The flop that wants to become a flip.
The Cottage, Ballybride Road, Rathmichael
Listed in April 2017 on myhome.ie asking €350,000. Chunky money for a one bedroom cottage on a small triangular site just outside Shankill. Floor area is just 43sq.m and not particularly well laid out at that.
Note that the location indicated on the map on myhome is off by about half a mile. The true location is at the mini roundabout where Ballybride Road meets Cricken lane, here. You may also note that Google Maps gives the address as Ellerslie Lodge, Cricken Lane, Shankill and this is consistent with data on landdriect.ie and eircode.ie. And the property is even referred to as “Ellerslie” in the directions within the ad itself.
It is, of course, just coincidence that while you will not find any reference to “The Cottage, Ballybride Road, Rathmichael” on the Property Price Register, “Ellerslie Lodge, Cricken Lane, Shankill” appears not once but twice:
2012 - €125,000
2013 - €118,000
In fact, that particular 7,000 loss gets a mention in an old Dublin Flops thread on the pin.
So the seller reckons that they can get a price >€8000/sq.m. in the current market but, hey, Mr. SherryFitz, can we change the house name, road and townland on the address because people might feel a bit weird about handing over nearly three times the amount I paid for this shack.