Town & Country

What will €150,000 buy?

Address: 37 Derry Drive, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Agent: Colman Grimes Estate Agents Built in the 1960s, this three-bedroom, 58sq m (624sq m), end-of-terrace house has been recently refurbished. In a cul-de-sac, the house is open-plan downstairs with a living and kitchen area. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom with white tiles on the floor and walls. Outside there is a back garden partly concreted and with a patch suitable for vegetables. To the front is a space with parking for two cars and a side entrance. BER: G

Well-presented, recently refurbished house with pale and pleasing colour palette.

The BER is still low after the refurb and materials used were synthetic, from PVC doors and windows to laminate flooring.

Address: Highlake Monastery Schoolhouse, Ballinaheglish, Co Roscommon Agent: Property Partners Earley

This former schoolhouse on about three acres has been substantially refurbished but retains period features, including timber panelled ceiling, quarry-tiles and cut-stone window surrounds. Built in the 19th century, it has a living area with stone fireplace on the ground floor along with a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Above are two bedrooms. BER exempt. Gorgeous character with neo-Gothic touches and other period details intact such as exposed stone walls and patterned timber-panel ceiling.

Still needs more work done on it – although most of it has been completed in a sympathetic way – but it is habitable .