Town and Country: two for €395,000
Corner four-bed in Artane and a five-bed on an acre at the foot of Mount Leinster
This four-bed house of 121sq m has land on three sides
Address: 2 Maryfield Avenue, Artane, Dublin
Agent: GWD Central
On a corner site, this four-bedroom, 121sq m (1,304sq ft) house has land on three sides. Inside are two reception rooms, an eat-in kitchen and shower. Upstairs are the four bedrooms, one dual-aspect and two with fireplaces. There is also a bathroom up here. The garden is 10m long and 9.7m wide (33ft x 32ft), with apple, pear and plum trees. There is a garage. BER: E2.
Plus: Garden on three sides, with a charming one to the back with fruit trees
Minus: With roof detailing like that, architects can rest assured their futures are safe.
Address: Woodland Cottage, Flanders Cross, Borris, Co Carlow
Agent: REA Sothern
On an acre of land at the foot of Mount Leinster, this five-bedroom house measures 278.7sq m (3,000sq ft). Accommodation includes a dining room, a sitting room with cast-iron stove and doors to the garden and a kitchen with ash units. There is also a study/bedroom, utility and sun room. Oak floors run across much of the ground floor. Upstairs are four bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. In the garden there is a vegetable patch, fruit trees, greenhouse and shed. BER: B3.
Plus: In a beautiful setting with views of Mount Leinster and a large garden with a vegetable patch and fruit trees
Minus A lot of grey with the wraparound gravel drive and expanses of window-free wall on the house