A high-end seaside mobile home that has had Ireland talking sells for almost €500,000
It was the top-of-the-range mobile home that made headlines when it went on sale for almost half a million euros.
Today the property – located in one of Ireland’s most exclusive resorts – sold for close to its asking price of €495,000.
Number 9 Beachfront at Jack’s Hole near Brittas Bay in Wicklow recently went to an Irish couple with a young family. Dublin-based buyers will use it as a holiday home.
It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, its own private beach, sea views, a terrace and on-site facilities such as tennis courts and a playground. Anna Thornton of DNG Thornton Properties, who made the record sale, confirmed an offer close to the asking price had been accepted.
She explained, “Jack’s Hole is so niche and it’s very exclusive. There was a high demand and he got a high price. Although not in the budget of some buyers, many people can and will be able to purchase a vacation home at this level.
“There is a buyer for everything. It’s about finding the right buyer at the right time. The buyers are a lovely couple with a young family and they are going to get a lot out of it. »
She said the sale shows a cultural shift triggered by the pandemic – moving away from buying in the city and towards neighboring beauty counties.
Wicklow is particularly attractive due to its proximity to the capital, its coastal location and its outdoor lifestyle.
Anna said: “Covid has had a massive influence on people’s lives. You have a huge number of people coming back to Ireland from overseas and resettling back home.
“They’ve been in the UK or the US in finance or IT, earning extremely well. Now that they are back and no longer need to be in an office, they can work remotely.
“When you don’t have to be at an office in town, five days a week, it opens up your options. This change, coupled with a lack of inventory, has caused pent-up demand which has seen prices rise in sought-after locations.
“People buy based on what their lifestyle demands and what they want for their family, not for proximity to the office and ability to travel.”
Another benefit of Jack’s Hole ownership is that the buyers are shareholders in the management company. When one of the mobile homes is sold, other owners have the option of buying it first.
The last similar property sold in Jack’s Hole cost around €380,000. Mobile homes in the nearby resort of Potter’s Point sell for around €300,000.
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