Town and Country: What will €395,000 buy in Dublin and Kildare?

A two-bedroom apartment in Monkstown or a four-bedroom detached house in Kilcullen

Address: 10 Packenham, Sloperton, Monkstown, Co Dublin

Agent: DNG

This bright, first-floor apartment in a mature residential development is triple aspect and has two bedrooms. Extending to 65sq m (700sq ft) the property has a balcony and upgraded kitchen and is a five-minute walk from the village of Monkstown.

Plus: Very bright interiors


Minus: BER is D1

Address: 7 Rosewood, Calverstown, Kilcullen, Co Kildare

Agent: Appleton Property

Well-designed detached four-bedroom house extending to 170sq m (1,830sq ft) located in a quiet cul-de-sac. The property, which has a BER of C1 and low maintenance gardens, is close to three racecourses and a good selection of golf and leisure clubs..

Plus: Lovely design

Minus: Gardens could do with additional planting