What will €250,000 buy?


Address: 154 Ardbeg Park, Artane, Dublin 5
Agent:Flynn and Associates

In cul-de-sac off Malahide Road is this three-bedroom, 90sq m (1,000sq ft) house with gardens front and back. Inside there’s a livingroom, diningroom and kitchen on the ground floor. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom with bath.

PLUS: There are gardens front and back although they need some shrubbery and colour. The windows are of a good size in most rooms and the natural light works well in rooms with white walls and laminate flooring.

MINUS: The kitchen is cramped which seems unnecessary when there is both a living room and dining room on the same floor; could be an opportunity to knock a wall through to create a kitchen/dining space.

Address: Ballycommane, West Cork, Durrus, Co Cork
Agent: Green Valley Properties and REA Celtic Properties

Traditional stone, exposed beams, stables and south-facing with views across the countryside, this is country living by the book. The 300sq m (3,000sq ft) six-bedroom house on over an acre of land has a kitchen on the ground floor with terracotta tiled floor, Rayburn range and Belfast sink. The livingroom has a slate floor, inglenook fireplace and doors to a patio and the diningroom has an oak floor and fireplace. There’s also a utility. There are two bathrooms with cast-iron baths. BER: D1.

PLUS: There are natural materials and period features throughout. Surrounded by countryside but Durrus is 10 minutes away and Bantry 15 minutes. Has a number of outhouses.

MINUS: The ceilings are quite low. Some of the bedrooms are beneath the roof with sloped ceilings and small windows.