovation

The interiors need a complete renovation

The interiors need a complete renovation

How much to buy it?

It’s on the market with a guide of €250,000.

And to fix it up?

Agent Dermot Gilchrest advises it would take anything from €70,000 to €200,000 to bring it back to life.

What will I end up with?

A sound investment of around €150,000 to bring it up to an A-rated home on three acres would bring its worth to about €500,000.

Who do I talk to?

Dermot Gilchrest of Sherry FitzGerald (091) 569123 is happy to put on his wellies and take interested buyers around the land so they can see the great condition of the orchard garden and surrounding farm for themselves.

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