What will €300,000 buy?

Three-bed semi-detached house in Artane, Dublin; and five-bed in Kilrush, Co Clare

Cappa, Kilrush, Co Clare

Address: 14 Montrose Avenue, Artane, Dublin 5

Agent: Gallagher Quigley

This three-bedroom semi-d is close to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin Airport and Dublin City University. The 95sq m home has a living room, dining room with fire and kitchen on the ground floor. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom. To the front is a garden and drive. Out back is a 13.7m-long (45ft) garden with concrete shed and side entrance. BER: E1

14 Montrose Avenue, Artane, Dublin 5

Plus: Close to Beaumont Hospital and DCU. Decent-sized garden


Minus: A lot of patterns inside that a new owner might like to strip into more calmness. The low BER indicates a need for insulation.

Address: Cappa, Kilrush, Co Clare

Agent: DNG O’Sullivan Hurley

Looking out over the water on three sides, this five-bedroom, 279sq m house has all of its living space to the south-facing front making the most of the views and light. These include two sitting rooms and a linked kitchen/dining/family room with Aga and wood-pellet stove. Two of the five bedrooms have en suites and there’s a separate bathroom. The garden includes a stone patio and decking. There’s a garage. BER: C3

Plus: Panoramic views of the estuary 20m away

Minus: There’s a road between the house and water

Emma Cullinan

Emma Cullinan

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