What can you get in Dublin and Waterford for €179,000?

Town and Country: A period house in Waterford or a duplex near the beach in Rush


Apartment 2, Hands Lane, Rush, Co Dublin

Address: Apartment 2, Hands Lane, Rush, Co Dublin
Agent: REA Cumisky
This two-bedroom duplex faces Rush main street and is a short walk away from the beach. Accommodation includes a livingroom with brick fireplace, kitchen and bedroom on the lower level and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Up here there is a south-facing balcony with sea views. There is off-street parking. BER: F.
Plus: Newly refurbished and has views of the sea
Minus: Awkwardly shaped rooms and a heater placed beside the fireplace: incorporating it would look much better


Coolboa, Clashmore, Co Waterford

Address: Coolboa, Clashmore, Co Waterford
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds
Just 10 minutes from Youghal, this early 20th-century house in Clashmore village has been renovated. Inside is a livingroom with stove, kitchen/dining with open fire and a door to the garden, and another room with a fireplace, used as a bedroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a garden at the back with a traditional stone outbuilding. Dungarvan is just under half an hour away. BER: E2.
Plus: Original fireplaces, wooden floors and exposed beams in some rooms
Minus: Dual aspect has been blocked downstairs by storage in the hall and a wall that creates a corridor past a bedroom