This Month’s Best Renovation Properties

Posted: by October 10th, 2018

There’s something SO exciting about coming across a property with tons of potential – the kinds of properties that you just *know* you could transform into a dream home with a bit of work.

Whether it’s an old farmhouse that could be turned into a contemporary hub or a stately home that just needs some love and attention to bring it back to life.

So if you’re up for a bit of a project, we’ve searched through the PropertyPal website to find the properties with the most renovation potential – from those that just need a lick of paint to the ones that require an ambitious makeover.

We’ve tried to cover various locations across Northern Ireland and Ireland but if you’ve found a gem that we’ve missed, let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

‘THE FERNS’, 635 SEACOAST ROAD, Benone, Downhill, Limavady – Offers over £350,000

This is a very special detached B2 listed residence in need of repair. It’s set on a whopping 25 acres of gardens and includes a number of outbuildings. Being in the North Coast, it’s close to a variety of beaches and idyllic locations, making it a perfect holiday home.

121 BALLYNAHINCH ROAD, Crossgar, Downpatrick – Offers over £325,000

We love finding farmhouses or barns on the PropertyPal website because they offer endless opportunity – retain the rustic features and country charm or strip it bare and create a completely modern haven. This stone farmhouse could easily become your dream home. It’s set on 2 acres with an additional 16 acres of agricultural land and includes outbuildings, stables, sheds and work spaces.

DUNGOOLEY LODGE, Dungooley, Dundalk – Price €4,155,000

This is undoubtedly the most high profile renovation property on our website. It is the unfinished mansion of the late Northern Irish business tycoon Edward Haughey who was believed to be the country’s richest businessman with an estimated fortune of £650m. The property is on an astounding 256 acres of land and the property itself is a shell building that extends to around 27,000 sq ft. 

54 BALLYDONAGHY ROAD, North Belfast, Nutts Corner – Offers around £300,000

This home doesn’t need as much work as some of the others on the list but definitely requires a level of completion throughout and a bit more finishing work to the kitchen and bathroom. With five large bedrooms, three receptions and an open plan kitchen, we can envisage a chic and luxurious future home.

194 CAVAN ROAD, Drumboughena , Newtownbutler – Price £30,000

At just £30k, this is the cheapest property on this list but, that said, it does require quite a bit of work to turn into a habitable dwelling. However, it could easily be a cosy little holiday rental for tourists or holidaymakers, as it’s a traditional Irish Cottage in a beautiful area of Co. Fermanagh and just a mile from the Republic of Ireland.

45 PUBBLE ROAD, Tempo – Offers around £250,000

If you use your imagination and maybe squint a little, this house could be truly, truly incredible. It’s a split level detached bungalow with a distinct architectural design. The only work that needs to be done to this place is superficial – updating the likes of carpets, floors, walls and windows, to give it a more contemporary feel on the inside, the match the exterior.


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