Stunning 19th century house for sale in Wexford at a bargain price – but you’ll need to act fast

A rare 19th century style house has come on the market in Wexford for €70,000 and is one of 3,000 of its kind remaining in Ireland.

The one-bedroom thatched roof house is only 56 sqm. and was built in 1940.

It has endless potential which can be seen with a similar property next door which has been completely renovated.

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In the 19th century, most Irish families once slept under thatched roofs, but these became rare when the government introduced grants that encouraged homeowners to replace thatch with more easily maintained slates or tiles.

Consequently, thatched cottages soon became associated with housing for the poor and were left abandoned by many previous owners.

According to the popular Instagram account, @CheapIrishHomes, “there are only around 3,000 thatched roof buildings left in Ireland, and a few dozen thatch left in the industry to maintain them.”

There has been a growing interest in restoring these types of houses and so the Irish government has provided grants to renovate these properties.

Stunning and rare 19th century house for sale in Wexford for just €70,000

It would cost around £25,000 to re-thatch a chalet of this size, depending on the type of thatch used – and it can last around 20 years.

According to auction agent, Sherry Fitzgerald, “This charming cottage is located in the village of Ballyedmond.

“The property consists of a kitchen/dining room, a bathroom, a living room and a bedroom with a mezzanine above.

“The chalet itself has lots of character and is in need of modernization and restoration. This is the ideal project for any real estate lover.

Ballyedmond, Gorey, County Wexford
Stunning and rare 19th century house for sale in Wexford for just €70,000

“The chalet is situated on a beautiful site and is surrounded by mature trees and hedges which provide a large private garden.

“The location is ideal with easy access to the coast, about 2km from the village of Monamolin and less than 15 minutes from the M11, with the town of Gorey approx. 20 minutes away. »⁣

This property will be auctioned on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

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