Many Dublin citizens dream of retiring to a picturesque period cottage with a wildflower garden by the sea in beautiful Greystone, Co Wicklow.
Now that you’ve come this far, there are quite a few things to fix. Primrose Cottage (correctly named) is an Edwardian cottage on Chapel Road in Blacklion, north of Greystones, overlooking the Wicklow Hills.
Tell me more about the location…
The house has a garden that is just under 100 feet long. The land deed next door has a side road, but it has a right-of-way for Primrose. Owned by the same family since the early 1900s, it consists of a main reception room with very impressive high ceilings, one bedroom, a kitchen, a small bathroom and a pretty front garden.
Primrose Cottage has not been used for 5 years. The front looks all clean and orderly, but the back floor is spongy and slightly sloping.
So structural issues have to be dealt with here, requiring a strip-out with rewiring, re-plumbing and the cost of a new kitchen and bathroom. should be extended.
And the good news?
The refurbished item is the chocolate box cottage of many people’s dreams. This is Greystones. Views of the sea, beaches, hills, restaurants, cafes, bars, cliff he walks, marinas and darts.
There is plenty of room to expand, and its huge garden allows for a studio, workshop, or garden room, just as its neighbors did.
how much can i buy
The asking price is €350,000.
And how to fix it?
About 200,000 euros if the above works.
What will happen in the end?
A two-bed apartment in a landless marina sells for over €550,000. A dream 2 bedroom with land in a great location is available.
who should i talk to?
Ross Williamson in Shelley Fitzgerald.
(01) 2874005 promises to keep you off the primrose road regarding the work required.