Town and country

What will €300,000 buy?

Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 01:00

Town

Address: 13 Gilbert Road, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
Agent: Young’s Estate Agents

This three-bedroom, 89sq m (958sq ft) end-of-terrace house has a garage to one side and a concreted yard to the rear. On the ground floor is a small livingroom to the front, to the left of the hall, and a bathroom to the right. Beyond these is a larger sittingroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms. BER F.

While the house design is not stunning you are in a neighbourhood that just gets hipper and hipper.

There’s work to be done, not only in updating but by improving insulation and efficiency.

Country

Address: Sonas, Farann, Tralee, Co Kerry
Agent
: John Diony O’Connor

Out on the end of the Dingle peninsula, this five-bedroom house has mountainous and briney views. On the ground floor is a sittingroom, conservatory, kitchen/diningroom, bathroom and a sittingroom with fire that opens to decking. One of the three bedrooms (with en suite) on this floor also opens on to decking. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with en suite. BER C1

The views, the position and the fact that it is open to offers. The BER shows it could be comfortably bolstered against its exposed setting.

Shame the windows to the front are not larger. Some trees around the house would provide shelter and soften its presence in the landscape.