Fixer-upper country house with massive grounds

galway daily news property for auction in loughrea portumna

This spacious rural house between Loughrea and Portumna is an ideal redevelopment opportunity for a family looking to create their own home and garden.

The five bedroom dormer bungalow at Reaghan, Tynagh, Loughrea comes with a site of more than an acre, offering plenty of space to both renovate, and expand this property.

O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers are offering this property for sale at their next nationwide live stream auction on July 23.

Though in need of complete refurbishment and modernisation throughout, there is incredible potential within the house.

The ground floor layout currently consists of a living room and sitting room, where one feature a homeowner might want to hang onto is the large solid fuel stove.

Also located on the ground floor are one of the five bedrooms, a study room, the main bathroom, fitted for a shower and bath, as well as a kitchen, and a utility room.

Upstairs there are the other four bedrooms of the house, a second bathroom, also containing a bath, and an upstairs kitchen.

Though those are the current listings of the rooms, this house is a blank slate waiting for an owner to give it a complete do-over in their desired image.

Along with parking out the front of the house, the property also comes with a very substantial detached garage.

This could be used for additional parking and storage space, or it could be redeveloped into another use, subject to the proper planning permission.

Perhaps the most striking feature of the property, considering the advised starting price, is the size of the grounds that come with it.

There is a very large garden to the side and rear of the house, currently in a wild state, that is a perfect blank canvas for creating your own garden, and also offers an abundance of space for extending the house in the future.

Despite its leafy country setting, the house is far from isolated, being 20 minutes drive from Loughrea, and just 10 away from Portumna.

This puts a wide range of family amenities within easy reach, including local schools, the restaurants and bars of Loughrea, and beautiful sites to visit in Portumna such as Lough Derg and Portumna Castle & Gardens.

To see more of this country home, and the potential for what it could be, see:

This house and grounds will go under the hammer with an Advised Minimum Value of just €75,000.

Live Stream Auction

The next O’Donnellan & Joyce nationwide Live Stream Auction will take place on Friday, July 23 at 12 midday.

Almost 30 homes, businesses, and plots across the west of Ireland have been listed so far.

There are some unique properties up for grabs next month, including two former Garda Stations in Mayo, and a wealth of rural fixer-uppers, for buyers looking to undertake a project in the country.

In order to take part in the auction, bidders must register online, and pay a booking deposit, by Wednesday, July 21.

Only remote bidding will be allowed on the day due to COVID-19 restrictions. You may register to bid via internet, telephone or proxy bid. Further details on the auction process can be obtained by contacting the auction team on 091 564 212 or by emailing