What will €400,000 buy?


Address: 367 Navan Road, Dublin 7
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald

There’s a 70ft long garden at the back of this three-bedroom 111.7sq m (1,202sq ft) semi-detached house, with a garage to one side. The drive can accommodate four cars. On the ground floor is a livingroom with fire (gas insert), wc and kitchen/breakfastroom with access to the garden. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom. BER: E2

Plus: It is close to Phoenix Park and in beautiful condition inside. The interior is bright, due to pale walls and floors and good-sized windows

Minus: The kitchen and bathroom could do with updating. The garden would benefit from more colourful planting and less domination by conifers.

Address: Water’s Edge, Ownahincha, Rosscarbery, West Cork
Agent: Hodnett Forde

There are seven bedrooms in this 362sq m (3,900 sq ft) house on a hill overlooking the bay at Rosscarbery. Accommodation includes two reception rooms with windows looking out to Ownahincha Beach, a diningroom, utility and kitchen with double-doors onto a patio. Seven of the bedrooms have en suites.

Plus: Lovely big windows through which to view the sea and Galley Head lighthouse in the distance. Enough rooms to start a B+B.

Minus: The name Water’s Edge is taking a bit of poetic licence. Some of the carpets inside are dated while outside the carpet of tarmac is heavy.