What will €255,000 buy?

A one-bedroom apartment in Malahide or a three-bedroom bungalow near Wexford town


Address: 263 Malahide Marina, Malahide, Co Dublin

Agent: Brophy Estates

On the ground floor, this 50sq m (538sq ft) one-bedroom apartment opens onto a patio/garden. Accommodation includes a bathroom, bedroom and kitchen/living room which opens to a west-facing patio, for evening sun. It is near the centre of Malahide village and Dart station. BER: C3

Plus: The apartment is dual aspect and opens through large glazed sliding doors onto a garden

Street view: Malahide Marina,Ballybofey, Donegal

Minus: The washing machine sits out awkwardly from the panel doors in the kitchen


Address: Trusk, Ballybofey, Donegal

Agent: Property Partners Paul Reynolds

On half an acre near Ballybofey town, this three-bedroom house measures 164 sq m (1,770sq ft) with a garage alongside. There are two reception rooms and a kitchen/dining area downstairs with a wc. Upstairs there are four bedrooms – two en suite – and a bathroom. BER: C3

Plus: Fine house with classical symmetry

Minus: Could do with planting to soften its appearance and protect it from the elements