What will €875,000 buy you?

A four-bed bungalow in Churchtown or grand period house in Co Wicklow?

Address: 56 Woodlawn Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14

Agent: Beirne and Wise (Churchtown)

On a generous site, this four-bedroom extended bungalow measures 165sq m (1,776sq ft). Along with the bedrooms there are three reception rooms, a kitchen-breakfast room and two shower rooms. With gardens front and back, the house sits on about 0.2 acres. The Luas and Dundrum Town Centre are nearby. BER: F

Plus: Lots of space in an extended home which is well presented.


Minus: The links to the garden are not very generous at the back, and the aspect beside the rear garden may not appeal to everyone.


Address: Old Parochial House, Ashford, Co Wicklow

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes, Farms and Estates

In the middle of Ashford, this five-bedroom house was built in the late 19th century. Within, period features combine with mod-cons. Accommodation includes a drawingroom and sitting room with fireplaces, a sunroom, kitchen, study, utility and wc. Upstairs there is a bathroom along with the bedrooms. Lots of rooms connect with the gardens. BER: E1

Plus: Beautiful period features including sash windows, wooden floors and stone fireplaces, and classic proportions with high ceilings.

Minus: Odd location of a toilet in corner of kitchen: it would be better elsewhere.

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan, a contributor to The Irish Times, specialises in architecture, design and property