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Railway cottage, Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim

There is an ex SL&NCR crossing cottage for sale on – however, the absence of internal photos of any property on a property website is usually indicative of a property needing extensive internal work.

In addition, I expect a fall in property values in the next 12 months so even at an asking price of €65k, I’m not interested.

Separately, the potted history provided by the seller/agent appears to be lifted from the blurb about the previous sale of Glenfarne Station last year, which contained errors that I pointed out to the estate agent at the time.

Another concern I would have, based on the site boundary, it that most of your garden is the railway trackbed, which will potentially be subject to compulsory purchase order for a greenway, leaving you with no garden and possibly nowhere to install a septic tank. The sales blurb states the following:

“The cottage would benefit from some renovation and modernisation and is serviced by Water and electricity.”

Nothing about a septic tank, which I suspect is not present.