Jordan Auctioneers are bringing a detached cottage at Knavinstown, Kildare, Co Kildare to public auction in April. Set on a 0.5ac plot in a quiet country setting with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, this property is just over five minutes’ drive from Kildare town.

Located almost halfway between Kildare town and Monasterevin, it is a short distance from the R445 road between the two towns.

Extending to circa 358 sq.ft, the roadside cottage with one bedroom is compact. However, combined with the site it is on, there is plenty of scope for a new owner to put their own stamp on it. Traditionally the presence of a cottage such as this would have been seen as a huge benefit for someone looking to achieve planning permission to build their own dwelling.

New purchaser

However, with the advent of the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant, that has changed somewhat. A new purchaser could avail of up to €50,000 depending on what works they wish to undertake to bring the structure to a habitable standard. This also accounts for the possibility of adding an extension, if so desired.

The dwelling with one bedroom is eligible for the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant

There is also the opportunity to avail of an Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) grant to improve the energy efficiency of the house.

For someone looking to escape city life yet remain within easy reach of the capital, this property could prove very appealing. The area has the benefit of an excellent road and rail infrastructure with the M7 motorway access at Junction 13. There is also a bus route from Kildare Town and commuter rail services from Kildare Station direct to Heuston.

Jordan Auctioneers are guiding this property at €150,000. The public auction takes place at 3pm on Thursday, 18 April in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge.