Wednesday 6 December 2017

Ireland's most unusual Christmas present - a cottage for €25,000

In what could be Ireland’s most unusual present, a cottage is being auctioned as a Christmas gift for less than the price of a family car.
The cottage as a Christmas present is the brainchild of auctioneer Joe Brady of REA Brady, who feels that some lucky purchaser is going to end up with a bargain that will need a lot of work, but could turn out to be idyllic.
Killasanowel Cottage lies on 1.7 acres in rolling farmland 5km outside Carrick-On-Shannon.
It is being auctioned online on Tuesday December 19 with an advised minimum value of €25,000.
“For those with hectic city lives, this could be the best present they could give their family,” said Joe.
“It is a rural cottage in a tranquil setting that, with a lot of tender loving care, could be a family project and a home to make memories in.
“Let’s be clear, this is a project, but underneath that rough exterior is a diamond.
“This cottage is a traditional straight three-room cottage with rubble stone walls and a gabled roof, two chimneys and stone outbuildings.
“It sits on a very large site, measuring over 1.7 acres, and to the rear is a large more modern concrete and galvanised building that with repair and completion could be a great workshop or storage building.
“Also on the property is second row of old stone sheds which could be improved.
“You could easily add 40 sq m to bring the cottage up to 59 sq m – ample space for a good three-bedroom home while retaining that lovely cottage style and shape.”
The property is listed with REA Brady in Carrick on Shannon with an Advised Minimum Value of €25,000.
The online auction will take place on Tuesday Dec 19 at 12 noon and potential buyers need to register to bid at least a day before that.
For further detail go to, email Joe Brady at or call 353 71 96 22 444.