Cottage in the country is ripe for renovation

Galway Daily property This cottage in the country is ripe for renovation

For the full Irish country experience there’s nothing quite like a traditional thatched cottage home for a bit of old world charm.

O’Donnellan & Joyce are offering the chance to become the owner of just such a cottage at Leagh South, Kinvara at auction next week on October 30, which will be live streamed for people to view and take part in remotely.

Register by next Wednesday, October 28 in order to bid on this cottage, and other properties up for grabs.

This three bedroom house comes with extremely large grounds covering more than two acres, just a short drive from the village of Kinvara.

The property is currently occupied and being sold with tenants in situ (no access or tenancy terms available).

The main cottage consists of an open plan living and kitchen area, with three bedrooms off the main room, and a bathroom.

Significant potential also exists to upgrade the amount of space in the home through the two detached outbuildings.

While this property requires upgrading and refurbishment throughout, for someone who wants that charm which can’t be replicated in a new build, it would certainly make a worthy undertaking.

With an advised minimum value of just €90,000 heading into the auction, an ambitious buyer with a budget in mind could carry out significant renovations to bring this cottage up to the comfort level of a modern home, without a huge difference in price.

This property is in a very quiet and picturesque rural location, straddling the borders of counties Galway and Clare. 

It lies just a short distance from the sea, and the village of Kinvara itself is easily accessible by car via the N67.

For more information on this property, check it out on O’Donnellan and Joyce’s website at

It will go on sale at O’Donnellan & Joyce’s next nationwide property auction on October 30 which will be live streamed across their website and social media channels from 12pm. 

This auction features 12 properties across Galway going under the hammer, along with more homes in Mayo, Sligo, Dublin, Meath, Laois, Kildare, Cavan, Westmeath, and Roscommon. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only remote bidding will be allowed in this auction, and people wishing to take part must register to bid by 4pm on October 28.

To see the full range of properties that could be yours, check out the auction catalogue at