Town and Country: what you get for €150,000
A Georgian pile in Roscommon or a one-bed in Clarehall, Dublin 17
Eight-bedroom house with three acres of land in Boyle, Co Roscommon
Address: Frybrook House, Boyle, Co Roscommon
Agent: REA Seamus Carthy
This three-storey Georgian house sits on three acres dotted with mature trees and overlooking the River Boyle. Frybrook House was built by weaving business owner Henry Fry in the 1740s. Original features tinclude wooden floors, decorative plasterwork, cast-iron radiators and roll-top baths, sash windows, shutters, and marble fireplaces. There are eight bedrooms, an assortment of reception rooms, bathrooms and two kitchens. The property is zoned core town centre in the Boyle Local Area Plan 2015-2021. BER: exempt.
Plus: Handsome house full of history and character.
Minus: House and grounds need upgrading.
Address: 175 Burnell Square, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Clarehall, Dublin 17
Agent: Kelly Bradshaw Dalton
On the fourth floor, this one-bed, 44.7sq m (481sq ft) apartment has an open-plan kitchen/living room with floor-to-ceiling glazing opening to a balcony. The scheme, just off Malahide Road, has extensive grounds and two communal roof terraces. The apartment comes with an underground parking space. Management fees are €1,350.
Plus: Floor-to-ceiling glazed doors to balcony in the living room.
Minus: Hopefully the clutter in the photographs will be cleared for viewings.