Many Dubliners have dreamed of retreating to a quaint period cottage with a seaside wildflower garden in beautiful Greystones, Co Wicklow.
Well, here it is, but with quite a few things to fix. Primrose Cottage (it even gets the right name) is an Edwardian cottage on Chapel Road in Blacklion, on the north side of Greystones, overlooking the Wicklow Hills.
Tell me more about the place…
The house has a garden just under 100 feet long. There is a side passage, which is on the deeds of the neighboring property, but has a right of way for Primrose. In the same family since the early 1900s, it comprises a truly impressive high ceilinged main reception room, bedroom, kitchen, small bathroom and a pretty front garden.
The bad news?
Primrose Cottage has not been occupied for five years. While everything feels primitive and regular up front, out back the floors are spongy and slightly sloped.
So there are structural issues to address here and a necessary removal, complete with rewiring, plumbing and the cost of a new kitchen and bathroom. You will also need an extension for a proper kitchen/living space and an additional bedroom.
And the good news?
The refurbished item is the chocolate cottage dream of many. It’s Greystones. It has sea, beach, hills, restaurants, cafes, bars, cliff walks, marina and Dart.
There is plenty of room to expand, as the neighbors have done, and this huge garden allows for a studio, workshop or garden room.
How much to buy it?
The asking price is €350,000.
And to fix it?
For the above well done, around €200,000.
What will I end up with?
Two-bedroom apartments in the marina without land sell for well over €550,000. You will have a dream two bedroom with land in an excellent location.
Who should I talk to?
Sherry FitzGerald’s Ross Williamson.
(01) 2874005 promises to keep you away from necessary work.