What will €350,000 buy in Dublin and west Cork?

A two bedroom cottage in Stoneybatter or an old post office near Skibbereen


Address: 10 Kinahan Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
Agent: Sherry FitzGerald.
This quaint two-bedroom cottage, though not large at 41sq m (441sq ft) makes the very most of its space. With walnut flooring, a white palette means the property – which has a south-facing courtyard – is bright and airy. Located close to the Phoenix Park, this house has a newly installed gas boiler with climate control.
Plus: Charming property in a great location.
Minus: BER of E2 is rather low.


Address: The Old Post Office, Church Cross, Skibbereen, west Cork.
Agent: Pat Maguire Properties.
Hidden behind a mature cypress tree, this lovely old post office, situated three miles from the town of Skibbereen is full of charm. With three bedrooms, the house lies on a 0.3 acre site of mature landscaped gardens. Some of the pine interiors would benefit from a lick of white paint to brighten and modernise the space.
Plus: Charming property on lovely grounds.
Minus: BER of E1 is rather low.

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle

Elizabeth Birdthistle, a contributor to The Irish Times, writes about property, fine arts, antiques and collectables