Home Property Property Watch: Five ‘Doer-Uppers’ in Laois for under €100k

Property Watch: Five ‘Doer-Uppers’ in Laois for under €100k

You don’t need to be an auctioneer to know the language. “In need of some refurbishment”; “A handyman’s dream”.

In other words it’s not in turnkey or showhouse condition. It’s a property that needs work and it needs money.

But for some people that’s exactly what they’re looking for. They might be in a position to do a lot of the work themselves; they might be looking for something in that area but due to a shortage of homes or without a site to build on, this could tick all the boxes.

So we’ve picked out five “Doer-Uppers” as they say, all in Laois, all under €100,000. We’ve a variety of different properties here – from a townhouse in Portlaoise to an unfinished new build in Spink to older properties in Rathdowney, Cullahill and Ballyroan.

Cross of Newtown, Ballyroan

Clement Herron Real Estate is pleased to welcome this 1970s bungalow to the market. This a fantastic opportunity for a DIY enthusiast to get stuck into an exciting project.
The existing structure is sound but the property is in need of total refurbishment.

Guide price: €80,000

Graiguenahown, Spink

A partially finished bungalow residence of 3,000 sq ft  – completed to wall plate level. tanding on Circa 2 Acres, it has potential for second dwelling (subject to planning).
Situated on a fine elevated site, according to its daft.ie posting, with “outstanding views of the surrounding countryside”.

The property is approximately one mile off the main Abbeyleix-Carlow road, five miles from Abbeyleix and Clogh, nine from Castlecomer and 14 Portlaoise.

Guide price: €85,000


This four-bedroom property is situated on the main Durrow-Johnstown road in the heart of Cullahill village. The property has the benefit of a ground floor retail unit and 2 large garages which may suit a small business.

Guide Price: €85,000

Crannagh, Mountrath

This is the most expensive property on this list and Hume Auctioneers are describint it as a “delightful small equestrian property on 1.1 Acres with three stables and several outhouses enjoys a beautiful setting in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains”.

Whilst the property is in need of some repair it is generally in excellent condition throughout. Perhaps the greatest asset of this property is the large paddock to the rear beautifully enclosed with equestrian fencing and resplendent in its setting amongst the rolling hills of the Slieve Blooms. Mountrath, Coolrain and Camross are just 5 minutes away, while the motorway in Portlaoise can be reached in 15.

Guide Price: €99,000

23 St John’s Square, Portlaoise

For sale by private treaty, this property in St John’s Square is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac just off the Borris Road. The traditional two-bedroom end of terrace residence offers loads of potential and is close to Portlaoise Town Centre, railway station and parish church. These properties do not come to the market very often.

Guide Price: €95,000

Middlemount, Rathdowney

This detached three-bedroom house extends to almost 1,300 square foot. In the townland of Middlemount, it is 5km from Rathdowney.

The property is being sold by online public auction by BidX1 

on Thursday, May 31. There are open viewings of the property on Monday, May 21, and Monday, May 28, from 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Guide Price: €70,000

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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.