Town and Country

What will €650,000 buy?


Address: Mount Granville, Drogheda, Co Meath
Agent:Savills and RB Daly and Sons

In the Boyne Valley, this six-bedroom 446sq m (4,801sq ft) house sits in mature grounds. The house has many period features including parquet floors, marble fireplaces and good proportions. On the ground floor is a drawingroom, diningroom with marble fireplace, livingroom with fireplace,kitchen with utility, pantry and cellar (this opens on to an orchard), wc, office and wine store. Upstairs are six bedrooms, four of them with en suites. The grounds include paddocks, outbuildings, a walled garden and lawns. Ber: F.

Lots of house and land for the price – right from the tree-lined avenue and impressive hallway (the patterned orange carpet has to go though). Lovely proportions.

It’s right next to the M1 and the turn-off at junction 8 although the house is set back from the road with mature trees.

Address: 210 Templeogue Road, Templeogue, Dublin 6W
Agent: Herman White Estates

With a garden leading down to the Dodder, this five-bedroom 210sq m (2,260sq ft) house is close to Templeogue village and Rathfarnham shopping centre. Accommodation – mainly on one floor – includes interconnecting sittingrooms both with fireplaces, a diningroom with glazed door to the garden, a kitchen, breakfastroom, conservatory, office, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bedroom, bathroom and office is on an upper floor. Ber: D2

Good location, with shops and Bushy Park nearby and surrounded by gardens that run to the river.

The overall composition internally is awkward (never mind its mediocre external appearance) and it could do with a reconfiguration, knocking down some walls perhaps.