Okay, so maybe we’ve watched too many renovation shows.
But there’s something about the romance of taking an unloved historic building and turning it into a brand new home or business that just has a serious allure.
And with the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant of up to €70,000 available to the owners of properties that satisfy their criteria, it’s a good time to make a move if you’re hoping to make your reno dreams a reality.
Which brings us to this little gem: Dunmanway’s Broadway Cinema is for sale at €150,000, having been the hub of the town since it was first built in the 1930s.
With an overall floor area of 232 m², the commercial building is listed with Lehanes & Associates.
The iconic cinema is located in the heart of Dunmanway and comes to the market with vehicle access to the side, offering an opportunity for property investors to use the building in a number of ways.
“Dating back the property was built in the 1930s and extended and renovated in the 1950s and has only recently had a new cladded covering put on the roof, leaving the building bone dry.” say the estate agents.
“The last film to be shown was in 2005 and the cinema was run very successfully by the local Deane family with many happy memories for lots of people all around West Cork. Viewers are sure to be impressed and can be arranged strictly through the sole agents.”
It’s a commercial building so you’d have to jump through some hoops to investigate whether it could be turned into a home but it might be an option for a brave buyer.
You can check out the full listing here.