What will €199,950 buy?

A two-bed apartment in Chapelizod or a four-bed house in Wexford

Address: 58 Northcliffe, Chapelizod, Dublin 20

Agent: DNG Lucan

This two-bedroom, 55.74sq m (600sq ft) apartment has been cleverly inverted with the living space on top to make the most of views. The two bedrooms and bathroom are on the ground floor. A balcony off the open-plan living area offers a vista over Chapelizod and windows throughout embrace natural light. Service charge is €1,260 a year. BER: G

Plus: Beside Phoenix Park with a private entrance.


Minus: Its BER is at the bottom of the scale.


Address: 12 St Johns Court, Wellingtonbridge, Co Wexford

Agent: Brian Wallace Auctioneer

This four-bedroom, 185.8sq m (2,000sq ft) house is in a small estate in the village of Wellingtonbridge, 20 minutes from Wexford. Accommodation also includes a kitchen, dining room, utility, sittingroom, toilet and bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have en suites. BER: C2

Plus: In good condition and close to the sea.

Minus: Lots of hard landscaping around house, with plenty of tarmac.

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan, a contributor to The Irish Times, specialises in architecture, design and property