What will €220,000 buy?

Town and country

Address: Apartment 23, Corrig House, Corrig Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin Agent: Downey Property

This one-bedroom, 50sq m (538sq ft) apartment is just up the road from George’s Street in the centre of Dún Laoghaire. The first-floor home has a sitting/diningroom with fireplace, a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with shower. There are communal gardens and car-parking behind a barrier. BER: E1.

The apartment is in a good location near shops, cafes, sea and park

There is very little natural light – especially in the kitchen and bathroom – and there are no balconies


Address: Castlepoint Farmhouse, Schull, Co Cork Agent: Sherry FitzGerald O'Neill Skibbereen

On an elevated site on the Mizen Head peninsula, this four-bedroom house has views of Roaring Water Bay and its Carbery’s Hundred Isles and Fastnet Rock lighthouse. The house, on Castlepoint headland near the castle and pier, has two receptions, with fireplaces, a kitchen/diningroom, utility, wc, four bedrooms and a bathroom. Schull is a 10 minute drive away. BER: D2.

Those fabulous sea views. It’s the last home on the road. Garage foundations have been laid. Not great layout downstairs where walls could be knocked down to create a dual aspect and views through from the front to the sea at the rear.

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan

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