What can you get in Galway and Dublin for €295k?

Town and Country: A house by the sea or a cottage in Glasnevin near Botanic Gardens

 

Address: Glynsk, Cashal, Co Galway

Agent: Matt O’Sullivan Estate Agent

This renovated traditional stone cottage on the south side of Cashal Bay has been extended into a glassy room with great views of the sea. The house has a livingroom with fireplace, open-plan kitchen/living room and two bedrooms (one en suite) on the ground floor. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a shower room. There is a detached garage. An air-to-water pump provides natural heating. Clifden town is about 20km away and Carna village is 6km. BER: C2

Plus: Amazing view of Cashal Bay from glassy extension

Minus: Site is exposed with few trees for protection

Address: 6 Church Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Agent: Mason Estates

In a cul-de-sac close to the Botanic Gardens, this one-bed, 50sq m (538sq ft) cottage has an open-plan livingroom/kitchen with wood-burning stove. There is a bathroom beyond and then a bedroom to the rear which opens onto the garden via large glazed doors. Outside is a circular patio and flower beds. BER: F

Plus: Good use of a small space via rooflights and open-plan design

Minus: Low BER and PvC windows

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