What will €295,000 buy? A two bed in Knocklyon or a house with sea views in Co Limerick

Town and Country: An apartment in Dublin 16 and a house along the Wild Atlantic Way


30 Ros Mor View, Knocklyon, Dublin 16

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Templeogue

On the second floor, this 72sq m (775sq ft) apartment is in a scheme off Scholarstown Road. The open-plan living room/kitchen has large glazed doors to a south-facing balcony with views of the Dublin Mountains. One of the two bedrooms has an en suite and there is a separate bathroom. Knocklyon Shopping Centre is a walkable distance and buses run by the development. BER C3

Plus Floor-to-ceiling glazed doors onto a south-facing balcony
Minus A sloped wall in the bedroom, which takes from the living room

Strand Lodge, Glin, Co Limerick

Agent: West Property Group

With wide views of the Shannon Estuary, this 174sq m (1,873sq ft) house sits on 2.77 hectares (6.85 acres). Strand Lodge, on the Wild Atlantic Way, was built in the 1840s and extended just over 100 years later. It has a boat house and two moorings. The single-storey house is centred on a living room with solid-fuel stove and has a dining room, kitchen, sun room, four bedrooms and bathroom. The garden contains shrubs and mature trees, seating areas and an orchard with snowdrops. BER D2  

Plus Location, location, location
Minus The bank of picture-windows faces away from the fabulous sea views