What will €750,000 buy?

Ocean views in west Cork or a five-bed house with long garden near Dublin Bay


Sea Haven, Duneen, Clonakilty, west Cork

Agent: Hodnett Forde

Clonakilty Bay lies before this 195sq m (2,100sq ft) house on a hill. Living is open-plan, including a kitchen/dining/living area with fire and large windows looking out to the ocean. There is also a utility room and WC on the ground floor along with the main suite (with whirlpool bath and walk-in wardrobe). There are three bedrooms upstairs, along with a bathroom. The house is five minutes drive from Clonakilty town and 45 minutes from Cork city and airport.

Ber: C2

Plus: Ocean at the back of the house, with lovely views.

Minus: Lack of windows facing the sea to one side of the house, although the extension has floor-to-ceiling windows.

Semi-d near Dart and sea: 13 Glencarraig, Sutton, Dublin 13

13 Glencarraig, Sutton, Dublin 13

Agent: Property Team JB Kelly

In an estate on the Howth peninsula, this semi-detached, five-bedroom 162sqm (1,744sq ft) house is near Sutton Cross. On the ground floor is a kitchen, playroom and livingroom with fireplace and double doors to the garden. The five bedrooms are upstairs along with a bathroom. Outside is a garage and 30m/100ft-long south-facing garden.

Ber: E2

Plus: Huge back garden and proximity to Dart and sea.

Minus: Could do with an update and the small bathroom upstairs, serving five bedrooms, could be expanded, perhaps by losing, or swapping with, a bedroom.