What will €700,000 buy?

Town and Country

Address: Bethel Terrace, Greystones, Co Wicklow Agent: McGovern Estates

Built in 1820 as part of the La Touche Estate, this house has been divided into two units, a three-bedroom and a one-bedroom unit. The 189sq m (2,034sq ft) house splits inside the front door. The main three-bedroom (two with en suites) side has a living room, kitchen, dining room and bathroom. The other unit has a livingroom, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The two parts share a utility and gardens. Ber: F

Plus: Location overlooking Greystones new harbour with a few of the bedrooms looking out to sea

Minus: The property needs work to revert it back to a family home Address: Oak Lodge, Talbot's Inch, Freshford Rd, Kilkenny Agent: Sherry FitzGerald McCreery


This five-bedroom home on 1.5 acres just outside Kilkenny city is a rarity. It was built as part of the Talbots Inch woollen-mill workers’ hamlet in the late 1800s, its design influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement. Period features leaded windows, teak panelled ceilings, exposed beams and fireplaces.

Plus: Authentic Arts and Crafts house with lovely period features

Minus: Lavish attention paid to car access means there’s plenty of tarmac and three garages. The windows have clunky plastic mullions

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan

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