Own your own Irish cottage for less than $50k with this great little doer-upper in Co. Longford.

We know the dream for many IrishCentral readers is to find yourselves a nice little cottage in some beautiful location in Ireland and live out your years in bliss, enjoying the Irish countryside and relaxing in your perfect old home once the rain gets a little too much.

While this cottage in Co. Longford may be currently a little far away from that paradise, at only $43k, it is certainly a steal for anybody who has the time and money to make the renovations that will achieve that perfect Irish dream home.

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Range in the kitchen. Image: Murtagh Bros.

Range in the kitchen. Image: Murtagh Bros.

Located in Rhine, this quaint cottage is in drastic need of modernization and so doing it up is not a task for the faint-hearted. Described as an ideal buy for builders or for first-time buyers, it’s in a great rural location but not too completely removed from humanity.

Bedroom. Image: Murtagh Bros.

Bedroom. Image: Murtagh Bros.

With a great flagstone floor in the entrance hall, the living room has a cast iron fireplace and there's a Stanley range and old stainless steel sink unit in the kitchen. Plenty to work with to recapture the glory of this small house!

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Exterior and surrounding land. Image: Murtagh Bros.

Exterior and surrounding land. Image: Murtagh Bros.

The bedroom also has a fireplace and a loft provides more storage space for those packing up all their lives into a smaller home.

The bathroom. Image: Murtagh Bros.

The bathroom. Image: Murtagh Bros.

You can find out more about the cottage here.

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